Features and Ease of Use
TSG’s hosting solutions come with the latest version of the industry-standard cPanel control panel that lets you manage all aspects of your hosting. Other features you can expect to find are:
- One-click script installation
- GeoTrust SSL certificates
- Website builders
- MySQL databases
- SMTP/IMAP/POP3 email accounts
- Irish IP addresses
- Free .ie, .com, .co.uk domain name
The four shared hosting solutions start with Standard, which could be ideal for hosting new businesses, and which provides 10 GB disk storage, 200 GB monthly bandwidth, and 50 email accounts. Higher up the scale, the Advanced plan is more appropriate for websites with thousands of visitors; it includes 1000 GB monthly bandwidth, 200 email accounts, and 30 GB storage, and it can host up to 20 websites.
Servers sit in a high-performance Dublin data center, which is ideal if your visitor base is located in Ireland. However, one cause for concern is that TSG won’t hold itself accountable for the safety of your data, so it’s your responsibility to perform necessary backups. The apparent 99.9% uptime guarantee is about average for the industry.
Pricing and Support
TSG’s hosting plans start affordable (but not cheap) and you have to pay a setup fee. You can pay in euros on monthly or annual terms, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you back your money if you’re not entirely happy.
TSG’s customer support team can be contacted by telephone, ticket, email, online contact form, or live chat. Self-support doesn’t seem to be TSG’s strong point since the knowledge base is bare: