This is a directory of Hosting companies where we list the major Hosting companies along with a brief summary of who they are and what they offer. There are many hosting companies in operation in all over the world, however we only list the most relevant and big hosting companies in this section.
IX Web Hosting is a Columbus, Ohio (US) based web host founded by the current CEO of the company Fathi Said in year 1999.
The company provides cloud hosting, Linux & Windows VPS hosting, Linux & Windows shared hosting, domain registration and other addon services. While surfing around the IX Web Hosting plans, we noticed that company presents its Linux shared plans in the wrong order. The most expensive plan is featured in the centre of the page.
Also, there's no cPanel or Plesk for shared plans, company uses its own custom control panel. Though, VPS and cloud customers can choose cPanel or Plesk. IX Web Hosting takes backups of customer data but at what interval they take the backup is not mentioned on their website.
IX Web Hosting runs its own tier 3 (N+1) data centre in Ohio. IX Web Hosting owns the whole facility and does not share with anyone else. The datacenter is equipped with two backup generators and protection against server outages.
IX Web Hosting has some excellent support reviews submitted by their customers claiming one of the best support in the web hosting industry.To each customer, personal support guy is assigned to fix the technical/billing issues. The technical support is approachable via various email addresses to contact the relevant department. There’s also access to support via telephone and live chat. The company's support staff is active on social media and hence they can provide support through Twitter and Facebook.IX Web Hosting provides 30-day money back and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. The company also offers completely free hosting for 7 days. You can use free hosting for 7 days, cancel it before trial period ends and you will never be billed.
ApolloHosting is now known as Verio. Verio is headquartered in Austin (Texas) offering affordable and reliable hosting solutions, and other addon services to individuals to small- to medium-sized businesses.
Verio mainly deals in Windows and Linux shared hosting, domain name registrations, email services, marketing services, web design, search marketing and other online services.
Apollo Hosting was one of the first companies to offer 24/7/365 Live Technical Support Chat and toll-free phone support. Verio's technical support team is comprised of knowledgeable and capable individuals. The support team is available to help customer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Verio utilizes two data centers in the Boston, MA area. Combined, they occupy over 2400 square feet of space, comprised of thousands of servers and multiple Petabytes of storage.
The company uses clustered architecture to serve the website data. When user sends the requests, the website data is parsed by the load balancers, then managed by the high quality servers, which are split into application pools (Web, FTP, incoming mail, etc.).
Every server is clustered with another identical server that will seamlessly take over if the primary unit crashes. This type of architecture ensures high level of redundancy, fastest performance and more reliability.
Established in 2009, HostaVPS is a Eliot (US) based GREEN VPS hosting provider, built to provide the most exceptional VPS service. HostaVPS specializes in VPS hosting, offering the XEN based Linux and Windows VPS and resource-rich Hybrid VPS.
All VPS plans have standard 99.9% uptime guarantee on network and HyperVisors. The company is strict on its 99.9% uptime standard. Having said that, you can claim the service credit if your website is down.
Furthermore, if you are not happy with the services within 30 days of purchase, you are eligible for the full refund. However, 30 days money back guarantee does not include the domain registration and SSL certificate orders, as they are non-refundable.
HostaVPS boasts the 24/7/365 based technical support via live chat and ticket system, with guaranteed turnaround time of one hour.There’s no support phone number available on company’s website, so we can assume that HostaVPS does not offer the phone support.
HostaVPS owns and manages their own servers. They use International Internet backbone which is ranked among the top in the world with connection standards like OC192, OC48, and 10GigE (10,000Mbps).
The datacenters of HostaVPS feature 40,000 square foot carrier neutral facility, Gigabit connectivity to Cogent, Savvis and Level 3, 100% Cisco Fault-Tolerant powered network, N+1 infrastructure including power and onsite 24x7 Technicians.
HostaVPS has old styled but clean and minimal website. You really don’t have to roam around much to get the necessary information. They use WHMCS as billing software that makes the signup process easy and quick.