MaxiHost Multimedia NetWorks (aka MaxiHost.ch) is a Swiss web hosting provider that should not be confused with any similar-sounding vendors such as the Brazilian MaxiHost.com. Established in 2007, this vendor specializes in offering all-inclusive web hosting solutions for individuals and businesses. They also provide reseller programs to web professionals and other resellers. The appealing and user-friendly MaxiHost.ch website is in French but is marred mainly by the fact that (at the time of writing) a WordPress/PHP error message appears at the top of every page.
Features and Ease of Use
All MaxiHost’s web hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- Unlimited bandwidth
- One-click website installation
- MySQL databases
- Antivirus and antispam protection
- SSL certificates
- FTP access
- phpMyAdmin and HTML support
- POP3/IMAP4/SMTP configuration
- DNS management
MaxiHost’s starter pack comes with 1GB disk space, PHP and HTML, 5 email addresses, 1 FTP account, and 1 domain, making it ideal for personal blogs. If you are looking to host an e-commerce website, they have a professional pack with 25GB disk space, unlimited domains, 100 emails, 25 MySQL databases, 5 FTP accounts, and 25 subdomains, among other features.
In addition to offering shared hosting solutions, MaxiHost also offers CMS hosting that includes WordPress, Joomla, and PrestaShop hosting packages. They provide data backups via a secure offsite center located separately from the primary servers.
Pricing and Support
MaxiHost’s prices are pocket-friendly for small businesses that don’t mind the apparent feature restrictions. Unfortunately, even the vendor’s more expensive hosting plans also have notable restrictions, and very little detailed information about the features included.
You pay for this company’s plans in Swiss francs by monthly subscription. A mere monthly commitment may be good because there is no money-back policy and no network uptime guarantee.
The technical team can be reached via email and ticketing system during business hours between 9.00am and 6.00pm CEST, Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, there is no telephone or live chat support, and no 24/7 support. While they do their best to provide quick solutions, they don’t seem to be very skilled and experienced in solving network issues. And unfortunately, you can’t help yourself effectively using the sketchy knowledgebase.