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HostWay review

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HostWay is a traditional web hosting company that also has intro cloud and managed server options in both Linux and Windows flavors.

HostWay has been around almost since the Internet began and offer domain name, web hosting, cloud solutions, dedicated servers, web design, Ecommerce, online marketing, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Sharepoint.

Their starter website hosting includes a web builder (up to 10 pages) for only $6.95/mo (2 months free if you pay annually).

 


THE GOOD /

  • Hosting options range from Shared & VPS to Cloud & Managed
  • Live chat and phone support are available

THE BAD /

  • Basic hosting plan doesn’t include MYSQL Database
  • Plans lack Premium Services


 

But to get a standard web hosting account that includes WordPress etc., the cost is $12.95/mo.

It’s interesting to see how HostWay has set itself up as a premium service provider by focusing on its’ more expensive server options.

With hosting prices at commodity levels, companies need to provide some out of the box offerings to appeal to different markets.

 

7.5 Total Score
The Bottomline

Hostway is an average hosting provider. Still not a real competitor for the top providers.

Site Interface
7
Features
7.5
Support
8
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High marks for HostWay support

HostWay does appeal to enterprise level hosting needs in addition to your basic website hosting.

You can get application hosting, dedicated email hosting (Exchange) and unique disaster recovery solutions.

Support with HostWay is offered via dedicated by service phone numbers, chat, email, Knowledgebase, guides, whitepapers, videos and webinars to name a few!

 


Hostway at a Glance

http://www.hostway.com/
Chicago, IllinoisFounded 1998
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Company Overview

Editor’s note: This information was taken directly from the company’s page

Hostway provides multi-tenant and dedicated hosting environments for small business and large enterprises.

Their managed hosting solutions is developed for clients who rely on web-based applications to run their business.

Some of these features include : Server monitoring, patching, updates, pre-installed software, 2000 GB bandwidth, 100 Mbps Port and full access to managed add-ons. This of course comes with an assigned technical support advisor.

 

 


 

Hostway offers two different types of website hosting plans.

1) Basic website hosting which includes design templates, platforms to handle traffic, branded email addresses for up to 200 employees and tracking reports to help learn about your site’s visitors.

2) Cloud hosting which Hostway calls Flex Cloud , allows you to store and manage information with MySQL or MS SQL database, upload and manage files remotely through SSH or FTP, 300 GB of disk space, unlimited monthly traffic and up to 400 brand emails for employees. And of course these services are offered with 24/7 client support.


 

Specifications 
Best Value Monthly:Website hosting starting from $6.95/mo
Money Back Guarantee:Only within 1st 30 days. After that you will need to give 30 days notice, prior to next billing to cancel. There are no refunds outside of that.
Contract Required:No, but you must give 30 days notice to cancel. *See their terms before committing.
Domain Services:Full services for a name registrar. Starting at $9.95 for .com and goes up from there.
Website Builder:Yes, Website Starter for $6.95/mo, FlexCloud Site $12.95/mo, FlexCloud Site Pro $29.95/mo
Ease of Use:  Tough to get up and running. Lots to understand prior to signing up on this one.

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