Since starting its journey in 2003, American host SMBwebhost has provided customers with feature-rich solutions, including shared hosting, virtual servers, semi-dedicated servers, domain solutions, SSL certificates, and a website builder. SMBwebhost’s website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
SMBwebhost offers four shared hosting packages (including a free plan), three VPS packages, and three semi-dedicated server packages. The pay-for shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 50 GB to unlimited disk space
- 5 GB to unlimited traffic
- 1 to unlimited domains
- 100 to unlimited email accounts
- ClamAV, SpamAssassin
- Site builder
- Data backups
With SMBwebhost, your hosting account is managed using an advanced control panel that was developed in house. You also get the Zacky App Installer that helps you install additional content management and other applications. As an alternative to a CMS-backed website, you can use the Zacky Website Builder to create your professional-looking web presence.
Once your website is up-and-running, you can secure it with the included shared SSL certificate.
SMBwebhost’s VPS packages use Xen virtualization technology.
Pricing and Support
SMBwebhost’s paid shared hosting packages are cheap. You can pay for plans in U.S. dollars via PayPal, WorldPay, credit/debit card, or wire transfer on billing cycles from quarterly to quinquennial (five years). At the time of this review, you could get an 80% discount off the unlimited business hosting package with a free domain for life.
A 30-day money-back guarantee for shared hosting means you should be able to get your money back if anything goes wrong within the first month. With VPS and semi-dedicated servers, you get five days to request a refund of your monthly subscription fee.
For self-support, SMBwebhost has published a pretty comprehensive set of frequently asked questions. Alternatively, you can contact the 24/7 support team by telephone, ticket, contact form, or live chat. I’m pleased to say that my pre-sales questions were answered immediately via the live chat channel: