Versio is a Dutch web hosting company that was established more than ten years ago. It offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS (virtual private servers), domain services, and SSL certificates. Versio manages over 6 million domain registrations and more than 6 million websites and applications.
Its website supports English and Dutch and is available in four versions – for Europe, the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, though the Belgium version redirect to the Netherlands version. Prices are displayed in euros and pounds.
Features and Ease of Use
Versio offers six shared hosting plans (three each for Starter and Expert), three WordPress hosting plans, and six cloud VPS plans. While Versio’s shared and reseller hosting plans are available with servers in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK, its VPS plans offer two server locations in Amsterdam. With the company’s three Starter shared hosting plans, you’ll get:
- 25 to 100 hosted domains
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- DirectAdmin control panel
- 5 GB to 30 GB SSD disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited email accounts
- Daily backups
- Support for all PHP versions (v4.4 to 7.3)
With its 400+ one-click install scripts, you can easily install WordPress, Magento, Joomla, etc., without needing any tech expertise. With Versio’s Sitebuilder, which is free for the first year, you can create your website quickly even if you have no coding or programming skills. You’ll also get Webalizer website statistics, which you can use to get a quick overview of your website traffic.
Versio stores all data on a fully redundant SAN (storage area network), where every SAN comes equipped with RAID-30 drive configurations. This makes your data safer than ever. The company also offers an extensive and powerful API, which lets you automate hosting, domain registration and transfers, and SSL certificates.
Pricing and Support
Starter shared hosting plans begin at dirt cheap rates and go on to become competitively priced. To pay for these plans in GBP or EUR, you can use PayPal, iDEAL (an e-commerce payment system in the Netherlands), Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, SOFORT, paysafecard, or Bancontact (an online payment method in Belgium). Available billing periods are monthly, quarterly, or every one, two, three, four, or five years. Price discounts are available on two-year contracts and longer.
Versio offers a 14-day money-back guarantee on all its products and services except domain names.
Versio’s customer support is available from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on weekends (Central European Time). You can reach its customer support via a 24/7 emergency hotline and fax (old school, eh?). The company also mentions an email ID on its Facebook page, which I used to seek answers to my generic queries and got a quick reply.
Those preferring to do their own troubleshooting can head to Versio’s FAQ and articles, video tutorials, and customer forum. The company’s news section displays the latest information about Versio, along with some helpful articles, announcements, and discounts.