Voteq Hosting (registered as Voteq Limited) is a Nottinghamshire-based British business which, according to the U.K. Companies House, was incorporated in June 2018. However, it didn’t create its Facebook page until June 2019. Either way, this is a relatively recent entrant into the hosting market that claims to have built a robust hosting platform to meet the varied needs of all kinds of clients from individuals to large corporations.
Voteq’s website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Voteq Hosting offers three shared cloud hosting packages and three WordPress hosting packages. According to its website, Voteq was due to launch its VPS packages at the end of September 2019, so these may well be available when you read this review.
The shared cloud hosting packages provide you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 10 GB to unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 1 to unlimited websites
- 1 to unlimited MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin
- From five 5 GB email accounts to unlimited 10 GB email accounts
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
- Unlimited subdomains
- Unlimited FTP/SFTP access
- Multiple PHP versions and ionCube Loader
- Scheduled tasks/Cron jobs
- One-click G Suite setup
- DDoS protection
- Web applications firewall and two-factor authentication
- Automatic malware scanning, antivirus, and antispam protection
- Backup and restore
All the hosting packages provide a one-click application installer that helps you install more than 70 popular applications, including blogging platforms (e.g., WordPress) and e-commerce platforms (e.g., Magento). Beginner webmasters can also benefit from an easy-to-use website builder that helps you create your web presence without specialized technical knowledge.
Rather than providing the popular cPanel control panel for managing your hosting, Voteq offers its own fully responsive proprietary control panel. Its auto-scaling feature allows this host’s platform to handle sudden increases in load without impacting website performance.
Pricing and Support
Voteq’s shared cloud hosting packages are competitively priced. You can pay for plans monthly or annually, with two months of free hosting when you opt for annual billing (according to the product page). The 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about making an annual commitment because you can get out within the first month if you’re not happy. Payments can be made only in British pounds, and only via PayPal.
Although Voteq’s website includes a telephone number, its SLA page states that the company does not provide telephone support. However, you can contact the support team via email, live chat, online contact form, or 24/7 support ticket (for current customers). Unfortunately, my exploratory email went unanswered.
I’d like to tell you what self-support resources are available, but the “support center is currently being updated” at the time of writing this review. However, a full complement of legal documents and information is available: