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Reviews and expert opinion AustechXpert

Ranked 1233rd from 1971 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.3
Features
4.3
Pricing
4.3
Support
4.0
Server locations
Australia
United States
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Web Hosting Expert
AustechXpert is an Australian company that has been selling reseller and shared hosting plans since 2005. The customer service offering is limited, yet the plans are surprisingly well priced and feature packed.

Overview

AustechXpert

AustechXpert was founded in 2005 as an I.T technical service and support company, however, it quickly expanded into website hosting and solutions. An Australian company, its Facebook and Twitter profiles are inactive, and it’s website is provided in English only.

Features and Ease of Use

AustechXpert sells three reseller hosting plans and one shared hosting plan, which comes with the following core features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Weekly remote backups
  • Unlimited add-on and subdomains
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
  • 24/7/365 customer service included

Despite quite an old fashioned website, AustechXpert’s hosting plans are comprehensive. For ease of use, there’s a Fantastico Deluxe and Softaculous one-click installer, with more than 200 programs included, for example, WordPress and ZenCart. There’s also RV Site Builder Pro, which comes with a generous 780 ready made templates.

For experts, there’s support for all of the usual features such as PHP (unfortunately, only versions 4 and 5, and not the twice as fast version 7), Perl, JSP, MySQL, FTP accounts, phpMyAdmin, and JavaScript. Cron jobs are allowed, so you can schedule repetitive tasks to run automatically.

The plans use cPanel, a well known and reliable control panel, and have an industry standard 99.9% uptime guarantee There’s also instant setup advertised, but I am not convinced that’s a selling feature.

Although it is not a reseller of services, it’s not clear from the website where or how the servers are located or co-located. I can tell you that the company owns and operates its own servers and is 100% Australian based.

Pricing and Support

The price for the shared hosting plan is good, especially given the fact that there’s unlimited disk space, bandwidth, domains, and subdomains. You can buy the plans in one, three, six, and twelve month terms, although there’s no discount for a longer term. It’s good to see a generous 45-day money-back guarantee, as well.

Customer service is 24/7, which is great, however aside from that, the provision is very limited. The only option to get in touch is by email (there’s not even a knowledge base or FAQ section), and what’s worse, I contacted the team late night on a weekday and did not receive a response, despite waiting two business days.

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Pricing

4.3

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$9.99
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$18.99
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
Unlimited
$38.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$9.99
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$18.99
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$38.99
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Bottom line on AustechXpert

The all-in-one shared hosting plan from AustechXpert offers everything you need, from unlimited resources, to a website builder, and not one, but two one-click installers. While I can’t find fault with the well priced plan, it is let down by the lack of customer service options.

Pros

  • The one shared hosting plan is good value for money
  • Lots of beginner friendly inclusions
  • Support for PHP, Perl, Javascript, and more
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee on all plans

Cons

  • Limited customer service options
  • Only support for PHP versions 4 and 5

Get your choice of control panels when hosting with AustechXpert

Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie is the Site Manager for Website Planet. He is responsible for the overall development and operation of the website, that serves the website development community. His experience includes both software development and online marketing.

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