One GigaByte Network is fine, but fine is not good enough. While One GigaByte Network is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.
Founded in 2006, California-based web host One GigaByte Network provides shared, VPS, cloud, managed, and dedicated hosting services for consumers and businesses. It features a 100% uptime guarantee along with round-the-clock customer support. Its data center is in Dallas, Texas and the website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
One GigaByte Network offers several different hosting plans depending on a customer’s needs. Hosting plans come with a number of standard features:
- 100% server uptime guarantee
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- 24/7 customer support
- SSL available
- Unlimited email addresses
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Unlimited sub & add-on domains
Entry-level shared plans come in three levels of data allowance: 1GB of disk space with 100GB of monthly bandwidth, 2GB of disk space with 200GB of bandwidth, or 5GB of disk space with 500GB of bandwidth.
Shared plans come with the Fantastico app installer which can be used to easily install many different types of software including WordPress or another CMS of your choice, forum or message boards, E-Commerce shopping carts, customer support systems, an FAQ application, and other useful scripts you can use for your website.
Another potentially useful tool available to easily load from the Fantastico app installer is the Soholaunch website builder. This application comes with many built-in website features such as: event calendar, social media sharing buttons, blog, and members area. This can help novices create a web presence quickly, however, the website styles and templates look fairly dated. So, this tool may not appeal to all users.
Users who prefer a managed experience can upgrade to the managed or dedicated server plans. The managed plan includes One GigaByte Network staff installing your website, setting up email, and editing content and images, along with minor design and development work. Each subscription comes with up to six hours of assistance. If needed, additional support can be purchased for an hourly fee.
Pricing and support
Pricing for One GigaByte Network shared hosting plans is reasonable and around average. Whereas some of the large American web hosts have rock bottom prices and others charge quite a bit more, pricing here falls right in the middle. For the entry-level shared hosting plan, your monthly fee includes enough disk space for a moderately-sized website as well as 100GB of bandwidth, which is quite a lot for a beginner plan.
Second and third tier shared plans increase disk space and bandwidth at a level commensurate with price. All of these come with a number of unlimited features, which add to One GigaByte Network’s value proposition. Prices for premium hosting plans, such as managed and dedicated servers, are much higher, but in line with competitors.
All shared hosting plans can be paid on a monthly or annual basis.
Customer support is maintained 24/7 via a ticketing system and also available via phone and email. I sent a general sales request and received a reply later the same day.