1up Web Hosting’s website says surprisingly little about the company itself, other than details of its “globally distributed” data center that seamlessly integrates hundreds of distributed servers. These servers host all of 1up’s products and services, and they supposedly provide unmatched reliability, redundancy, and high-availability.
Features and Ease of Use
1up Web Hosting provides super-fast hosting with advanced caching — specifically, its custom web application accelerator and Varnish Cache — to improve page loading speeds. Linux hosting plans are managed using the easy-to-use cPanel control panel that can be used by anyone without technical skills.
The web hosting plans provide the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 24/7 customer support
- Cron jobs
- MySQL databases
- Antispam and antivirus protection
- Weekly backups
- IP blocking
1up Web Hosting means serious business when it comes to hosting, and security doesn’t stop at the data center. At the account level, the Comodo Digital SSL certificates provide advanced 128-bit and 256-bit encryption to increase your visitors’ confidence and improve your search engine standing.
Pricing and Support
1up Web Hosting is one of the few companies offering low-priced, high-quality domain registration, shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and managed server solutions. Its combo plan combines a domain, the Weebly website builder, and email, so you don’t have to sign up for separate subscriptions.
Since the available billing cycles are one, two, and three years, this host will be more suitable for those of you who are willing to make a multi-year commitment. The 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about making such a commitment because it affords you the opportunity to get out early if you change your mind.
With 1up Web Hosting, you should be able to say goodbye to slow and sloppy customer support since it offers 24/7 customer support by telephone and email. However, while I didn’t test the telephone approach, I failed to summon any response by email. Fortunately, for self-support, there is a surprisingly comprehensive knowledge base: