Features and Ease of Use
Xpress Hosting offers a solid set of basic features that make them great for personal websites and many small to medium-sized websites. Here are some of their included features:
- Free domain for the first year
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited databases
- Unlimited emails
- Free website migration
- One-click installer
This provider doesn’t offer a lot in the way of advanced features. They do offer premium anti-spam as well as support for PHPMyAdmin 4.4 to 7.1. However, they don’t provide support for advanced developer tools such as Python. Also, they don’t offer free SSL certificates. There is a discount on their basic certificates, but it’s only applicable during signup.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll want to stick with their one-click installer to add programs such as WordPress. They don’t offer a website builder, so if you don’t already know WordPress or another CMS program, you’ll have a bit of a learning curve. For other webmasters, most plans offer Plesk over the standard cPanel. If you don’t know Plesk, you’ll have to learn it, but it shouldn’t take you long to get acclimated.
Pricing and Support
Xpress Hosting offers both Windows and Linux cloud hosting services. Both offer three service plans with the main features listed earlier. The primary differences in the Linux plans are listed below:
|HOST XSTART||HOST XPRO||HOSTXL|
|Control Panel||DirectAdmin||Plesk or cPanel||Plesk or cPanel|
This plan offers reasonable storage for the number of domains hosted and plenty of email accounts even for the basic plan.
Below is a breakdown of the Windows hosting plans:
|WIN XSTART||WIN XPRO||WIN XL|
You’ll observe that these Windows plans only allow hosting for a single domain, and the storage capacity is limited except for the Win XL plan.
Regarding pricing, the Linux plans are all very reasonable. Windows plans are as well except for the XL plan which is a bit pricier, especially considering the lack of storage and that it’s single-domain hosting only. On a positive note, you do get a free domain for a year, so that will save you a few bucks each year. All plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Xpress Hosting offers reasonable hosting with phone, live chat, WhatsApp chat, and online ticketing support. Ticket support is available 24/7 while phone support is available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. WhatsApp and live chat support are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. There’s also a fairly robust database covering all products offered by the company.