Webolution is an Australian company established in 2004. It provides web design and development, domain name registration, shared hosting, email hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and dedicated servers.
Webolution has servers located in the United States and within the Equinix data centers in Australia. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Its shared hosting plans are grouped based on the control panel it offers and the data center it’s hosted on. So, there is the Australian cPanel plan, the U.S.A cPanel plan, and the Australian Plesk plan. They all come with these features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 100MB to 20GB disk space
- From 2GB to 200GB bandwidth
Daily automatic backups
This shared plan runs on Windows and Linux operating systems. The Linux OS plans come with cPanel which is compatible with Linux only while the Windows OS plans come with Plesk.
It supports MySQL on the cPanel plans and both MySQL and MsSQL databases on the Plesk plan. Its programming languages are ASP.NET and PHP.
It offers up to 25 email accounts on its highest plan and all plans come with subdomains.
Fantastico Deluxe and Softaculous are available through cPanel on the Australian and U.S.A plans respectively. These software provides an easy way to install different open source applications on your hosting account.
The Plesk plans have antivirus protection to prevent against spyware, molested and threats.
Its Australian servers use SSD for storage. SSDs are a more reliable way to store data because it has no moving parts, therefore, it is not subject to wear. Also, it’s faster than HDDs.
Pricing and Support
Webolution has a total of eleven plans which are priced higher than what other host providers charge for similar features.
It has a monthly, quarterly, semiannually and an annual plan with discounts on the annual plan. Billing methods include bank transfer, eway (credit cards) and PayPal.
There are no free SSL certificates on the shared hosting plans. At the point of purchase, you can add Rapid SSL and a static IP address to your cart for a separate fee.
One good thing is that it doesn’t bill clients for setup fees. You’ll only pay for the resources that will be allocated to you. Your account will be set up immediately your payment is confirmed.
It offers a 7-day money-back guarantee on all its shared plans. Clients who are not pleased with the service can request for a refund within seven days of purchasing.
Its customer support is available through email, phone, postal address, ticket and knowledge base with tutorials. I sent an email but didn’t get a response even one week later.