1MaxHostingEnterprise (hereafter simply 1MaxHosting) is a Malaysian company that has offered hosting services since 2003. It describes itself as being a highly-skilled small company with an appetite for providing reliable and affordable hosting solutions to businesses and individuals alike.
1MaxHosting’s English-language website is clean and clear, but not the most modern I’ve seen. Prices are displayed in Malaysian ringgit, but you can see them in U.S. dollars in the shopping cart.
Features and Ease of Use
1MaxHosting offers professional shared hosting for Linux and Windows, with three plans for each operating system, but you will also find low-budget Linux plans for the casual blogger. With the pro plans, you can expect to find these features:
- Free domain
- DirectAdmin (for Linux)
- MS SQL 2008 (for Windows)
- MySQL plus phpMyAdmin
- Daily and weekly backups
- Zend Optimizer
- Google G Suite
The Basic, Standard, and Unlimited professional Linux plans provide 10 GB to unlimited disk space, 100 GB to unlimited monthly transfer, and unlimited email accounts. Beginners on a tight budget could choose one of the low-budget hosting plans that provide 500 MB to 5 GB disk space and 500 MB to 10 GB monthly transfer, but beware that these plans don’t include a free domain, any emails, or the option to restore backups.
While most hosts include the popular cPanel control panel, 1MaxHosting’s Linux hosting comes with the equally effective DirectAdmin control panel that lets you do pretty much the same things, like adding email accounts and databases, backing up your entire website, and viewing your resources usage.
Pricing and Support
1MaxHosting’s prices range from cheap to reasonably priced, depending on the plan you pick. Apart from the low-budget options, hosting plans include a free domain and (on biennial billing) the first two months of hosting for free. Unfortunately, there are no refunds as far as I know.
This host doesn’t shine when it comes to pre-sales support. Although the product information is detailed enough, the knowledge base is bare. You can supposedly contact the customer support team via email, telephone, ticket, or 24/7 live chat. I could summon no response via live chat, but I was more successful via Facebook Messenger: