L3Web Hosting is a hosting arm of Indian company DotIn Solutions, and it has servers located in Florida and Dallas. This host’s English-language website displays prices in U.S. dollars, and it sells shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and reseller hosting.<
Features and Ease of Use
L3Web Hosting offers four cPanel shared hosting plans — Start Up, Standard, Professional, and Advanced — which include these key features:
- SSD storage
- SiteLock security
- cPanel control panel
- SSL certificate
- Software installer
- Virus scanner
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily backups
The smallest plan provides 2 TB bandwidth, 1 GB disk space, two MySQL databases, two email accounts, and two subdomains. It should be suitable for anyone wanting to experiment with web hosting without breaking the bank, or an existing webmaster with a small website that doesn’t attract much traffic.
The largest plan provides 80 TB bandwidth, 30 GB disk space, and unlimited resources: MySQL databases, email accounts, and subdomains. This plan would be better for small to medium-sized websites that attract heavy daily traffic.
Hosted websites sit on SSD storage that is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage. Daily backups safeguard your data, and your hosted website is secured through a combination of SiteLock (which scans for malware and other malicious threats), a free SSL certificate, and a virus scanner.
L3Web Hosting has customized the cPanel control panel to make it even easier to use. However, if you’re looking for an alternative to cPanel hosting, you could instead consider the Linux Plesk hosting packages. Besides the different control panel, they also differ slightly in disk space and bandwidth.
Whichever control panel you choose, you get a software installer for popular programs like WordPress.
Pricing and Support
In comparison with its international peers, L3Web Hosting’s prices are competitive for the features on offer, and you can pay via PayPal or a major credit/debit card. All but the smallest plan can be billed monthly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, or triennially, and the 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a month to change your mind.
I have to tell you that the self-support resources are poor. There are only a few frequently asked questions, and the knowledge base is bare. It’s a good thing, then, that I could get quick answers to my questions via the live chat channel. Other support channels include telephone, ticket, and email.