SpeedHost Review; An Affordable Web Hosting for Newbies.
SpeedHost is an Indian based web hosting company founded by an Indian Entrepreneur Prashanth Parikh and the company is located in New Delhi. They have started to provide web hosting services in 2007 and till now they have hosted thousands of websites in India. SpeedHost is acquired by EIG Group and now it is really not an Indian Company. Here is our SpeedHost Review, for those who need to buy a web hosting plan from SpeedHost.
We have found there are very few SpeedHost reviews available on the internet and that’s why peoples are confused about buying a Hosting from them. This SpeedHost review will tell you more about their web hosting plans, uptime, Server speed / Load time, customer support and money back policy.
SpeedHost Plans & Pricing
SpeedHost offers all types of web hosting plans which include Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting and Reseller hosting plans. They have three categories of web hosting plans and they have named as Basic, Silver and Unlimited.
Basic Web Hosting plan costs Rs 120 per month, which provides Unlimited Webspace, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited database, Unlimited Sub-domains and access to host only one domain.
Silver web hosting plan gives you an additional option to Host 3 domains and other features are same as the basic plan. The plan costs Rs 220/Month.
The Unlimited web hosting plan costs Rs 440/Month. You will get benefits of unlimited everything. You can host unlimited domains, use unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth etc.
All Shared servers of SpeedHost run on CentOS Linux. Which is identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
They are powered with Dual Core Xeon Processors with 4 GB of RAM and a 100mbps uplink with an RAID10 drive
array for instant data mirroring and fast drive access.
SpeedHost offers 99.99% uptime for their every customer. But did they fulfilled their promise? We have tested their uptime by analysing one of our client website which hosted with SpeedHost. We have found four downtimes last month and they have an average uptime of 99.96% for last five months. While considering their low price, this a good uptime. Even Bluehost once gave us an uptime of 99.93%.
Most of the time, when downtime occurs, it will not last for more than four to five minutes. They are rectifying the issues very fast. According to our SpeedHost review and based on our customer’s feedback, SpeedHost has a good trust score in case of Uptime.
SpeedHost Load Time
We are not much satisfied with the speed performance of SpeedHost. Even when they have “speed” in their name, they are providing a slow server. We have tested many times to get a good speed value, but what we have got is a performance grade “E”. According to Pingdom website speed test, they have taken more than 2 seconds to load a web page having a page size of only 586 KB.
We have tested their server speed by changing test locations. While we have checked it by making test location as Mumbai, India, It took 1.82 Seconds to load the same page. Which is also not a good value for such a small website.
SpeedHost Customer Support
SpeedHost providing a 24x7x365 Technical support to their customers. They have provided a customer care phone number for giving a voice support their customers and there are chat and email options also available. But phone support will be available only during working hours and office working days. It will not be available on off days.
SpeedHost has a support delay average of 25 Minutes according to our tests. We have tried 5 different queries and they took almost 45 minutes to one hour for giving a solution to our first two queries.
You can opt for their support through email via firstname.lastname@example.org and you can contact them via phone using the number: 022-6720-9020.
SpeedHost Payment & Refund
SpeedHost offers many types of payment option that is very much helpful for Indian Customers. You can make payment through, credit/debit cards, Online Bank Transfer, Cheque, Cash Deposit and also through PayPal.
You can choose plans and minimum payment duration is 3 Months. If you are not happy with their service, you can opt for a refund through your c-panel account. Their refund policy is hidden from common customers eye and they are not yet replied to our email asking for their complete refund policy. We will let you know more about their refund policy once they gave us enough details.
SpeedHost Review- Our Final Verdict
SpeedHost web hosting company is trustable and they are in web hosting field from 2007. During the first three years of their starting, SpeedHost provides the best customer support and the three years from 2007 to 2010 are considered as the golden years of SpeedHost. After that, EIG group acquired SpeedHost and as usual, their performance becomes weak year by year. Even though they have a good uptime, we could not suggest it to our visitors due to their slow servers and hidden policies. It is very hard to get much information about SpeedHost even from their own website.
If you are looking for a web hosting located in India, Bluehost India will be the best option. While compared to Bluehost global, Bluehost India has a lesser performance, but it is the best option for hosting an Indian website. If you wish to read more about them, You can Read It Here: BlueHost India Vs BlueHost Global.
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SpeedHost Review: Our Rating
- Plans & Pricing
- Server Speed
- Customer Support
- Refund Policy
SpeedHost is an Indian Based Web Hosting company that Run by highlighting their past performances. They are not that good to host a website in 2017. They started 10 Years back and they didn't grow much due to the lack of good customer support and due to fishy policies.