Features and Ease of Use
WebSound offers shared hosting plans called Mini, Small, Medium, and Large. They have the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily automatic backups
- From 5GB to 50GB disk space
- From 150GB to 600GB bandwidth
Its servers run on the CloudLinux operating system, which offers account isolation for each user and their resources on the shared network. This provides awesome server stability. It further boosts the performance with the LiteSpeed webserver, which is coupled with CloudFlare Railgun CDN to cache the content of your website and deliver it to your users faster.
Plus, there’s RAID 10 SSD drives, which offers incredibly high speed and performance with the added benefit of redundancy.
WebSound offers MariaDB instead of MySQL as its database, and it also offers the phpMyAdmin tool for managing the database. For programming, there’s a PHP version selector from which you can choose the version of the programming language that you require right from the control panel.
The control panel offered is cPanel, and it’s quite beginner-friendly. cPanel features the JetBackup module, which provides full control over your backup files. You can easily restore backed up files, email accounts, or databases in just a few clicks. Furthermore, it comes with the Softaculous module, which provides an easy way to automatically install and manage a variety of different content management system (CMS) on your website.
WebSound offers other features such as DNS zone email, customized error pages, and Cron jobs. The benefit of Cron is that it saves you from carrying out certain repetitive tasks manually. You can set it up to perform these functions at intervals.
For security, the plans come with DDoS Protection, antivirus, spam filters, and ModSecurity, which all work to detect and block external threats. The CloudLinux OS that it uses also comes with CageFS, which is a security feature that prevents other users from viewing server files.
Pricing and Support
WebSound’s plans are quite pocket-friendly. Its prices compete well with those of its competitors and are reasonable. For billing cycles, you can choose monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual periods. It offers a free domain registration on annual periods but for the Large Plan (top plan) only.
The vendor uses the following payment methods: PayPal, debit/credit card, and BitCoin via Coinify. Although there’s no free trial or plan, you get a 14-day window to get a refund after payment as a first-time customer.
WebSound offers client support through tickets, frequently asked questions, and knowledge base with tutorials. I submitted a ticket and got a reply soon after.