WestHost Review

WestHost ReviewWestHost Review Introduction

WestHost  is a web hosting company set up in 1998 that offers services primarily to business users or professionals rather than hobbyist users.

WestHost Hosting Plans

WestHost offers Shared web hosting and Cloud web hosting.

Shared web hosting are divided into three plans: Preferred, Business and Personal plans. Preferred is priced at $8/month with 200GB disk space and receives a free domain. Business plan at $12/month is largely unlimited in terms of disk space and comes with a free domain and free SSL certificate. Personal plan is only $4/month with disk space of 50GB and bandwidth of 1000GB.

Cloud hosting is split into three plans: Burst, Storm and Monsoon. The lowest plan, Burst, provides the customer with 20GB disk space, 500 GB bandwidth, a dedicated IP, 1.2 GHz processor power and 752 MB RAM. The high end plan comes with 2250 GB bandwidth, 90 GB disk space, 4.5 GHz processor power and 3384 MB RAM.

WestHost Uptime/Downtime

WestHost offers 99.9% uptime guarantee. For shared web hosting package backups are for free while dedicated web hosting backups are charge with extra cost. VPS and cloud accounts are backed up on a weekly and monthly basis.

WestHost Support

WestHost is supported 24/7 by different channels such as live chat buttons, knowledge base and FAQ features. Also, a US Toll-free system and a ticketing system is put in place to accommodate WestHost customers.

WestHost Control Panel

WestHost customers are provided access to cPanel and given an updated hosted demo too.

WestHost Extras

WestHost Preferred and Business plan customers receive a domain name free for life. All new customers receive a Yahoo!/Google ad credits and a paid referral program and affiliate scheme. For customers under the Shared hosting plans, they receive a Softaculous which is an online website building tool.

WestHost Money Back Guarantee and Cancellation Policy

WestHost is giving its customers a 60-day money back guarantee if they wish to cancel their chosen plan. However, domain registration and transfer fees are not included in the refund.

WestHost Summary

WestHost is more focused on the business side reason why they are offering a lot of technical information to make them the right hosting choice among others.

  • Control Panel
  • Dedicated IP
  • Email Forwarding
  • Email Support
  • MySQL
  • 24/7 Toll-free Phone
  • PHP
  • PHP5
  • POP3 Support
  • Shared Hosting

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