Reviews and expert opinion IT Alfa

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

According to its Facebook page, IT Alfa started out in 2017. However, its parent company has been around since 2011. Its prices are competitive, but it’s a shame I couldn’t summon a pre-sales support response.


Overview

IT AlfaAlthough IT Alfa, in its present form, came into existence in 2017, its parent company (IT Alfa Online Services) was founded in 2011. IT Alfa offers shared web hosting, WordPress hosting, cloud hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, and managed servers. Its English- and Spanish-language website (you can switch) also offers domain services, email solutions, web design, and web security services.

Features and Ease of Use

IT Alfa offers 16 Linux shared standard hosting plans (across four global locations), four WordPress plans, four cloud hosting plans (across Indian and American locations), four KVM VPS (ditto), four managed servers, and eight dedicated servers.

You can also choose from three combo plans: Starter Combo (with one domain and one hosted website), Email Combo (with one domain and three email accounts), and Advanced Combo (one domain, one SSL certificate, and one website). Although bare metal servers are also advertised, none were available for purchase when I tried.

The four Linux-based US Hosting plans provide you with:

  • One to unlimited hosted domains
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • cPanel control panel
  • 1 GB to unmetered disk space
  • 10 GB to unmetered data transfer
  • 100 to unlimited email accounts
  • Support for PHP (v5.2.x-7.1.x), MySQL, Ruby, Perl, and Python
  • Data backups every 5 days
  • ClamAV anti-virus

You can use the Softaculous one-click-installer to install 400+ content management and other popular programs such as WordPress, Joomla, Zen Cart, or phpBB. As an alternative to a CMS-backed website, you could use one of the four Weebly website builder plans (one of which is a free plan) to create a professional web presence without having to be a professional web designer or developer.

Once your website is up-and-running, performance improvements come courtesy of Varnish caching and the Cloudflare CDN (which also protects you from some kind of cyber-attacks). Unfortunately, there is no free SSL.

The managed and dedicated servers come with RAID 1 to guard against disk data disasters.

Pricing and Support

IT Alfa’s shared hosting plans are priced competitively, and you can pay for them in U.S. dollars via PayPal or credit card on quarterly to annual billing cycles. The longer the commitment, the greater the discount. The 30-day money-back guarantee (for Linux and cloud hosting plans) should get you out of your commitment early if anything goes wrong.

You should be able to summon 24/7 support in English, Spanish, or Italian by telephone, ticket, email, WhatsApp, or online contact form. I say “should” because my exploratory email went unanswered. It’s a good thing, then, that there are some good self-support resources, including a blog, a forum, and an extensive knowledge base:

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Comparison

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Pricing

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Bottom line on IT Alfa

It could be worth checking out IT Alfa for reliable, high-performance hosting that’s priced competitively. And you can get out if it doesn’t work out, thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.

Pros

  • Eight years of industry experience
  • Competitive pricing
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Payments only in U.S. dollars
  • Unresponsive pre-sales support

Check out IT Alfa for user-friendly, competitively-priced hosting services.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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