Based in Austria, web-crossing GmbH specializes in web hosting and domain registration services as well as other IT services like web design and system administration. It powers thousands of domains and servers hundreds of customers from Europe and beyond. The company’s website is in German and English.
Features and Ease of Use
Web-crossing shared hosting packages come with many tools and features that aid web creation and management. Some of these include:
- Domain registration/transfer
- Web-based file manager
- Unlimited transfer bandwidth
- Email with spam protection
- TYPO3, WordPress, Magento
- Cron jobs
- MySQL databases
Thanks to its unparalleled server performance and reliability, web-crossing is able to offer its customers an impressive 99.99% uptime guarantee. It also leverages high-speed multiple ISP network connections to ensure high availability of data 24/7. Located in an ultra-modern data center, servers are optimized for performance and compatible with the latest server technologies.
One of the things I love about web-crossing is that hosting services are provisioned instantly. Within a few minutes, a person can start building a website, blog, or e-store using any of the free scripts such as WordPress, Contao CMS, Magento, or Typo3 website. Each has a plan which includes a daily backup, so you can easily restore your website when you need.
Programming languages and tools such as the latest PHP and Xamarin are available to customers who want to build either custom web apps or hybrid mobile apps. If you need interfaces for payment, real estate, E-commerce, or tourist services, web-crossing’s developers can help with that too. Free SSL certificates are available and customers can use them to secure their websites and online resources. Webmail includes antivirus and Spam filtering as well as nice autoresponder options.
Sometimes, shared hosting doesn’t cut it when building enterprise apps. Microsoft Azure, a Cloud-based environment, is available and is an intermediate solution for customers who want scalable and secure infrastructure for their enterprise apps. Web-crossing’s dedicated servers is the other option on the table. They come with public IP addresses and firewall wall protection, and customers have the freedom to customize RAM and storage, and install the OS of their choice.
Pricing and Support
Web-crossing’s packages are not only cheap but loaded with features, something I don’t take for granted because many hosting services put prices low but lock out some features. When you place an order, you can easily pay with PayPal or credit card. All shared hosting plans are scalable and come with a 12-month contract.
If you have your website hosted elsewhere and need to move it to web-crossing servers, talk to the 24/7 in-house customer support team. Their response time is quite good. I sent a message to the email support team and got a reply almost immediately. Telephone support is also available, and through their social media presence, you can also reach to them via Facebook and Twitter.