Features and Ease of Use
4IT offers six shared hosting plans, three budget VPS plans, five premium VPS plans (in the U.K., Germany, and the Netherlands), plus an additional UK OVZ VPS plan and a dedicated server plan detailed in the cart. The VPS plans let you choose the Linux or Windows operating system, and that cPanel shared hosting plans provide you with:
- 99% server uptime guarantee
- 2,500 to 12,000 MB SSD storage
- Unlimited premium bandwidth
- Unlimited email accounts
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Multiple PHP versions and PHP .ini Manager
- Free Wildcard SSL certificate
- DDoS protection
- Free daily malware scans
- Instant account setup
- Free migration assistance
The mobile-optimized cPanel control panel allows you to manage your hosting from any device, anywhere. It includes a one-click installer with 50+ scripts that help you install popular applications without having to be a website expert. You also don’t need to be a web expert to build your web presence using the Pro Wizard website builder.
Virtual servers come with the Virtualizor control panel that lets you (among other things) reinstall your operating system with a single click.
The SSD storage is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, and the unlimited bandwidth means you shouldn’t have to worry about paying over-usage fees.
Additional services provided by 4IT are web service configuration (that covers the installation of PHP, IIS, and PHP Manager) and IIS Cloudflare (whereby technicians configure your IIS to only allow connections from Cloudflare to protect you against DDoS attacks or direct HTTP flooding).
Pricing and Support
4IT’s shared hosting plans are dirt-cheap, and (at the time of this review) you can enjoy an additional 10% recurring discount. Pay for plans in various currencies (GBP, USD, or EUR) via multiple methods (PayPal, debit/credit card, bank transfer, or Bitcoin).
Although there is a 7-day money-back guarantee on offer, the company first asks for a chance to resolve any issues.
This host’s self-support resources are insufficient, amounting to a single “Terms of Service” entry in the knowledge base. However, you can summon 24/7 one-to-one support via live chat or ticket, and I’m pleased to say that I got answers to my questions via the live chat channel: