OutSource Information Systems, popularly referred to as just OIS, is a U.S.-based web hosting company with its corporate headquarters located in Orange County, California. The company was established in 2003 and boasts of 40+ combined experience in the field of IT.
It offers a full range of web hosting services, including shared web hosting, VPS servers, dedicated servers, WordPress hosting, domain registration services, VMWare hosting, among other services.
Features and Ease of Use
OIS web hosting services incorporate the following standard features:
- cPanel control panel
- Unmetered bandwidth
- SSL certificates
- Dedicated IP addresses
- Website backups
- CDN (Content Delivery Network)
- Weebly website builder
- Softaculous script installer
All OIS web hosting servers are located in state-of-the-art data centers located in California and Nevada. By hosting your website in these data centers, the vendor claims that this will significantly improve your site’s ranking position within the U.S. search engine results as well as U.S specific searches.
OIS hosting solutions use only enterprise-standard server hardware infrastructure: Intel Xeon E5 Dual Hex-Core processors and fast SSD storage systems in redundant RAID-10 configurations.
Additionally, its hosting platforms are built exclusively to optimize the performance and security of its customer’s websites: high-performance coolness like load-balanced servers, IP-blocking, password-protected directories, DDoS protection, hotlink/leech protection, and many more.
OIS is one of the ASP.NET membership providers and it is Microsoft SPLA approved. Through its partnership with Microsoft, the company is able to offer reliable hosting services that support multiple applications, including ASP.Net web application and Microsoft SQL Server databases.
Users can also deploy Linux-based resources Apache, MySQL, and PHP programming languages. For guaranteed security of its customer’s website data, the vendor performs daily backups and keep the backup copies for one full month.
Pricing and Support
OIS web hosting features are a bit expensive, although they come with a list of advanced features to bring value for your money. The hosting solutions are listed in U.S. dollars and they come with flexible billing cycles: monthly, annually, biennial, and triennial subscriptions.
OIS continues to offer reliable hosting services with an uptime guarantee policy ranging from 99.8% to 100% depending on the hosting plan you have chosen. However, the typical uptime is around 99.9%. Users can cancel their website accounts at any time they like, and although there is a mention of a money-back guarantee, the vendor has only said it in passing.
OIS support staff pledges to always attend to its customer’s needs. And should you have a problem, you can contact the vendor’s 24/7 customer support desk via telephone, email or ticketing system. However, the hosting company does not have a live chat.
To complement its support system, the firm has a detailed knowledge base as well as FAQs at the bottom of each hosting site.