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26 Awardspace Reviews:

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Last reviewed Jun 26, 2016

Key features

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • ASP.NET
  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL
  • Perl

User Reviews - Total: 26

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Monthly traffic limit for a free account is 5GB, but I am sure that they INTENTIONALLY overstate it in order to "force" you to switch onto a paid plan. I kept an eye on their traffic meter and for the record all I did on my site: edited footer.php using their File Manager; added 7-9 header background image files max 4-5MB each for the 20-15 WordPress theme -> this resulted in 2GB traffic as they claim, meter went up from 2.5GB to 4.5GB. I opened a ticket to address this issue and got a bunch of nonsense stating that traffic meter is accurate and that I should just switch to another host if I do not like awardspace. For the next day I stopped working on my site completely in order to prevent reaching monthly traffic limit -> BUT METER KEPT GOING UP (I was using google analytics to track traffic, there was nothing there). My site got suspended on 26th due to reaching max 5gb/month allowed and I am just going to wait until 1st of the next month when traffic meter will reset or will have to switch to another host.
Good things: they respond to trouble tickets quite fast; WordPress installer works nicely and site opens and loads quite fast unlike freehosting or freehostia.

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through my long experience with awardspace , i don't really think that they offer a good service , the free hosting is so limited even with the use of WordPress , and the plans that they offer aren't that cheap as they say , so i don't really recommended awardspace for the reason of limitation

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Although I can't really complain about support, speed, or control panel, they are overshadowed
by the add / sales claim of unlimited disk space.
I bought the basic plan, to host some game support files, mostly .pk3. At the time a total of less
than 6gig. While moving files onto my new UNLIMITED host, I got this from support..

"Our admins noticed that you have more than 4999MB of pk3 files and, that's why you can't upload more files on your account."

It turns out, that you are limited to 4999meg, of the most common file types, in groups ! Multimedia, pics, videos etc, 5gig !
The most common archive files, 5gig ! Backup files, 5gig ! and ANY file extension, like .pk3, 5gig, or 4999meg !
So, be sure to read paragraph 17, where they define UNLIMITED !

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I started with a free web hosting plan, only to upgrade to a basic plan after 1 week of using it.

It was a promotional offer, so I got a basic plan for a total of 8$ or less (0,6$/month). The service and features were all great, except the website loading speed. Considering the price and the fact that I was on a shared hosting plan, it was something I could live with. After 1 year, they automatically renewed the plan, but this time it was not 8$ a year (0,6$/month) but >70$/year.

That's why I'd like to WARN anyone who joins AWARDSPACE, to contact their support and disable this auto-renewal thing.

In spite of that, my website was down a couple of times. After contacting their support it turned out that It was my fault because I edited a file on my ftp called .htaccess (which I never did).

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I recently signed up for a free hosting account with Awardspace and I noticed that the website I uploaded was slower to load than another one that I have hosted at Godaddy.com. The next day the server was down for a while (I couldn't access my website or account). I decided to test them for a while longer and decided to buy a Basic Account. For my surprise I receive and email issuing a refund and I could no longer access my account. Contacted them and this is the answer I got back:

Hello,
Thank you for contacting us on the matter.
We are unfortunate to let you know that the order that you have placed with us, has not
passed the verification process and the account has been closed.
Due to that, the order has been canceled and the amount refunded.
Please note that our company reserves the right to make final decision on any orders places on our system.
This will be our final reply on the matter.
Thank you

Very professional isn't it.
I'll stick with godaddy.com!

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Awardspace.com is one of the best hosts I've used, to be honest. Support is friendly and helpful, control panel is easy to build a site or install wordpress/joomla, but the best part is that their costs are low and won't break the bank. If you're looking for hosting, especially if you want to set up a blog, check them out. They even have free hosting options.

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Professional web hosting with free wp and joomla installers. Very easy to get started with. In my opinion, I think it's one of the best hosting platforms out there. It incorporates all the tools needed to get the job done. I'm very satisfied with this service.

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Hello, I used awardspace.com since 2010, it was almost 5 years, because I never needed to switch to another host. Throughout this 5 years they had a lots of downtime servers problems, including ddos atacks, and a lot more. I just read the old mails for tech support and i guess they do not know what they are doing there. One month ago, I noticed my 2 sites were down, and I tried to login to my account and the message was every time the same about invalid user. I called them and some strange person from i do not know where said something hard to understand. Awardspace deleted my account and they do not even told me why. When I insist to asked them why my account was deleted, after one month they said it was because i got very popular and had too much traffic, but that is a lie, my statistics say 2 visits a week. After that, they try to sold me a plan that costs 131,88 USD. Do you believe that? They have very bad support, it seems they have a problem to understand their own problems and issues. The best advice i can tell you is to avoid them. Thank you.

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Awardspace starts hosting plans at $4/mo, and for your money you get unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, unlimited file transfer, unlimited email, a free domain registration, and more. Even their basic plans offer unlimited hosted domains, domain parking, e-commerce features, and more, including one-click Wordpress installs, databases, and more. You can check out all of Awardspace's features. I love their Service.

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Awardspace is an awesome hosting provider,especially for beginners. I tried their free plan hosts for a long time now , and i'm very impressed . Not because it is fast ,because is stable. And as a beginner ,installing wordpress or Joomla can be very complicated , but they provide an online installer called Zacky Installer for free!! They also provide free website builder for your webpage. In conclusion , I really like Adwardspace,and if you are a beginner and you are looking for a stable, easy to use hosting, this is for you ,but if you are seeking for speed then I won't recommend this .

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AwardSpace Hosting Introduction

AWARDSPACE.com is a German hosting company developed out of mother companies Zetta
Hosting Solutions, Ltd. and AttractSoft GmbH. With services ranging from free shared hosting to
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting, AWARDSPACE.com is flexible and adaptable.

Support

Support is available with FAQs, Need Help Areas, and the Trouble Ticket System. The FAQs are
the go-to, and include a wide variety of typical questions asked by users. Need Help Areas reads
more like a manual. Trouble tickets allow you to pose specific questions to the support team.

Features

AWARDSPACE.com provides free and paid shared, VPS, semi-dedicated, and free reseller
hosting.

  • Unlimited* disk space with paid plans
  • Unlimited* traffic with paid plans
  • Programming languages supported: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP),
    Perl/CGI-BIN, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Ruby, and Python (Ruby and Python with paid
    plans only)
  • SITE Builder with paid hosting plans
  • Zacky Installer with paid hosting plans

  • 24/7 dedicated support
  • 30-day money back guarantee on new signups and annually upgraded
    accounts

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is available for free or with a paid plan.

  • Free Shared Hosting
    • Ideal for hobby sites, trying before buying, sites in test stages, and
      non-profits
    • 250 MB disc space
    • 5 GB traffic per month
    • 1 hosted domain
    • 2 MB file size limit
    • Supports Joomla and WordPress
  • Paid Shared Hosting
    • Ideal for essential and business websites
    • Up to 100% faster than free hosting plans
    • 3 plan levels with setup fees waived: Basic, Web Pro Plus, and Max Pack Plus
    • Unlimited* storage and data transfer
    • 99.9% uptime
    • 2, 10, and unlimited* domains respectively
    • 5, 20, and unlimited* subdomains respectively
    • 20, 40, and unlimited* FTP accounts respectively
    • 1,000 email accounts and aliases with basic, accounts and aliases unlimited* with
      Web Pro Plus and Max Pack Plus
    • 2, 10, and unlimited* MySQL and Postgre databases respectively
    • Stable Linux with Apache
    • Over 50 popular one-click software applications installed for free with
      ZackyTools

VPS Hosting

You may chose from Starter VPS, Pro VPS, and Advanced VPS unmanaged plans.

  • 100% individual machine with root access
  • Dedicated central processing unit (CPU) and random-access memory (RAM)
  • Each virtual server may run under its own operating system (Linux distributions) or have
    custom configurations of its own
  • Easy VPS control panel
  • RAID Protected Storage 15 GB, 25 GB, and 50 GB respectively
  • Traffic allotment 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1,000 GB respectively
  • 1 Internet protocol (IP) address
  • Bandwidth 6 Mbit/s, 8 Mbit/s, and 10 Mbit/s respectively

Semi-Dedicated Hosting

Semi-dedicated offers three plans: Starter, Pro, and Advanced.

  • Ideal for maintaining multiple websites or one high-traffic website
  • Easily upgraded if you outgrow plan capacity
  • Disk space 30 GB, 40 GB, and 60 GB respectively
  • Data transfer 350 GB, 700 GB, and 1,000 GB respectively
  • 99.9% network uptime
  • Unlimited* domains allowed
  • Unlimited* email accounts and aliases
  • Unlimited* MySQL and Postgre databases and storage
  • Stable Linux with Apache
  • Over 50 popular one-click software applications installed for free with ZackyTools

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of
abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if
they are overburdening the servers.

Free Reseller Hosting

AWARDSPACE.com considers itself a pioneer of free reseller hosting.

  • You may offer free or paid shared hosting, VPS hosting, domain names, and Secure
    Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates
  • Your site resides on your own domain or on a free subdomain from AWARDSPACE.com.
  • AWARDSPACE.com handles all service responsibilties – all you do is drive traffic
  • You determine your prices

Pros

  • ”Green” hosting options
  • 30-day money back guarantee when you sign up
  • Variety of plans for an array of need and experience levels
  • Lots of features

Cons

  • Support communication is limited to electronic tickets
  • Free hosting plans are minimal in features and power
  • VPS hosting is unmanaged

The Verdict

AWARDSPACE.com is a versatile hosting provider for both individuals and businesses. Several
options are available for size and included features, and you can upgrade your account if you
outgrow your plan. Support is only available over the Internet, so if you want to talk to someone
by phone, this might not be the option for you. If you want to offer various levels of hosting to
your own clients, AWARDSPACE.com offers some simple and potentially profitable plans.

Awardspace Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
MAX PACK PLUS ASP.NET WordPress PHP Shell Access Firewall Protection PostgreSQL Unlimited Unlimited $5.83/month
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WEB PRO PLUS WordPress PHP Shell Access Firewall Protection PostgreSQL Python Unlimited Unlimited $4.57/month
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BASIC WordPress PHP Firewall Protection PostgreSQL Python Linux Unlimited Unlimited $2.99/month
Usual price:
Starter VPS Debian Firewall Protection VPS CentOS Linux MySQL 15GB 250GB $16.50/month
Usual price:
Pro VPS Debian Firewall Protection VPS CentOS Linux MySQL 25GB 500GB $29.66/month
Usual price:
Advanced VPS Debian Firewall Protection VPS CentOS Linux MySQL 50GB 1000GB $58.29/month
Usual price:
STARTER SEMI DEDICATED ASP.NET WordPress PHP Firewall Protection PostgreSQL Python 30GB 350GB $14.99/month
Usual price:
PRO SEMI DEDICATED ASP.NET WordPress PHP Firewall Protection PostgreSQL Python 40GB 700GB $24.99/month
Usual price:
ADVANCED SEMI DEDICATED ASP.NET WordPress PHP Firewall Protection PostgreSQL Python 60GB 1000GB $35.99/month
Usual price:
Free Shared Hosting PHP Linux Perl MySQL Free phpPgAdmin 5GB 250MB $0.00/month
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Awardspace Features

All Features

  • 4images
  • Access Logs
  • Apache
  • b2evolution
  • bbPress
  • Bitcoin
  • BuddyPress
  • Catch-all email
  • CGI Access
  • CMS Made Simple
  • Concrete5
  • Coppermine
  • Crafty Syntax Live Help
  • Crontabs
  • CubeCart
  • cURL
  • Custom MX Records
  • DokuWiki
  • Drupal
  • e107
  • Elgg
  • Email Forwarding
  • File Manager
  • GD Support
  • Help Center Live
  • Image
  • ImageMagick
  • IMAP Support
  • ionCube Loader
  • Joomla
  • LimeSurvey
  • Live Chat Support
  • Mailing Lists
  • Mambo
  • Mantis
  • MediaWiki
  • MS DotNetNuke
  • Noah's Classifieds
  • Nucleus
  • osCommerce
  • osTicket
  • Password Protected Directories
  • Phone Support
  • PHP 5
  • PHP-Nuke
  • phpBB
  • phpFormGenerator
  • phpFreeChat
  • phpList
  • phpMyAdmin
  • phpPgAdmin
  • PHProjekt
  • Pligg
  • POP3 Support
  • PrestaShop
  • PunBB
  • Ruby
  • Shared Hosting
  • Shared SSL
  • Shell Access
  • Simple Machines
  • SMTP
  • Soholaunch
  • SpamAssassin
  • SSH Access
  • Support Forum
  • Tiki Wiki
  • TomatoCart
  • Webalizer
  • WebCalendar
  • Webmail
  • WHOIS Privacy
  • XOOPS
  • Zen Cart
  • Zend Optimizer
  • Zenphoto

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I myself hosted 2 web-pages at this company.(bikemahala.com and otvoreno24.com)
Overall they are not bad, the features they are offering such as word-press installer and joomla installer saved me a lot of time and effort at installing those boring mysql bases. I had no problems with up-time.
Support is is quick at replying at my problems and concerns, and they have pretty nice staff that explains your problem and solution , and even get it done for you .
There is 24-h back up system that comes in handy if your webpage ever get's hacked.
Only thing that i don't like is that they have these weird offers, you buy a premium package for 5 $ , it lasts for 12 months and then you pay triple the price , but otherwise , very reliable and good hosting.

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I have signed on with a free account. I use to create a simple payment registry for a small business. The system use Perl CGI to create html files on the fly. It also use the included mysql for storing user, product and payment data. It works beautifully. I used to use the similar Tripod free web hosting since 1998. But Tripod is not good anymore in the free hosting area. So I looked around and found AwardSpace. I was skeptical at first, but after start working, I love it. The File Manager, and the Database Manager user interface are top notch, beautifully design. I have not had the need to call for support yet, so I do not know if their support is good or not.

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Awardspace good hosting use this hosting to my blog about life,web site always working if is problem sent email and answer 24 hours ...

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I started out with their basic plan which offers very good value for the money. It was a good fit for about an year but then needed to host more websites and domain names so I upgraded to the max pack plus plan - couldn't be happier. The support always solves my problems (even in 3am) and the sales rep - Peter was very courteous and helpful when I wasn't sure which plan to upgrade to. If they keep this level of service I'll be staying with them for a long time.

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I've been with AwardSpace for the past 2 years (never used the free service though) and despite some ddos attacks they experienced some time ago, I cannot complain about uptime or some annoying problems with the service. I didn't have the need to often contact the support, but when I did, they would always look into the issue and resolve it quickly.

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BENEFITS:
Attractive prices;
Fast support replies;

DISADVANTAGES:
Ruining your files;
Lousy backup;
Low level technical support;

My personal experience:

I used their premium hosting service. All went well for the first 30 and something days. :

One day, suddenly every file which I was editing was becoming blank!
Every file which I was saving after an edition, became just a blank file!!
I couldn't believe what my eyes saw.

Although it looks like some PHP problems, while speaking to their tech support, I received some idiotic answers about traffic etc.
No need to say that it didn't help at all.

And their backup service also sucks, because it seems to backup just part of the files each time. In my case, for example, the last CSS version was 2 days older than the last Index file. A complete joke. Many working hours were lost due to their idiotic system.

Conclusion:
STAY AWAY!!!!
And if you insist to use their service, than at least try to avoid editing your files through their platform.

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Well organized Web Hosting Company. Since we and our clients are based in Germany their Germany located servers are very well for us. Their support team is available via ticket system and responding fast. They introduced a new Filemanager a couple of weeks ago which makes the upload and editing of files really easy and fast. For now I am staying with them.

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I used awardspace.net for 4 years because I never felt like actually going through the effort of switching hosts. Throughout the 4 years they had pretty bad downtime relative to other hosts. What got me was last night I noticed all of my sites were down. I tried to login to my account and kept getting a message about invalid user. If you call up you get connected to another company that provides support and they are located in India which made it very hard to understand what was going on. They deleted my account even though I had been paying for it for years now and have not gotten back to me in over a day now about my issue. My account was deleted because they said I was sending spam emails, however, the only email scripts I had were the ones that were set up for the contact forms on my sites and all emails were sent directly to me.

They are by far the worst at dealing with support. They do have some good features but overall I would avoid them.

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No instructions for beginners. I managed to install Wordpress, point my DNS Servers, etc. but there are no instructions on how to login to Cpanel or Wordpress. Nothing in the email they sent me, nothing in their FAQ, couldn't find it by clicking every button that looked usesful in their control panel... NO INSTRUCTIONS WHAT-SO-EVER!

If you're a beginner stay away!

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Practicaly there is no 24/7 support. I have a lots of problems working on my sites directly on the FTP. My IP was blocked 2-3 times a day. Sometimes the IP was unblocked 10 minutes after I've send the ticket, but in the most of the time I have got to wait hours.
The bandwidth compared to other servers is just miserable.
I am a owner of max plus shared hosting and I pay 65 euro/mo. For what?!? Low bandwidth and no support...

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Once you make your first payment to them, they just renew it every year without consulting you and for the price they want (usually two times the money you paid the first year)

I've tried everything but I found no way to get my money back and I had to cancel my credit card to stop them from charging anything else.

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They got my money a took off. They claim 24hr service? I havent been able to get hold of them in more than 5 days. I want a refund, as I was duped from the start, yet cant get hold of anyone

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Awardspace is outstanding! I started with a free account 5 years ago. It is extremely easy to use. It is in fact the easiest webhosting service I have ever used. I have never personally experienced any downtime for my website. Customer service is great. It is an outstanding value. Excellent webhosting for anyone from the complete novice to the expert. Everything you need, including wordpress installation and all the scripts you could possibly ever need.

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I am a previous customer, who is very angry at being scammed by Awardspace:

AWARDSPACE IS A SCAM!

They send out emails stating 'You will need to renew or your account will close'

Then they charge you more than double for a completely different package stating 'We have upgraded you for a new year' WITHOUT ANY AGREEMENT ON MY BEHALF.

I ask for a refund and for the account to be cancelled, and they say no.

They have simply taken my details and continue to charge me. There is nothing I can do other than recommend that you DO NOT GET SUCKED IN.

Yes they may be cheap but don't agree to their terms, or they will simply use you!

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Well, I started with a free hosting account back in 2006 and has been perfect ever since. Of course there were certain outages, but it was never anything serious. The support staff are second to none. They've been replying to my questions in minutes since I started using the service. I had a couple of times when I deleted my site and they managed to restore all my data, which saved me a lot of hassle. I believe the uptime is more than 99.9% - a good result indeed. They also delayed my expiry date at times when I did not have enough funds to pay my bills, so my site never went down. I recently renewed for 3 more years until 2014. What else can I say.... They are just amazing....

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Compared to other web hosting providers, AwardSpace give you one of the best prices you can get for the features offered. Their support is also excellent. During the time I’ve been with them I had to contact them several times and as always I got fast and accurate answers that solved my problems. Awardspace.com will save you a lot of headache and hassle I have been with them for 4 years and I have just renewed for 3 years more. This alone speaks for its self!

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