Features and Ease of Use
Having helped several clients move to new hosting platforms, I know how much easier it is to make the transition to a host that provides the popular cPanel control panel. Other features you’ll get with this provider’s plans are:
- Add-on domains
- Online file manager
- App installer
If you’ve never built a website before, you might like the free website builder that comes with categorized customizable templates. The drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to create web pages before previewing and publishing them. Alternatively, you create your website content by installing any of the 300+ free web apps that include CMS systems such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Or, use PrestaShop or Magento to set up an e-store.
However you set up your site, you should secure it with SSL and take advantage of the free daily backups to safeguard your websites, emails, databases, and applications. Restoration from offshore servers takes roughly six hours.
It’s nice to see support for the Cloudflare CDN that remarkably improves your website’s page loading speeds around the world and helps protect you from certain kinds of cyberattacks.
Irish Web Servers’ robust web hosting servers are housed in a secure Dublin data center connected to a fast 100MB/sec port. Servers run the CloudLinux operating system that isolates you from the effects of other hosted users. The 99.5% uptime guarantee sounds good, and it does refund you for any month that doesn’t make the mark, but this level is actually below the industry average.
Pricing and Support
Irish Web Servers shows how much it values its customers by providing hosting at lower prices than many Irish providers. And to underscore its confidence, all hosting plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you a potential “get out” if anything goes wrong within the first few weeks. That’s reassuring since you can get a 10% to 15% discount for committing to a year or more. Setup is instant and free.
Live chat reps like the one I talked to provide a satisfying support experience. Besides supporting you also by email, Irish Web Servers’ support staff will help you with cPanel website migration. For self-support, there is a limited set of FAQs (otherwise known as “user guides”).