Reviews and expert opinion SpeedHost247

Ranked 2667th from 3629 Web Hosting
4.1
  • Features
    4.2
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.0
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
SpeedHost247 claims to be "miles above the rest" but I worry about some dummy text on its website and its unresponsive live chat. Although its feature-packed hosting plans are expensive, they come with a generous 45-day money-back guarantee.

Overview

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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

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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

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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.

Pricing

A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from SpeedHost247

Bottom line on SpeedHost247

I must confess to being slightly put off by the fact that SpeedHost247’s website still contains some placeholder text that doesn’t look very professional. Also, its prices are high, but its features seem fine. I’d feel better if I could summon some pre-sales support. 

Pros

  • A generous 45-day money-back guarantee
  • Plenty of customer support channels
  • cPanel and Softaculous
  • A one-stop hosting shop

Cons

  • The website contains some dummy text
  • Live chat agent didn’t answer

For U.S. hosting with a 45-day money-back guarantee, speed over to SpeedHost247.

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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