Features and Ease of Use
GPM’s hosting services incorporate these features:
- Linux and Windows operating systems
- Free Cloudflare CDN
- Free SSL certificates
- Softaculous one-click installer
- IPv6 addresses
- Free website migration
GPM’s hosting services use either the Apache web server or the far faster LiteSpeed web server. Both support the HTTP/2 protocol but LiteSpeed is optimized to make Magento, WordPress, WooCommerce, and PrestaShop run up to 75 times faster.
Further performance improvements come courtesy of SSD storage in RAID 10 configuration (for speed and reliability) and the Cloudflare CDN (which caches content close to your visitors and helps protect you against some kinds of cyberattacks).
Shared hosting has server rewind backups to get you back to a previous website version; VPS plans provide snapshot backup services.
Everything is managed via the cPanel control panel that incorporates the Softaculous one-click installer for installing popular programs such as WordPress.
Pricing and Support
GPM’s introductory offers are discounted by up to 70%, which makes them pretty cheap. They are priced in euros, and you can pay for them monthly, six-monthly, or twelve-monthly, with discounts for the longer terms. You needn’t worry about committing to a full year because the generous 60-day money-back guarantee should get you out early with a full refund if you’re not satisfied.
You also get a free SSL certificate and a 99.9% uptime guarantee (which is around the industry average).
Customers can contact GPM’s 24/7 support team via Skype, WhatsApp, email, or ticket. Unfortunately, my support test ticket went unanswered. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be disappointed to discover that the knowledge base contains only five entries.