Features and Ease of Use
SkyToaster’s hosting comes with an array of features and tools that are designed to make your hosting as pleasant and easy to use as possible. Here are a few of them:
- Free professional website migration
- 24/7 U.S.-based support
- 99.9% guaranteed uptime
- Softaculous auto-installer
- Daily automatic backups
- Seven-day file backups and restores
Many customers are drawn to their shared hosting plans. These are excellent for individuals and small to mid-sized businesses, giving you anywhere from 10GB to 40GB storage, 500GB to 1TB bandwidth, and five to ten add-on domains — all on a CloudLinux OS setup to ensure that your account and its resources are isolated from other users on the shared server. You can choose where you’d like to host your website from four available locations: Dallas, Texas; London, U.K.; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and West Palm Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, their shared hosting plans don’t come with any SSL certificates; these will have to be purchased separately.
A VPS works wonders when you have performance-critical or custom applications to run. With SkyToaster, you get SSD-powered virtual servers that are fully managed and customizable. Like their shared hosting plans, this also comes with a free website migration service, so if you’re moving over from another hosting provider you can rest assured that they’ll handle the entire process for you with minimal downtime.
In addition to shared hosting and VPS, you can also register your domain, purchase a dedicated server, or get an SSL certificate with SkyToaster.
Pricing and Support
SkyToaster has reasonably-priced packages that are designed to cater to different needs. They’re definitely not the cheapest, but they’re very generous with their bandwidth allotments, so it balances out nicely. You can sign up for monthly or yearly plans, though I recommend that you sign up for at least a year so that you can enjoy lower prices. As a bonus, if you’re moving from another hosting provider, you can get up to three months of free hosting upon providing proof (usually with a paid invoice from your previous hosting provider).
SkyToaster’s shared and VPS hosting plans all come with an above-average 45-day money back guarantee. If you’ve purchased an SSL certificate separately from them, these also have a 30-day money back guarantee – a nice perk, in my opinion.
If you run into problems with your hosting account, you can reach out to their localized U.S. support staff anytime. Their homegrown support team is very knowledgeable and friendly. You can reach out to them through their toll-free number, email, and support tickets 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Unfortunately, there’s no live chat available at this time, but they do have a decent knowledge base if you need quick answers.