IDS Hosting is a web hosting company based in South Africa. Founded in 2002, the hosting company prides itself on being a provider of fast and reliable hosting solutions to meet the requirement of fast-growing companies in South Africa and beyond. Today, it offers a list of web hosting services, from shared web hosting to VPS, E-commerce hosting, reseller hosting, email hosting, and domain name registration services.
Features and Ease of Use
IDS Hosting web hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- Drag-and-drop HTML website builder
- PHP version select
- PHP INI editor
- Unlimited monthly bandwidth
- Softaculous one-click Script Installer
- Website statistics
- Easy to use cPanel control panel
- Unlimited FTP accounts
IDS Hosting houses its servers in a state-of-the-art data center located in South Africa. The data center is equipped with high-end hosting infrastructure backed by a redundant power supply. Its servers use very fast non-mechanical SSD drives configured with RAID architecture, offering reliable and blazing fast webpage loading speeds.
I’m intrigued by the IDS Hosting shared web hosting solution that comes packed with resources to suit every entrepreneur’s needs. The six-in-one shared hosting solution features cPanel hosting facilities built on Linux OS platforms. The cPanel facilities include virus scanning, greylisting SPAM, malware scanners, and a premium website builder.
IDS Hosting offers a cloud-based website and database backups. These plans provide full website backups for all its servers and include safe and independent FTP access. What’s more, after clients purchase these backup options, the stored back up data can easily be accessed via the IDS client area, direct link, or by logging in to their cPanel accounts.
Pricing and Support
IDS Hosting offers extremely cheap web hosting solutions that come with flexible monthly and annual billing cycles. The prices of these hosting solutions are listed in South African Rand.
The website shows a 100% money-back guarantee icon on the home page, but no further information is displayed about it. All the same, the vendor provides a 99.5% uptime guarantee.
IDS Hosting customer support is available via telephone, email, ticketing system, and live chat. The vendor offers 24/7 support, but only for users who purchase its Google Business Suites plans. However, the live chat support is often offline. I sent them a support email instead, but unfortunately, I received no response.
IDS Hosting has a detailed knowledgebase if you prefer to find the answers on your own.