Named for their core value of easy-to-understand hosting, Canadian company Easiest Web Hosting really does provide the easiest shared hosting around. With U.S.-based servers set up to ensure minimal downtime, this provider powers small businesses and individuals to online success.
Features and Ease of Use
Easiest Web Hosting keeps things simple by offering just two shared web hosting plans: the Easy Plan and the Blog Starter Plan.
Due to the limited resources, these are not aimed at large businesses, but smaller companies and individual website owners can enjoy the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited domains on one account
- Up to 1GB storage space
- Either 1GB or 10GB monthly bandwidth
- Manual backups
- Unlimited MySQL databases
Easiest Web Hosting provides the cPanel control panel for easy management of files and websites, and a QuickInstall one-click installer for web applications. There is no website builder, but customers can contact the company to have a free five-page static website or WordPress set up for them.
In their attempts to add value, they also offer beginners some bonus gifts including Adwords Analyzer, advertising hints, persuasion strategies, buying triggers, sales principles, and other marketing tips. The idea is to save you time when trying to boost your advertising campaigns and connect with potential customers.
Although the company targets beginner website owners, paradoxically they provide advanced programming support in the form of CGI, Ruby on Rails, Perl, and MySQL.
Pricing and Support
Easiest Web Hosting’s packages are basic at best. With the Blog Starter plan, you only get 100MB of storage space and 1GB bandwidth. With the Easy Plan, you get 1GB of storage space and 10GB bandwidth. This should be enough for small businesses and individuals but is nowhere near enough for big businesses.
When it comes to pricing, both plans are cheap but not necessarily good value for money considering the resources on offer. You have little to lose by trying them out because you get a generous 45-day money-back guarantee.
Customer support can be accessed through support tickets. The support representative that I connected with was professional and provided relevant answers, but needless to say, some more contact methods (such as live chat and telephone) would be nice.
Before submitting a support ticket, you are invited to look for an answer in their knowledge base, but it’s not the most comprehensive I have ever seen.