Australian company Intervolve was established way back in 1998, and today it offers website hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, and domain registration services.
Intervolve’s website is in English, and its servers are located in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, and Singapore.
Features and Ease of Use
Intervolve offers separate hosting plans for the Windows and Linux operating systems. Typically, you can expect to find these features:
- 99.9% uptime
- 1 GB to 25 GB SSD storage
- 20 GB to 500 GB bandwidth
- Free domain
- Up to 20 add-on domains
It goes without saying that Windows customers are hosted on the Windows operating system. Linux customers are hosted on the CloudLinux operating system with CageFS that isolates you from the adverse effects of other hosted users.
Linux hosting plans come with the cPanel control panel, whereas Windows hosting plans are managed via the Plesk control panel. Both of these popular panels score high points for user-friendliness, and both include a one-click installer for content management and other programs, including WordPress and Joomla.
If you’re comfortable coding a website, you can do so using the PHP, Ruby, or Python programming languages (for Linux) or ASP.NET (for Windows).
Intervolve’s backups are stored on servers for 14 days, and you can restore directly from your control panel without having to contact customer services.
You can’t be too careful when it comes to security, so Intervolve provides DDoS protection, intrusion detection, and brute force protection.
Pricing and Support
Intervolve’s hosting plans are expensive, and you have to purchase an SSL certificate separately.
You can pay for plans monthly, which is a good thing because there is no free trial (to try before you buy) and no money-back guarantee (to get you out early if anything goes wrong). Or, you can get a discount by making a longer-term commitment.
There is no self-support knowledge base, and far as I know, but customer support can be summoned via telephone or email. It took the sales team 24 hours to answer my exploratory email: