Founded in 1998, Intervolve provides a range of hosting services including website hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, and domain registration. It is located in Australia and its servers are located in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, and Sydney. Its webpage is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
Intervolve offers Windows and Linux operating systems in separate shared hosting plans. The provided features are suitable for websites ranging from small to a few medium-sized businesses. These are the provided features:
- 99.9% uptime
- From 1GB to 25GB SSD storage
- From 20GB to 500GB Bandwidth
- Free domain
- Anywhere from zero to 20 add-on domains
Intervolve provides backups that are kept on the server for 14 days. If you need a backup, you don’t need to contact customer support because you can easily restore it from your control panel.
The provided control panel for Linux is cPanel. It’s the most used control panel for Linux hosting while Windows customers get to use Plesk. Both are intuitive and score high points for user-friendliness. Also, they come with a One-click installer for easy installation of CMSes like WordPress and Joomla!.
While Windows customers get an up-to-date version of the Windows OS, Linux customers are placed in CloudLinux OS with the sweet benefits of lightweight virtualization.
CloudLinux improves performance, security through CageFS, firewalls, and other up-to-date security measures. On these servers, it supports PHP, Ruby and Python and Windows supports ASP.NET.
Web hosting comes with security vulnerabilities and you can never be too careful. I like that Intervolve put DDoS into consideration for security. It provides DDOS protection.
It uses Fortinet to provide several layers of security in an automated environment. Some of the other security features that come with this (aside from DDoS protection) is Intrusion detection and prevention, and brute force protection with automated lockout protection.
Pricing and Support
Intervolve offers a monthly subscription plan, with no free trial or version. Like most things, people want to test what they’ll be committing their money to. In cases where that can’t happen, at least, a money-back guarantee will be nice but there’s none here either.
It doesn’t help that Intervolve prices are way too expensive for the features on offer. You would also have to buy an SSL certificate. Nevertheless, its awesome security features and free domain make the extra cost you have to pay here worth it. After all, what use is a server that’s highly vulnerable?
Customer support is available through phone and email. I would like if it had a knowledge base and live chat as well but that might not bother you at all. Anyways, when I contacted support by email, it took them almost 24 hours to respond to me.