DataQuest Digital is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
DataQuest Digital has offered business solutions to Australian clients of all sizes since 2012. Headquartered at North Sydney, this company’s enterprise-grade services and support include Linux hosting, Windows hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers running Linux or Windows. It also offers CMS hosting services for WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and Drupal.
Apart from its hosting services, DataQuest Digital provides domain services, email services, website services, marketing services, and security services. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
DataQuest Digital offers four Linux hosting packages, four Windows hosting packages, three VPS packages, and three reseller hosting packages. The Linux hosting packages come with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 25 GB to 150 GB storage
- 1 GB to 20 GB database storage
- 25 to unlimited email accounts
- 1 to 20 MySQL databases
- 2 GB email space
- Email forwarding
- Monthly backup
One of DataQuest Digital’s notable features is the 100+ one-click application installations that cover the majority of uses you may ever have. For e-commerce purposes, this provider also offers hassle-free payment solutions.
Web Host Manager (WHM) allows you to create different cPanel control panels for different hosted domains, for increased security and privacy. SSL certificates help you secure your website(s), thereby giving your visitors confidence.
SSD storage is faster, more reliable, and more energy-efficient than traditional HDD storage.
Pricing and Support
DataQuest Digital’s Linux shared hosting plans cost more than the industry average. You can pay for them on billing cycles from 1 to 36 months, with anything longer than a year attracting a discount. The 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about signing up for a long stretch since it gives you a potential “get out” within the first few weeks.
Self-support resources consist of an infrequently updated blog and a surprisingly useful knowledge base that is hard to navigate except by searching. The 24/7 customer support team can be contacted by telephone, ticket, email, live chat, or online contact form. I got quick replies to my generic queries via the contact form.