EZ Web Hosting has been in business since the year 2000. Their focus is mainly on casual website owners and their features are designed to help them make website making easy and fun. This also means that website owners looking for dedicated service won’t find them very suitable. Therefore, it’s safe to say that EZ Web Hosting is the ideal website hosting for those with no web programming knowledge, as it’s dedicated to those specific needs.
Features and Ease of Use
As the name suggests, EZ Web Hosting focuses not only on making website making easy and fun for everyone but also on providing high quality features like:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee with monitoring tools
- Free daily backups
- Domain registration possible (but link broken at the time of reviewing)
- Unlimited add-on domains
- Premium SSL certificates
- Unlimited storage and bandwidth in all plans
They offer an easy to use cPanel where you can manage all of your websites and hosting account. The websites themselves are easy to make, thanks to the free website builder offered by them. On top of all of this, there is the one-click application installer that should make it easy for you to install applications like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, etc. And if you still have trouble working on your website, the friendly support staff is there to help you. EZ Web Hosting also offers web design and basic website setup service if you’re willing to pay extra. It might be worth checking out what they can do for you, though it’s bound to be an expensive option.
There aren’t any specific e-commerce solutions with EZ Web Hosting. You can still install e-commerce related applications like shopping carts from the application installer, but you’ll have to get outside support if you want to do more with your online store. There’s nothing in their hosting plans that should discourage you when choosing them for your online store, so if you can manage the store yourself, they can be a good hosting option.
They offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee and provide you with monitoring tools to see that for yourself. It’s worth mentioning though, that some people have complained about their uptime. You might therefore want to keep an eye on the uptime to make sure that you’re getting everything you’ve been promised.
They also incorporate high-performance hard drives with RAID to improve both speed and data security. Both of these aspects are looked at closely by search engines, so you have the perfect base to build your SEO campaigns on. Moreover, your websites are monitored daily for malware ensuring no malicious software creeps in. If something does go wrong, you can use the free backup service where your data is backed up nine times daily. SSL certificates are not free but you have a variety of options to choose from when selecting one.
Pricing and Support
The packages come in three different plans: Economy, Webmaster, and Professional. All plans include unlimited storage, bandwidth, emails, and databases, so you’ll have all of the resources you need. They allow up to one, five, and unlimited add-on domains respectively in the three packages. A free domain can also be registered when buying for the first time. Compared to the competition, their packages are fairly priced, especially considering the unlimited features. You might get fractionally better rates elsewhere but it’s hard to find unlimited packages like these. They offer flexible payment plans ranging from one month up to two years in advance, and you get a decent discount the longer the period you pay in advance for.
When it comes to customer support, they have a pretty decent ticketing support system where they reply to your queries within about half an hour. Since there is no telephone contact number listed on the website, emailing them is the main option you have. There’s also a live chat button that I discovered but it was offline, despite the button saying they were online.