NixiHost was founded early in 2007 by a group of hosting industry professionals who were tired of dealing with the failures of leading web hosting companies. Today, this Houston-headquartered company offers various web hosting services (shared, VPS, dedicated, and reseller) along with domain services, SSL certificates, and free DNS hosting.
NixiHost’s website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
NixiHost offers two shared hosting plans: Basic and Professional. The Basic plan is ideal for hobbyists, bloggers, and startups, and it comes with:
- One domain
- Unmetered SSD storage and bandwidth
- Unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, and email hosting
- cPanel control panel
- Multiple PHP versions (5.6 and 7.x)
- Let’s Encrypt SSL support
Ideal for professional bloggers and e-commerce merchants, the Professional plan comes with unlimited domains, accelerated HTTP service, and commercial-level Comodo or Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates.
Both plans include the Softaculous auto-installer with more than 50 scripts to install WordPress, Joomla, AbanteCart, phpBB, and many more applications with a single click.
NixiHost offers DDoS and intrusion protection against hackers and botnets via its round-the-clock server security monitoring. It’s server-grade SSDs configured in a high-speed, redundant, RAID array provide protection against data loss in case of a drive failure. The 99.9% uptime guarantee provided by NixiHost is welcome but is actually lower than the industry average.
Besides the shared hosting plans, NixiHost offers two reseller hosting plans, five VPS plans, and four dedicated server plans.
This vendor grants full root access to its VPS and dedicated server customers to give them complete control over their servers. Dedicated server customers also get a free WHMCS license that integrates server management, support, and billing into a single platform.
Pricing and Support
NixiHost’s shared hosting plans are pricey, with its Basic plan being more than double the industry average. You can pay for plans in USD via PayPal or credit/debit card on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, or triennial billing cycles. All billing cycles for the Professional plan (except for the triennial billing cycle) offer free domain registration.
The 30-day money-back guarantee assures customers who have paid upfront for a year but wish to cancel the contract that they will be refunded for any unused months. However, please note that this guarantee does not apply to VPS plans, dedicated hosting services, or other custom hosting packages.
Those looking for self-help resources will find NixiHost’s extensive knowledge base extremely useful. Alternatively, you can contact NixiHost’s customer support via an online form or a support ticket system. I received a reply in less than 10 minutes when I tried the ticket system:
How much does NixiHost cost?
NixiHost offers multiple plans priced highest to lowest. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which NixiHost plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. NixiHost can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from NixiHost here.
How good is NixiHost’s customer support?
NixiHost is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of NixiHost being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.