ORC Webhosting was established in Landquart, Switzerland back in 2002 to exclusively provide domain and web hosting related services that suit both beginner and experienced webmasters. The vendor serves thousands of customers from over a hundred and thirty countries worldwide, and the website is readily available in German by default but allows for English translations.
Features and Ease of Use
The SSD web hosting package has been divided into easy SSD web hosting and premium SSD web hosting. Some of the features that both packages include are:
- Free Comodo SSL certificates
- Traffic flat rate
- Unlimited email addresses
- cPanel web interface
- Backup/restore function
- 99.9%uptime guarantee
- MySQL databases
- 30-day money-back guarantee
Web hosting is done on professional software and hardware products optimized to improve speed and performance. These include fully redundant server systems with super-fast SSDs with virtually zero latency. It also features the most recent PHP versions coupled with OPcache, which accelerates website speeds and makes them two times faster.
The web hosting plans also feature RV Site Builder, a website building tool that lets you build customized and responsive websites in just a few clicks and in a few minutes. It’s simple to use and doesn’t require any technical or programming knowledge. After building a beautiful website, you will enjoy using the one-click installer to deploy all of your favorite scripts from a 400+ script catalog with just a single click of a button. This will add a professional look to your newly created website.
With cPanel web interface available across all hosting plans, there’s lots of added convenience in managing and controlling your hosting accounts. This is a simple but very powerful control panel designed to best suit both new and advanced webmasters.
Pricing and Support
As stated earlier, this vendor has two categories of SSD web hosting. The easy one has plans which are quite affordable and in line with most of the prices quoted by primary competitors, unlike the premium options, which are expensive. One thing I don’t like about the hosting packages is that none of the plans come with unlimited web storage. The maximum you can get is 80GB SSD storage with the highest tier plan.
However, you will get free Comodo SSL certificates with any hosting plan, which is really great. This assures your visitors that you are safe and secured, and will improve your search engine ranking making it much easier for your visitors to find you online. Additionally, you will also be given a 30-day money-back guarantee to test drive what’s on offer before committing to any plan for long-term.
All of the SSD hosting plans have annual, biennial, and triennial billing cycles, which really isn’t convenient for those looking for short term contracts. Accepted payment methods include PayPal, credit cards, bank transfers, and Bitcoin.
The knowledge base opens on a different portal with German and English language options. This section is very detailed and you will greatly benefit from the video tutorials embedded on almost every item.
Moreover, this vendor promises to offer award-winning 24/7 support with very short resolution time. This is currently done through tickets, email, and over the phone. I tested the ticket support and can confidently confirm the promise to be true. This is after I received a question specific response three minutes after ticket submission.