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Hostway.com Hosting Review

Hostway.com Hosting Review

Within the web hosting industry there are a lot of newcomers who try to become all things to all types of website owners. There are very few hosting companies who have been around for the long haul through the expansion of the internet in the 1990s and the dot-com bust. Hostway is one of those companies formed in 1998 who built their platform based on supplying customers’ needs and being dedicated to customer satisfaction.

Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from Hostway.com. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Main Features Language Compatibility Email Features
Disk Storage
Bandwidth
Free Domain Name
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
100 GB
Unlimited
No
No
No
No
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
POP3
SMTP
IMAP
Webmail
Email Forwards
Mailbox Aliases
Auto-Responders
Mailing List
Spam Protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Database e-Commerce Features Multimedia Features
MYSQL
Microsoft SQL
PostgreSQL
MS Access
ODBC/DSN
phpMyAdmin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
SSL Secure Server
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
Cube Shopping Cart
Zen Cart Shopping Cart
Password Protected
OpenPGP Encryption
Shared SSL Certificate
Agora Shopping Cart
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS Silverlight
Flash Support
Streaming Video
Streaming Audio
Shockwave Support
MIDI File Support
Add own MIME Types
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Scripting Features Highlight Features Overall Rating
Fantastico
Blogs/Wordpress
b2evolution
Moodle
Mambo/Joomla
SMF Forum
Wiki
PHPAdsNew
PHPAuction
PHP Form
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
  • 99.99% Uptime
  • 24/7 Phone & Email Support
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

To do so, Hostway has melded their product offerings over the years to provide very focused hosting plans that are suitable for any size of website, whether it be a personal blog, a small business, or larger corporation. Their system obviously works, with over 600,000 customers and growing through a dozen years of experience.

Reliability (5/5)

★★★★★

To be successful for so long a web hosting company needs a solid foundation in their technical data center. Hostway offers complete reliability for their customers through 11 data centers located throughout the world. Their newest data center is located in Chicago, IL, where they will be able to offer server colocation services in this new high-tech facility.

All facilities are state-of-the-art with the best in connectivity technology. Each facility has load balancing that provides redundancy in website request response and a faster total response time. Altogether, their complete faith in their data centers allows Hostway to offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Price Value (3/5)

★★★☆☆

The list of Hostway shared-server hosting plans range in price from $13.95 to $119.95 per month. However, their prices are based on a complete line of features for each plan that includes unlimited monthly bandwidth, ample amounts of disk space and email accounts, and plenty of script, software, and multi-media support. Users have a choice of either Linux or Windows platform for the best web development. And all plans come with the 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Control Panel (3/5)

★★★☆☆

User account control is provided through SiteControl control panel. While SiteControl is a complete account control software, it is not as user-friendly as some other popular brands of control panels on the market. Users can, with a little practice with navigation, control all aspects of their account including email accounts, databases, script installation, and other account services.

Customer Support (4/5)

★★★★☆

Hostway is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. Thus, they have developed a customer support that is available all day, every day. Account users can call or email any time to get answers and resolution to problems. Or if they choose, users can go to the online help center where they can conduct searches on the topics they need, read articles, or watch video tutorials.

Overall Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

With excellent technology and a top-notch support system, Hostway has something to offer almost any size website. Their multiple data centers provide complete reliability and a 99.9% uptime guarantee is proof of their confidence. Prices are quite above industry average but are packed with features. Overall Hostway is a solid 4 out of 5 value.

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4th October 2010
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Web Hosting Reviews

One Response to “Hostway.com Hosting Review”

  1. Yogesh Patel says:

    Looks like a good reputated web host company. A lot way to go in the big competition and you need to offer coupons to attracts visitors.

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