Reviews and expert opinion PTWS.pt

Ranked 1533rd from 1977 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.0
Features
4.1
Pricing
4.1
Support
4.2
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Web Hosting Expert
PTWS.pt is a hosting brand that offers internet solutions powered by Portuguese company Dominios.pt.

Overview

PTWS.pt

PTWS.pt is an internet solutions arm of Dominios.pt, a Portuguese company that has offered domain registration and other internet services since 2001.

While both brands offer hosting solutions, and in fact some of the links from PTWS.pt lead to Dominios.pt’s pages, this review focuses on the web hosting solutions described on PTWS.pt’s own pages. These hosting solutions include Linux, Windows, and reseller hosting, plus VPS, dedicated servers, and SSL certificates.

The PTWS.pt website is in Portuguese.

Features and Ease of Use

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PTWS.pt’s hosting solutions include the following standard features:

  • Unlimited monthly traffic
  • 1vCPU and above
  • SiteLock Lite
  • One-click installer
  • SpamAssassin
  • cPanel or Plesk
  • MySQL databases
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

The hosting solutions are available on both Linux and Windows operating systems. You get the cPanel control panel with the Linux plans and Plesk with the Windows plans.

Linux hosting packages range from Easy (3 GB SSD storage, 3 domains, 3 MySQL databases, 3 emails, and 512 MB RAM) to Extreme (200 GB SSD disk space, 20 domains, unlimited MySQL databases, unlimited email accounts, unlimited bandwidth, and 2 GB RAM).

Windows hosting packages range from Starter (5 GB SSD, 1 domain, 5 parked domains, 10 emails) to Enterprise (40 GB SSD disk space, 10 domains, unlimited subdomains, and unlimited emails).

PTWS.pt’s managed and unmanaged VPS solutions are powered by a CentOS (Linux) KVM, with a fully managed VPS plan including 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and management.

The Continuous Data Protection (CDP) backup system powered by R1Soft continuously creates copies of your website data with multiple restore points.

Pricing and Support

PTWS.pt pricing

PTWS.pt’s hosting plans are competitively priced in euros and can be bought on annual, biennial, and triennial billing cycles. The consolations for multi-year commitments are discounted prices and a 30-day money-back guarantee that should get you out if anything goes wrong within the first month. You also get a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which is not the highest on the market.

All support links on the PTWS.pt website will take you to Dominios.pt where you will find a  24/7 ticketing system and a “business hours” telephone number. Having tried (and failed) several times to send a message via this vendor’s contact form, I then tried the live chat support link which opens a support window via the Dominios.pt domain. The conversation started well (in Portuguese), and progressed slowly until all my questions were eventually answered.

Pricing

4.1

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
3GB SSD
Unlimited
+
3
$1.40
15GB SSD
Unlimited
+
1
$2.32
40GB SSD
Unlimited
+
5
$7.71
100GB SSD
Unlimited
+
15
$15.74
200GB SSD
Unlimited
+
20
$29.88
5GB SSD
Unlimited
+
1
$2.90
10GB SSD
Unlimited
+
1
$5.65
20GB SSD
Unlimited
+
5
$10.14
40GB SSD
Unlimited
+
10
$17.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
3GB SSD
Unlimited
+
3
$1.40
15GB SSD
Unlimited
+
1
$2.32
40GB SSD
Unlimited
+
5
$7.71
100GB SSD
Unlimited
+
15
$15.74
200GB SSD
Unlimited
+
20
$29.88
5GB SSD
Unlimited
+
1
$2.90
10GB SSD
Unlimited
+
1
$5.65
20GB SSD
Unlimited
+
5
$10.14
40GB SSD
Unlimited
+
10
$17.99
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
25GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$13.41
50GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$22.39
100GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$39.23
200GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$56.07
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
25GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$13.41
50GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$22.39
100GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$39.23
200GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$56.07
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50GB
Unlimited
1 vCPU
2GB
$10.44
90GB
Unlimited
2 vCPU
4GB
$46.98
200GB
Unlimited
4 vCPU
8GB
$80.38
400GB
Unlimited
8 vCPU
16GB
$156.81
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50GB
Unlimited
1 vCPU
2GB
$10.44
90GB
Unlimited
2 vCPU
4GB
$46.98
200GB
Unlimited
4 vCPU
8GB
$80.38
400GB
Unlimited
8 vCPU
16GB
$156.81
More Details

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2x 1TB SATA
Unlimited
Xeon E5-2430 2.50Ghz
32GB
$98.78
4x 2TB SATA
Unlimited
Xeon E5-2670 2.60Ghz
48GB
$135.82
2x 480GB SSD
Unlimited
Xeon E5-2680 2.80Ghz
64GB
$196.43
2x 960GB SSD
Unlimited
2 x Xeon E5-2680 2.80Ghz
128GB
$241.33
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2x 1TB SATA
Unlimited
Xeon E5-2430 2.50Ghz
32GB
$98.78
4x 2TB SATA
Unlimited
Xeon E5-2670 2.60Ghz
48GB
$135.82
2x 480GB SSD
Unlimited
Xeon E5-2680 2.80Ghz
64GB
$196.43
2x 960GB SSD
Unlimited
2 x Xeon E5-2680 2.80Ghz
128GB
$241.33
More Details

Bottom line on PTWS.pt

It looks like the PTWS.pt website is really just a front and a sales funnel for the Dominios.pt parent company. The solutions are pretty much (if not exactly) the same, but with promotional offers differing between the two sites. Whichever way you find your way into this vendor’s services, you can be assured of a competent Portuguese provider.

Pros:

  • Free daily backups powered by R1Soft
  • Linux and Windows operating systems
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Responsive 24/7 support team

Cons:

  • Confusing crosslinks to the sister site
  • The support team can be a little slow

Get powerful Portuguese hosting from PTWS.pt

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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