Corel Host is a global company that was launched in 1999. The vendor seems to have a great market share in the U.S., the U.K. and some parts of Asia, from where it has concentrated most of its hosting infrastructure. The hosting firm offers among other services, shared web hosting, WordPress hosting, SSL certificates, domain name registration services, and dedicated servers.
Features and Ease of Use
Corel Host web hosting solutions are fine-tuned with robust features tailored to cater to the needs of all business models. The hosting packages incorporate the following standard features:
- Bundled with StackCache module
- Free SSL certificates
- Timeline backups included
- FTP, SFTP accounts
- Additional domains
- Virus and spam protection
- 6 versions of PHP: 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
- Popular modules (PDO, SOAP, MBString, Mcrypt, XML)
- phpMyAdmin access
All Corel Host web hosting facilities are hosted in several data center locations distributed in Dallas, TX, the United States; the United Kingdom and the Far East regions of Asia. The data centers are Tier III certified and they are built with the latest technology to maintain high-quality standards. This includes superior cloud platforms with load balancing, caching techniques, and redundant auto-scaling resources.
What’s more, the data centers deploy the use of Cisco networking systems, BGP4 routing as well as peering with major internet backbones in the U.S. to guarantee high-speed networks with excellent internet uploads.
Its customers also benefit from using 100% robust SSD storage servers with access to StackCache for WordPress customers offering highly secured and lightning-fast web hosting services. Besides, its hosting services incorporate the latest speed technologies, including Nginx, HTTP/2, PHP applications, and free Cloudflare CDN, all enhanced for performance.
Corel Host web hosting servers also use LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on Linux OS platforms and cPanel control panel. The hosting firm takes pride in always pre-loading its servers with the APF firewall offering users the freedom to customize their security levels to their liking.
Unfortunately, some “Quick Links” on its websites are invalid and they return empty content when you click on them.
Pricing and Support
For the list of features included in its hosting packages, Corel Host web hosting solutions are some of the cheapest yet high-quality services you’ll see in the market. In short, its hosting plans are worth every dime. The hosting solutions are offered with a minimum contract of 1 month.
Other billing cycles include quarterly, semi-annually, annual, and biennial subscriptions. Prices are listed in three currencies: U.S. dollars, Britain pounds, and Pakistani rupees.
Some of its hosting services com with 99.9% uptime, while others offer much higher availability with a 100% uptime network guarantee. Corel Host also offers 30 days, risk-free, money-back guarantee policy and it allows users to cancel their plans at any time.
Corel Host customer support desk is available only via ticketing system and live chat. That said, I did not come across telephone or email support on its website. Although it advertises 24/7/365 customer support services, the vendor typically responds within 1 business day.
Although it has a FAQ section, Corel Host is yet to develop its knowledge base section.