Features and Ease of Use
Always Web Hosting offers a comprehensive range of hosting services including shared hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers, domain registration, and SSL certificates.
As standard, their shared hosting plans include the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 10 GB to 25 GB web space
- From 100 GB to 250 GB bandwidth
- Up to ten domains
- Unlimited subdomains
Always Web Hosting’s servers are located in four data centers, in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Fremont. They all have 24-hour manned security and redundant UPS systems backup by generators. Their 99.9% uptime guarantee comes with one-month credit compensation in the event of excessive downtime. The CentOS Linux servers with built-in virus scanning use high-powered 16 core / 16 GB RAM dual processors.
Always Web Hosting offers three shared hosting plans: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Resource quotas across the plans range from 10 GB web space to 25 GB web space, 100 GB bandwidth to 250 GB bandwidth, and 100 email accounts to unlimited. All plans come with the popular cPanel control panel, the Softaculous one-click installer, and a website building tool for customers with no coding experience.
All plans also offer a lot of added-value advanced features free of charge, including FTP and SSH access, PHP versions 4-7, and other advanced coding languages such as Python plus Ruby on Rails. And the less fashionable Flash, Perl, and CGI.
Pricing and Support
Since Always Web Hosting’s shared hosting plans are so feature-packed, it won’t surprise you to learn that they’re also expensive. Even the basic plan that includes 10 GB disk space and 100 GB bandwidth is priced significantly higher than similar plans offered by other shared hosting providers locally or internationally. Some might say that you get what you pay for, and this provider’s plans include a lot of beginner- and expert-friendly features.
You can purchase their packages on one, three, six and twelve-month plans, but unfortunately, there is no discount for paying for a longer-term plan upfront. In any case, you’ll be signing up with the confidence that this provider boasts an excellent uptime service level agreement and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
You can get support by email, telephone or ticket. Whilst I always like to see live chat, I can tell you that the support personnel respond quickly to emails and are always happy to help. Alternatively, you can support yourself using their comprehensive knowledge base, and you can sign in to their client area once you’ve signed up with them.