Reviews and expert opinion 101Gen

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Egyptian web hosting provider 101Gen is headquartered in Cairo, and it was founded relatively recently in 2018. You get 30 days to try its shared hosting services for free.

Overview

101Gen101Gen is a relatively new web hosting company that started its journey in 2018. This Egyptian company offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, domain solutions, SSL certificates, web design, e-store design, and SiteLock security.

101Gen’s website is in Arabic.

Features and Ease of Use

101Gen offers three shared hosting plans and six reseller hosting plans (which will soon be replaced by three new plans, according to customer services).

The three shared hosting plans provide you with:

  • One to five hosted domains
  • Free .com, .net, or .rg domain
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 20 GB to unlimited space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL
  • 4 to 20 MySQL databases
  • PHP version control
  • Daily local and remote backups

The included Softaculous installer allows you to install more than 900 applications with ease. Alternatively, you can create your website with the free page designer and use the marketing tools to promote it. If you’re not comfortable creating a CMS-backed or self-designed website (however easy it is), you could instead pick one of 101Gen’s e-store or web design plans.

Performance is assured thanks to the use of SSD storage (which is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage) and the Cloudflare CDN (which caches content for faster page loading speeds). Cloudflare also helps protect you against some kinds of cyberattacks, and security is further assured by the SiteLock software that guards against malware, malicious code, and other vulnerabilities.

Pricing and Support

101Gen’s shared hosting plans are pricey, with the starting plan being almost double the global industry average. You can pay for your plan in U.S. dollars, Saudi riyals, or Egyptian pounds via debit/credit card or Fawry Pay, on monthly to triennial billing cycles.

You can “try before you buy” thanks to a 30-day free trial, and thereafter benefit from a 30-day money-back guarantee (unless these are the same thing).

Although self-support resources seem to be poor, you should be able to summon one-to-one support via telephone, ticket, email, live chat, WhatsApp, and even fax. I got quick answers to my pre-sales questions via the live chat channel:

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Pricing

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A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from 101Gen

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Abdelrhman F.
Egypt
5.0
Best webhosting

I think their service is great as I use their web hosting service Also, I communicate with them using WhatsApp and so far I have no problems with them in terms of support or protection in addition to that my inquiries are many and they answer questions, so I think I will renew with them again.

November 16, 2019

Comparison

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Bottom line on 101Gen

For Egyptian hosting with fast performance, a free domain, and a 30-day free trial, 101Gen is definitely one to watch. However, it doesn’t do dedicated or virtual servers for anyone who wants to scale up.

Pros

  • Hosting with user-friendly features
  • Free domain
  • 30-day free trial
  • 30-day money-back guarantee (which may be the same thing)

Cons

  • Only industry-average 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • No VPS or dedicated servers

Try 101Gen’s fast Egyptian hosting free for 30 days.

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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