Features and Ease of Use
Apex Solutions offers shared hosting services that I would classify as slightly above average, which I say because they don’t provide support for advanced developer options such as Python or Ruby. But they do offer phpMyAdmin access along with the following features as standard:
- Robust bandwidth
- Free domain
- Spam Guard email filtering
- One-click auto-installer
- Regular backups
- Supports mailing lists
The minimum bandwidth you get is 20 GB, which will support most websites with moderate traffic.
For beginners, there is a one-click auto-installer for programs such as WordPress, but sadly no website builder. For everyone else, you can use FTP and cPanel to build your website.
With this provider, you get support for mailing lists whereas most providers offer only basic email with an autoresponder.
Pricing and Support
Apex Solutions offers five primary plans for their shared web hosting. Each of their single domain plans offers decent features. Which plan you choose will depend on whether you need to host large files, want more subdomains, or have higher traffic demands. Pricing for the Plus through Power plans is a bit cheaper than the average provider, but you must pay for a year in advance. You have to ask the provider for prices of the Premium and Pioneer plans.
Apex Solutions can also help you build your personal, e-commerce or a CMS-backed website. Check their website for the prices of their design services.
Apex Solutions offers solid support via phone, live chat, and email. However, only email support is available 24/7, with all other options being available from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm PST on Mondays through Saturdays. Also, note that live chat is done only through Skype.