As its name implies, WebFarmItalia is based in Italy. Its registered office is in Sicily and its servers are located in Milan. This is a web hosting company that offers virtual servers, reseller hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, and remote backup solutions. Its website is available in Italian only.
Features and Ease of Use
WebFarmItalia offers three web hosting plans that run on Linux operating system. They are suitable for small business websites. These are some of the features that customers on any of the three plans enjoy:
- Daily / weekly automatic backups
- Unlimited hosted domains
- 5GB, 15GB, or 80GB storage space
- 5 or 10 Mbit/s connection
The company doesn’t provide much in features. For uptime, it mentions in its terms and conditions that it will ensure that all services will be available 24 hours a day, but that’s face value when we can’t see an exact percentage or warranty backing this up if it doesn’t meet its promises.
WebFarmItalia offers guaranteed RAM of 150MB, 1.6GB, or 2GB depending on your plan. The first is too little for even simple websites but the other two works for most small websites that don’t get so much traffic. There are also one or two CPU depending on the plan.
It provides MySQL databases with the option of PostgreSQL for a fee for those who want it. Some other features that most web hosting companies offer for free, this one attaches a cost to it. Two of those is antivirus and spam protection.
On the good side though it provides dedicated IP addresses. On the first two plans, you get one while on the third plan, you get three dedicated IP addresses.
Pricing and Support
WebFarmItalia offers prices that are expensive for the features that it provides. You’ll find similar features at lower prices from many other web hosting providers. You can pay with your credit/debit card, bank transfer, or postal order.
Beware that the company doesn’t provide a free domain and SSL certificate. Also, don’t forget that some features like antivirus and spam protection come at an extra cost.
Also, it doesn’t provide options to pay for one month of hosting. You’ll have to pay for one year if you choose the base plan or three months if you choose any of the other two plans.
This wouldn’t have been much of a problem if the company provided a money-back guarantee. Unfortunately, it doesn’t and there’s no free trial either.
Customer support is available via email or phone. I don’t like that there’s no live chat. I sent an email but didn’t get a response despite waiting for over three weeks.