From its English-language website, with prices displayed in U.S. dollars, MechanicWeb sells shared hosting, reseller hosting, email hosting, dedicated servers, domain registration, and website design.
Features and Ease of Use
MechanicWeb’s three shared hosting packages — Smart, Value, and Power — vary in terms of storage, monthly bandwidth, and the number of hosted websites. Disk space ranges from 10 GB to 30 GB, monthly bandwidth goes from 100 GB up to 300 GB, and the number of hosted websites varies from 1 to 20.
These features are common across all the plans:
- SSD storage
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily backups
- Free SSL certificate
- CloudLinux OS
- Cloudflare CDN
- SSH access
- Antivirus protection
- cPanel control panel
- Softaculous installer
The industry-standard cPanel control panel allows you to manage all aspects of your website hosting, and the incorporated Softaculous installer helps you install a plethora of popular programs such as WordPress, Magento, PrestaShop, Drupal, Joomla, phpBB, Typo3, and more.
Cron jobs let you schedule scripts to run regularly so that you don’t have to execute them manually every time, and the Cloudflare CDN boosts local page loading speeds as well as protecting you against some kinds of cyberattacks.
Pricing and Support
MechanicWeb’s overall prices are affordable, and you can pay by PayPal or credit/debit card on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, or triennial billing cycles. If you’re tempted to pay for a long term up-front, you’ll be happy to see the 45-day money-back guarantee that should give you a month and a half to change your mind.
For self-support, this host offers a comprehensive knowledge base and a list of frequently asked questions. If these don’t answer all your questions, you can call on the customer support team by ticket, email, or live chat. I found the staff to be particularly responsive via the live chat channel: