Reviews and expert opinion Xprovide
Xprovide is a Belgian ISP founded in 2007. In 2008, the hosting company started offering its shared hosting services to small scale businesses. Today, its offerings are equipped with features to host all types of businesses worldwide.
The hosting vendor is ranked among the top ten web hosting companies in Belgium, with a market share of 0.16%. Its offerings include shared web hosting, domain name registration services, dedicated servers, VPS, and colocation services. The Xprovide website is available in both English and Dutch.
Features and Ease of Use
Xprovide website hosting solutions include the following features by default:
- Free domain name
- Free mailboxes
- One-click installation with 66+ pre-installed scripts
- RAID 1 configuration
- PHP 5 support
- MySQL 5 databases
- PERL, Python
- AWStats website statistics
- Cron jobs
Xprovide hosting servers are hosted in a modern data center located in Oostkamp, Belgium. The data center has a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.06 and is one of the leading European green data centers with facilities that use energy-efficient technologies.
Xprovide virtual servers are powered by a high-performance Linux operating system. The servers come with RAID 1 hard disk drives (HDDs) provided by Dell manufacturers and they further include IP addresses, XenServer technologies, RDNS management, and up to100 Mbit uplinks.
With Xprovide hosting packages, users get to enjoy a variety of hosting benefits. The vendor’s shared web hosting packages include features such as PHP 5 support, MySQL 5 databases, CGI, PERL, and Python. Other features are AWStats, usage logs, and error log. This is coupled with daily backup services with a retention of up to 7 days, where clients can back up their website data with just very few and easy steps.
All the same, the hosting packages do not come with free SSL certificates. Instead, the vendor offers these SSL certificates as an additional package; from domain validation to organization and extensive validation SSL certificates.
Pricing and Support
From shared web hosting plans to VPS servers, Xprovide web hosting packages are quite expensive. In addition, they come with inflexible billing cycles with a minimum subscription of 1 year. The prices are listed in euros.
Xprovide hosting servers offer a 99.9% uptime network guarantee. Nonetheless, all the hosting solutions do not seem to have a money-back guarantee.
You can get in touch with Xprovide customer support team via telephone, ticketing system or email. The hosting firm has not availed a live chat on its website. The technical staff is not available 24/7 and they have an average response time of about 24 hours.
Xprovide has a fairly detailed help center with quite a number of frequently asked questions and tutorials.