Reviews and expert opinion UnicHost
UnicHost is a web hosting company based in India. Established in 2002, the hosting firm has increased its customer base not only across India but in other countries in Europe. Also, it has a significant presence in Canada, the United States, Australia, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates.
Its hosting solutions include among others, shared web hosting, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, domain name registration services, VPS, and SSL certificates.
Features and Ease of Use
UnicHost hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- OS choice: Linux or Windows
- Dedicated IP addresses
- cPanel control panel
- MySQL databases
- PHP, CGI, Perl support
- Shared SSL certificate
- phpMyAdmin access
- Free website builder
UnicHost web hosting services provide the necessary technology to help users keep their websites and servers fully operational 24 hours. Its hosting facilities are in data centers distributed across the globe, including the United States, India, and the United Kingdom.
The hosting company utilizes InterNAP’s powered bandwidth to 8 of its Tier I internet backbones. By using InterNAP’s Flow Control Platform (FCP), it is able to guarantee solid network performance to support its infrastructure for high reliability.
UnicHost uses Intel’s Quad-Core Xeon servers with a capacity of 32GB RAM and RIAD-protected 10K rpm HDDs. And the higher the RPM, the faster the speed of your hard drive. However, while these HDD hard drives have been around for quite some time, with the rise of cheaper and faster SSDs, the hosting provider should consider switching its storage system to match up to its competitor’s standards.
At all account levels, UnicHost hosting services come with phpMyAdmin access that is available through the cPanel control panel. This enables users to easily manage their databases, tables and user permissions as well as passwords directly from their phpMyAdmin.
All the same, UnicHost does not perform backup services for its customer’s websites and it is the responsibility of users to create and restore their own backup copies.
Pricing and Support
UnicHost web hosting services are quite standard and they come with a lot of freebies, including free website builders, free setup, free domain name, as well as features with very few restrictions.
Users can select monthly payment options at the time of checkout, but customers who subscribe to annual billing cycles will surely get a discount. Prices are listed in Indian rupee, U.S. dollars, and Pound sterling.
UnicHost provides an uptime guarantee of 99.95%. Besides, its first-time customers are entitled to 30 days money-back guarantee.
UnicHost customer support team is available via telephone or ticketing system. It has a live chat but is mostly offline. That said, the hosting company does not have email support. The customer support is free and is available 24/7 to cater to the issues raised by their customers.
UnicHost has a lengthy knowledgebase.