Since being established in 2003, Vínculo has provided its customers with a variety of hosting and IT solutions, including web hosting, wholesale hosting, VPS, business mailing, website design and development, and software application development.
Since Vínculo caters primarily to its Chilean domestic market, its website supports Spanish.
Features and Ease of Use
Vínculo offers seven shared web hosting plans, six VPS plans, and three wholesale hosting plans (which are ideal for anyone with multiples websites or wanting to create their own web hosting company). With the shared hosting plans, you get:
- Linux OS
- cPanel control panel
- 4 GB to 50 GB storage
- 1 GB national and 20 MB international bandwidth
- Unlimited monthly transfer
- Free webmail
- One to seven MySQL databases
- Daily, weekly, and monthly backups
- Antivirus and antispam filter
The Softaculous one-click app installer provides you with a wide range of popular applications such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. For easy website management, Vínculo also offers the pay-for Virtual Business platform that includes a user-friendly panel for updating your site information. For a price, you can even get Vinculo’s designers and programmers to make updates for you.
At the other end of the expertise scale, the full root access and SSH access affords you complete control if you opt for a VPS plan.
RAID 10 replication provides performant and reliable data storage.
Pricing and Support
Vínculo’s shared hosting plans are priced slightly above the industry average, and you can pay for them in Chilean pesos (CLP) on a monthly, semi-annual, or annual basis. The two longer terms give you discounts of 15% and 20% respectively. The 15-day money-back guarantee might make you feel better about signing up for a full year, but this is less than the 30-day refund window offered by many other hosts.
Vínculo can be contacted via telephone, live chat, or online contact form. Unfortunately, the live chat was unavailable when I wanted to try it, and my exploratory email went unanswered. Limited self-help resources are provided in the customer area of this company’s website.