Features and Ease of Use
Osiris Communications offers shared, VPS, and dedicated hosting plans as well as server colocation for commercial providers. For shared hosting, the beginner plan comes with 1GB of disk space, 10GB of traffic bandwidth, 10 email mailboxes, and three MySQL databases. For customers needing more data, they can step up to the budget or professional plans. Both feature unlimited mailboxes and subdomains. The budget plan offers 50GB of storage and 1,000GB of bandwidth while the professional plan increases these to 200GB storage and 5000GB of traffic bandwidth. Additional features offered are:
- 99.99% uptime
- SSL certificate
- 24/7 customer support
- Website builder
- Control panel
- Auto-install software
- Money-back guarantee
- MySQL databases
Shared plans come with one-click installation of popular software, which includes powerful tools like WordPress, CloudFlare, and phpBB. This means you can have a professional, fast, and secure website up quickly and easily – even one with a member’s forum, if you so desire.
Aside from WordPress or other CMS options included, you can also use the included website builder. This free tool allows you to build a website with important features such as mobile optimization, integrated social media buttons, and E-Commerce tools. There are industry-specific website themes, as well.
Pricing and support
Pricing for Osiris Communications hosting is generally competitive and in the same range of top hosting providers in the U.S. If paid on a month-to-month basis, the entry-level shared plan is a couple dollars more per month than the cheapest hosts, but is still fair for the level of data you receive. In comparing providers, other companies often offer a lower price for the first month or billing term but then raise the price. Osiris Communication’s plans are more straightforward where the price you sign up for now, will be the price you pay next month or next year (depending on your billing frequency).
The real value, however, is in this company’s longer-term agreements. Shared plans can be paid for by the month, quarterly, annually, biennially, or triennially. The discounts received as you step up the length of terms are significant. From the cost of the entry-level month-to-month plan, increasing to a quarterly plan will yield a 17% savings. From the month-to-month to an annual payment plan brings a roughly 33% savings. Jumping to a three year agreement will offer a roughly 58% savings over the monthly plan. These are the discounts available at the time of writing this review.
With these long-term discounts, it may be wise to opt for a longer agreement and if things shouldn’t work out, there is a money-back guarantee. Note, that this guarantee applies to the first 30 days of your plan and excludes things like domain registration.
Support with Osiris Communications is handled via email ticketing and over the phone. Customer service runs 24/7 and is handled on a priority basis. My after hours sales query email was handled courteously the following business morning.