Features and Ease of Use
With different business packages, and other shared, VPS, and dedicated plans, Sky Host offers web hosting that’s relevant for both personal and extensive business needs. Below are the peculiar features that come along with the hosting packages:
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- One free domain, a .com, .net, .org, or .biz, depending on the plan you choose
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Unlimited add-on domains on some of the plans
- Storage space from 1GB to 100TB
- Weekly or monthly automatic backups on some of the plans
- Free SSL certificates on the top-tier shared hosting and WordPress plans only
Sky Host offers numerous shared web hosting packages that can handle both the most basic and more intensive website needs. The unlimited package, as the name implies, comes with unlimited add-on domains, MySQL databases, email addresses, and bandwidth. The only thing with a cap is the storage space; you can use up to 150GB.
They also offer specialized business packages with their corporate plans. With these, you get unlimited FTP accounts and one dedicated IP. Email is optimized for business as well, with some packages coming with unlimited email addresses.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll appreciate the WordPress plan. It’s only on this one and the corporate plans that you can set up automatic backups with any frequency you want. You also get a free theme. Another plus is the SSD drives that power the WordPress hosting. This is the only plan with that option.
You can still take any of the other plans as a beginner. They come with one-click installers for WordPress and Joomla!. While this is limited to those CMSes only, it’s better than nothing, though if you take those plans, you’ll have to set up manual backups from your cPanel or Plesk. You can run cron jobs for that on Linux.
Pricing and Support
Sky Host’s shared hosting packages are surprisingly cheap for what they offer.
Although the corporate plans come a bit expensive, they do provide extra benefits, such as optimized email accounts, unlimited FTP access, and MySQL databases as well as a free SSL certificate. Better still, you can customize the features you use to your budget.
One downside for me is their 10-day money-back guarantee. This may not be enough time to evaluate their services. Secondly, they don’t accept monthly payments; you can only pay annually.
Customer support is 24/7 via email, online ticket, live chat, and phone support, and they respond quite fast; I contacted them via live chat and received a helpful response in seconds.