Web Hosting Pad Review
Review about Web Hosting Pad
Web Hosting Pad offers web hosting services since 2005. It has a highly professional team of IT specialists, quality brand name equipment, state-of-the-art data center, and its primer goal is to offer quality web hosting to affordable prices.
Server Speed and Security
Web Hosting Pad uses Dual Xeon Intel Raid Protected Servers in their datacenter in Torrance, CA. It has Four OC-12 Connections (which is less than the OC-48 of BlueHost) and offers pretty high level of security and redundancy. Our monitoring shows 99.702% uptime.
Web Hosting Pad provides its customers with high quality support. Customers can contact the technical team via phone, email and chat. The Web Hosting Pad team is accessible 24/7. It is trained to provide customers with qualified help regarding all Joomla-related problems that should appear. As part of Web Hosing Pad customer service, every new customer gets a free 30-minute consultation with an expert webmaster. This helps new customers to get their websites up and running, provides them with new ideas and professional solutions for website issues which could emerge during the process.
Joomla Hosting Features
Web Hosting Pad has only one plan, but it includes unlimited web space and monthly bandwidth. Bear in mind that some restrictions apply: Each account starts with a set limit, but you only need to call the support and request additional resources. This allows Web Hosting Pad to create more efficient use of the servers and provide better, faster, and more efficient hosting for the customers.
Customers get 1 free domain and can host unlimited number of additional domains with each account. Customer also get cPanel for managing of their website – with the usual functionalities, statistics, file management, DB management etc. Every hosting account includes unlimited POP and IMAP e-mails, MySQL databases, it offers PHP, Ruby (RoR), Perl, SSH, SSL, FTP, CGI. With Web Hosting Pad customers will get best conditions to run their Joomla websites.
Web Hosting Pad has one of the lowest prices in the industry – you get their plan with great features for as low as $1.99/mo for a 3 years period. For 2 years you will have to pay $2.75 per month. And if you decide to go with a 1 year account – you will pay $4.95/mo.
Web Hosting Pad provides time-tested and approved cPanel control panel with ‘XP Revotion’ skin, from where customers can easily auto-install Joomla.
Web Hosting Pad is highly confident offering 30 days money back guarantee. This guarantee is totally unconditional and can be claimed within the first 30 days of opening a web hosting account with Web Hosting Pad.
With Web Hosting Pad webmasters can easily install Joomla via Fantastico. Web Hosting Pad has an off-line Support Center, which includes a huge knowledge base which is a categorized listing of the most common frequently asked questions. In this support center is included a quick guide of how to install Joomla. The installation runs smoothly and in just few minutes the website is online. In the cPanel there are also the convenient cPanel Wizards (like PageWizard and Shopping Cart Gurus) and assistants (like Search Engine Submit). If problems should occur, the support team is available 24/7 and ready to provide customers with professional Joomla support.
When the servers are operating properly, they have fast speeds and I’ve had no problems installing or using Joomla. Unfortunately, they experience up & down connections at times and also when they were moving files to a new server recently they totally blew away one of my .com domains. It was a 5 day hassle with them to get it back up to where I could see the files – but the database connections were all shot so the sites were all broken!
If you have a casual web site, WHP is fine. For businesses, I would look elsewhere.