HostWebis (also known as simply “WebIS”) has been in business in one form or another since 1998, when it went straight to setting up an international presence but with a specific U.K. brand. It set up a Portuguese brand in 2003, which it subsequently merged with WebIS, and in 2006, it bought an Indian web hosting website. In 2007, it expanded again to cover 20 more countries.
The HostWebis website is in English whereas the WebIS website is in Portuguese. Both sites advertise essentially the same hosting offerings.
Features and Ease of Use
The HostWebis and WebIS websites advertise three single-site shared hosting plans, three multisite/reseller hosting plans, and three dedicated server plans. Note that this company’s WHMCS-powered store page shows some additional plans, including a VPS plan which (according to customer services) is available.
With the single-site shared hosting plans, you get:
- 2 GB to 8 GB disk space
- 20 GB to 80 GB data transfer
- 20 to unlimited email accounts
- 2 to 8 MySQL databases
- Support for PHP5 and Java applications
- Free activation
The daily statistics provide useful insights into your web traffic, and the 99.9% uptime guarantee means your website should be available almost all the time (but no more than the industry average).
HostWebis uses SSD storage for improved performance and reliability, with SoftRAID (or RAID 10 for VPS) to help protect you against disk data disasters. Security is assured, thanks to a firewall and DDoS mitigation.
Pricing and Support
The HostWebis shared hosting plans are competitively priced, and the single-site plans come with a free domain when you commit for at least a year. Other billing cycles are monthly, biannual, and biennial, and you get a 30-day refund window which should make you feel better about making a one- or two-year commitment (because you can get out early). Pay in euros by PayPal, credit card, bank transfer, or euPago.
HostWebis provides support via telephone, ticket, live chat, or email, and I’m pleased to say that I received quick answers to my queries via live chat:
The HostWebis knowledge base is bare, so there are no self-support resources apart from a few YouTube videos.