InterServer Web Hosting review

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ABOUT INTERSERVER

InterServer.net has been providing webhosting services for the past 21 years. Although technology has changed from the time they started in 1999, their core principles of quality, service, and support have remained the same. The company has evolved its product offering to include Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Quick Servers, and Dedicated Servers along with co-location services to continue to exceed their customers expectations and remain Best in Class. Their clients range from single-owner, small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. InterServer acts in all levels of hosting expertise and services.

 

DO YOU NEED a WEB HOST

 

Well its obvious really. Like us, you have or want to have your website published to promote your company or private blog. Company, private Blog or E-shop, anything is possible to make the world aware of your effords to settle and inform. The internet is the most productive and rewarding way to make yourself known to the world. This is where your search for a good or the best web-host begins. Web-Hosting companies are plenty around, too many to be frank. They all cost money and its difficult to find the best around, for a fair price. You just need to rely on reviews by trusted companies. One of the first things you’ll notice when visiting InterServer’s website, is that it is too busy and too much information which only experienced system-managers will understand. Better to have seperate info-tabs and or make the site searchable. Its good that they provide so many features and options, but there’s no real structure. Furthermore I would like to see some ‘How to Guides‘ like on Siteground, taking a new user through all steps to create and setup a website. It will be a struggle for any new user to figure it all out based on their (or lack off) experience.

 

WHICH TOOLS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR

 

In order to search for a great Web Hosting company, you need to set yourself some criteria. Make sure which components are most needed or what is or might be a dealbreaker for you. Things you need to understand is, that nothing comes for free in life, especially good or great offers. Often you need to pay for any additional hosting features like SSL-certificates, Migration fees and most of all Unilimited Storage and multi-server features. InterServer’s hostingplan doesn’t compromise on anything really as they claim a huge list of Free included features, including daily or weekly backups depending of your account. Intershield Protection is also included for free.

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InterServer’s in house developed security solution:

  • Block web attacksBlock web attacks
  • Automatic virus scannerAutomatic virus scanner
  • Machine Learning FirewallMachine Learning Firewall
  • In house malware databaseIn House Malware Database

 

 

InterServer basic included tools and features:

Unlimited ULTRA SSD Storage Unlimited ULTRA SSD Storage
450+ Cloud Apps 450+ Cloud Apps
SitePad Website Builder SitePad Website Builder
Unlimited E-Mail Accounts Unlimited E-Mail Accounts
Global Content Caching Global Content Caching
Intershield Protection Intershield Protection
30 Days Money Back Guarantee 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
Free Website Migration Free Website Migration
Free SSL Certificates Free SSL Certificates

 

Larger companies have their websites ‘build’ by professionals as they aim for the best and will need specific programming. Private build and customized websites can be created by anyone, as pre-builds like WordPress (Themes) can help you create great looking websites. WordPress for dummies is NOT as easy as it may seem, when you look at all finished websites created with WordPress or Joomla etc. However there is ONE real advantage why most people choose any of these builders (programs), and thats the ‘No Coding needed ‘ to accomplish a great looking website. Only programmers know how to code HTML, and these packages most times make all your problems disappear. Still after starting with WordPress or Joomla, it all comes down to your creative skills to make it look nice and professional.
The next thing you will notice when running a website, is SPEED ! You want every picture to popup instantly, you want your website to Backup in case of accidents, you want your web-host to load your uploads fast, you want security, you want ‘Memory Cache’ to speedup loading-time. There is a growing wish for extra’s to serve your purpose. But WHO is offering all that and MORE for a fair price ? Don’t worry just keep reading and we will present you one of the best Web Hosting sites ever. There are some great hosting sites like Siteground which is really good, but InterServer’s pricing is without competition!

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

InterServer support: Phone, Live Chat, or Ticket System.

The FIRST and MOST important thing you’ll need when having your website hosted is SUPPORT !! And believe me, they all claim to have brilliant support, but there’s only a few really up 24/7 and 365 days a year. InterServer hosting has good service and support for their clients. To test their support and knowledge, we started a chat and waited for response(time) to get answers for our faked problems. Response was available in approx 2 minutes, and was resolved in again a few minutes. Great response times and they do have a 24/7 chat and email service running. When a chat is finished you are presented an option to have the conversation mailed to your address. Sometimes it is good to have things ‘in black and white’ on paper. Of course one can only tell incase of real problems, how good or bad provided support is really, however we for now can only stick to the present experience. Like mentioned earlier I do miss a guide for a proper setup. All ‘Tips Articles’ don’t lift any vale’s on the real ‘How To’, rather confuse a bit more. This needs real attention if you wish to attract novice users as new clients.

Its no use for any user to have cheap hosting, but terrible support. You, at least when you are not familiar yet with the cPanel and options, will need at times guidance from support explaining your questions. So we have another box ‘thicked’ by InterServer.

 

INTERSERVER’s offered SOLUTIONS: Shared, WordPress, Joomla, Cloud, Drupal, Magento, Mambo, Prestashop

CLOUD APPS  and  461 scripts available for 1 click installs.

 

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InterServer got so many featues and options, we just can’t get it all covered in a single review. This should mean a lot for any potential buyer. It just seems you can’t go wrong with this hosting company. Another aspect to consider is their multi-server setup for any account. In other words, you buy One account ( Hosting package) and you can run several domains from within your one hostingplan. This firstly makes things cheaper and secondly easier to maintain.

INTERPROXY CACHING & CLOUDFLARE

Website contents with heavy request loads are automatically cached using our proprietary set of caching mechanisms we call Inter-Proxy.

Raid Level: LSI MegaRaid SSD caching. Sector level hot spot caching on the storage device.
Hardware Level: Files under 2mb in size are stored in RAM. A typical web hosting node has 256GB of memory.
Software Level: LSCache for dynamic content caching.
Packet Level: QUIC – Developed by google for reduced connection times.

 

cPANEL & TOOLS

 

At InterServer you get a dedicated cPanel hosting solution that saves your time and money by streamlining and automating tedious server management tasks seamlessly. cPanel provides tools for admins, resellers, and end-user website owners to successfully manage and control their website all through a simple web browser. cPanel works best on a dedicated or virtual private server that runs CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, FreeBSD, and Cloud Linux.

An (partly) overview of InterServer’s cPanel : A kind of Swiss Toolbox for all your full web-mangement . The interface can do without the bulky bars which create an unpleasant busy view. I know its only cosmetics, but I do like to work in a clean and not disturbing interface when doing the jobs that really matter. All tools are available for importing/migrating websites and set or maintain databases. Email surely is very well equipped with loads of features to choose from. Security also present some not often found features, like Leech Protection and Hotlink Protection.

 

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INTER-INSURANCE –– Included for Free

InterServer will clean up compromised, hacked or exploited accounts. They also offer this service to new customers. During the migration process, they will clean up your account. Being WordPress experts their specialty is getting WordPress websites back online securely and preventing any future issues

Service includes:

Truly, this is a nice bonus for the client and its even for free !InterServer provides a ‘Better be safe then Sorry’ policy, well done InterServer hosting.

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WHATS ALL COVERED

 

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PERFORMANCE

 

Up to this point, InterServer Webhosting has been impressive. Easy-to-use c-Panel interface, great pricing and good customer support were the three reasons for it. Server login-connections are truly fast ! Performance is most important for any website as visitors want a smooth running website and not experience any delay or hickups. Websites running loads of large images are bound for trouble if they don’t get stuff like CDN, SSD Caching Service included. Performance is top priority and is a dealbreaker if not good, no matter what pricetag. InterServer’s performance is very good at all levels which ticks another box in our review.

To test the Load Time and speed of InterServer we conducted a test connecting to their webpage used for ongoing server-uptime and networkspeed. All connections are extremely fast !

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InterServer Web Hosting review 7Benefits of CDN ( Content Delivery Network ):

  • Speed          ( best loading speed Geo)
  • Security       ( fence against DDoS attacks)
  • Availability   (100% avail. for website)
  • Analytics      ( customer tracking )

 

 

 

VERDICT

 

To be honest I only have two remarks making me say this is one of the best priced Webhosting companies found, and that is this absence of simple ‘Search’ and ‘How To’ tools on the website. I know all things seem to be covered, but still this should be implemented. If you are looking for Premium service, loads of Free extra’s  and securities provided, noting can beat InterServer plans for its features and pricing. We tried the whole process ourselves and are impressed with the skill and devotion offered. Their commitment is rather unique in the industry, so don’t hesitate and try it out. You won’t be disappointed, we guaranty ! Like their many Unlimited features provided this is one of the best user experiences money can buy.

PRO

  • FREE migration service and new site setup with 1-click install
  • FREE automated daily backups, CDN, email, and SSL
  • 24/7 expert support with some wait time on email or live chat
  • Ideal for business email / hosting, with 99.9% uptime
  • Pricing

CONS

  • Website and cPanel interface too busy (bulky bars)
  • No ‘ How To’s ‘ available !
  • No search possible

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