Beebyte describes itself as “the industry’s bumblebee” (doesn’t look like it can fly, but it can). It is staffed by managers and technicians who have been active in the hosting industry for a total of 30 years.
This host boasts about not having a billing or notice period, about being a considerate employer, and about using mainly hydro-electric power to power its servers.
Beebyte’s website is in Swedish.
Features and Ease of Use
Beebyte ensures that all hosted customers benefit from SSD storage that is ten times faster (and more reliable) than traditional HDD storage. Hosted accounts are kept separate by CloudLinux, so you are assured that your resources won’t be affected by bad neighbors.
Whether you choose Linux, WordPress, or Windows hosting, it’s managed using the Plesk control panel and also comes with the following features:
- Unlimited domains
- Unlimited webmail accounts
- 50 GB web hosting space
- MySQL databases
- Secure FTP access
- Full Git support
- Access to weblog files
- Application firewall
- Multiple PHP versions
- 200 GB/month data transfer
- Instant account activation
WordPress comes unmodified with Linux hosting plans, or you can choose an optimized WordPress hosting plan. The control panel lets you stage and duplicate sites, install SSL certificates, and perform routine updates.
I know how exciting it can be to move to a new host, but don’t forget the basics such as regular backups.
Pricing and Support
Hosting packages are provided at a fixed price with no binding contracts or notice periods. You will be invoiced quarterly in arrears and can pay via PayPal or credit card.
A word of warning. If you let your browser translate this provider’s website into English, the Swedish krone symbol could be replaced by the U.S. dollar ($) symbol without the numeric price changing, in which case the prices will look very expensive. However, dialing down the prices to USD according to the current exchange rate revealed to me that the monthly prices are still expensive compared with international competitors.
For self-support, you can refer to Beebyte’s pretty comprehensive but rather messy FAQ page. For one-to-one support, various contact channels can be used. Curious to see if the support is as “quick and helpful” as reported by at least one quoted customer, I set out to start a live chat conversation to ask about the sole Linux hosting plan. I can confirm that the support I received was quick and helpful.
How much does Beebyte cost?Beebyte offers plans from $12 to $35. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which Beebyte plan should I get?My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. Beebyte can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from Beebyte here.
How good is Beebyte’s customer support?Beebyte is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of Beebyte being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.