Reviews and expert opinion Snipe Hosting

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

British host Snipe Hosting offers hosting plans at slightly high prices. More worrying for me, however, is the lack of a pre-sales support response plus broken “buy” buttons on the vendor’s website.


Overview

Snipe HostingAccording to its website, in 2018, Snipe Hosting became one of the fastest-growing companies in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. Its website also alludes to the fact that this U.K. company has hosted over 100 websites and won 29 awards to date.

So far, so good, but it’s not all good news because none of this host’s “buy” buttons were working at the time of this review. It was almost impossible to access any additional details about the hosting plans, let alone proceed to purchase them. It already makes me wonder whether this host is still in business at all. But read on…

Features and Ease of Use

According to its home page, Snipe Hosting offers four shared hosting packages, three WordPress hosting packages, and three cloud hosting packages. Despite what I said about the website links not working, it is possible to access the shared hosting plans (only) via the “STORE” link in the Client Area. Therefore, I can tell you that they come with:

  • 99.9% server uptime
  • 10 GB to unlimited space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Five to unlimited email accounts
  • Daily backups

Cloud and WordPress hosting plans provide a one-click app installer that allows you to install a large number of popular web applications without having to be a web expert. You also don’t need to be an expert (or have to hire one) thanks to the free website builder or the pay-for Weebly website builder.

All packages include marketing and SEO tools to help promote your website once it’s up-and-running, and the WordPress hosting includes automatic updates.

Pricing and Support

Snipe Hosting’s shared hosting prices are higher than average. You can pay for them in U.S. dollars or British pounds via various methods (PayPal, credit cards, or checks) on billing cycles from monthly to triennial. The 30-day money-back guarantee gives you some time to change your mind, but this guarantee may only be available for payments made by credit card.

You should be able to contact the support team 24/7 via telephone, ticket, email, or live chat. I say “should” because my test support ticket went unanswered.

If you have to resort to self-support, you will find a somewhat informative blog and a reasonably well-stocked knowledge base:

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On the other hand, the frequently asked questions contain dummy text.

Comparison

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Pricing

4.0

Snipe Hosting Web Hosting

Plan NameStorageBandwidthNumber of SitesPrice Plan NameStorageBandwidthNumber of SitesPriceSTARTER10GBUnlimited1$6.43More DetailsUNLIMITEDUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited$22.01More Details
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Snipe Hosting Cloud Hosting

Snipe Hosting WordPress Hosting

Plan NameStorageNumber of SitesBackupPrice Plan NameStorageNumber of SitesBackupPriceSTARTER10GB1+$6.43More DetailsPLATINUM50GBMultiple+$14.22More Details
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A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Snipe Hosting

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Bottom line on Snipe Hosting

If you’re looking for a British provider of hosting plans, and you don’t mind paying slightly high prices, you could consider Snipe Hosting. However, the lack of a pre-sales support response and problems with broken website links do give me some cause for concern.

Pros

  • 99.9% server uptime
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • One-click app installer
  • Marketing and SEO tools

Cons

  • Malfunctioning website
  • Higher-than-average pricing

See Snipe Hosting for British hosting.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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