Amsterdam-based Leaseweb is a web hosting company with ISO certified data centers in Europe, the U.S.A., and Asia. With more than twenty years of industry experience under its belt, this company offers a range of hosting services including shared web hosting, private cloud, hybrid cloud, virtual cloud servers, and dedicated servers.
Leaseweb’s platform boasts a 99.999% core uptime guarantee, and its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Leaseweb offers four Linux (with PHP/MySQL) and four Windows (with ASP/MSSQL) hosting plans. With these plans, you’ll get
- 250MB to 10GB disk space
- 25GB to 1000GB bandwidth
- 1 to 50 MySQL databases (for Linux)
- 1 to 50 MSSQL databases (for Windows)
- Unlimited subdomains and domain aliases
- DNS management
- Firewall, antivirus, and spam filter
- Optional SSL certificate
- Daily backups
In addition to the shared hosting plans, this provider offers seven VPS plans, several customizable dedicated servers across different international locations, and a comprehensive range of colocation solutions.
Leaseweb incorporates forty-three points of presence (POP) and twenty-nine internet exchange points around the world. It provides a user-friendly customer portal and a full-featured API to give its customers complete control of their hosting infrastructure.
System performance is boosted by enterprise-class storage and advanced technology such as an SSD caching layer, and the super-fast SAS drives can read/write data much faster than SATA drives.
To protect your data from disaster, Leaseweb stores it twice across separate racks. To protect your website, it offers DDoS protection for free, and it offers a CDN to provide an extra layer of security with increased performance.
Pricing and Support
Leaseweb’s shared hosting plans are affordably priced, and you can pay for them using a currency (and by a method) according to where your server is located. Asian servers can be bought by bank transfer or PayPal. American servers can also be paid for using credit/debit card or direct debit.
The available billing cycles are monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, and triennial, and you can get a 7% discount by buying a year up front. For longer terms, you can contact the company to determine the discount. You can also contact the company to arrange a trial period that is not openly advertised.
Contact can be made by telephone, support ticket, fax (remember those?), email, online contact form, or live chat. I received a speed reply via the live chat channel:
Those looking for self-help resources will find an API documentation page, a knowledge base, the looking glass (to check network connectivity), a status page (to see ongoing issues), and a blog (with several video tutorials).