Reviews and expert opinion Mengine
Mengine is a web hosting company based in France. The hosting firm has been in operation since 2001 powering business enterprises in France and across Europe. Some of its offerings include shared web hosting, VPS servers, dedicated servers, domain name registration services, and colocation services. The Mengine website is only available in French.
Features and Ease of Use
Mengine web hosting solutions incorporate the following standard features:
- 1-click app installer
- IPv4 and IPv6 reversals
- Anti-DDoS included
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
- phpMyAdmin access
- Supported languages: PHP 5.6/7, FPM optimization , Perl, Python
- Unlimited subdomains
- MySQL databases
In addition to using high-end data centers with a multi-operator network “AS48130” and peering in France and Europe, Mengine uses enterprise-grade hardware components provided by some of the leading brands, including Dell, HP, Supermicro, and Cisco networking equipment.
By choosing Dell and HP servers, the vendor can guarantee a combination of high-performance servers with perfect compatibility with various OS platforms. Moreover, this vendor’s web hosting servers are powered by SATA/SSD hard disks with a hardware RAID controller. This offers exceptional website power as well as highly reliable hosting services.
All its servers support both Linux and Windows OS distributions with automatic installation of control panel available from the client area. This enables the vendor’s hosting solutions perfectly adapt to host different types of websites that support applications such as PHP, using MySQL databases or HTML powered websites.
For optimal security, Mengine web servers are integrated with DDoS protection, upload scan antivirus as well as hosting platforms with the new HTTP/2 protocol for encrypted data transfer. The hosting provider also offers manual backup services with up to 7 days of backup history.
Pricing and Support
Mengine web hosting packages are standardly priced in contrast with what other vendors are offering in the same niche. The hosting solutions are advertised with monthly prices but customers can only commit to a contract of at least 12 months. Prices are listed in euros.
In an email response that I received from this vendor, a support rep explained to me that they offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee and refund customers 50% of their monthly payments in the event that downtimes last more than four hours.
Mengine customer support desk is available from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday via telephone and ticketing system. Although there is a live chat link on its website, the link opens a support ticket, a clear indication that the vendor does not have a live chat. The vendor has an email address, but it is only available on its Facebook account.
I submitted a ticket and heard back from this vendor’s support team just over three hours later.
Mengine does not have a knowledge base section and the link to the FAQ is unresponsive.