Rebel was established in 2006. Customers trust this Canadian web hosting company in 186 countries. Like all things Rebel, its work culture encourages innovation and is driven by the motto to be brave, simple, and thoughtful.
Rebel offers shared hosting (including managed WordPress hosting), VPS hosting packages, domain registration and transfer, and SSL certificates. Additionally, you can get email and security solutions, website/online store builder tools, custom website building packages, and SEO tools. Rebel’s website supports English.
Features and Ease of Use
Rebel has seven shared hosting plans, including three cPanel clustered hosting plans, three Plesk web hosting plans, and one managed WordPress plan. There are also four VPS plans. You can even get free hosting for a single-page website.
The three clustered hosting plans come with:
- 1 free domain for the first year
- cPanel control panel
- 10 to 150 email addresses
- 1 GB to 10 GB disk space
- 5 GB to 25 GB data transfer
You can expand each of these plans with additional data transfer, disk space, and emails. Each plan includes a powerful Linux server with an expandable Windows platform in a hybrid system.
With the one-click installer, you can easily install some of the most popular CMS platforms like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc. without needing any tech expertise. If you need help with website creation, you can use Rebel’s website building or online store building packages.
Rebel offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee for all its plans except for the clustered hosting plans.
Since the company uses SSDs for its Plesk, managed WordPress, and VPS plans, you can enjoy better data security with faster website loading speeds. With the VPS plans, Rebel provides full root (administrative) access to give you complete control and flexibility over your hosting environment.
The company uses redundant power supply (through dual independent power supplies and emergency power generators) to ensure your server never goes down even when there’s a complete power outage.
Pricing and Support
Rebel’s clustered shared hosting plans are cheap. You can pay for these monthly plans in USD, CAD (Canadian Dollar), AUD (Australian Dollar), or MXN (Mexican Peso), via PayPal, or standard debit/credit cards (including Mastercard, Visa, and American Express credit cards).
As far as I can see, Rebel offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on its Plesk web hosting plans.
You can reach its 24/7 customer support via phone (which is typically answered in less than 2 minutes), email (usually answered in less than 2 hours), and live chat (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm ET). Since its live chat wasn’t available when I tried, I sought answers to my pre-sales questions through email, and the response was prompt.
If you want self-support, the Rebel Help Center has a knowledgebase, FAQs, and tips and tricks to get you started. You can also visit Rebel Academy (that has several informative tutorials), the company’s blog, or Rebel Community where you can connect and network with fellow users.