Features and Ease of Use
Sky Host’s shared hosting plans are grouped into Web hosting, Corporate hosting, WordPress hosting, and Windows hosting. There are a total of eighteen plans on these groups and they have the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- Manual backups
- From 1GB to 200GB disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
It is essential to have a control panel that you understand, especially if you don’t know command lines. Here, the Linux based plans come with cPanel and the Windows plans with Plesk control panel, bothof which are easy to use. Both control panels come with an automatic installation feature for WordPress and Joomla CMS. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can install and run your own WordPress blog.
The difference between the Web hosting and Corporate hosting plans – among others – is that the latter is hosted on servers with high performance and fewer clients on that server, which means better overall performance. It also offers a dedicated IP address. Under the Corporate hosting plans, clients can also customize a plan with the resources they require to suit their website needs.
All plans are powered by SSD, which is very durable since it has no moving parts. It also improves the input and output performance of websites.
Pricing and Support
Some of the Web hosting and Windows hosting plans are quite cheap, but as you go higher, they become quite expensive. You’ll still get better prices for similar resources elsewhere. The Corporate plans are expensive, but some of the prices are appropriate for the resources on offer.
This pricing is further impaired by its billing cycle, which is limited to annual periods. This will mean subscribing with a large sum all at once. Plus, its money-back guarantee is only for 10 days. That’s too short. It does offer free domain registration, though, if it makes any difference.
The vendor offers payments through PayPal wallet or debit/credit card in the PayPal processor.
To communicate with the support team you can use its contact form, email address, or live chat platform. There is also a blog on its website that contains web hosting articles and tutorials. I had a pleasant conversation with a support staff via live chat.