Reviews and expert opinion Oxito

Ranked 2765th from 2967 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
3.8
Support
4.3
Pricing
4.0
Server locations
Geneva
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Swiss host, Oxito, has more than a decade of experience in offering affordable shared hosting packages and associated services. It also gives customers good support.

Overview

Oxito

Swiss hosting company Oxito was established in 2002. With over 11,000 hosted websites and more than 80,000 email accounts, this is one of the fastest growing hosting providers. It offers a range of web-related services such as email services, domain registration, and Linux-based shared hosting packages.

Oxito’s elegant website is in French. Although it looks like it can be switched into English, this seems to apply only to the home page.

Features and Ease of Use

At the time of writing, Oxito is expanding its web hosting product range to include VPS and cloud hosting solutions. In the meantime, its shared hosting plans come with the following features:

  • 99.99% network uptime
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Up to 100 GB storage
  • Pre-installed CMS
  • Daily backups
  • Up to unlimited databases

All shared hosting packages provide daily backups, data protection, antivirus, and anti-spam. They also come with free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates by default, but you can install more advanced SSL certificates if you want to.

Oxito’s hosting plans support PHP, phpMyAdmin, and MySQL databases, but there are no remote MySQL connections and no Cron jobs, and there is no SSH access as far as I can see.

I’m disappointed that there is no evidence of any website builder for beginner webmasters. However, you can create your website using the pre-installed CMS.

All servers are housed in a Tier 3 data center in Geneva, Switzerland. While the company assures 99.99% uptime, its servers use slower HDD storage rather than the far faster SSD storage.

Pricing and Support

Oxito’s three shared hosting plansSimplicity, Liberty, and Serenity – vary in terms of storage space and the number of hosted sites, databases, and email accounts. 

For a small website or a personal blog, the Simplicity plan comes with 10 GB web space, 1 database, 1 domain name, and 5 POP/IMAP mailboxes. If you need more resources, the Liberty plan provides 25 GB storage, 5 domain names, 5 databases, and 10 email accounts. If that’s still not enough, you can go for the Serenity plan that gives you 100 GB disk space, unlimited websites, unlimited databases, and 20 mailboxes.

Prices are pretty affordable for features and web space, especially if you opt for an annual subscription that also provides you with a free domain. Although there is no money-back guarantee, you can ask the customer support team for a test-drive of the service. Then you can pay by bank transfer, PayPal, or credit card.

24/7 customer service can be accessed via email or support ticket, and you can also request a callback. Since Oxito has an active presence on social media, I contacted the team via Facebook, which resulted in them subsequently sending me all the information I needed:

Oxito

For self-support, there is a simple FAQ section and a set of video tutorials in French.

Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
25 GB
+
5
$10.03
100 GB
+
Unlimited
$15.61
Plan Name
Storage
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
+
1
$5.57
25 GB
+
5
$10.03
100 GB
+
Unlimited
$15.61
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Oxito

Bottom line on Oxito

Oxito is a long-standing hosting provider that offers most of the hosting essentials along with a free domain (on an annual plan). However, it fails to provide some nice-to-have features such as a website builder and SSD storage.

Pros

  • 99.99% availability
  • Free domain
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Satisfactory support

Cons

  • No SSD storage
  • Video tutorials only in French

For Swiss-quality hosting, see Oxito.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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