SpeedHost247 has been providing website hosting to small and medium-sized businesses since 2009. This Canadian company’s website can be switched into 25 different languages, but whichever one you choose, it stays in English.
Does SpeedHost247 live up to its claim of being “miles above the rest as an exceptional web hosting company”? Read on to find out.
Features and Ease of Use
SpeedHost247 offers a wide range of hosting services, from shared hosting and reseller hosting to domain names and SSL certificates. The hosting plans come with the following core features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily automatic backups
- Domain registration
- Unlimited subdomains
- SSL certificates
- Up to unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
The shared hosting plans come with the common cPanel (control panel) + Softaculous (installer) combination. You’re in safe hands with these two software programs, and the installer helps you install 150+ additional apps.
SpeedHost247’s servers are located in a Dallas (Texas) data center that is monitored 24/7 to ensure that all servers stay up. Personally, I prefer it when a host owns its own data center, but this is the next best thing. Although the 99.9% uptime is only average for the industry, its good to see that you will be credited with 10% of your monthly hosting fee if the uptime falls to between 95% and 99.9%.
If you’re looking to save the planet, you’ll be pleased to see that SpeedHost247’s servers run on 100% green energy from renewable sources.
Pricing and Support
For the given the level of resources, the plans are more expensive than I would expect, but you can get by with the base plan if you only want to host a static HTML website in 1 GB of web space. It’s a different story with the WordPress or higher plans with more disk space because they don’t warrant the price tags.
Plans can only be purchased on one-month terms. Although this is flexible, it means there is no prospect of any long term discount. Since you don’t have to sign up for a long stretch, it’s all the more surprising that you get a generous 45-day money-back guarantee.
Customer service can be contacted by telephone, ticket, email, WhatsApp, or live chat. While this looks like good support provision, I was left waiting by a live chat agent who never answered. For self-support, the knowledge base is similarly disappointing because it contains only three articles.