Originally named Iniquinet, Cyclone Hosting was founded in 2002 by CEO Dennis Carnegie Jr.
Since its inception, Cyclone Hosting has served more than 400,000 customers in over 100 countries, and today, this Pennsylvania-based company offers shared web hosting and reseller hosting (plus dedicated servers coming soon). It also provides domain registration, transfer, and renewal, plus SEO services, email security, and website security.
Cyclone Hosting’s website is in English, but its client area supports twenty-five additional languages.
Features and Ease of Use
Cyclone Hosting offers three shared hosting plans – Beginner, Advanced, and Business – that come with:
- Instant activation
- Unlimited domains
- 1 GB to 10 GB storage
- 10 GB to 100 GB bandwidth
- Free cPanel
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily, weekly, and monthly website backups
The Softaculous one-click installer lets you install additional applications to create your fully functional web presence, and the Weebly website builder (at extra cost) helps you build your website via its drag-and-drop interface with no programming experience required.
Cyclone Hostings’s purchase pages (at the checkout) mention another shared web hosting plan – with 20 GB storage and 200 GB bandwidth – that is not advertised on the main website. Apart from the shared hosting plans, Cyclone Hosting also offers three reseller hosting plans.
Shared web hosting packages use SSD storage for faster-loading websites, and RAID 10 for protection against data loss. The company also uses redundant power supplies to guard against power failure. Despite these measures, there is no uptime guarantee as far as I can see.
Pricing and Support
Cyclone Hosting’s shared plans are cheap, especially when you commit to an annual billing cycle (where available). You can pay for all plans monthly in U.S. dollars via PayPal or credit/debit card, and benefit from a 30-day money-back guarantee.
You can contact Cyclone Hosting’s 24/7 customer support team via telephone, ticket, online form, email, or live chat. I received rapid responses to my questions via live chat.
For self-support, you will find that Cyclone Hosting provides a reasonably comprehensive knowledge base. The FAQ section of the company’s community forum also offers a surprising amount of information.