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WebHostingBuzz is a US based web hosting company, which has been in business since 2002. The company entered the web hosting market as a reseller, but established itself quickly and became a full-fledged web hosting provider. Currently, WebHostingBuzz hosts over 250,000 websites for 30,000 customers from 140 countries. The company provides high quality green web hosting at affordable prices and is also known for its quick and friendly customer support.


WebHostingBuzz products and features

The company offers shared web hosting, VPS, dedicated servers and reseller packages. Its product range also includes a special hosting package for WordPress, which offers both shared and VPS plans. A special package for business web hosting is also expected soon.

1. Shared web hosting

Shared hosting is Linux (CentOS) based and is offered in three plans.

Here are the highlights:

  • Only two websites are allowed on the lowest plan and the disk space is restricted to 400 GB. The other plans are unlimited.
  • The highest plan gives superior performance as only a smaller number of sites are hosted on one server.
  • One free domain is included.
  • Unlimited bandwidth and FTP accounts.
  • Unlimited MySQL 5+ databases.
  • Unlimited email accounts with spam filters, autoresponders and mailing lists.
  • Script installer with over 100 applications.
  • Hotlink protection, password protected directories, virus protection, SSH access, cronjobs and regular backups.
  • PHP 5+, Perl, Python, SSI, Flash and Shockwave compatible.
  • Shared SSL.
  • cPanel.
  • Google AdWords voucher worth $100 is available for customers in US and Canada.
  • 2Checkout merchant account.
  • The highest plan includes a dedicated IP, free SSL certificate for the first year and Ruby on Rails.
  • Uptime of 99.9% and 45 days money-back guarantee.
  • Price freeze: Existing customers pay the same price on renewals.

2. Virtual private server (VPS)

VPS is offered in seven flexible plans with a choice of Linux operating systems including Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian.

  • CPU cores: 1 to 4.
  • RAM: 512 MB to 3.5 GB.
  • Disk space: 20 to 140 GB.
  • Bandwidth: 250 to 1750 GB.
  • IP address: 1 to 4.
  • cPanel, Softaculous website installer and the option to buy a managed server. These are not available in the lowest plan.
  • Guaranteed resources and RAID 10 disks.
  • Instant upgrades.
  • Ability to start, stop and reboot the server at any time.
  • Quick technical support.
  • 99.9% network uptime guarantee.

3. Dedicated servers:

It takes WebHostingBuzz only a few hours to deploy a dedicated server if it is in stock. The company also gives a 100% uptime guarantee for its network.

  • OS: Linux and Windows options.
  • Intel Xeon CPU. Six single processor and six dual processor plans are offered. However, all types of servers may not be in stock.
  • RAM: 8 to 64 GB
  • 100 Mbps network port.
  • Bandwidth: 10 TB to unlimited.
  • IP addresses: 4.
  • cPanel and WHM are available at extra cost.
  • Option to buy a managed server

The server configuration can be customized as a variety of hardware, software and network upgrades are available. Prices start from $139/month, but a 50% discount offer for the first month is usually available.

4. Reseller hosting:

There are four reseller hosting plans based on Linux.

  • Disk space: 50 to 150 GB.
  • Bandwidth: 5000 to 15,000 GB.
  • cPanel accounts: Limited to 50 accounts in the lowest plan, unlimited in the rest
  • One free domain name is included.
  • Free SSL certificate for the first year.
  • Domain reseller account of Namecheap is included.
  • Blesta billing software.
  • WHMCS billing software is free in the highest plan and is available at extra cost in the other plans.
  • Dedicated IPv4 address.
  • Personal nameservers.
  • 2Checkout merchant account.

Prices starts from $13/month. Promo price of $1 for the first month is usually available in all the plans.

5. WordPress hosting:

Reseller plans are available in both Linux and Windows. There are six plans for each OS.

This is a special package optimized for WordPress and provides better speed, security and reliability. It is available in two shared hosting plans, a reseller plan and a VPS plan.

WebHostingBuzz gives an uptime guarantee of 99.9%. Monthly uptime statistics are regularly posted on the company blog. The company also offers a money-back guarantee in the first 45 days of subscription. A price freeze guarantee is also available in some plans. Existing subscribers to these plans will not be affected by future price increases as long as there is no break in the subscription.


Infrastructure, reliability, support and user experience

The company has four data centers, which are located in Atlanta, Dallas, New York and Phoenix. The data centers are located in areas where the risk from natural disasters is considered low. Having multiple data centers, interconnected with reliable and redundant networks, allows the company to offer load balancing and disaster recovery functions. Power backup is provided by UPS and generators. Most of the core networking hardware is from Cisco and the data centers are manned round the clock by expert technical staff.

Live chat support is available round the clock for first level support issues. The help desk ticketing system is the main channel for support. US and UK contact numbers are provided, but it is not clear if they are for support or if they are available all the time. Customers can also make use of the Wiki, tutorials, guides, videos, company blog articles and an FAQ section on the website to find solutions for common problems.


WebHostingBuzz advantages

  • The company website is organized well and all the plans are explained clearly without clutter.
  • Many plans and options are available at reasonable prices.
  • Standard control panels: cPanel and WHM.
  • Industry standard uptime of 99.9% with transparent uptime reporting.
  • Money-back guarantee for 45 days.
  • Customers are assured of renewal at the same price.


WebHostingBuzz disadvantages

  • The only possible disadvantage is the absence of a dedicated telephone number for support. However, contact numbers are provided for assistance.


Overall WebHostingBuzz review

WebHostingBuzz is an established web hosting company with offices in the US and UK. The company provides some well-balanced plans with all the essential features while keeping the prices at affordable levels. The price freeze given by the company is an added attraction, which is much better than the standard industry practice of offering a low price only for the first year as a carrot to attract new subscribers. WebHostingBuzz has a reputation for good customer support and reliability. It will be an attractive option for customers who want good quality hosting at affordable prices.

2 Reviews

  1. Li Holden
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    After 3 days of use their services my website get down repeatedly many times for ~1-3 minutes and it continues for 1 week. As they explained it was a hard disk raid 0 issues, yes i undestand it can be happend for any hosting company, but unfortunately they do not compensated for that. I overall their seems not bad guys…

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    Theirs servers have some issues with. I have monitored my website performance at pingdom and similar sites and they provided similar results. 2 weeks my website went offline constantly ( every 1-2 hours for a few minutes). It was happened 3 times per year, this is annoying 🙁 I just wanted to let you know people. Be warned!

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