Easyspace Web Hosting Review
Easyspace is a UK-based web hosting company which was established in 1997. The company was subsequently acquired by iomart PLC which also owns RapidSwitch and iomart Cloud. The company owns and operates 10 data centers in the UK.
The company offers 99.9% to 100% uptime for their clients.
Their Shared hosting packages feature: 50 GB to unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, free domain name, 100 to 200 mailboxes, 5 to 20 MySQL databases, unlimited subdomains, Windows or Linux platform, and an optional mobile site, backup and restore, and 21-day free trial for some plans. They also have 100 MB email storage, auto-responders, catch all, webmail, IMAP, phpMyAdmin, Perl, ImageMagick, Ioncube, disaster recovery backups, virus protection, shared SSL, firewall protection, 1-click app installs, Google advertising credits, email marketing, WordPress hosting, custom error pages, Management control panel, and DNS management.
Their Email hosting plans include 250 MB to 25 GB mailbox size, domain email, Microsoft Outlook 2010, webmail, email forwarding, email aliases, Outlook web access and mobile access for some plans, anti-spam and anti-virus protection, mobile compatible, and free setup.
Their VMWare Cloud hosting features: 1 GB to 4 GB RAM, 1 to 4 vCPUs, 10 GB to 40 GB web space, full control panel, unlimited bandwidth, and Windows or Linux platform.
For VPS hosting, you can have: 640 MB to 2GB RAM, optional burstable memory, 10 GB to 50 GB HDD, Windows or Linux platform, Plesk control panel, unlimited bandwidth, RDP connections, IP addresses, quad core processors, and free setup.
Their Dedicated servers offer dual and quad core to dual hex-core, 4 GB to 256 GB RAM, SATA or SSD disk drives, free KVMoIP sessions, and custom features if you prefer.
Prices for Shared hosting are: £3.20 for Pic 'n' Mix plan, £6.38 for Starter Plus, £12.78 for Business, and £9.99 a month for the EasySiteLive Pro.
Their Email hosting plans cost £1.49 for EasyMail, £2.75 for Microsoft Exchange, and £25 a year for an email filter.
For VMWare Cloud hosting, the prices are: £39 a month for Bronze, £72 for Silver, and £132 for Gold.
For VPS hosting, the prices are £14.99 a month for Standard Cloud VPS, from £19.99 a month for Metatrader Cloud VPS, and from £9.99 a month for Custom Cloud VPS.
Their Dedicated Servers cost £24.99 a month for Value, £59.99 for Reseller, £199.99 for the Beast, and £17.50 for Special Offers plans. They also have Budget Servers for £26.99 a month.
Other services include SSL certificates with prices from £35.99 to £229.99 a year; and goMobi packages at £4.50 a month or £42 a year.
Support is available by support ticket and phone.
Their security features include an industry-grade firewall, backup and restore, shared SSL, and an optional private SSL. You will have to purchase an anti-virus and anti-spam package for your selected web hosting plan.
Easyspace web host does not offer the cheapest prices for web hosting packages. What they do offer is a wide range of services that covers both small and large-scale website needs thereby making it easy for a client to upgrade or downgrade a plan. They also offer mobile site building tools for an extra fee. Their other advantages include their free domain name, industry-grade servers, and they also have their own datacenters. They are also backed by the iomart's wide range of resources so you are assured that this company is operating at its best. What seems to be lacking is in terms of their disk space and control panel features. Some of their plans do not include a control panel and you have to purchase them separately. This is definitely quite a hassle especially since it is often included in other web hosting companies.
I think that for their prices, their features are also quite limited especially if you are going to look at other companies. Their number of MySQL databases, advanced features, script installs, processors, and disk drives are not as advanced as other web hosting companies offering the same prices. If you are also going to scan for client reviews on the web for this company, you will notice that there are plenty of negative reviews both for their uptime and tech support. I guess that they should perhaps have offered a more reliable uptime especially since they have more than 5 datacenters in the UK alone. Overall, I think that Easyspace has a 6 out of 10 rating basing on the quality of their services, number of features, and pricing.