Leapswitch Networks was founded in 2006 to provide shared hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated servers, colocation, and domain services. Over the years, it has accumulated over 6,000 customers around the world.
The Leapswitch servers are located in the United States, India, Portugal, Spain, and Ukraine. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Leapswitch offers three shared hosting plans for Linux and Windows that are available at various locations. Depending on which package you pick, you can host one to unlimited websites on one account. In any case, you’ll benefit from the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Automatic nightly backups
- From 20 GB to 100 GB bandwidth
- Up to 10 GB SSD storage
This host allows you to choose a server location that is close to your target customers, but you could always use a CDN such as Cloudflare to improve the page loading speeds for all your visitors.
Although there is no website builder (so you’ll have to craft your own HTML), the cPanel control panel makes it easy for you to set up 60 popular applications such as WordPress and Joomla.
Experts will have to look elsewhere for Python programming support, but you do get support for PHP, ASP.NET, Ruby on Rails, and CGI.
Pricing and Support
Leapswitch offers low-cost shared hosting plans and VPS solutions, and the prices seem to fit the provided features. Plans can be paid for on billing cycles from monthly to triennially, with discounts for longer-term sign-ups and a 30-day money-back guarantee that should make you feel better about making a major commitment.
This vendor doesn’t do free domains, and you’ll also have to pay extra at the checkout if you want SpanExperts email security, SiteLock website security, or CodeGuard website backups.
24/7 customer support with a 30-minute response time guarantee is available via telephone, ticket, email, or live chat. I waited a few minutes to be connected to live chat, only to be referred on to email. However, I received an almost immediate response to my email:
For self-support, Leapswitch publishes a pretty good knowledge base.