101Gen is a relatively new web hosting company that started its journey in 2018. This Egyptian company offers shared hosting and reseller hosting along with domain solutions and SSL certificates. You can also get web design and electronic store design as well as SiteLock security solutions from it. 101Gen’s website supports Arabic but its cart area supports twenty-five additional languages though the content doesn’t get translated well into some of these languages.
Features and Ease of Use
101Gen offers 3 shared hosting and 6 reseller hosting plans (though the reseller plans will soon be replaced by 3 new plans, I was told). Its three shared hosting plans come with
- 1-5 hosted domains
- Free domain (with .com, .org, and .net extensions)
- 9% uptime guarantee
- 20GB-unlimited space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Let’s Encrypt SSL
- 4-20 MySQL databases
- Latest version of PHP7.3 and PHP version control
- Daily internal and external backup
Since these plans use Turbo boost and SSDs, your website will enjoy faster performance. With Softaculous auto-installer, you can install over 900 applications easily without needing any tech knowledge. 101Gen also offers a free page designer (for easy designing of your web pages) and marketing tools (to create brand awareness and attract more web traffic).
If you need skilled professionals for designing your e-commerce store or website, you can choose from 101Gen’s three store-design plans or three website design plans.
Thanks to its Cloudflare support, the company lets you easily deliver your content to your target clients while enjoying improved website performance. With SiteLock, 101Gen ensures your website stays protected against malware, malicious codes, and other online vulnerabilities.
Pricing and Support
Shared hosting plans of 101Gen are pricey with the starting plan being almost double the global industry average. The company says you can pay for these plans in USD, SAR (Saudi Riyal), or EGP (Egyptian Pound) using debit/credit cards (Mastercard/Visa) or Fawry Pay. Available billing cycles are monthly to triennial.
There’s a thirty-day money-back guarantee on offer for this company’s shared hosting plans. You can even use its hosting services for free for a month.
You can reach 101Gen’s customer support via live chat, phone, fax, email, support tickets, and WhatsApp/Viber. I used its live chat to get quick answers to some pre-sales queries.
101Gen’s blog is pretty useful as it houses some informative posts as well as tutorials, thus offering self-help to those who need it.