Reviews and expert opinion 101domain

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

101domain targets itself at startups that want an easy way to create an online presence by one-click installing a CMS such as WordPress or by building a website using the site builder’s drag-and-drop interface. Before you make any final decisions, you should check out Hostinger’s cheap plans.


Overview

101domain101domain is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

101domain is an Irish web hosting company with U.S. offices and a globally dispersed network of servers. It was founded back in 1999, and it offers shared hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration services to individuals and businesses.

101domain’s easy-to-navigate website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

This vendor’s three shared hosting packagesPersonal Hosting, Business Hosting, and Business Pro Hosting – are differentiated mainly by the amount of storage space. The shared hosting features they share are:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Plesk control panel
  • Website builder
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee

You manage your hosting via the Plesk control panel that includes a one-click installer for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and other applications. As an alternative to installing a CMS, you can create your website using the drag-and-drop website builder that requires no special technical knowledge.

101domain takes care of your data thanks to regular automatic backups, and it also provides you with a 99.9% network uptime guarantee. However, customers are encouraged to take their own backups, too.

Pricing and Support

101domain’s hosting plans are affordable but not cheap by industry standards. You can pay by credit card or PayPal on billing cycles from monthly to triennially, with the triennial term affording you the lowest average monthly cost. If signing up for three years scares you, you can take some comfort from the 30-day money-back guarantee that gives new subscribers the opportunity to get out if anything goes wrong within the first few weeks, or if you simply change your mind. 

I am impressed with 101domain’s technical support experience. Since I needed more detailed information about the shared hosting plans, I initiated a live chat, via which one of this vendor’s sales agents answered my questions immediately:

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Besides live chat, you can contact this company via telephone or email, or by filling out the online contact form. 101domain’s website also includes a nice knowledge base for self-support.

How much does 101domain cost?
101domain offers plans from $8 to $25. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which 101domain plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. 101domain can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from 101domain here.
How good is 101domain’s customer support?
101domain is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of 101domain being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

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Pjk
USA
May 21, 2020
Basic email is BAD

Their baseline email product is a shared hosting webmail based account. The server is apparently outside the US and they must sell hosting to a lot of spammers because my small law firm's email is often caught in spam filters. Incoming emails routinely take more than 10 minutes to arrive so don't count on getting that password reset code in time before it logs out.

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Bella Fa
Pakistan
April 28, 2020
Worst ever

One of the worst registrar ever. Overcharge you for renewal. Worst customer support. Broken ticketing system. For all problems they will answer, it will be resolved in 24 to 48 hours. Which later becomes a week. I don't know how they've been allowed to do business.

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Mirna Nassif
Belgium
December 29, 2019
Thieves-WARNING

DON'T USE THEIR SERVICE!!!! We did a mistake and moved most of our domains to them. We are NOT able to move them out anymore. They are not providing the authorization code and they lock the transfer not allowing us. They are charging us enormous fees and manipulating everything. We opened 100 of support tickets to get the authorization codes we didn't get them all and some are locked by them. It is very serious situation and we are struggling. comparing to other providers like Crazy Domains and GoDaddy we had NO PROBLEM at all.I am finding very strange that no review is written about the yet What they are doing is illegal and thieves, locking our domains and charging us unrealistic charges.We didn't know all of this until we decided to leave them and this is when we started to struggle. We have 5 accounts and we gathered so many proof against themDid anyone had this happening to them and how were you able to get rid of 101Domain and get the domains backThis is the last support ticket that I got from them regarding one of the domains that I tried hopelessly to move across to another domain provider and I was not able to do it :( THESE DOMAINS BELONGS TO US<<<>>>>>The renewal payment was due before the 1st of December 2019. You paid for the renewal on the 4th of December 2019..LU domains that are renewed late have no grace period. There is an immediate redemption fee to restore them to active. Please proceed with payment of invoice 101CM-M2A59D0 in order to restore the domain to active. 150USD>>>>>>>>>while other providers NEVER BLOCK and IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO DO SOI REQUEST IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR ALL AUTHORITY CODE TO ALL OUR DOMAINS AND TO UNLOCK THEM

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5.0
Derek J
USA
October 10, 2019
So far, so good

So far, I've had a pleasant experience with 101 domain. Their prices have been reasonable, and the one time I had to reach out to support to troubleshoot, I was connected with someone via chat right away.Good for medium size businesses like the one I work for!

Bottom line on 101domain

101domain provides everything you would expect from a hosting provider, but nothing extra-special. SSD storage would be nice to see for shared hosting since this is one of the features of the cloud and dedicated server solutions.

101domain might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • 24/7 customer support
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Free SSL certificates
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Uses Plesk instead of cPanel
  • No SSD storage with shared hosting
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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