Storm Internet Services has been delivering high-quality web hosting solutions since 1996. Based in Ottawa, Canada, they have, over the years, become the premier brand in this space for people in Ottawa and the rest of Canada. This vendor has several data centers that host its powerful servers to ensure that it delivers on its promise of 99.9% uptime without fail. Its website is only available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Storm is an established web hosting provider in Ottawa and the choice brand for individuals and businesses looking for high-quality solutions that are easy to use even for a beginner. Most of its hosting packages include the following features:
- SSL Encryption
- Unlimited data transfer
- WordPress website hosting
- 5GB+ Disk Space
- 25+ email addresses
- Domain registration
Some of the features that make Storm the preferred web hosting vendor for many in Ottawa and the surrounding areas include:
- FTP Access and File Manager – Storm gives you full access to your hosted files through its browser-based system of file management.
- Database Access – Storm gives you the ability to fully manage your SQL databases via its phpMyAdmin web interface.
- Email Management – Storm makes it possible for you to connect your emails to your mobile devices including Android phones and iPhones.
Pricing and Support
Storm does not have a free version, but given their reasonable pricing, you should consider trying their web hosting services. However, Storm displays only one hosting package. It does this to encourage customers to talk to them about a custom solution for their particular needs. They combine affordability and straightforwardness to provide excellent web hosting solutions for beginners. That said, it also has numerous tools that the more sophisticated user can make very good use of in its cPanel.
The company has no live chat on its website. While the message I sent via email was answered fairly quickly, I received no reply from any of the messages I sent via their contact form. However, the support staff is available 24/7 by phone to ensure that you get the help you need as soon as a challenge emerges. When I called about a DNS issue, they promptly identified the challenge I was facing and offered satisfactory to solve it. Indeed, the quality of their support team is an attractive feature of their website hosting solutions, especially for beginners.