Hostwire Offers Choices to Satisfy Anyone
Hostwire offers three main types of web hosting plans:
Shared, Business, and Ecommerce. On top of those
options, they also offer Dedicated and Reseller hosting.
All plans come with a free domain name; however, if you
don’t choose to purchase any of their hosting plans, the
domain name is $9 to register. Customers also have the
option to transfer their domains. If you’re not
completely satisfied with their services, they offer a
30 day money back guarantee. This way you can give them
a shot without risking any of your hard-earned money.
Their three shared hosting plans are Startup Saver
($7.95), Pro Saver ($14.95), and Corporate Saver
($24.95). All 3 plans have: unlimited email accounts,
Spam and virus scanner, SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
Encryption, 24/7 Unlimited FTP access, and 24/7 Live
Technical Support, among several others.
Founded in 2001 by 4FX media studios LLC, Hostwire built
its reputation as a company that provided to their
clients a knowledgeable team of experts that offered 24
hour support. The Hostwire.com philosophy is about
providing unparalleled support at affordable prices, and
with a guarantee of reliability for their customers.
Their Business plan runs $29.95 a month and offers all
of the features of the Shared Plans plus 10GB of disk
space and 100GB of file transfer capabilities.
If your business relies heavily on your web site to sell
products, then Hostwire’s Ecommerce plans are the way to
go. There are three Ecommerce plans to choose from;
there’s a plan in there that will meet your business’
specific needs. The Ecommerce plans range in monthly
fees from $49.95 to $69.95 with the greatest difference
coming in the amount of disk space and data transfer
capability. However, the Ecommerce III Plan comes with a
one year SSL Certificate (which is normally a $119
There are also three Dedicated Server Hosting plans to
choose from as well. These are optimal for small or
medium sized businesses that have outgrown their Shared
plans and require dedicated servers. Their RedHat Linux
servers are all guaranteed a 99.9% uptime. The Linux
highlights include: full system administration,
reliability of a Linus OS, complete Apache web server
configuration, daily backup, server monitoring, firewall
security, and full administration of your server via
Webmin. The three Linux hosting plans range in price
from $149 to $239.
If you’re interested in hosting several domains at a
better value, then Hostwire’s Reseller Program would be
of interest. The three plans range in price from $24.95
a month with 4,000MB of disk space and 50,000MB file
transfer to $79.95 with 20,000MB disk space and
200,000MB file transfer a month. There is no setup fee
involved and all three plans allow for unlimited domain
One feature under Customer Service that makes them stand
out from others is the presence of several educational
articles on several topics, such as choosing the right
web hosting service for your needs, ways to secure your
site, how to build a site yourself, and the types of web
hosting available, to name a few. Also, their FAQ
section covers a wide variety of issues from how to
obtain a domain name to connecting via FTP and from
Macromedia Flash and Shockwave to Email Autoresponders.
In all, there are 148 questions answered in 22 different
categories. Of course, if that does not answer all of
your questions or resolve issues, you can call them at
the 1-800 number that they provide.
Finally, Hostwire offers an affiliate program for
customers to take advantage of as well. It offers the
opportunity to make a solid residual income from getting
the visitors to your websites to sign up with Hostwire
as their web hosting service. It is a pay-per-sale
system that pays you $20 for every sale that you
generate. If you receive a high amount of volume on your
site, this could be a lucrative program.
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