Features and Ease of Use
Depending on what you’re looking for, SpixHosting offers plans under shared hosting, cloud hosting, and WordPress hosting. Cloud hosting customers get better performance than shared hosting customers, while WordPress hosting is more optimized for the CMS over shared hosting. Here are a few features that SpixHost’s shared hosting customers get:
- Free SSL certificate
- Free domain registration
- 2GB, 5GB, or unlimited storage
- Between one to five websites
- Unmetered bandwidth
One notable feature that SpixHost offers is a website builder. With its drag-and-drop feature, you can build your website in a few hours. You can even do it in minutes with any one of its pre-built templates. Beginners to website design that are looking to set up simple websites will love this.
If you are looking to publish blog posts frequently or you just prefer CMSes like WordPress, you are also covered. SpixHost provides a one-click installer that you can use to set up many of the popular CMSes, blogs, forums, and E-commerce applications. Alternatively, you can take a WordPress hosting plan and enjoy better speed, a higher level of protection against WordPress-specific attacks, and automatic updates.
SpixHost isn’t only good for beginners, though. Experienced people will enjoy its support for PHP, Python, Perl, custom PHP.INI, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails, and more.
Data redundancy is also essential. No one wants to lose their data, so SpixHost uses data mirroring for all customers. It mirrors up to three copies of the data and stores them across multiple devices. Plus, there is failover hardware in place so that your website can be switched easily to another server if there are hardware issues.
Hosting isn’t only about support for website development, but also about the performance. For its shared hosting servers, SpixHost implements caching to ensure that all website pages load fast. Also, it uses Dual Quad Processors. If you need better performance, you can choose its cloud servers that are two times faster and four times more scalable.
Pricing and Support
Price is one reason people ignore some providers, despite great features. When it comes to affordable prices, SpixHost has it down. Its prices are quite cheap for the features that it offers. Across the shared, cloud, and WordPress hosting plans, they are all affordable.
The VPS and dedicated server plans aren’t cheap, but they are reasonable for the features on offer, and in comparison with the prices of competitors offering similar features, they do well.
You can pay for one month on these hosting categories, but SpixHost doesn’t offer one month hosting for shared, cloud, and WordPress hosting. For those, subscriptions start from one year, but as you go higher, you get discounts. Nevertheless, the offer of a free domain might make up for the lack of monthly prices.
SpixHost accepts payments through EasyPaisa/ JazzCash and Bank Transfer. Be aware that there’s no money-back guarantee.
One thing that this company doesn’t do well in is the provisioning of sufficient customer support mediums. There’s no knowledge base and live chat. Fortunately, there’s a phone number and email addresses, but it doesn’t work 24/7. Customer support hours are Monday to Friday 24 hours a day, though there is no support over the weekend. When I sent an email, I received a reply shortly after.