Indian web hosting provider VCCLHosting is part of VCCL Cloud Pvt.Ltd. According to its Facebook page, this company was founded in March 2015, and it has so far accumulated 7,000 global customers. It takes pride in offering an eco-friendly service.
From shared hosting and reseller hosting to VPS and dedicated servers, VCCLHosting offers it all. Unfortunately, its English-language website has some missing information and some plans listed under multiple categories, so it’s confusing.
Features and Ease of Use
VCCLHosting offers four cPanel Linux shared hosting plans (including one with a free blog for a year), nine cloud hosting plans (for WordPress, Windows, or Plesk), three Linux reseller hosting plans, ten VPS plans, and several dedicated servers (including developer-friendly plans, dedicated root servers, dedicated game servers, and enterprise servers). Although the website also alludes to three combo plans, these couldn’t be bought at the time of this review.
The four shared hosting plans provide you with:
- At least one free domain
- 1 to 10 hosted websites
- 1,000 MB to 50 GB bandwidth
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL
- Free and pay-for backups
- Free optimized page performance
- Free website migration
Since the shared hosting plans include a one-click app installer, you can easily install popular CMS and other programs such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. You also get the Weebly website builder that helps you create your website using a drag-and-drop interface; no coding required.
VCCLHosting’s VPS plans use NVMe SSDs for superior performance, with full root access giving you complete control of your server. Gaming servers have graphics processing units (GPU), and dedicated servers use RAID technology to help guard against potential disk data disasters.
This host’s website is inconsistent when it comes to the advertised uptime guarantee. While the figure varies between 99.9% and 99.99% uptime, customer services confirmed to me that the actual guaranteed uptime figure is 99.95%.
Pricing and Support
VCCLHosting’s shared hosting plans are cheap, and an annual pre-payment affords you two months’ free hosting. The 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about this commitment because it allows you to get out early if you’re not entirely happy. Pay in Indian rupees or U.S. dollars by PayPal, credit card, and other methods.
You can pay for extras at the checkout, including RapidSSL/GeoTrust/Symantec SSL certificates, SpamExperts email security, SiteLock website security, and CodeGuard website backups. However, some hosts provide these things for free.
VCCLHosting provides sufficient self-help resources: an informative knowledge base, tutorials, a blog, and frequently asked questions for each service. You can also summon 24/7 technical support in English, French, and German by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat. I got quick answers to my pre-sales queries via email and the live chat channel: