Ultra Web Hosting started its journey as Flux Services nearly 20 years ago. Today, this Seattle-based company offers shared web hosting (including WordPress hosting, HIPAA-compliant hosting, Node.js hosting, and NGINX hosting) along with reseller hosting, managed VPS (virtual private servers), and dedicated servers. It also offers domain registration and transfer services and marketing tools.
Ultra Web Hosting’s website is available in English, and prices are displayed in US dollars.
Features and Ease of Use
Ultra Web Hosting offers three shared hosting plans (some of which are optimized for the Weebly website builder and NGINX). With these shared hosting plans, you’ll get:
- One to unlimited websites
- Free migration with annual plans
- SSD storage
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- CloudLinux OS
- cPanel control panel
- Unlimited web space
- Unmetered bandwidth
- Unlimited email accounts
With annual plans and longer, you’ll get a free domain with .com, .net, or .org extensions. The Softaculous auto-installer, which comes with 100+ free one-click apps, lets you install popular applications like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, phpBB, CubeCart, osTicket, and more without any tech knowledge. With the free online site builder, you can easily build your website even if you have no coding expertise.
Ultra Web Hosting offers a Cloudflare CDN (content delivery network) to speed up your website while delivering additional security and improved uptime. Since the company uses RAID 1 storage for its dedicated servers, it delivers improved data security through data redundancy. Ultra Web Hosting is an environmentally friendly hosting provider and its offices and data centers use 90% hydroelectric power.
Shared hosting also comes with remote backups and a malware scanner to help ensure your site is always available.
Pricing and Support
Ultra Web Hosting’s shared hosting plans are competitively priced. However, some prices on its plan page and on the cart page don’t match. The company also beats competitors’ pricing – if you find a cheaper, comparable hosting plan somewhere else, Ultra Web Hosting will beat that price by 10%.
To pay for Ultra Web Hosting’s shared hosting plans in US dollars, euros, or pounds, you can choose from PayPal, money orders, checks, and major credit/debit cards. Available billing periods are monthly, every three months, every six months, or every one, two, or three years.
The company offers a 45-day money-back guarantee on shared hosting plans.
Ultra Web Hosting offers 24/7 live chat support, a pre-sales contact form, and ticket support. Since all its live chat agents were busy when I tried, I used the pre-sales contact form and got a reply instantly.
If you need self-help, you will find multiple tools and resources with Ultra Web Hosting. This includes a blog, a webmaster glossary, an FAQ section, and a knowledge base, plus multiple video tutorials on YouTube.