MyBestRatedWebHosting's MBRW Second Semi-Annual 2011 Hosting Award has been officially announced! Save yourself time and money by reading our detailed review and learn who received the final award of the industry's best web host!

MyBestRatedWebhosting.com

Sitecloud Hosting Review

SiteCloud Review

Cloud computing technology is the wave of the future. IT geeks have found a way to utilize clustered server technology that makes it both fast and efficient, and yet almost totally reliable and free from crashes. While larger corporations and computing companies are using cloud technology, it is still not yet widely available for web hosting.

However, enter Sitecloud, which touts itself as the worlds #1 cloud hosting provider. Their brand of cloud web hosting is both affordable and reliable. But what is the cost? Are there tradeoffs in service and features for reliable servers? We take a look at Sitecloud and give you a detailed play-by-play of the value clients receive.

Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from Sitecloud. 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
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
Unlimited
Unlimited
Yes
Unlimited
Unlimited
No
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
No
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
  • 30 day money back gurantee
  • 24/7/365 Phone, Chat & Email Support
  • 100% Carbon Neutral
  • Wind Powered, Certified REC’s
  • FREE Web Site Migration Services
Uptime
Service
Bonus
Editor Rating
User Rating

Reliability (5/5)

★★★★★

The reliability of cloud server technology is still in a development stage. But even in its beginnings, the design is proving more reliable than traditional web server configuration. Using load balancers to distribute web traffic, Sitecloud rarely goes down because the load balancers distribute signals to web server “clusters” connected to storage, mail servers, and nightly backup servers. If a server goes down, another in the cluster takes over.

Sitecloud backs up its configuration with a 30-day money back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime guarantee as well.

Price Value (4/5)

★★★★☆

What does cloud web hosting cost? A year ago you might pay upwards of $30 or more per month for the privilege of cloud hosting. However, with Sitecloud you get similar pricing of shared-server hosting with monthly pricing of just $4.95/mo for 3 years, $6.95/mo for 2 years, and even their 12-month plan is affordable at $7.95/mo.

Control Panel (5/5)

★★★★★

All clients of Sitecloud get the privilege of using cPanel control panel software. CPanel is the top rated brand in the industry and gives users complete configurability with drag and drop ease. Users can easily install scripts, plugins, and other 3rd party software through cPanel, and they also have an easy time handling all email accounts, databases, and all other important web control functions.

Customer Support (5/5)

★★★★★

Sitecloud knows that customer support is a top priority. That is why they have made their live support available 24/7 with ‘hand picked’ expert staff. They are ready to answer questions about your website problems day or night so you don’t lose customers.

Sitecloud does provide an online knowledgebase for its clients, however, it is sparse compared to other web hosting help centers. A good help center will have a plethora of articles available. A great help center will have hundreds of articles, tutorials, guides, downloadable instructions, and even an online forum. Sitecloud gives clients exactly 40 FAQs for support. Sad indeed in relation to the rest of its service.

Overall Value (4.5/5)

★★★★½

Despite a lacking online knowledgebase, Sitecloud does have an extremely valuable product. Affordable cloud web hosting has not been the norm, but Sitecloud brings this extremely reliable form of computing to customers for a price that doesn’t break the IT budget. Overall, the service is a good 4 out of 5 and worthy of our recommendation.

SiteCloud offers load balanced cloud hosting, with a control panel powered by the robust and coveted cPanel. This powerful web host also offers unlimited data transfer, 99.9% uptime and a 30 day money back guarantee. Get all of this, as well as a free domain for life, for only $4.95 per month by joining today!

SiteCloud Hosting Official Page

Be Sociable, Share!
« »

One Response to “Sitecloud Hosting Review”

  1. Yogesh Patel says:

    For Site cloud reviews provided by you, I almost see all the 5 stars. Any coupons codes for April 2011?

    Report This

    Was this review helpful to you? : Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Submit your Review