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Reviews and expert opinion Mac Highway

Ranked 8th from 1131 Web Hosting
4.7
Server locations
United States
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Mac Highway is a premier hosting service that focuses on the hosting needs of the Macintosh market. They offer fantastic packages at a fair price and unparalleled support via multiple channels.

Overview

Mac Highway

Founded in 1997, Mac Highway provides exceptional email and web hosting services to Mac users around the world. Their servers are wind-powered and all their hosting packages backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.

Features and Ease of Use

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With Mac Highway, you get full access to powerful features and tools that let you build your website and manage your web space effectively. Let’s look at some of them:

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 99.9% uptime guarantees
  • Popular web apps
  • Automatic and redundant hosting
  • SEO and promotional tools
  • Email accounts
  • Worldwide CDN
  • Dedicated 24/7 Customer Support

Just looking at their slogan, you can tell Mac Highway is a true Mac hosting service. I am not just saying so because they offer Mac-only hosting. They offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee thanks to their superfast and redundant SSD powered servers connected to six different internet service providers via a 10 Gigabit Ring. If for any reason you’ll experience downtime due to server issues, they will credit your hosting account with a full month service free.

What I like about Mac Highway is that they offer a lot of freebies. You’d think they’re running a seasonal sale or promotion. When you register, you will get free cloud storage, free Weebly website builder, free Cloudflare CDN, and free SEO tools courtesy of Attracta. The 1-Click install is another great tool that’s included. With it, you can install WordPress, Drupal, or ecommerce apps, galleries, wikis, and message boards. Every customer also gets $100 Google AdWords credit to kick-start their online PPC campaigns.

If you’d like to expand your web space or resources, you can upgrade to a higher plan or get additional email space, storage space, and SSL for a reasonable price. Their packages are scalable, so you can upgrade or downgrade depending on your hosting needs.

Pricing and Support

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MacHighway offers reasonably-priced packages. They’ve really tried to keep prices within the reach of an ordinary Mac user. You can’t find Mac-dedicated hosting services that match them with regards to pricing. With monthly and yearly billing cycles, you can make upfront payments for up to 5 years or pay on a monthly basis.

Their introductory package, Small plan, is ideal for anyone who wants to hosts two websites. It comes with 20 email addresses, unmetered bandwidth, and 10 GB hosting space. Their Medium plan is the other option. Supporting five websites, this plan includes unmetered bandwidth, hosting space, and unlimited email addresses.

If you want more resources specifically web hosting and email space, I recommend the Large plan, which includes unmetered bandwidth and unlimited space for your websites and email accounts. All the annual plans include free domain registration.

Unlike other hosting services I have used in the past, Mac Highway doesn’t charge a set-up fee. Your account becomes active as soon as you authorize payment. If you’re unhappy with their hosting plans, you can back out within 30 days and get a full refund.

Mac Highway provides 24/7 support for the Macintosh community via email, telephone, and chat. You can count on their technical support team to resolve DNS issues and anything that affects your website performance. They’re true Mac specialists. From what I have seen online, they’re extremely fast and efficient when handling queries and resolving hosting problems.

If you’re a DIY guy, you can also find help in their detailed Knowledge base comprising of tutorials and illustrated step-by-step guides that cover various topics, such as account set up, website migration, email setup, and account security among other things.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$4.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$6.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$4.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$6.95
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Bottom line on Mac Highway

With a friendly and tech-savvy support team, Mac Highway is a reliable hosting service for die-hard Mac users who want a familiar web space.

Pros

  • 24/7 Premium Support
  • SSD powered servers
  • Free Cloud storage
  • $100 Google AdWords Credit

Cons

  • Slow ticket response
  • Mac-only support
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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