Features and Ease of Use
The four shared hosting plans differ in terms of storage, monthly traffic, hosted domains, email accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases. They come with these features as standard:
- cPanel control panel
- Installatron installer
- Website builder
- Regular automatic backups
- SSL certificate
- 99% uptime guarantee
Hosting accounts can be administered using the popular cPanel control panel that allows you to manage all aspects of your hosting, including your website files, domains, email accounts, FTP accounts, backup intervals, and more.
If you don’t have the necessary skills to code a website from scratch — and who does these days? — you can use the free website builder to create a professional web presence by customizing the provided templates via the drag-and-drop designer. Alternatively, you could create a CMS-backed website with WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, by installing one of those apps (plus many more) via the Installatron installer.
More advanced webmasters can use Cron jobs to schedule scripts to run regularly rather than having to execute them manually every time.
Pricing and Support
Synergy Servers’ hosting prices are very attractive compared with European competitors. You can pay by bank transfer, credit/debit card, PayPal, or Paysera, or even with Bitcoins. Billing cycles are monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee to get you out within the first month if anything goes wrong.
Self-support resources are disappointing since the knowledge base contains only three entries. One-to-one support is much better. You can contact the company via ticket or live chat, and I found both contact channels to be very responsive. Here is part of my live chat transcript: