InterLot’s web hosting solutions include a website builder, email hosting, SSL certificates, shared hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers, and managed servers. Its servers are located in Dallas and Austin (U.S.A.), and its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
InterLot offers Linux, Windows, WordPress, and cloud shared hosting plans that provide these features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Weekly automatic backups
- From 2 GB to unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
Almost all the shared hosting plans run on the Linux operating system with the Apache web server and support for programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby on Rails. The exception is the Windows hosting plans, which (of course) run on Windows OS with the IIS web server and support for ASP and ASP.NET. You can use MySQL and MSSQL databases (depending on the operating system) with phpMyAdmin.
Linux plans are administered using the cPanel control panel, whereas Windows plans are managed via Plesk. You can upload web files via secure FTP, or you can use a one-click installer (Softaculous or Quick Install) to install over 300 open source scripts for WordPress, ZenCart, Joomla, Magento, and more.
The WordPress-specific plans don’t provide a control panel, so you manage them via the WordPress dashboard.
Performance is improved by Varnish Cache and a globally distributed CDN. And cloud hosting plans benefit from resources being spread across a cluster of servers to reduce downtime.
Security features include ClamAV virus protection, CodeGuard, SiteLock, and Hotlink/Leech protection.
Pricing and Support
InterLot offers a total of nineteen shared hosting plans at different price points. The least expensive Linux and Windows plans could be ideal for starters, although the cloud and WordPress plans are still affordable.
Subscription periods vary according to the plan you pick, but they include monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual, and biennial options. You get discounts on the two highest subscription cycles, and a 30-day money-back guarantee to make you feel better about signing up for a long stretch (because you could get out early if anything goes wrong).
You can pay by bank transfer, credit card, or check, and you get free SSL with shared hosting.
For self-support, InterLot provides a comprehensive knowledge base, which you can get to if you ignore the “unsafe” warning. If this doesn’t answer all your questions, you can contact the support team via email or a toll-free telephone number. My exploratory email received a response within a day: