Reviews and expert opinion Velcom

Ranked 822nd from 1972 Web Hosting
4.3
Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Web Hosting Expert
Velcom is a performer in the areas of security, scalability, speed, and operational control. Their robust offerings, low prices, and ability to handle unexpected traffic spikes make them an excellent choice for both small and large businesses.

Overview

Velcom

In operation since 2002, Canada-based Velcom offers a range of affordable web hosting packages that suit both beginners and experts. Velcom’s service offerings include virtual (shared) hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and colocation services. Their website is in English, but they support up to 26 languages.

Features and Ease of Use

Velcom’s web hosting comes with many unlimited benefits on both their base and top-tier plans. Some of the features are:

  • Paid domain registration
  • Automatic weekly backups
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited storage space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Add-on domains, unlimited in all but the “Easy Set” package
  • SSL certificates are free, but only private on the top-tier plan

Their basic plans provide more substantial functionalities than the basic plans offered by most other providers. What’s more, the one-click installer and website builder make Velcom very beginner-friendly.

I particularly like the way Velcom places emphasis on scalability, by making it easy to switch between plans at any time. This is especially useful if you want more add-on domains, a dedicated private IP, or private SSL certificate.

You’ll have to look elsewhere if you want to host on the Windows operating system since they only support the CentOs Linux distribution, which gives you access to phpMyAdmin and MySQL via cPanel.

Weekly backups are automatic, but you can also back up your files manually at any time.

Pricing and Support

Velcom’s pricing sits at the industry average. It is a good deal when you consider the features they offer, but you have to sign up for a minimum of 36 months to secure the best pricing option. At the other end of the commitment spectrum, you could pay for just a month if you’re not sure that this provider is for you, and take advantage of the longer-than-average 45-day money-back guarantee.

Velcom has a toll-free support contact number, but this is available only if you subscribe to their “All Set” plan. Otherwise, you can summon support via their support ticket system, email, or live chat. I was pleased to receive a live chat response within 20 seconds. If you prefer to help yourself, you’ll be disappointed with the empty knowledge base that is arguably worse than no knowledge base at all.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$10.29
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$10.29
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
15 GB
-
384 MB
$9.95
30 GB
-
512 MB
$19.95
50 GB
-
1 GB
$24.95
70 GB
-
1.5 GB
$29.95
80 GB
-
2 GB
$39.95
90 GB
-
2.3 GB
$49.95
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
15 GB
-
384 MB
$9.95
30 GB
-
512 MB
$19.95
50 GB
-
1 GB
$24.95
70 GB
-
1.5 GB
$29.95
80 GB
-
2 GB
$39.95
90 GB
-
2.3 GB
$49.95
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
1000 GB
2 x 3.30GHz
16 GB
$99.00
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$159.00
1000 GB
4 x 3.20GHz
8 GB
$149.00
1000 GB
6 x 2.00GHz
8 GB
$199.00
1.95 TB
8 x 2.40GHz
16 GB
$329.00
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
-
2 GB
$39.95
1000 GB
2 x 3.30GHz
16 GB
$99.00
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$159.00
1000 GB
4 x 3.20GHz
8 GB
$149.00
1000 GB
6 x 2.00GHz
8 GB
$199.00
1.95 TB
8 x 2.40GHz
16 GB
$329.00
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Bottom line on Velcom

Velcom’s strongest points are its reliability (even during traffic bursts) and the ease of scaling your servers at any time. Their pricing plans and contract conditions are not as stringent as comparable providers, and their services are suitable for both beginners and experts.

Pros

  • High-reliability guarantee, even during traffic spikes
  • Easy to switch between plans
  • All-inclusive basic plans that come with unlimited features
  • Easy-to-use website builder and auto-installer

Cons

  • Windows OS not supported
  • Unpopulated knowledge base
Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Onajite loves teaching people how to start a business, manage it and scale online. She also provides technical SEO and copywriting services to businesses in several industries, including e-commerce, online marketing, website development, and design. She has an affinity to be buried nose-deep in books or articles, be it fiction or otherwise.

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