MegaHosting was launched to deliver stable and quality web hosting services in Peru. The company has its main offices in Chile with another website and offers for those in Chile. MegaHosting provides web hosting and Virtual Private Servers from its office in Huacho, Peru.
Since its inception, it has registered over 1,000 domains and hosted over 6,500 websites from 4,000+ customers. Its website is available in Spanish only.
Features and Ease of Use
MegaHosting offers three web hosting packages: Initial hosting, Company hosting, and Premium Hosting. Initial hosting is for simple websites that don’t need much storage space and bandwidth, it is broken down further into three plans.
You can use either Company Hosting or Premium hosting for a bit more space and hosting more websites. They are further divided into three plans each. Regardless of the package you choose, you get the following:
- 99.9% uptime
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily automatic backups
- Anywhere from zero to unlimited add-on domains
- Unlimited bandwidth
MegaHosting has security firewalls to protect customers against malicious attacks. Its other security feature is Symlinks protection, which prevents every directory on a server being affected if one is. For example, one hacked website will result in every other CMS on the server being hacked due to config files without this or another sufficient protection.
The web hosting company provides daily, weekly, and monthly automatic backups ensuring that customers’ files are safe following a data loss. Also, it has a manual backup option in the control panel for customers to take backups as they wish.
MegaHosting provides Solid State Disks (SSD) which give better read and write speed. Those are on RAID 10 monitoring and stripping so that you don’t lose data if one hardware fails.
The company provides cPanel to shared hosting customers along with a website builder with free, ready-made themes. You can also install most CMSes like WordPress on your account or use any of the supported multiple versions of PHP to program your website.
Pricing and Support
MegaHosting’s hosting prices for shared hosting and WordPress hosting are low cost. The VPS, though, is slightly expensive for the features on offer. Prices listed on its website are in Peru Sol. One of the perks with its pricing is free offers like SSL certificates that come with hosting, though domain registration isn’t free.
You can pay for a one-month, three-month, six-month, one-year, or two-year hosting plan. The vendors offer free migration for customers who want to switch hosting providers to its service, and it provides a ten-day free trial instead of a money-back guarantee.
MegaHosting’s support team works 24/7 and you can reach out to them through live chat and email. It doesn’t have a support phone number and the live chat doesn’t appear to work all the time. Fortunately, the company has made a few tutorials available for customers who prefer self-support for things such as DNS and uploading website content.
To my disappointment, I sent an email and but never received a response.