Reviews and expert opinion LWS

Ranked 1939th from 2123 Web Hosting
4.0
Ease of Use
4.2
Features
4.0
Pricing
3.7
Support
3.5
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Web Hosting Expert
French company LWS could be a force to be reckoned with if it made some key improvements around customer support. Its hosting offerings are good but not great.

Overview

LWS

French company LWS was founded back in 1999. It now specializes in shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration.

While the LWS website is in French, it offers the option to translate into more than 20 alternative languages, but this is actually more cumbersome than letting the Google Chrome browser just do the translation for you.

Features and Ease of Use

LWS supports Linux and Windows shared hosting, with each operating system having its own set of price plans that come with different features depending on your requirements. All plans have the following features in common:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • DDoS protection
  • Website builder
  • LWS control panel
  • Free domain
  • SSD storage

A software auto-installer allows you to install a CMS (such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or PrestaShop) or other applications with ease. There is also a website builder that helps you design your website by choosing from over 300 templates and then using the drag-and-drop interface.

Regular backups are performed on all hosting plans to keep all your data secure. You can also set up the backup intervals manually via the control panel.

Pricing and Support

For each of the operating system platforms, Linux and Windows, there are four price plans to choose from depending on the size of your business or website: Personal, Starter, Standard, and Performance. The Personal plan is suitable for individuals with small blogs whereas the Performance plan is aimed at larger corporations. These packages vary in web space, the number of email addresses, MySQL and SQL Server databases. Prices are pretty average for the features provided.

All plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and you can pay by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, money order, or check.

The LWS website includes a comprehensive knowledge base with step-by-step tutorials, video tutorials, and FAQs. Since this didn’t answer all of my questions, I initiated a live chat but (unfortunately) received misleading information from the support agent:

Pricing

3.7

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Price
100 GB
Unlimited
-
$1.68
250 GB
Unlimited
-
$3.94
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
$7.32
Unlimited
Unlimited
-
$10.71
40 GB
Unlimited
+
$2.81
100 GB
Unlimited
+
$5.07
250 GB
Unlimited
+
$11.84
500 GB
Unlimited
+
$23.13
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Price
100 GB
Unlimited
$1.68
250 GB
Unlimited
$3.94
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.32
Unlimited
Unlimited
$10.71
40 GB
Unlimited
+
$2.81
100 GB
Unlimited
+
$5.07
250 GB
Unlimited
+
$11.84
500 GB
Unlimited
+
$23.13
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WordPress Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Backup
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
$10.71
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Backup
Price
100 GB
Unlimited
+
$1.68
250 GB
Unlimited
+
$3.94
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
$10.71
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Price
60 GB
600 GB
cPanel/WHM
$22.56
120 GB
1200 GB
cPanel/WHM
$45.13
160 GB
1600 GB
cPanel/WHM
$67.71
200 GB
2000 GB
cPanel/WHM
$112.85
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Price
60 GB
600 GB
cPanel/WHM
$22.56
120 GB
1200 GB
cPanel/WHM
$45.13
160 GB
1600 GB
cPanel/WHM
$67.71
200 GB
2000 GB
cPanel/WHM
$112.85
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
160 GB (RAID 10) or 80 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
2 GB
$11.28
250 GB (RAID 10) or 120 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
4 GB
$5.63
400 GB (RAID 10) or 160 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
8 GB
$33.85
500 GB (RAID 10) or 180 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
12 GB
$56.42
500 GB (RAID 10) or 200 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
14 GB
$78.99
750 GB (RAID 10) or 220 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
16 GB
$112.85
1 TB (RAID 10) or 250 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
18 GB
$169.29
2 TB (RAID 10) or 300 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
24 GB
$225.72
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
160 GB (RAID 10) or 80 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
2 GB
$11.28
250 GB (RAID 10) or 120 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
4 GB
$5.63
400 GB (RAID 10) or 160 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
8 GB
$33.85
500 GB (RAID 10) or 180 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4 (20 hearts 3.4Ghtz)
12 GB
$56.42
500 GB (RAID 10) or 200 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
14 GB
$78.99
750 GB (RAID 10) or 220 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
16 GB
$112.85
1 TB (RAID 10) or 250 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
18 GB
$169.29
2 TB (RAID 10) or 300 GB SSD (RAID 10)
Unlimited
Bi Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron (32 Hearts 3.7Ghtz)
24 GB
$225.72
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
80 GB
Unlimited
1 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
2 GB
$11.28
120 GB
Unlimited
2 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
4 GB
$5.63
160 GB
Unlimited
3 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
8 GB
$33.85
180 GB
Unlimited
4 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
12 GB
$56.42
200 GB
Unlimited
5 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
14 GB
$78.99
220 GB
Unlimited
6 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
16 GB
$112.85
250 GB
Unlimited
8 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
18 GB
$169.29
300 GB
Unlimited
8 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
24 GB
$225.72
500 GB
Unlimited
16 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.0 GHz
48 GB
$395.02
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
80 GB
Unlimited
1 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
2 GB
$11.28
120 GB
Unlimited
2 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
4 GB
$5.63
160 GB
Unlimited
3 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
8 GB
$33.85
180 GB
Unlimited
4 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.4 GHz
12 GB
$56.42
200 GB
Unlimited
5 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
14 GB
$78.99
220 GB
Unlimited
6 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
16 GB
$112.85
250 GB
Unlimited
8 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
18 GB
$169.29
300 GB
Unlimited
8 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.7 GHz
24 GB
$225.72
500 GB
Unlimited
16 dedicated hearts Intel® Xeon® 3.0 GHz
48 GB
$395.02
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from LWS

Bottom line on LWS

LWS provides a decent range of hosting products at competitive prices, but it doesn’t really stand out, and it definitely needs to work on the quality of its live chat technical support.

Pros

  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Free domain
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Comprehensive knowledge base

Cons

  • Live chat support agent lacking knowledge
  • Poor automated vendor website translations

For all kinds of French web hosting, look at LWS.

Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie is the Site Manager for Website Planet. He is responsible for the overall development and operation of the website, that serves the website development community. His experience includes both software development and online marketing.

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