Swish Connect is an Australian host provider that has been in operations since 1998. It provides shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, website design, domain name registration, and e-commerce solutions.
It serves the Australian market and has servers in several data centers located across the country. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Swish Connect has a range of shared hosting plans for small and big businesses. These plans are grouped under Economy and Business web hosting and they have the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily/weekly/monthly automatic backups
- From 2GB to 50GB disk space
- From 200GB to an unlimited bandwidth
Some of its larger plans offers several unlimited features like email addresses, add-on domains, parked domains, and MySQL databases.
It keeps up with the latest version of PHP and MySQL. It also has PHPMyAdmin tool, cron jobs for scheduling tasks and Hotlink protection to prevent other websites from directly linking your files to your website and eating into your bandwidth.
Swish Connect provides plans that are easy to manage with the cPanel control panel. This panel is user-friendly, has an intuitive design, and great modules. Some of which Swish Connects provides.
Automatic installation of Content Management Systems (CMS) is possible on its shared hosting. Anyone can install the latest software with just a few clicks using the Softaculous cPanel extension.
Shared hosting accounts are liable to be affected by the actions of other customers on the server. CloudLinux reduces that interference to a large extent. Swish Connect uses CloudLinux. This ensures that the usage of resources by another user on the shared plan will not affect your own resources. It puts every user on their own virtualized environment.
Everyone wants their websites to load faster and Swish Connect meets that need by offering SSD storage on the cloud in their servers. Want more optimization and faster load time? You can get that with Cloudflare CDN and Swish Connect has made it easy to connect your website with Cloudflare CDN from cPanel.
If you need more resources, you don’t need to upgrade. You can get add-ons like disk space, dedicated IP addresses, and email filtering. Alternatively, there’s VPS and dedicated servers.
Pricing and Support
Swish Connect doesn’t offer the cheapest hosting plan. In fact, it states this on its website – that it is more concerned about providing great features than cheap pricing.
The Economy plans are less expensive and are more suitable for small enterprises. As your business grows, the Business plans which are a bit expensive might suit your needs better. Also, they come with a lifetime free domain registration and free SSL certificates.
Payment methods are debit/credit card, PayPal and bank transfer. The billing cycle is monthly and yearly. It offers 45 days money-back guarantee which applies to new clients. Also, there’s free transfer from another provider if your control panel is currently on cPanel.
Swish Connect’s support agents are available through phone, email, ticket, and fax. I sent an email and received a response in less than 30 minutes.