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Register.com Hosting Review

Register.com Hosting Review

Register.com has been in business for over ten years and is the host of over two and a half million domain names. Beyond simply being a domain registrar, the company also is an award winning web hosting provider and offers a variety of services to both the personal and business customer.

Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from Register.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
5 GB
250 GB
Yes
1
No
No
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
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
No
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
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
Forum
Wiki
PHPAdsNew
PHPAuction
PHP Form
No
Yes
No
No
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
  • 100% Uptime Guarantee
  • J.D. Powers Certified Customer Support 24/7
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

Reliability (3/5)

★★★☆☆

One major downfall to Register.com’s web site is its lack of information with regard to its facilities, server locations, or even data on its up-time statistics. It’s difficult to make an easy assessment on a web hosting provider if these details are not present and, as such, bring down the overall recommendation of a web hosting provider.

Checking with existing Register.com customers has shown an overall approval of the reliability of the web hosting company. However, this by itself should not be construed as a testament to what the company provides in as far as security, reliability and guaranteed up-time.

Price Value (5/5)

★★★★★

Web hosting accounts with Register.com start as low as $8.95 a month. For this low monthly fee web hosting customers are given 5GB of web space, 250GB of monthly bandwidth, a free domain name, 1 e-mail account and a dedicated IP address. An FTP account and MySQL database access are also included. Some of the site building tools available for web hosting customers include a content management program, blog builder, wikis, e-commerce tools and more. For only six dollars more a month, customers can bump up to the professional web hosting package that offers more space, bandwidth and ten e-mail accounts.

Control Panel (5/5)

★★★★★

cPanel is the control panel of choice for Register.com web hosting clients. This world-class web hosting administration tool is designed to make administering one’s web site a breeze. The program is separated into several easy to view panels that divide different server and hosting tasks into simple to navigate areas. Customers have access to server logs, e-mail, security preference, files and much more. One of the better features of this control panel program is the availability of configuration links that will allow the end user to be able to change the view of the main control panel. What makes navigation sense to one person may not work for another. The ability to change the view and control panel settings makes this control panel one worth using.

Customer Support (5/5)

★★★★★

Register.com prides itself on delivering outstanding customer support and this shows in its online support center. This area houses FAQs, tours, tips and tutorials as well as forms for contacting their support team directly. Toll-free support phone calls are available 24×7 and live chat is shown for not only support but sales, billing and hosting specific support as well.

Overall Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

All in all, Register.com offers a great web hosting service for a nice low monthly price. The company would fair even better if it included some information regarding its network system and server reliability.

Get started with a new web hosting package today at Register.com for only $8.95 a month. With a 100% uptime guarantee, and the robust J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center, you can confidently and easily host your website.

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26th November 2009
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Web Hosting Reviews

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