WebHostingHub was formed in 2001 and is considered by many to be one of the relative newcomers to the web hosting industry, but this is a company with plenty of experience and know-how in their field. It’s another one of the website platforms with the mantra of simplifying the experience, much like ‘FatCow’, and providing an easy ‘in’ for beginners and amateurs. However, WebHostingHub offers an extensive range of advanced features for its more technical demographic so users will often find that they can strike their own balance and learn on the job.
WebHostingHub’s technical details read something like this:
|Techie Features||Marketing & Bonus Features|
|No limit to the space for your website.||FREE $100 of advertising credits to utilize with Google, Yahoo, and Bing|
|Unrestricted bandwidth.||Free Premium Web Builder.|
|Unlimited FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Accounts||AWStats amongst other third party programs|
|Unlimited MySQL Databases||SEO tools built into the web building tools|
|Popular cPanel control panel|
|Unlimited E-Mail Accounts and Space|
|Industry leading 99.99% Uptime Guarantee|
WebHostingHub currently offer a low cost shared plan at $3.95 per month which works out at less than £2.50. This is a blanket price for all customers, which removes a lot of hassle and stress from the end user is determining which package is for them. WebHostingHub is quite unique in giving even its lowest paying customers access to some of the more advanced features, reserved by other websites to their ‘power users.’ Paying the lowest cost, one can expect to be privy to the rarer uses of add-ons like external back-ups, internet fax, virtual phone systems and e-mail marketing tools.
WebHostingHub don’t necessarily offer extended packages like some of their competitors. They prefer to offer a flat rate to their customers, and leave them with the ability to purchase additional features which act as bolt-ons to the hosting package. One of the great things about WebHostingHub is that they have two data centres, whereas most platforms operate from a single location. This enables WHH to service their customers better in different parts of the world. Their East Coast centre in Washington provides for Eastern USA, Europe, South America and Africa whilst their West Coast centre in Los Angeles caters for Western USA, Australasia, Asia and the South Pacific.
The value for money from WebHostingHub is excellent in comparison to rivals offering the same features. Many capabilities available to base WebHostingHub users are additional (expensive extras) at competitors. Softaculous is available on WebHostingHub, which makes it straightforward and simple (not to mention free) to customise the experience of building your website. A very rare feature is a money back guarantee from a hosting platform, let alone one that lasts for three months. WebHostingHub offer a 90 day money back guarantee that will put your mind at ease when going through the motions of purchasing your first domain.
WebHostingHub are at the top of the pack when it comes to customer service. They operate a 24/7 infrastructure spread out across telephone, live chat, e-mail, FAQs and knowledge bases. On the rare occasion that you would run into a problem with their package, you’d be no more than a couple of clicks, a few sentences or a phone call away from the person who could solve the issue.
Going a step further should be WebHostingHub’s mantra. They’re very proud of their ‘5 minute website’ but I think they have some far more impressive features in reliability. As you would expect they offer a 99.99% uptime factor which is incredible in itself, but they also put your mind at ease with power backups, custom servers and permanent security staff to monitor the company servers. Coupled with these, WebHostingHub offer a no-downtime transfer process in which you can switch from an entirely different domain without experiencing any downtime at all.
With cPanel 11, one-click installations and a great customer service team; the ease-of-use of WebHostingHub is incredible. The interface, along with the company website, is very intuitive and clean. You aren’t bombarded with subsidiary offers and advertisements and your focus is economically drawn to the information that you need at the time. Different departments can deal with different queries, meaning you’ll always be talking to an expert in the field.
In short, WebHostingHub is a great stepping stone for starting users; but can also provide a wealth of resources to those with a little more know how. Their ‘pleasing everybody’ approach doesn’t mean that they fall down in any places; they manage to achieve the impossible in providing everything for everybody.
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