PowWeb Hosting Review

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PowWeb Hosting Review

Hosting Plans

Disk Space
Unlimited
Data Transfer:
Unlimited
Domains in Plan:
Unlimited
Price:
4.88

MySQL Features

MySQL Databases:
75
phpMyAdmin:
Yes

Pros and Cons

Pros

Powweb does not have much going for them other than they are in business.

Cons

There are too many cons to list. Tech support is not the best and we found the servers to be lacking

Customer Support

Email Support: Yes
Phone Support: Yes
Support Forums: Yes
Live Chat: No
Knowledge Base: Yes
Video Tutorials: Not Sure

Hosting Features

Control Panel: Custom
Domain Registration: Free
Edit DNS Zone Files: Yes

Company Details

First Year In Business: 1999

Data Center Details

Data Center Locations: United States

Refund Policy

Refund Policy: None

PowWeb was founded by Andrew Te in the year 1999; the company is based in California.

Although PowWeb started out with only a handful of customers, they now host nearly two hundred thousand domains, and have been honored with numerous awards by critics in the past. The company is known widely.

About PowWeb

PowWeb was founded by Andrew Te in the year 1999; the company is based in California. Although PowWeb started out with only a handful of customers, they now host nearly two hundred thousand domains, and have been honored with numerous awards by critics in the past. The company is known widely for its top-notch customer service and industry-leading hosting packages.

PowWeb operates mostly on hundreds of highly sophisticated Dell servers along with their own proprietary software and other infrastructure developed in-hose. The company’s website states “By continuing to listen to our customers, we continue to learn, grow and evolve our business into the #1 choice for Web hosting.”

Plans and features

PowWeb’ hosting is priced at a fixed $7.77 per month as dictated by their “One plan, one price” philosophy. If you wish to prepay for an entire year or more, you can avail their service for only $5.77 per month for the first 12 months (after which you are billed the regular price). This will also waive the setup fee and give you a free domain name.

The package brings 1,500 GB of storage along with 15,000 GB of monthly data transfer. Email and FTP accounts are all unlimited. MySQL databases are limited to 75; these are backed up automatically by PowWeb servers daily.

Major scripting platforms like PHP5 (with Zend Optimizer), Perl5, Sendmail, CGI-BIN, and multimedia software like Flash and Shockwave are supported. Their proprietary “InstallCentral”, a Fantastico-esque piece of software is also included which puts tons of free open-source scripts at your disposal. These include Joomla, Mambo, phpNuke, Drupal, Wordpress, b2evolution, phpBB, mediaWiki, ZenCart and many more.

PowWeb covers all purchases with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Hosting Environment

Account management at PowWeb is done through their proprietary user control panel. Although the lack of cPanel might come off as a disappointment to many, the PowWeb control panel is a very powerful and interactive user management in its own right. It lets you configure all aspects of your account including files, FTP and email accounts, DNS modification etc.

Wordpress

Wordpress can be found as part of the “InstallCentral” within your account control panel. PowWeb is home to thousands of Wordpress-powered blogs today. Being the customer-sensitive company they are, PowWeb regularly release high-quality professional Wordpress themes exclusively for their customers.

Tech Support

PowWeb is one of very few hosts in business who’ve been awarded more than once for their high level of customer service. You can reach tech support either by toll-free telephone (1-877-4-POWWEB), email, and online chat. All of these are handled by extremely qualified personnel available 24/7.

There is also an exclusive support forum where thousands of members discuss and solve each other’s issues. Finally, PowWeb provides hundreds of pages worth of tutorials which cover most technical issues and their solutions.

Visit Pow Web: http://www.powweb.com

Summary

Steven Johnson
WordPress Hosting Expert

What you need to know about PowWeb:

Overall Rating
2.6 / 5.0
 

Editor review

1 reviews

One plan price philosophy
(Updated: March 30, 2017)
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2.6
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3.0
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2.0
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2.0
Account management at PowWeb is done through their proprietary user control panel. Although the lack of cPanel might come off as a disappointment to many, the PowWeb control panel is a very powerful and interactive user management in its own right. It lets you configure all aspects of your account including files, FTP and email accounts, DNS modification etc.


Powweb is not the best choice for WordPress Hosting.

Not really sure where to start other than there are so many other companies that provide a better service with more features and better tech support for less money.

We hosted with PowWeb for a while and the server was down frequently and we had poor experiences with Tech Support.

I highly recommend using another host before hosting with PowWeb.

Reviewer Info

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WordPress Professional
How long have you used this host:
1 to 3 months
SJ
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