For a company that started by the end of the 90s in 1999, InterServer has been providing web host service for long enough to be regarded as an experienced player in the market. This web host company offers various types of web hosting services such as standard web hosting, private email hosting, pro hosting, and windows asp.net web hosting among others. Our review will be focusing on the standard web hosting and its features that make it outstanding while looking at its inadequacies too.
InterServer prides itself on offering quality web hosting services at affordable rates, this is a claim we will closely examine in this review. As we analyze the features of this web host that makes worthwhile for your money.
Standard Web Hosting Features
InterServer standard web hosting comes with rich useful features that make it a good place to start out your web hosting. The first notable features are the unlimited ultra SSD storage and transfer as well as email accounts. Additionally, you can claim free website migration and SSL Certificate along with a free website builder. Furthermore, there are about 490 apps like WordPress, Moodle, Magento, Beehive, etc. available for installation at a single click of the button.
Another standout feature you can’t miss is the guarantee on locked price, which means that your cost at first sign-up doesn’t change on subsequent payment. The standard web hosting goes for $5 per month, so that means that you get to pay $5 all through the plan life span. You can also pay bi-annually at $4.75 per month or yearly at $4.50 per month. There is also a 2 years billing plan available at $4.25 per month or choose the three-year billing plan at $4 per month.
You also get a discounted domain registration price of $1.99 per year. The plan allows you access to an unlimited domain, parked domains, and subdomains. There is also unlimited MySQL DB to go with the plan.
Boasting of a 24/7 support system back by a panel of expert, the web host platform try to solve your issues as quickly as possible. You can submit a ticket right from their website without the need to log in to your account. You can also get across to the support through email with the sales team, technical support, and billing support each having its designated mail. This can help to prevent mix up and delay of queries. Their phone support is also available in four different languages with a toll-free number available to customers in the USA.
Your servers are also serviced by an all-round the clock technical staff to ensure they are running optimally. This helps to resolve any issue with almost immediately.
The InterServer standard web hosting is also comes with the Intershield security solution for your plan. It is adept at blocking web attacks, scanning for viruses automatically, a machine learning firewall, and an in house malware database. The shield checks IP addresses against known blacklists and analyzes a request for any known hacking string. Additionally, a request that comes with a post content is swiftly scanned using Clamav. Furthermore, InterServer ensures that each account, as well as add-on domains, are separated from one another under the cPanel account.
Speed and Bandwidth
To ensure optimum speed, InterServer stores your files on fast SSD storage combined with speed optimization features such as a lite-speed web server. There are four data centers to choose from depending on the location of your website visitors. The plan allows you access to unlimited bandwidth as well.
There is also a guaranteed uptime of 99. 9 percent with a power uptime of 100 percent to ensure your website is running smoothly and fast. In case, you are worried that the heavy request on your website will slow it down. InterServer ensures that is no problem with their Inter-Proxy caching and Cloudflare. This feature works at the raid, hardware, software, and packet-level to ensure optimum speed. InterServer avoid overloading their servers coupled with an optimized network route.
Extra features like Inter-Insurance are included free. This feature help fix your hacked, exploited, or compromised account and in the process of migration, your site is cleaned. The team of WordPress experts also helps get your sites backup and running. They identify the problem, restore the site back and help prevent future problems by solving the core problem.
As your website grows, there are options for you to move from the standard web hosting service to a powerful hosting plan such as dedicated or VPS hosting. This is done without any downtime in relation to the migration process.
The four data centers available to users are all located in the United States. This limits the options available to users and puts users with the majority of their visitors located far away from the data centers at disadvantage regarding page speed. Even though, there is a price lock on its plan; however, there are no contracts and that means service can be canceled anytime.
Over the years, InterServer has been improving its service offering from starting out as a reseller web hosting service to offering its own web hosting services. The company’s client-first approach is another peculiarity of the company that gives it good standing with its customers. Furthermore, InterServer is a company that is constantly evolving and that is evident in its history. The company is always looking for new features to add to remain appealing to its users. A good example is its recent addition of a Macintosh web hosting platform. That means you are able to host your site on the platform without the need to switch from Windows or Linux.
- Reliable hosting for cheap price.
- Excellent customer support.
- All data centers are in USA.
- No free domain.
- No contract plans (may look good for some)