Reviews and expert opinion TransIP

James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert

TransIP offers excellent storage and robust features for single-domain hosting. However, if you need to host multiple domains on a single account, they cannot help you.


Overview

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TransIP is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

TransIP is a Netherlands-based company that’s been in business since 2003. Their list of features is solid for single domain website hosting, complete with robust storage, database support, and unlimited bandwidth. However, if you need anything more, look elsewhere.

Features and Ease of Use

TransIP offers Linux-based shared hosting services on self-developed servers to ensure maximum uptime. All plans come with the following features.

  • 10GB or more storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • MySQL database support
  • At least five email addresses

There are a couple of nice value-added features with TransIP that include support for the latest version of PHP and free SSL certificates. Many hosts charge extra for SSL certificates. Also, you get daily backups with up to 10 days of restored data accessible.

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TransIP is not recommended for most beginners as they do not have an auto-install or a drag and drop builder. You can opt to signup for their WordPress Hosting which has the same features as Standard hosting but has WordPress preloaded.

Otherwise, the cPanel hosting is straightforward, and those that know how to create websites will have little problems using this host.

TransIP offers three levels of hosting, all with the features listed above with only the following differences:

Web Hosting SWeb Hosting LWeb Hosting XL
Storage10GB50GB100GB
Databases110100
Email Addresses550Unlimited

Pricing and Support

The biggest caveat to using TransIP is that you only get a single domain with this account, and it’s not a free one. You cannot host any additional websites on your plan, and this has been a major complaint of prospective customers about this service. Also, the pricing for plans changes after a single month. Any promotional offers apply to the first month only.

As mentioned earlier, they do offer WordPress hosting, but all their WordPress hosting is are the standard plans with WordPress pre-installed. The prices are the same. Unless you are dedicated to only using WordPress, it would be better to get cPanel hosting and install WordPress manually.

Not surprisingly, customer support is also underwhelming. They presently only offer knowledge base support and online ticketing support. You have to have a paid account to speak with customer support. They claim that they respond to all requests within an hour, even on weekends. They would be better suited to offer at least live chat support.

How much does TransIP cost?
TransIP offers plans from $2 to $11. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which TransIP plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. TransIP can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from TransIP here.
How good is TransIP’s customer support?
TransIP is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of TransIP being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.

Comparison

How does TransIP match up to the competition?

Hostinger Compare 4.9 Compare
InterServer Compare 4.8 Compare
TransIP Compare 4.2 Compare
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Pricing

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Anoniem
Netherlands
April 30, 2020
Goede hosting maar met de nodige beperkingen

De hosting en de service is zonder meer goed te noemen maar het heeft wel de nodige beperkingen. Bijvoorbeeld, als je een Wordpress multisite wil maken en dus meerder domeinen wilt koppelen aan 1 wordpress installatie dan heb je bij TRANSIP een dure VPS.

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Maarten Huygen
Netherlands
December 27, 2019
Onbetrouwbaar: 30 gig verdwenen

Nadat ik al mijn foto's had uitgesorteerd, kon ik niet meer bij mijn stacksite. ,,Wij zijn aan het werk. Over enkele minuten weer bereikbaar''. Daarna was 30 van de 43 opgeslagen gig verdwenen en niet in de prullenmand terug te vinden. . De klantenservice had geen idee . Na een dag nog steeds geen opheldering

Bottom line on TransIP

If you’re only looking to host a single website and want ample storage, bandwidth, and email storage at an affordable rate, then TransIP may be for you. If you need to host multiple websites or have plans of doing so in the future, then you’ll need to look elsewhere.

TransIP might offer a agood service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • 10GB or more storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Daily backups

Cons

  • Can only host a single domain
  • No live chat or phone support
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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