Located in São Paulo, Brazil, DW Host has been offering website hosting services since 1999. This host uses state-of-the-art equipment from top manufacturers such as Cisco and Intel, and it also boasts rock-solid connections with all the essential IP network infrastructure and redundancy. Professionals, small business owners, and even large companies should find some suitable hosting at DW Host.
DW Hosting’s current offerings include Linux and Windows shared hosting plans, VPS, dedicated servers, and email hosting. Its website is in Portuguese, but the customer area can be translated into twenty-five additional languages.
Features and Ease of Use
DW Host offers 12 shared hosting plans (four Debian Linux, four CentOS cPanel Linux, and four Windows). It also offers three Micro VPS, three Cloud VPS, three dedicated servers, and four email hosting plans.
Focusing on the shared hosting plans, some of the notable features are:
- One to unlimited sites
- 100 MB to unlimited disk space
- 1 GB to unlimited transfer
- PHP support
- 1 to unlimited MySQL databases
- Free SSL certificate (on the three higher plans)
- Daily backups
All DW Host’s Linux and Windows hosting plans provide one domain registration for free. You also get statistics that will give useful insights to help you tweak your website to attract more visitors and keep them captive for longer. You can use the Softaculous installer and its 400+ scripts to set up a CMS or e-store.
The control panel you’ll use to manage your hosting will depend on the operating system you choose: ISPConfig for Debian, cPanel for CentOS, or Hosting Controller for Windows.
DW Host uses a redundant power system with triple redundancy fiber optic links to ensure stable servers. However, it offers only 99.9% uptime, which is the industry average.
Pricing and Support
DW Host’s shared hosting plans are dirt cheap. You can pay for them in Brazilian real (BRL) on billing cycles from monthly to triennial, with increasing discounts for the longer sign-ups.
The 24/7 customer support team can be contacted by telephone, email, Skype, WhatsApp, ICQ, live chat, or online contact form. That’s plenty of channels to choose from, but (unfortunately) the live chat was unavailable when I wanted to try it, and my exploratory email went unanswered. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be disappointed to discover that this provider’s knowledge base is empty.