Efeito.net is a web hosting offshoot that was set up by I.T. company Weblevel in 2001. In 2005 it began offering hosting services on its own servers, and now it manages dozens of servers that host more than 3,500 websites.
Efeito.net offers Linux, Windows, and SSD shared hosting, colocation, virtual servers, and dedicated servers. It also offers domain registration and transfer, SSL certificates, and more. The Efeito.net website is in Portuguese.
Features and Ease of Use
Efeito.net offers 11 shared hosting plans (five Linux, four SSD, and two Windows), three cPanel reseller hosting plans, customized server colocation, VPS, and dedicated servers.
The company’s Linux shared hosting plans come with
- cPanel control panel
- 5 GB to 30 GB disk space
- 20 GB to 70 GB monthly traffic
- 1 to 5 domains
- Up to 50 subdomains and up to 10 parked domains
- 100 to unlimited email accounts
- POP3, IMAP, SMTP, and webmail
- 1 to 15 MySQL databases
- 2 to 25 FTP accounts
- Support for PHP versions 5.4 to 7.1
- Anti-virus and antispam protection
Hosting plans come with Cloudflare for improved performance and protection against DDoS attacks. Performance is also improved by the use of high-performance SSDs that are faster and more reliable than traditional HDDs. While you get 99.9% server uptime, this is no higher than the industry average.
You also get password-protected directories, but (unfortunately) no free SSL. And I was disappointed to discover that there is no app installer and no website builder included.
Windows hosting plans allow you to access MSSQL databases, and any Microsoft fans might also be interested in the Office 365 business plans.
Pricing and Support
Efeito.net’s Linux and SSD plans start cheap but its Windows plans are merely competitive. You can only pay in euros by bank transfer, on a semi-annual or annual billing cycles. There is no money-back guarantee as far as I can see.
You can contact Efeito.net’s customer support staff via telephone, email, fax, or online contact form. Although my exploratory email seemed to fall on deaf ears, I had more luck when I contacted the parent company via Facebook: