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 the United States, the United Kingdom, and the far east regions of Asia. The data centers are Tier III certified and 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 and BGP4 routing as well as partnering with major internet backbones in the U.S. to guarantee high-speed networks.
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. Its hosting services also incorporate the latest speed technologies, including Nginx, HTTP/2, PHP applications, and free Cloudflare CDN, all enhanced for performance.
Corel Host web hosting servers 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 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 highest 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 one month.
Other billing cycles include quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and biennial subscriptions. Prices are listed in three currencies: U.S. dollars, British pounds, and Pakistani rupees.
Some of its hosting services come with a 99.9% uptime, while others offer much higher availability with a 100% uptime network guarantee. Corel Host also offers a 30-day, risk-free, money-back guarantee policy and it allows users to cancel their plans at any time.
Corel Host’s customer support desk is available only via ticketing system and live chat. 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 one business day.
Although it has an FAQ section, Corel Host has yet to develop its knowledge base section.