Features and Ease of Use
For web hosting, Hosting Swiss offers shared only. That’s great for small business websites and individuals looking to host personal blogs. These are the features that its customers enjoy:
- 99.9% uptime
- From 500MB to 5000MB storage space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Daily automatic backups
- Unlimited add-on domains
If you’re looking for Windows shared hosting, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Hosting Swiss only offers Linux shared hosting. Its provided distribution is the lightweight RedHat. For web server, it uses the popular Apache that’s used by a vast number of hosting companies.
The company supports PHP, Perl, and Python. This is enough for the type of websites that its shared hosting plans can support, and databases are MySQL.
If you don’t know how to code or you want to use an application, Hosting Swiss has got you covered. It provides an auto-installer – Integrator (Web Tools) – that you can use to install a myriad of applications, including WordPress and osCommerce.
The vendor also provides a website builder – Web Presence Builder – with free templates and a WYSIWYG editor so that you don’t have to write one word of code.
Having email accounts is one way to get viruses and spam. Hosting Swiss provides email accounts along with the hosting plans and provides tools to stop the menace of viruses and spam from disturbing you with SpamAssassin and an anti-virus tool.
Although Hosting Swiss provides unlimited bandwidth, overuse of server resources has its penalties. One way that can happen is allowing other websites to directly link to files on your website. Hosting Swiss knows that and helps customers prevent that with Hotlink protection.
E-commerce businesses and large organizations will have to look elsewhere as this company doesn’t provide VPS or dedicated servers.
Pricing and Support
Hosting Swiss offers expensive prices for the features that it provides. They also don’t offer a monthly hosting period. Their subscription periods are six months and one year, but for the first two plans, you can only register for one year at a time.
Be aware that there’s no free trial or free version, however, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can pay with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Amex, or Discover.
There’s a knowledge base with tutorials that you might find useful. Also, you can contact support through email and ticket. I sent an email but never got a reply.