Founded in 2003, WebHostGB is a web hosting company that offers not only web hosting but also website design, servers, and marketing services. This company is located in the United Kingdom and has its servers Manchester, London, and Northampton. Its website is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
WebHostGB offers four shared hosting categories, namely: Web Hosting, Unlimited Hosting, eCommerce Hosting, and Enterprise Hosting. Under all four, there are three plans on offer respectively. These plans provide enough features for most small to medium business websites. These are the features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily automatic backups
- Free SSL certificates
- Free domain name
- Up to three websites allowed on the Unlimited plans
- Anywhere from 6.5GB to unlimited bandwidth
WebHostGB offers dedicated server resources to each hosting customer. Depending on the plan you’re on, you can get as much as 8GB RAM and three cores. This dedication of resources on a shared server is made possible through CloudLinux.
The Linux distribution on its servers is CloudLinux. There are lots of benefits from using this operating system and one of them is the light-weight virtualization that it provides. This allows them to share the server right amongst customers and ensure that one customer doesn’t overload the entire server and affect how well other customers can use their resources.
Its storage is all in SSD. With industry hardware and an elastic platform, WebHostGB promises of a fantastic experience. Its elastic platform means that you can easily increase your resources when you need to.
WebHostGB protects customers through the automatic backups – they’re stored in remote locations so even if something was to happen to the main data center, your data is still safe. Also, it provides protection against brute force attacks, viruses, and malware.
Of course, this will not be complete without mentioning the website design features that it provides to customers. This company offers a website builder that has a drag-and-drop tool, over 200 themes, and 100 plugins.
There’s also a one-click installer for over 300 scripts including WordPress. If you want to run an e-commerce store, you should take any of the plans under the Ecommerce hosting. With those, you also get an easy installation of Magento, Opencart, and WooCommerce as well as marketing and security features. The company also provides live chat and many forms of lead capture.
Pricing and Support
WebHostGB’s prices can run high but for the features that it offers, they are more than reasonable. It allows a month to month payment. You can also pay for three months, six months, and one year.
One thing that I like is that regardless of the period you choose, you’ll still get a free domain name. Many other companies restrict that to only 12 months to force you to pay for longer.
WebHostGB offers a 60-day money-back guarantee. However, this only applies to those who paid via PayPal. If you pay through bank wire transfers, Western Union payments, checks, and money orders, you can’t get a refund even if it’s during the money-back guarantee period.
If you need help, you can search through its resourceful knowledge base. Alternatively, the support agents are available 24/7 through ticket and phone. There’s also a live chat that isn’t available 24/7.
In my experience when I opened a ticket, I got a response in less than an hour.
- Choose servise
- Web Hosting
- Basic Personal
- Reseller Plan
- Basic Reseller
- Premium Reseller
- Advanced Reseller
- VPS Hosting
- VPS SSD 1
- VPS SSD 2
- VPS SSD 3
- Choose review language
- English (1)
I was very happy with Webhostgb
I've been with them for over a year, I would highly recommend them as their support response is remarkable. I have two websites with them, one is a personal blog and one is for my business which uses Woocommerce. I find the hosting to be incredibly reliable and the daily backups gives me greater reassurances.