If you are in a hurry, and just want the bottom line: for the same price as Sitepoint you can get much better servers with 24/7 support with Hostinger, so why even bother?!
Founded in 2007, Sitepoint offers a wide range of hosting solutions, including web hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, cloud storage, and Business IT services at fair prices. Its servers are housed in secure data centers in Israel, Europe, and the U.S.A., and its website is in Hebrew.
Features and Ease of Use
The feature-rich Linux and Windows web hosting packages provide you with:
- DirectAdmin/cPanel/Plesk/WebsitePanel control panels
- Support for various version of .NET
- Support for MySQL 5 and MS SQL 2008/2012 databases
- AJAX, ASP, PHP5, and HTML
- Customization for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- Unlimited monthly traffic
- One-click installations
Although Sitepoint’s website looks a little retro, this host provides customers with a familiar set of modern control panels including Plesk, cPanel, and DirectAdmin. These allow you to manage your websites, databases, emails, and FTP account(s) from a single central place.
If you already have a website hosted with another provider, Sitepoint offers a same-day transfer service (at least at the time of writing this review). Once your website is up-and-running, you can keep it safe with the advanced backup solutions including remote backup services and backups on RAID drives.
Sitepoint’s hosting platform provides performance, speed, and stability thanks to the use of powerful Dell servers that have 24-core Xeon processors and super-fast SSD storage. Its servers deliver high performance with 99.9% uptime, and the on-the-fly caching ensures your web pages load pretty fast.
Sitepoint leaves nothing to chance when it comes to user security and network security. The Dell and IBM servers are hardened for maximum survivability and security, and anti-DDoS and a firewall protect servers and networks in real-time.
Pricing and Support
As well as keeping prices low, Sitepoint does a good job of offering custom hosting packages with lots of unlimited resources. You can commit to plans on a monthly, yearly, or the biennial basis. The long-run options are slightly cheaper, and there is a 30-day trial that should let you test the services before you make a major commitment. Pay for your hosting package using your credit card.
Slow and unresponsive customer support is a bane of many hosted customers’ lives. Thankfully, Sitepoint’s friendly and skilled support team provides timely support via live chat, telephone, ticket, and email. When they’re not resolving hosting issues, technicians monitor servers to ensure they run smoothly.
If you think you can troubleshoot hosting issues yourself, you might want to skip the basic FAQs and go straight to the knowledge base’s handy how-to guides instead.