Allohost offers web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated server hosting, SSL certificates and domain name registration to clients all over the world. Although its webpage is available in over 20 languages, they are not fully translated from French.
Features and Ease of Use
Allohost provides web hosting services on Linux, Windows and WordPress platforms. Its Linux and Windows-based shared hosting services have the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- Weekly automatic off-site backups
- Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
Additional unlimited features include MySQL database with phpMyAdmin access, FTP and email accounts.
It’s supported programming languages includes PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl and Python. For beginners, there’s a free website builder. Customers do not have to write any HTML if they don’t want to or know-how.
Its one-click application installation makes it easy to create your website with the application that you want. You can install WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and more than 300 applications in one click.
Shared hosting customers are provided with the easy to use cPanel management tool on Linux hosting and Plesk control panel on windows hosting. You also can set up cron jobs from the control panel which you can use for repetitive tasks like backups.
E-commerce brands that require more security and reliability than what shared servers can provide can have their needs met with Allohost’s VPS hosting. The five plans provide ample space, CPU, RAM, and bandwidth. Also, you’ll get one free dedicated IP and customizable add-ons.
Storage is on RAID 1 SSD disk array, such that if a drive fails, your data isn’t lost and will be copied to the replacement drive for recovery.
Pricing and Support
On its Linux hosting, Allohost offers three plans with monthly and annual billing. The renewal rates of these plans are more expensive than the introductory rates as it comes with a 300% increase. This is still affordable though. On its Windows hosting, it offers three affordable plans which are slightly more expensive than the Linux hosting plan.
There are no hidden fees plus there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee. Also, Allohost sometimes offers special discounts and offers where you can possibly get a free domain and lower-cost hosting.
Free website migration along with site files, databases and domains is another perk on all its plans. That’s if you’re looking to transfer from your current hosting company.
Allohost has 24/7 support consisting of a live chat, phone, email, ticket support and helpful video tutorials on their webpage. I first tried contacting it via the live chat but I received a response that it was offline. I then sent an email but never received any response from the support team.