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Home > Web Hosting Reviews > PowWeb Web Hosting Review

PowWeb Web Hosting Review



PowWeb offers Unix/Linux-based hosting in a "One Plan" package with unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited POP3/IMAP & SMTP mailboxes and unlimited domains and sub-domains. The company touts its proprietary "Load Balanced Technology," which provides redundancy through load balancing across multiple servers.

The One Plan package comes with a Web-based file manager, control panel, password-protected directories, DNS management, unlimited FTP users, 24/7 FTP access, custom error pages and daily backups (SnapShot Instant Click and Restore). Customers also get access to a free wizard-based site builder.

PowWeb's hosting service includes 75 MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin with daily database backups, secure WebMail access, unlimited email forwarding and email aliases, and spam filters. In addition, the One Plan option offers both ShopSite Starter and built-in osCommerce shopping carts with a shared secure certificate (SSL) and PayPal payment support.

Hosting customers get access to Webalizer and AWStats site statistics, a bandwidth report, real-time logging, raw log files and access, error and referral logs.

One Plan hosting supports FrontPage 98/2000/2002 extensions, both PHP 4 and PHP 5 (with Zend Optimizer), Perl 5, Sendmail, cgi-bin, SSI, .htaccess, custom cron jobs, Flash, Shockwave and Midi. The package also comes with credits for Google AdWords and Yahoo!-sponsored search, as well a free trial for RatePoint's customer feedback and communication platform.

An auto-installer provides access to more than 40 scripts for content management, Weblogs, image galleries, discussion boards, guestbooks, e-commerce, RSS and more. Available scripts include PHP-Nuke, Joomla!, Drupal, Mambo, PHP-Fusion, e107, phpWebsite, WordPress, b2evolution, Gallery2, Coppermine, SimpleViewer, Plogger, ZenPhoto, Singapore, Instant Photo Gallery, MediaWiki, phpBB, SMF, Phorum, nmsGuestbook, GBook, WebCalendar, dotProject, ExtCalendar, netOffice, PHProjekt, ZenCart, osCommerce, CubeCart, phpOpenChat, phpMyChat, Phorum, RoundCube, IlohaMail, Gregarius, nmsFormMail, phpFormGenerator, nmsImageCounter and nmsSimpleSearch.

PowWeb's hosting service comes with toll-free technical support, 24/7 email support, 24/7 live chat help, a customer community forum with more than 20,000 members, tutorials and support documentation and live servers/system announcements. The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The One Plan service is offered under three different upfront payment plans: three months (setup fee required), one year (no setup fee) and two years (no setup fee and a free domain name for two years).

In addition to basic hosting, PowWeb also offers Exchange Hosting for email management and collaboration, domain registration and transfer services, search engine optimization services, search engine marketing support and logo design options. The company also has an affiliate program with payments for customer referrals.

Based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, PowWeb began offering its one-package hosting services in 1999.

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