Reviews and expert opinion WEBD

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4.2
James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert
WEBD offers a solid selection of shared hosting plans offering ample bandwidth and storage. While most plans appear affordable, you're going to have to pay up for some services such as domain registration and SSL certificates.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
20 GB
204.8 GB
Unlimited
$1.00
1 GB
51.2 GB
Unlimited
$1.25
50 GB
512 GB
Unlimited
$1.76
100 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.26
200 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.54
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
20 GB
204.8 GB
Unlimited
$1.00
1 GB
51.2 GB
Unlimited
$1.25
50 GB
512 GB
Unlimited
$1.76
100 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.26
200 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$7.54
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
250 GB
1.60GHz
4 GB
$61.50
320 GB
1.60GHz
4 GB
$76.95
320 GB
1.60GHz
4 GB
$339.96
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
250 GB
1.60GHz
4 GB
$61.50
320 GB
1.60GHz
4 GB
$76.95
320 GB
1.60GHz
4 GB
$339.96
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Bottom line on WEBD

WEBD has been providing website hosting services since 2001, and during that time they’ve served over 70,000 clients worldwide. The offer both shared hosting and dedicated server products that are appropriate for a wide variety of websites.

Their shared hosting packages offer solid bandwidth and storage with some plans offering nearly unlimited features. However, there are a few additional hidden fees that will make them a bit pricier than other plans.

 

Features and Ease of Use

WEBD offers robust shared website hosting with ample storage and bandwidth on most plans along with the following basic features:

  • Fantastico application installer
  • Ten or more email accounts
  • Anti-spam protection
  • Password-protected directories
  • Website statistics (AWStats, Webalizer, and more)

Also, WEBD offers some of the following advanced features that are beneficial to power users:

  • Supports phpMyAdmin
  • Supports cron jobs
  • Support for PHP5/7
  • Supports CGI scripts
  • 99.9% server reliability

I would’ve liked to see more compatibility for web programming languages such as Python, but this host should still work great for most shared hosting customers. However, be aware that there are a few things you won’t get with this host unless you pay for it.

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Domains are not free with this host, nor are SSL certificates. You’ll pay an annual fee on every website you need a certificate for. Also, you’ll pay for website migrations to this host. Other simple services such as requesting a login change will also incur a fee, even for something as simple as receiving a paper invoice.

WEBD includes in their plans a lesser-known application installer called Fantastico, but I wouldn’t recommend this host for beginners as they don’t offer a website builder. That said, if you’re already experienced with website creation, you won’t have any problems maintaining your website using cPanel and FTP.

 

Pricing and Support

WEBD offers six service plans with all of the features listed earlier. Below is a breakdown of the differences between each plan.

Mini

Mini SSD

Medium

Large

Extra

Extra Pro

Storage

20GB

1GB

50GB

100GB

200GB

400GB

Bandwidth

200GB

50GB

400GB

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Email Accounts

10

50

50

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Databases

3

20

20

100

Unlimited

Unlimited

FTP Accounts

3

50

20

100

Unlimited

Unlimited

Add-on Domains

2

19

19

99

Unlimited

Unlimited

 

Overall, I like the available storage relative to the number of domains you can host, except for their Mini SSD or Large plans. I’m also a bit disappointed that the Mini SSD only offers 1 GB of storage. You’d think they’d offer at least 10 GB.

These plans offer average value with the Extra and Extra Pro plans being a bit pricey. Unless you need more than 100GB in storage space or you think you’ll need the leeway offered by their unlimited add-on domains, the Large plan is going to be your best value.

WEBD offers average support with phone, email, fax, and online web form support. Note that tech support is only available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Unfortunately, they don’t offer live chat. There are, however, lots of help documentation available, including video tutorials.

There’s one caveat with their support. If your issue is considered non-standard tech support, you will pay an hourly fee to have your issue resolved. An example would be having them install WordPress on your server for you instead of you doing so manually.

 

Summary

There are some great points to using WEBD as your host, including plans offering massive storage and bandwidth. However, the additional fees for things such as SSL certificates and atypical support problems make them a bit less than ideal for some. Experienced webmasters that don’t mind the extra fees for SSL certificates will be fine, but beginners will probably want to look for another host that offers better value and better overall support.

Pros:

  • Robust bandwidth
  • Lots of help documentation for DIY webmasters
  • Lots of storage with most plans
  • Supports CGI scripts and cron jobs

Cons:

  • Extra fees for certain services
  • No live chat support
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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