Reviews and expert opinion WOW Hosting

Ranked 2343rd from 3627 Web Hosting
4.1
  • Features
    4.1
  • Ease of Use
    4.0
  • Support
    4.1
  • Pricing
    4.2
Server locations
USA
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Web Hosting Expert
Sri Lankan’s web hosting provider, WOW Hosting is among the few vendors in the market that delivers premium hosting services at the lowest prices that it paints as “never seen before”. The catch; users must subscribe to a contract of at least one year.

Overview

WOW Hosting

WOW Hosting was started with a very noble cause; to provide everyone with excellent services at the lowest prices in Sri Lanka. And well, not just in Sri Lanka, but its hosting services are among the cheapest even at the international level.

Its green-themed website sells shared web hosting, domain name registration services, and SSL certificates. Elastic cloud hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers are also listed on the website, though not yet available, but the vendor pledges to start offering them very soon.

Features and Ease of Use

The WOW Hosting plans are powered by the user-friendly cPanel control panel equipped with tons of SEO tools and features providing you with the necessary platform for online success. Also, its web hosting solutions include the following standard features:

  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Phone, chat, ticket support
  • Unlimited SSD disk storage
  • Free SSL certificates

The five WOW Hosting shared web packages L.Starter, L.Personal, L.Premium. L. High, and L.Maximum are distinguished by increasing resources. And whether you want to upgrade from one package to the next, the hosting provider has created a 100% effortless upgrade process, where it does all the heavy-lifting so that you can focus on the growth of your business.

WOW Hosting hardware infrastructure is hosted in U.S. locations and all of its hosting services are run using Intel Xeon processor E5 family and ultrafast SSD-based servers in RAID-10 disk array configuration. This not only provides blazing fast page loading speeds of your website but also ensures maximum protection against hardware failure.

As standard, users get free daily account backups, designed with the ability to create “on-the-fly” backups of your account in the event of any updates and upgrades.

Pricing and Support

As alluded to earlier, WOW Hosting web hosting services are quite cheap, which seems to align with its mission to provide hosting services at the lowest cost. However, the plans come with long-term contracts requiring customers to subscribe to one year or longer payment options. 

Prices are listed in Sri Lankan rupees, but users can also change the currency to U.S. dollars during checkout.

If you do cancel your services within the first 30 days of hosting, you’ll receive a full refund of the price paid for the service. This refund policy, however, is limited to once per customer. Clients also get a 99.99% uptime guarantee with all accounts.

WOW Hosting

Customers can contact this vendor’s support desk via telephone, email, contact form, or live chat. The support center is available during business hours, mostly from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM local time.

There’s a “news and announcements” section on its E-commerce cart, but its knowledge base is empty.

Bottom line on WOW Hosting

Summary

WOW Hosting has stood by its promise to offer excellent services at the lowest cost possible to business enterprises primarily based in Sri Lanka. Although, at the moment, it does not have solutions that are suitable to host resource-intense websites, plans to start providing cloud, VPS, and dedicated servers are actively underway.

Pros

  • Intel Xeon processor CPU servers with SSD storage in RAID-10
  • Free daily account backups
  • Provides full refunds if submitted within 30 days
  • 99.99% uptime network guarantee

Cons

  • Yet to start providing cloud, VPS, and dedicated servers
  • Plans with inflexible annual contracts

Get premium hosting from a Sri Lankan vendor?  with WOW Hosting.

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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