Reviews and expert opinion WebIT

Ranked 3083rd from 3360 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.0
Ease of Use
4.1
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.0
Server locations
Australia
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
WebIT is a confusing company. Although its home page suggests a focus wholly on property listing solutions, one of those solutions (on a separate website) leads back to an otherwise hidden page of the WebIT website that describes its hosting plans.

Overview

WebIT

WebIT is fine, but fine is not good enough. While WebIT is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

Let’s get something straight from the start. While WebIT seems still to be a website hosting company, this isn’t at all obvious from its home page that leads to two of the property-listing solutions it developed as a software development company. But by a roundabout route, I could click through to its ListOnce solution website, then click back to WebIT’s web hosting page that would otherwise not have been directly accessible.

Although I have some concerns about whether the web hosting plans are still valid, I’ll be a bit more optimistic for the purposes of this review.

WebIT has developed top-quality software solutions since its inception in 1998. Its current “ListOnce” signature software product provides digital marketing services (i.e., property listings) for real estate agencies. The ListOnce service is presumably hosted on WebIT’s web hosting infrastructure, since the ListOnce website includes a web hosting section that leads back to WebIT’s English-language website. I told you it’s confusing.

Features and Ease of Use

If still available, WebIT offers only one (Linux) shared hosting plan that provides:

  • 99.8% uptime guarantee
  • 500 MB disk space
  • 5000 MB monthly bandwidth (expandable at extra cost)
  • DNS management
  • Support for PHP, Python, and Perl
  • SFTP access
  • CGI-BIN
  • Daily backups

WebIT uses fully redundant Red Hat Linux Servers for reliable hosting services. It has a Cisco-powered network, and it eliminates any single point of failure by utilizing multiple upstream providers to ensure that data follows the best path to its destination.

Your hosting can be managed via the Plesk control panel (available on request), and you can access your server via secure SSH.

WebIT’s website also has sections dedicated to dedicated servers and VPS plans, but (again) this wouldn’t be obvious from the company’s home page.

Pricing and Support

At almost five times the average industry rate, WebIT’s hosting prices look extremely expensive. Arranging the hosting involves filling out an old-fashioned online “order form” with no indication of how you would actually go on to pay. There are no details of any discounts as far as I can see.

WebIT

You should be able to contact WebIT’s support team via telephone, fax (remember those?), email, or online contact form. My form-submission failed, and there is no live chat, so I would have to resort to self-support. However, there is nothing like a knowledge base as far as I know on WebIT’s website.

Pricing

4.0

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Bottom line on WebIT

As stated at the outset, this company confuses me, and it could confuse you too, since it now seems to be more of a single-solution software development company than a web host. Whether or not it still offers its sole web hosting solution may be a moot point because it’s too expensive to be competitive.

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Pros

  • 21 years of industry experience
  • 99.8% uptime guarantee
  • Tier 3.5+ rated datacenter
  • Custom dedicated hosting, VPS, and load balancing

Cons

  • Hosting is expensive
  • The company seems to be focused on its property-related software solutions
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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