American company C.O.D. Webhosting was founded back in 2002. In addition to shared hosting, it also sells services such as logo design, WordPress management, and website design.
This vendor’s website has a simple modern-ish design that is not quite as attractive as it could be, and it’s in English.
Features and Ease of Use
C.O.D. Webhosting offers two types of shared hosting packages: eCommerce Hosting and Premium Web Hosting. The eCommerce Hosting plans provide disk space of between 10 GB and 30 GB, which is more than the 2 GB to 15 GB you get with the Premium Web Hosting plans. These plan types also differ in terms of monthly bandwidth: from 15 GB to 25 GB per month with eCommerce Hosting compared with 4 GB to 20 GB per month for the Premium Hosting plans.
Regardless of the plan you pick, you can expect to find the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free domain
- Automatic regular backups
- Cloudflare CDN
- Comodo Firewall
- DDoS protection
In all cases, the user-friendly cPanel control panel helps you manage all aspects of your website, including transferring files, adding/removing domains, and adjusting backup intervals. The control panel includes the Softaculous app installer that simplifies the installation of CMS and other apps such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and PrestaShop.
Security is assured thanks to Comodo Firewall and the Cloudflare CDN that not only improves page loading speeds but also protects you against harmful threats. DDoS protection completes the security picture.
Pricing and Support
Is this vendor a good value for money? No, not really.
Prices are higher than average for the features and resources you get, and you have to pay extra for SSL certificates on the eCommerce Hosting plan. On the plus side, you do get a free domain with every subscription.
You can pay for plans in U.S. dollars by PayPal, credit card, or Stripe on monthly or annual billing cycles. Although there is a small discount for making an annual commitment, there is no money-back guarantee (as far as I can see) to make you feel better about it.
The only two communication channels are telephone and ticket, but, unfortunately, my test support ticket received no response. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be pleased to discover the reasonably well-stocked knowledge base:
- Choose servise
- Web Hosting
- Basic (Premium)
- Express (Premium)
- Extreme (Premium)
- Ultimate (Premium)
- Express (eCommerce)
- Extreme (eCommerce)
- Ultimate (eCommerce)