Founded in 1998, easyDNS is a domain registration company that also offers web hosting. The company is based in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada and its servers are in Canada as well. For hosting, it offers shared web hosting and email hosting.
Features and Ease of Use
easyDNS offers web hosting and optimized hosting for WordPress. They come in three plans respectively, serving small to medium-sized business websites. There are dedicated server plans for WordPress as well and you can get the details when you contact the sales team.
These are some of the features of the shared hosting:
- Automatic backups on the WordPress plans
- Anywhere from one to ten domains
- Storage space starting at 1GB
- 10GB bandwidth and above
With a simple HTML website, getting speed isn’t so hard as long as your code is clean. However, when working with WordPress, optimizing for speed isn’t always easy.
Many plugins and themes don’t work so well together and some developers do them in such a way that it pulls down the load times. Having worked with WordPress since 2009, easyDNS knows that and has optimization on every level of both hardware and software, including caching.
Another issue with WordPress is security. Bugs can come from anywhere; sometimes it might be a lack of updates by the developer. This can be leveraged by hackers and bring in other issues. easyDNS is hardened to prevent bugs and it monitors the servers to prevent infiltration with clean-up tactics for when/if hacking happens.
For those that aren’t on the WordPress plans, there are geo-location blocking features for your website. This is useful if you don’t want those outside your target audience to use your bandwidth or for security reasons.
Also, you can mask links with Stealth Forwarding/URL Cloaking. Although this feature can disrupt the navigation of visitors, it does good for those who need it. For example, if you are an affiliate marketer and don’t want people to omit your ID or add someone else’s when ordering, this is useful. Of course, it wouldn’t work for every website (affiliate partner).
For simple things like a control panel, easyDNS sticks to easy by providing one of the easiest to use systems which is cPanel. It’s intuitive and comes with many features that make handling and managing hosting accounts a wonderful experience.
Pricing and Support
easyDNS doesn’t offer the lowest-cost hosting. Frankly, you’ll see similar features for a lower price. However, the lowest priced hosting doesn’t translate to the best hosting. For what easyDNS offers, it’s not so expensive.
There’s no free trial or plan but the company does offer a monthly subscription period. The other subscription period is one year; if you go for this option, you’ll get a 15% discount. You can pay with PayPal, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and credit/debit card.
For customer support, there’s a toll-free phone number for North America. There’s also an international number. easyDNS also provides support through fax, email, Twitter, and a knowledge base. I sent an email and got a response the same day.