Reviews and expert opinion OBizTek

Ranked 450th from 2648 Web Hosting
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.6
Support
4.6
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
OBizTek is an Indian-hosting company with a focus on affordable hosting provisioning. They sell Windows and Linux hosting plans with some nice value add-ons.

Overview

OBizTek

OBizTek, founded in 2000, is an Indian-based company owned by an industry expert with over twenty years experience in the informational technology field. A company with a long track record, they have customers around the world. Their website and support are available in English.

Features and Ease of Use

OBizTek

OBizTek sells website hosting solutions along with a range of services for online marketing services. Their shared hosting packages come with the following features:

  • 99.95% uptime guarantee
  • Weekly data backup for disaster recovery
  • Domain registration available
  • From one to five domains
  • From 100MB to 5GB web space
  • From 1GB to 50GB bandwidth

They offer Linux and Windows shared hosting plans and both come with slightly different resource quotas.

Digging into the Linux plans first, you can choose from six plans:

  • 100MB-LH: 100MB web space, 1GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 250MB-LH: 200MB web space, 2.5GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 500MB-LH: 500MB web space, 5GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 1GB-LH: 1GB web space, 10GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 2GB-LH: 2GB web space, unlimited bandwidth, two domains, and two subdomains
  • 5GB-LH: 5GB web space, unlimited bandwidth, five domains, and five subdomains

All of the Linux plans come with support for PHP (only versions 4 and 5) and Perl, CGI, SSI, and Python, as well as Cron Jobs and FTP access. Beginners will appreciate the Fantastico one-click installer for popular programs, a website builder, and compatibility with common CMS’s such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and e-commerce shopping carts.

Their Windows shared hosting plans are also split into six resource levels as follows:

  • 100MB-WH: 100MB web space, 2GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 250MB-WH: 250MB web space, 5GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 500MB-WH: 500MB web space, 10GB bandwidth, one domain, and one subdomain
  • 1GB-WH: 1GB web space, 20GB bandwidth, one domain, and two subdomains
  • 2GB-WH: 2GB web space, 40GB bandwidth, one domain, and three subdomains
  • 5GB-WH: 5GB web space, 100GB bandwidth, one domain, and five subdomains

All of the Windows plans come with Microsoft SQL, MySQL databases, and support for ASP 3, ASP.NET 3, 3.5, 4, and PHP versions 4 and 5.

The Linux plans use cPanel whereas the Windows plans come with a Plesk control panel. While it’s good to see the option of operating system and support for various advanced scripting techniques, I am a little surprised by how few domains are allowed with each package. Even the highest Linux plan only allows five domains and five subdomains, while the highest Windows plan only allows one domain and five subdomains.

Pricing and Support

Whilst the Windows plans are, understandably, slightly more expensive than the Linux plans, all of their plans are very affordable. Given the level of features and resources, I think the prices are fair, if a little on the cheap side for international customers.

Their plans are only available on annual terms, which is understandable as they are so affordable. Just be sure to consider that tax (18%), domain registration, and SSL certificates are all added costs.

They have a very flexible cancellation policy. You can cancel within thirty days and receive a full refund, no questions asked, plus you can also cancel at anytime and receive a prorated refund for any unused time.

All plans come with 24/7 technical support via email and telephone, while sales inquiries are handled between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Unfortunately, their knowledge base is empty (at least for non-logged in customers) however, they do have a small FAQ section on their main website pages. All in all, the customer service is sufficient, especially for such a budget brand.

Pricing

4.6

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
100MB
1GB
1
$0.46
250MB
2.5GB
1
$0.58
500MB
5GB
1
$0.93
100MB
2 GB
1
$0.58
500MB
10 GB
1
$1.16
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
100MB
1GB
1
$0.46
250MB
2.5GB
1
$0.58
500MB
5GB
1
$0.93
100MB
2 GB
1
$0.58
250MB
5 GB
1
$0.7
500MB
10 GB
1
$1.16
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30GB
2000GB
4 CORES
1GB
$35
40GB
3000GB
6 CORES
2 GB
$45
60GB
4000GB
8 CORES
4 GB
$75
80GB
5000GB
12 CORES
8 GB
$125
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30GB
2000GB
4 CORES
1GB
$35
40GB
3000GB
6 CORES
2 GB
$45
60GB
4000GB
8 CORES
4 GB
$75
80GB
5000GB
12 CORES
8 GB
$125
More Details

Bottom line on OBizTek

OBizTek may not win awards for the most premium features, however their aim is to provide affordable hosting with reliable uptime and customer service, and they hit this niche very well.

Pros

  • Very affordable prices
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Good uptime guarantee
  • Good cancellation policy

Cons

  • Only annual plans available
  • Low number of domains with all plans

Budget – friendly hosting plans available now at Obiztek .

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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