Part of the Buitip Group, Chilean hosting provider WopHost has been in the industry for five years (at the time of this review). Its Spanish-language website advertises web hosting, email hosting, and web design services.
Features and Ease of Use
WopHost offers three shared hosting plans, with two additional “ultra hosting” plans: one for e-commerce, and another one for companies and corporations. There are also two email hosting plans and two web design packages: Basic Web Design (with hosting) and Advanced Web Design (with a domain and hosting).
WopHost’s three shared hosting plans provide you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Apache/LiteSpeed Web Server
- Plesk control panel
- 5 GB to 12 GB of storage
- Unlimited transfer
- 10 to unlimited email accounts
- 6 to 15 MySQL databases
- 10 to 30 FTP accounts
- Multiple PHP versions
- 10 to 30 subdomains/websites
- SSL and Cloudflare certificate
- Data migration
The included Softaculous installer helps you install several CMS and other popular applications without having to have technical expertise. The hosting control panel also includes the SitePad website builder that provides almost 360 website templates that you can customize via a drag-and-drop interface, no coding necessary.
If you’re still not comfortable about populating your website with content yourself, you can take advantage of an SEO-friendly web design package (for a fee). WopHost’s professionals will design, host, and maintain your website and will optimize it for Google and Bing.
SSD storage provides improved performance and reliability (compared with traditional HDD storage), and the Cloudflare CDN further improves page loading speeds as well as helping protect you against DDoS attacks.
Pricing and Support
WopHost’s shared hosting plans are cheap. You can pay for them in Chilean pesos by bank transfer, credit/debit card, cryptocurrencies, and even cash, on annual billing (for shared hosting) or monthly billing (for ultra hosting). I did experience some difficulties in getting the buy buttons to work, but this may have been a temporary glitch.
If you’re not sure about signing up with this host, the minimal three-day refund window won’t do much to make you feel much better.
WopHost’s 24/7 customer support can be contacted via WhatsApp, email, online contact form, or support ticket. My exploratory email received a rapid reply:
It’s a good thing that the support response is so good because there are no self-support resources as far as I know.