Xcobean is a Kenya based company that offers web hosting and Virtual Private Servers. The company also provides web design and development, and SEO and marketing services. Its website is available in English only and its servers are located in Derby, United Kingdom.
Features and Ease of Use
Xcobean offers a variety of web hosting categories including Windows shared hosting, Linux shared hosting, and WordPress hosting to provide for customers looking to use different types of programming languages, operating systems, and applications. Shared hosting customers enjoy the following:
- Automatic backups
- Lets Encrypt SSL Certificate on some plans
- Free domain on some plans
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Up to unlimited storage
Xcobean provides Solid State Disks to customers which is great for performance. Much better than hard disk drives in terms of read/write speeds. Most websites are going to have more than just text, so space for images, videos, and various media files is necessary. For more than the simple company website, the files can weigh quite a bit and to host them, you’ll need sufficient space.
Xcobean supplies more than enough for most websites. Its lowest SSD is 100GB. It goes as high as 750GB before the unlimited mark. The storage provided is ample. There’s no limit to the bandwidth, so as long as your website doesn’t use more than 10% of the total server resources, you should be fine.
Some plans are on a cloud platform that allows auto-scaling of resources. That scales up or down the resources that are allocated to you based on your need at any time. If your website needs more power, you can also launch additional resources on-demand, use them for as long as you need to and terminate them when you no longer need them. That’s great for planning marketing pushes and covering up the spikes in traffic during those times.
Xcobean provides cPanel with one-click installation of CMSes and support for PHP, Perl, Ruby, and Python on the Linux and cPanel plans. For Windows hosting, it supports ASP and ASP.NET. You can build your website with RVSiteBuilder provided free on the cPanel plans or add Weebly website builder to your cart before checkout.
Pricing and Support
Xcobean’s prices are cheap. Compared to other web hosts, the web hosting plans are a steal. Also, if you haven’t bought your domain name yet and want to do it through it, you can get one for free if you sign up for a year. You can also pay for one month but you’ll miss out on the free domain offer.
The company offers a few upsells. Asides from the Weebly website builder that I mentioned earlier, you can also add email security, SiteLock website security, and an SSL certificate to your bundle before checkout.
It offers many VPS plans that are on RAID with full root access. They are low-cost
It uses three processors: PayPal (wallet funds and cards), Mpesa Paybill, and Mpesa Express Checkout. You can send in a cheque or bank deposit as well. It provides a 30-day money-back guarantee on web hosting.
You can use the tutorials in its knowledge base to help yourself, submit a ticket or use its live chat. It also has phone numbers and email addresses displayed on its main xcobean.co.ke website that you can use. I sent an email and received a response a few hours later.