Reviews and expert opinion BoxObsessed

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

BoxObsessed is a hosting brand of Cyprus-based CloudLabs Ltd. Its feature-packed hosting plans are competitively priced, and the prompt pre-sales support should make it easy to get started.


Overview

BoxObsessed Overview

BoxObsessed is a web hosting brand of Cyprus-based CloudLabs Ltd. Although its English-language website doesn’t say when it was established, it joined Twitter in 2011 and it boasts about being in the industry for over ten years. This host offers shared hosting, cloud hosting, domain registration and transfer, SSL certificates, and dedicated IP addresses.

Features and Ease of Use

BoxObsessed offers three shared hosting plans (which are optimized for popular CMSes such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and PrestaShop) plus three cloud hosting plans. The WordPress plans provide you with:

  • One to unlimited hosted websites
  • 5 GB to 20 GB SSD storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 10 to unlimited email accounts
  • Support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, and Ruby
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Free data backups
  • Advanced spam filter
  • Security suite and marketing tools

The included one-click installer helps you install 400+ applications without having to be a technical expert, so you could (for example) install an e-commerce application. Alternatively (or as well) the website builder lets you build a professional web presence without having to be a professional web designer or developer. SSH access means you can access your hosting securely from anywhere.

Hosted websites sit on premium SSD storage that is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, and the hardware RAID uses replication to guard against disk data disasters. In fact, every aspect of the hardware and network is redundant and fault-tolerant. You get a 99.9% uptime guarantee with the promise of a month’s free hosting if the uptime commitment isn’t met.

Pricing and Support

BoxObsessed’s shared hosting plans are competitively-priced, apart from the higher plans that are a bit pricey. You can pay semi-annually or annually in euros by bank transfer, PayPal, credit cards, and a few more methods. First-time customers get a 60-day money-back guarantee, which you have to request by submitting a ticket, then wait up to five days to receive your refund.

Self-support resources are limited to an almost-bare knowledge base and a blog containing only five entries. On the plus side, you can contact the company by live chat, support ticket (if you’re a customer), or online contact form. I got quick answers to my questions via the live chat channel:

BoxObsessed Support

Comparison

How does BoxObsessed match up to the competition?

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Pricing

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Bottom line on BoxObsessed

For competitively priced, feature-rich hosting solutions, BoxObsessed could be worth a try. The efficient pre-sales support should make it easy to get started.

Pros

  • Competitively priced shared hosting
  • User-friendly features
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Prompt pre-sales support

Cons

  • Only industry-average 99.9% guaranteed network uptime
  • No VPS or dedicated servers

Check out BoxObsessed for competitively-priced, user-friendly hosting solutions.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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