Reviews and expert opinion Casa Virtual

Ranked 2256th from 3161 Web Hosting
4.1
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.1
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Colombian company Casa Virtual offers Linux hosting on U.S. servers and Windows hosting in a wider range of locations (including India and the U.K.). I'd feel better about this hosting business if I'd been able to summon a pre-sales support response.

Overview

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Casa Virtual Cloud & Software (or simply Casa Virtual) is a Colombian hosting provider that sells a wide range of hosting solutions including Windows and Linux shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, cloud hosting, and domain registration. It also offers ancillary products and services such as website builder, email services, and online security products such as SSL certificates and antivirus.

Casa Virtual’s well-organized, informative website is available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and you can choose to see prices displayed in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, euros, pounds sterling, Russian rubles, Indian rupees, Chinese yuan, Colombian pesos, or Turkish lira.

Features and Ease of Use

Casa Virtual

Casa Virtual has three main server locations: the U.S.A, the U.K., and India. The Windows shared hosting plans are available at all locations whereas the Linux plans are only available on the U.S. servers.

Some of the shared hosting features are:

  • Automatic backups every five days
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • SSD and SATA storage
  • cPanel control panel for Linux 
  • Plesk control panel for Windows
  • Software installer
  • Cron jobs

While the Linux hosting is managed via the cPanel control panel, the Windows hosting is managed via the Plesk control panel. Both user-friendly control panels give you complete control over your website. Plesk usually provides its own application installer, but cPanel integrates the Softaculous one-click installer for popular CMS and other apps such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, TYPO3, and phpBB.

The good news is that Casa Virtual offers a website builder with more than 100 ready-made templates and a drag-and-drop interface for placing widgets on your web pages, so you don’t need to hire an expert web designer. The bad news is that you have to pay for the website builder.

Pricing and Support

While Windows hosting is usually more expensive than the Linux equivalent, Casa Virtual’s prices are around the average for the industry. You can choose to be billed quarterly, semi-annually, or annually, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that should make you feel better about paying for a whole year up front.

When it comes to support, I was disappointed to receive no responses to my email and ticket support approaches. On the plus side, this company has a pretty comprehensive knowledge base for self-support purposes.

Pricing

4.1

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
3
$6.94
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.09
20 GB
50 GB
1
$3.84
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
$3.55
Unlimited
Unlimited
5
$10.34
Unlimited
Unlimited
10
$11.82
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
3
$6.94
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.09
20 GB
50 GB
1
$3.84
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
$3.55
Unlimited
Unlimited
5
$10.34
Unlimited
Unlimited
10
$11.82
1 GB
10 GB
1
$3.55
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB SSD
2 CORES
2 GB
$13.40
40 GB SSD
2 CORES
4 GB
$25.59
80 GB SSD
3 CORES
6 GB
$57.86
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
20 GB SSD
2 CORES
2 GB
$13.40
40 GB SSD
2 CORES
4 GB
$25.59
80 GB SSD
3 CORES
6 GB
$57.86
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB HDD
5 TB
2.30 GHz Dual Core w/HT
4 GB
$103.42
1000 GB HDD
5 TB
2.50 GHz Quad Core w/HT
4 GB
$127.06
1000 GB HDD
10 TB
2.50 GHz Quad Core w/HT
8 GB
$153.65
1000 GB HDD
15 TB
2.50 GHz Quad Core w/HT
16 GB
$180.24
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB HDD
5 TB
2.30 GHz Dual Core w/HT
4 GB
$103.42
1000 GB HDD
5 TB
2.50 GHz Quad Core w/HT
4 GB
$127.06
1000 GB HDD
10 TB
2.50 GHz Quad Core w/HT
8 GB
$153.65
1000 GB HDD
15 TB
2.50 GHz Quad Core w/HT
16 GB
$180.24
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
40 GB
800 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$26.59
50 GB
1000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$29.55
100 GB
2000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$32.50
200 GB
4000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$44.32
40 GB
800 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$23.64
50 GB
1000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$26.59
100 GB
2000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$33.98
200 GB
4000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$48.75
40 GB
700 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$28.96
50 GB
900 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$36.34
100 GB
1200 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$42.25
200 GB
1400 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$50.23
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
40 GB
800 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$26.59
50 GB
1000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$29.55
100 GB
2000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$32.50
200 GB
4000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$44.32
40 GB
800 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$23.64
50 GB
1000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$26.59
100 GB
2000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$33.98
200 GB
4000 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$48.75
40 GB
700 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$28.96
50 GB
900 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$36.34
100 GB
1200 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$42.25
200 GB
1400 GB
cPanel/WHM
Unlimited
$50.23
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Bottom line on Casa Virtual

Casa Virtual has got a lot going for it in terms of a wide range of reasonably priced Windows and Linux hosting solutions. The only thing that’s missing is some decent support responses (or any at all).

Pros

  • Windows and Linux hosting
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • SSD storage
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Unresponsive customer support
  • Website builder sold separately

Get Linux or Windows hosting from Colombian company Casa Virtual.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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