Valcato Internet is a British hosting provider that was founded in nearly 20 years ago. It specializes in shared hosting, VPS (virtual private server) hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration. Valcato Internet has servers in the US and the UK and plans to have a third location in Germany soon.
The website is informative and has a polished layout. It’s only available in English and all prices are displayed in dollars and pounds, though they can also be viewed in euros depending on your location.
Features and Ease of Use
Valcato Internet offers three shared hosting packages – Small, Medium, and Large. The two main differences between these plans are the storage capacity and the number of hosted websites. Other than that, all plans come with 1 TB of monthly bandwidth, unlimited MySQL databases, and the following key features:
- SSD storage
- Free SSL certificate
- Free domain name (with annual plans)
- Free regular cloud backups
- Free SiteLock Lite protection
- Free website migration
- 99.5% uptime guarantee
Even though the disk space is limited (5 GB to 20 GB), it’s enough to host a blog, a website, or even a small online store.
In addition, all shared hosting packages are backed by SSD to deliver faster performance and loading speeds than traditional disk drives.
It’s nice to see some useful freebies, such as an SSL certificates and SiteLock protection. SiteLock monitors your website daily and blocks any malicious malware. Automatic regular cloud backups are also carried out every four days and kept for two weeks.
Another important tool that’s included for free with all shared hosting plans is cPanel. This industry-standard control panel isn’t only popular for its ease of use, but also for its numerous built-in tools to manage your website, including manual backups.
While Valcato Internet doesn’t include a free website builder with its plans, it allows you to install free website builders from Softaculous (the built-in app installer). In addition to website builders, Softaculous supports hundreds of applications and scripts that are downloadable with a few simple clicks.
Pricing and Support
Despite the wide range of features offered by Valcato Internet, its overall prices are pretty high. However, you do get some good freebies with your plan and a free domain name with annual subscriptions. You can choose to be billed monthly or annually.
Valcato Internet also offers free website migration, and most of its services come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can pay for the service via debit/credit card or PayPal.
The website has a detailed FAQ section along with a comprehensive knowledge base that contains articles and guides covering most major topics.
If you still have questions, you can contact Valcato Internet’s customer support via 24/7 live chat, phone, ticket support, or through its social media channels. I went for the live chat and was happy with the quick response.