Features and Ease of Use
The four shared hosting packages — Starter Pack, MidSized, Small Business, and Enterprise — vary in storage, the number of hosted domains and email accounts, and some other specifications. For example, the Starter Pack provides 5 GB of storage, one hosted domain, and two email accounts. At the other end of the spectrum, the Enterprise plan provides 50 GB of storage, unlimited hosted domains, and unlimited email accounts.
All the plans come with these features:
- cPanel or Plesk control panel
- Software installer
- SSD storage
- Daily backups
- 99.95% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate
- DDoS protection
You can choose to administer your hosting using the popular cPanel or Plesk control panels, both of which allow you to manage your website files, domains, FTP accounts, email accounts, backup intervals, and more. Both panels also incorporate a one-click installer (Softaculous in the case of cPanel) which helps you install additional content management or other applications such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, OpenCart, Typo3, or phpBB.
All the hosting services, not just shared hosting, sit on SSD storage that is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage.
Pricing and Support
WebHosting|4U is slightly expensive compared with international competitors. You can pay for plans via various methods (PayPal, credit/debit cards, bank deposit, or Stripe) on billing cycles from monthly to triennial. If you’re tempted to sign up for a long stretch, you’ll be happy to hear that the 30-day money-back guarantee should get you out with a full refund if anything goes wrong within the first month.
One-to-one support is poor. Although you should be able to contact this company by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat, the live chat link led to the ticket submission form and my subsequent ticket submission went unanswered. Self-support resources are equally poor, since the knowledge base contains only a handful of entries: