Reviews and expert opinion 99Stack

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Swedish host 99Stack's primary offerings are its virtual and dedicated servers, but it also supplies shared hosting (including free hosting) via other providers. While self-support resources are good, I was unable to summon a pre-sales support response.

Overview

99Stack Hosting OverviewSwedish company 99Stack Hosting was established in 2016 to offer shared hosting, email hosting, virtual servers, and dedicated servers. This relatively young provider boasts a giant server network with more than 35 wordlwide locations, in the U.S.A, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, the U.K., India, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, and Canada.

99Stack’s information-packed English-language websites presents prices in U.S. dollars.

Features and Ease of Use

99Stack offers two shared hosting plans — Free Website and Premium Website — that include these features:

  • PHP and MySQL support
  • cPanel control panel
  • SSD storage
  • 100% uptime guarantee

I’m pleased to see the the popular cPanel control panel included to manage all aspects of your hosting. I’m also pleased to see the 100% network uptime, but this is a bold claim to make.

It’s interesting to see that this host hands you off to other providers for the two shared hosting plans. The Free Website package, which includes 1.5 GB RAID storage and 100 GB bandwidth, is provided by 000Webhost. The Premium Website package, which includes unlimited SSD disk space and bandwidth, is provided by GreenGeeks.

Besides shared hosting, 99Stack offers eight SSD VPS plans for Linux or Windows. These come with 25 GB to 800 GB disk space, 1 vCPU to 24 vCPUs, 1 GB to 96 GB RAM, and 1 TB to 15 TB bandwidth.

Pricing and Support

99Stack’s GreenGeeks-provided paid shared hosting plan is cheap, whereas its virtual servers range from moderate to pricey. The 14-day money-back guarantee gives you two weeks to change your mind, but this is only half the test time afforded by many other hosts.

You can pay using PayPal, credit/debit cards, or cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, or Ripple.

While you should be able to summon support “round the clock” by submitting a support ticket or sending an email, I have to tell you that my test support ticket went unanswered. It’s a good thing, then, that the self-support resources are so good, comprising API documentation, a knowledge base, and a set of frequently asked questions:

99Stack Hosting Support

Pricing

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Comparison

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Bottom line on 99Stack

While 99Stack offers shared hosting (including free hosting) and a range of virtual/dedicated servers, I note that the shared hosting plans come from other providers, and I’m disappointed by the lack of a pre-sales support response.

Pros

  • 100% uptime guarantee
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
  • Global server network
  • SSD storage

Cons

  • No pre-sales support response
  • Shared hosting provided by other hosts

Visit 99Stack for worldwide hosting with SSD storage.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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