PowWeb Web Hosting Review: Summary
If you are looking for a solid web host that has been around for quite some time, offers every support option you can imagine, and has a great community of customers that are willing to lend a hand when you run into trouble, than search no more. PowWeb offers all of these features and so much, much more. They really are head and shoulders above the competition, and that’s no exaggeration.
PowWeb Web Hosting Review: Advantages
The largest advantage of PowWeb, short of their awesome support, is their load balanced servers. For those of you who aren’t as technical load balancing means that your website will be hosted on multiple servers. If one server crashes, gets too many visitors to handle, or just is plain old dysfunctional, you do not need to worry at all – another server will pick up the slack and ensure that your site gets served up.
As if this rock solid foundation wasn’t enough, PowWeb also has some great support options. They don’t just stop at trouble tickets – they have a toll free number so you can call them on their dime, live chat, and an enormous community of customers who have experienced just about every issue that you could possibly imagine and gotten through it.
As if all this wasn’t enough, PowWeb doesn’t limit you to just one site. You can host an unlimited amount of domains on your hosting account, meaning the sky is the limit.
PowWeb Web Hosting Review: Disadvantages
In the past PowWeb has had some billing issues which they have since worked through. Regardless, they have a history of having trouble getting the billing sorted out. Not that they over charge you or anything like that, but you may want to make sure that they do actually charge you to ensure your account remains active. While this hasn’t been an issue in quite some time, I always make sure to double check I got the bill because I have heard of other people having issues with this exact same problem.
It’s been at least 3 years since I’ve heard of a similar case, so there really isn’t a whole lot to worry about here.
PowWeb Web Hosting Review: Conclusion
Overall PowWeb is a great hosting provider for just about everyone. If you’re new to the whole hosting scene they have an excellent support network and some of the friendliest support staff I’ve ever had the pleasure of speaking with in the entire hosting industry. There members are very helpful, even with ‘non-hosting’ related issues like getting sites off the ground and other business issues. I don’t think of them as a hosting community, but rather as a large community of like minded business men and women who have all started exactly where I did and grown their businesses over the years. The information they can provide is invaluable. If you are on a budget, plan on building a few sites, and would like a community behind you, PowWeb is the way to go.