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Norwegian provider UniWeb has been in the hosting business since 2000. It’s owned by Digital Garden AS, and it provides a multitude of web-related solutions including web hosting, domain registration, website building, and e-commerce services. UniWeb has three data centers in Norway and an elegant website in Norwegian.
Features and Ease of Use
UniWeb is allegedly the only Norwegian hosting provider with three data centers (in Oslo). It offers Linux-based shared hosting as well as VPS solutions and WordPress hosting. Let’s look at some of UniWeb’s shared hosting features:
- Unlimited traffic
- SSD storage
- Custom control panel
- Regular daily backups
- One-click installer
UniWeb’s hosting plans come with its own custom control panel rather than the more familiar cPanel. The one-click installer saves you a lot of time and effort when installing applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal directly from the control panel.
All hosting plans feature SSD storage and a minimum of 1 GB storage and no bandwidth restrictions. Of the three web hosting plans – Small Linux, Large Linux, and Extra Large Linux – the entry plan’s 1 GB disk space and 50 MB database make it suitable for small websites and personal blogs.
UniWeb backs up your files, and it boasts robust DDoS protection from Broadnet.
If you’re looking to upgrade from shared web hosting, you have the option to choose from four KVM Linux-based VPS hosting packages. These packages offer SSD storage ranging from 10 GB to 80 GB, RAM ranging from 512 MB to 8,192 MB, and bandwidth ranging from 250 GB to 1 TB.
Pricing and Support
UniWeb’s hosting prices are affordable for the features you get, but they’re not the cheapest, although the vendor’s website promises between 47% and 58% off in the first year (depending on the plan). All prices are in Norwegian Krone, and plans are billed annually. Unfortunately, there is no money-back guarantee as far as I can see.
UniWeb’s customer service can be contacted via several channels, including email, telephone, ticket, and social media. Although the stated response time is 30 minutes, I had still not received a response after three days.