Reviews and expert opinion Machine IT Services

Ranked 1413th from 3627 Web Hosting
4.2
  • Features
    4.2
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.2
  • Pricing
    4.1
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Machine IT Services started relatively recently in 2017. Besides web design and SEO services, it also offers VPS, dedicated server, and shared hosting solutions, some of which are hard to find.

Overview

Machine IT Services

Entrepreneur Collin Machine (yes, a real name) founded Machine IT Services in Louisville, Kentucky, in early 2017 to help fellow entrepreneurs and other businesses build an online presence. Whether you want shared web hosting, web development, or other I.T. products and services, Machine IT offers it all from its English-language website.

Features and Ease of Use

Machine IT Services offers three shared hosting plans that provide you with:

  • 1 to 10 hosted websites
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 2 GB to 8 GB of web storage
  • Unlimited traffic
  • 5 to 20 email accounts (with up to 8 GB total email storage) and webmail
  • 10 to 50 MySQL /MariaDB databases with up to 2 GB total storage
  • Support for PHP 7.x, Python, Perl, cURL, and Git
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
  • Cron jobs
  • Unlimited FTP/SSH accounts

A customer services representative confirmed to me that the cPanel and Plesk plans include a one-click app installer for popular CMS and other programs. For full e-commerce functionality, you can purchase the WooCommerce WordPress plugin.

The Cloudflare CDN (for a one-time payment) improves content delivery times while also helping protect against some kinds of cyberattacks. You get daily, weekly, and monthly automatic backups of all databases, websites, and emails, and these are stored at multiple secure locations.

The VPS and dedicated server plans provide a range of self-managed to fully-managed options, and you get full root access for complete control of your server.

Pricing and Support

Machine IT Services’ shared hosting plans are pricey, and the costs go even higher when you pay extra for things like Cloudflare and WooCommerce.

You can pay in U.S. dollars by credit/debit card (via Stripe) on monthly or annual billing cycles, but there is no discount for an annual commitment. Nevertheless, the 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a potential “get out” if you do sign up for a full year.

You can contact the customer support team via an online contact form or Facebook Messenger. I received rapid replies via both contact channels (in the case Facebook):

Machine IT Services

It’s a good thing that the support responses are impressive because the self-help resources seem to be limited to just four questions.

Pricing

4.1

Bottom line on Machine IT Services

If you’re looking for shared hosting and associated web design and SEO services, Machine IT Services could be worth checking out. This company also offers several additional plans via its cloud subdomain, but they’re hard to find.

Pros

  • A simple set of plans
  • Web design, SEO, and IT services
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Quick customer support

Cons

  • Hard to find the additional plans
  • Pricey plans with only 99.9% uptime guarantee

Check out Machine IT Services for shared web hosting with associated web design and SEO 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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