Features and Ease of Use
Clever Host offers a variety of web hosting products and services that include web hosting, domain, virtual and dedicated servers, radio hosting, and game hosting. Its web hosting services are intended for personal web hosting, business web hosting, web design, and SSL certificates. The web hosting generally features:
- Free SSL certificates
- 99% uptime
- Daily backups
Clever Host’s popular shared hosting plans are powered by WHM Complete Solution and hosted on LiteSpeed web servers, which will undoubtedly enhance the speed of your website. They also feature other technologies that boost performance such as CloudLinux operating system and CloudFlare.
The entry-level Linux shared web hosting plan for personal websites starts with a 2GB SSD while the corresponding plan under the business category features 1GB RAM DDRu, 10GB SSD NVMe, and Intel Xeon E3-1270v6. Other value-added features for web hosting are:
- Unlimited traffic
- Virus scanner
- Unlimited email accounts
- Instant activation
- Five deferred payment days
Additionally, Clever Host also offers dedicated servers, including virtual, that support operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and FreeBSD. On the plus side, dedicated Dell and HP servers feature Intel processors with varying RAM, disk space, and bandwidth. Moreover, other features offered include dedicated IP, domain availability checker and registration, numerous add-ons including PHP and WordPress, AntiDDoS PRO protection, and on-page and off-page optimization strategy.
There are also SSL certificates available. For basic security, the domain validation plan has been categorized to be ideal for personal websites and blogs, the organization validation plan for business websites, and lastly, the extended validation plan provides maximum protection for e-commerce.
Pricing and Support
Clever Host’s prices are in line when compared to that of its competitors. The two web hosting categories each have three plans, with the business web hosting plans more expensive than the personal web hosting plans. Additionally, the personal category also comes with various offers and discounts, such as each plan having a full two months free per year, while the business category doesn’t offer any discounts.
Sadly, Clever Host doesn’t offer free SSL certificates. However, you can buy one separately and get a free twelve month bonus.
The supported payment methods include bank transfers, debit/credit card payments, Bitcoin, and PayPal with monthly or yearly billing cycles.
Customer support channels include phone, live chat, email, tickets, and a support forum. I contacted the company via ticket support and as an international client, I was very impressed with the response time. It only took one hour for me to get a reply. The support agents are very courteous and will give you assistance in English if you prefer.
And while the website, primarily in Romanian, gives you the option to switch the language to English, it redirects to an unreachable URL. I suggest using Google Chrome for translations.