School Hosting is fine, but fine is not good enough. While School Hosting is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.
School Hosting is a web hosting provider that focuses on the provisioning of internet services to learning institutions. It targets Academy Schools, Multi-Academy Trusts, Primary Schools, and Secondary Schools in the U.K. It also offers domain name registration services, DNS hosting, and School CMS solutions, among others. The School Hosting website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Some of the features incorporated in School Hosting hosting packages include:
- FTP accounts
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Free backup and restore
- POP3/IMAP mailboxes
- cPanel control panel
- SSL certificate
- Web statistics
- Park domains, subdomains
- WordPress, Magento, Joomla
- Spam, Virus protection
School Hosting web hosting packages include four plans: Bronze School Hosting, Silver School Hosting, Gold School Hosting, and Platinum School Hosting. The basic plan, Bronze School Hosting, comes with 1.5GB web space, 5GB monthly bandwidth, and 500 mailboxes.
The advanced package, Platinum School Hosting, includes unlimited webspace, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited mailboxes, site backup and restore, browser padlock, and one domain. All plans come with unlimited databases.
The hosting provider offers backup and restore services to its clients. With School Hosting’s hosting solutions, you can have full control of FTP and DNS from wherever you are worldwide through its unique control panel. This enables a simple and quick update of files and records.
What’s more, School Hosting offers Remote Management which enables roaming access. With this solution, you can make minor changes to your website from wherever you are.
The company has introduced a Spam eMail Protection System to safeguard clients’ emails from being littered with spam emails. Other services offered by the firm include a School CMS which helps schools to quickly and easily build a CMS website.
The vendor incorporates leading Content Management Systems, including WordPress and Joomla which come with add-ons. This provides a great website experience with little effort required from the user.
What’s more, the school CMS incorporates template designs that are custom made and designed according to the system of the school CMS. The templates include different color themes to cater to various schools in the U.K.
Furthermore, with the School CMS, the school saves money and resources as it can be used to communicate and inform the school, including pupils, parents, and teachers, among others. It also provides a professional image of your school to potential staff, parents, or pupils when they visit the school. Since the program code for WordPress and Joomla CMS is open source, the firm provides it free of charge.
It also offers School Domain, which enables every school to obtain their domain names. In every web hosting package, the vendor includes a Domain Name Advanced DNS Management which incorporates CNAME Alias, Update and Add MX Records, NS Records, A Records, and TXT/SPF Records.
For email management, the firm offers MX Record Email Pointing/ Exchange Server/ Microsoft 365. With MX record, you can handle your email using external servers which enables you to have your own your exchange server.
Pricing and Support
School Hosting web hosting packages are reasonably priced. Customers can make monthly payments via the vendor’s flexible billing cycle. The prices of its hosting plans are listed in euros, and its customers have access to a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked. School Hosting commits to a network uptime guarantee of 100%.
You can get in touch with its support team 24/7 through email, contact form, and telephone support. It has no live chat or ticketing system support. Regardless of what’s listed on the site, my email query to this vendor’s support team went unanswered.
School Hosting has a full knowledge base with tutorials and how-to guides to help with setting up and running client websites on its hosting solutions. However, the knowledge base is only available via the vendor’s control panel dashboard and is inaccessible to non-customers.