Since its founding in 2003, leading British hosting provider Storm Internet has won awards for best cloud and managed hosting services. This provider offers Linux and Windows web hosting, managed cloud hosting, managed server hosting, SSL certificates, VPNs, VoIP, and much more besides. It doesn’t own its own data center, but it operates mainly out of a Tier 4 data center in the U.K.
Storm Internet is based in Oxfordshire, England, and its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Aside from its popular managed cloud and server hosting, Storm Internet offers two Linux web hosting packages (Linux Plus and Linux Ultimate), and two Windows web hosting packages (ASP Plus and ASP Ultimate).
The entry-level Linux Plus plan includes 2.5 GB of web space, five MySQL databases, five FTP accounts, 1 GB of email space (upgradable), and hosting for five domains. Each hosting plan includes unlimited bandwidth, a free U.K. domain, and the following:
- 99.99% uptime rating
- 24/7 customer support
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Shared SSL
- cPanel (for Linux) or Plesk (for Windows) control panel
For improved security and page loading speeds, Storm Internet includes a free Cloudflare Essentials plan with web hosting. You can also pay extra for Cloudflare Standard, Plus, or Ultimate.
Storm Internet doesn’t operate its own data center, so it supposedly “remains a free agent” to choose the best server locations for its customers in ISO-certified data centers.
This vendor has a 99.99% uptime rating and a 30-minute hardware replacement SLA.
Pricing and Support
Storm Internet’s web hosting prices are affordable and competitive when compared against industry-leading providers around the world, especially considering the above-average server uptime, the included domain, CDN, and other features.
Plans start at around the cost of a fast food meal per month, and customers can pay even less by purchasing a two-year plan at a 30% discount. The 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about signing up for such a long stretch.
24/7 customer service is provided by telephone, live chat, email, and via the members’ area. I interacted with someone immediately when I reached out via the live chat channel.