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Sharkspace.com Hosting Review

Sharkspace.com Review

Since the times of the dot-com bust there has been a resurgence of new websites popping up on the world wide web. While they may not be earning top dollar from IPOs, they are staying alive with smart marketing and sound online business practices. And with all the new business websites appearing, there has also been a demand for accessible and dependable web hosting. Sharkspace.com formed in 2004 to provide just that – fast and reliable web hosting at an affordable price.

Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from Sharkspace.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.

Sharkspace provides hosting for small to medium sized business websites through both shared-server hosting and virtual private servers (VPS). This allows them to attract a wide variety of web clients from personal blogs to professional online merchants. Here is a closer look at their service.

Main Features Language Compatibility Email Features
Disk Storage
Bandwidth
Free Domain
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
1 GB
10 GB
No
1
No
No
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
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
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 30 day money back gurantee
  • 24/7 Technical Support
  • ImageMagick & GD Available
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

Reliability (4/5)

★★★★☆

Sharkspace offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee to their web clients. That shows that they are confident in their server capabilities. This company doesn’t use just one datacenter – they have three spread strategically across the US in Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Ashville, NC so that all clients are in a range closer to their region. Using top bandwidth providers in the country, along with a supreme datacenter network setup, Sharkspace brings value to their customers with guaranteed reliability and a 30 day money back guarantee if customers are not completely satisfied.

Price Value (3/5)

★★★☆☆

Sharkspace offers three shared hosting plans: the Baby Shark for $4.45/mo, the Hammerhead for $7.95/mo, and the Great White for $15.95. These prices are all for their 2-year plan. While no plan has unlimited bandwidth or disk space like other popular web hosts, Sharkspace does offer generous amounts of GB for each plan. Sharkspace offers support for popular scripting and plugins, and a free site builder as well.

Their VPS plans offer great affordability for those who need that extra privacy, space, and control over their web hosting. Prices start at just $15.95 per year.

Control Panel (5/5)

★★★★★

Sharkspace offers clients the best in control panel software with cPanel. CPanel is completely configurable with drag and drop technology so you can put the most important features where you want them. You get easy control over you email accounts, web files, security, view stats, and all database management. Sharkspace even gives newcomers a try on a free cPanel demo.

Customer Support (4/5)

★★★★☆

Sharkspace made the move in 2009 to provide 24/7/365 phone support. Their call center is in Phoenix, AZ, and has trained technical support specialists ready to help you.

As well, Sharkspace also provides a very attractive “Sharkcenter” which is their version of an online knowledgebase. It is filled with articles and FAQs to help clients find answers without a phone call.

Overall Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

Sharkspace has what it takes to provide great web hosting. While they fall short on a few features and comparable pricing, Sharkspace does provide the service, reliability, and technology as well as the flexibility to upgrade to VPS plans. Overall, we give it a 4 out of 5 total rating.

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One Response to “Sharkspace.com Hosting Review”

  1. Yogesh Patel says:

    Where can I find the coupon code of SharkSpace for the month of APril 2011.

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