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3 Catalyst2 Reviews:

Is Catalyst2 the host for you?

Last reviewed Jun 4, 2016

Key features

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • cPanel
  • Fantastico

User Reviews - Total: 3

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Support
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Features
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Uptime
★★★★★
Value
★★★★

I have had shared hosting with Catalyst2 since 2012. Originally I researched for hosts extensively, with strong support and reliability of service my key parameters. I came across lots of great value hosting packages, but when I dug down into the reviews I always encountered dissatisfied customers complaining of downtime and slow or weak support. I decided to go with Catalyst2 not because they were the most competitive, but because their hosting packages seemed realistic (no unlimited sites/storage/bandwidth) and *all* the feedback I could find regarding their support was positive. I am now into year 4 with them hosting 2 business websites, and have nothing but praise for their service and support. I built my sites with WordPress and started with zero knowledge of the CMS, cPanel, .htaccess, mail servers, etc. All the problems I have encountered have been handled promptly and effectively, while taking into account my experience level (fortunately on the up). I have never been penalised for crashing my site with dud .htaccess rules, and in emergencies they have always had a backup available for restore. In this world you tend to get what you pay for, and while the shared hosting packages are not overly generous, they suit my needs and I have chosen to stet up a package when I can out of storage space, for example. The service and support are excellent: 5-10 minutes for first response to a ticket, and then action taken and/or advice given until issue is resolved. This for me was, and remains the deal-breaker. I'm a fan, clearly.

 
★★★★★
Support
★★★★★
Features
★★★★★
Uptime
★★★★★
Value
★★★★★

I've used Catalyst2 for a long time and I cannot fault them in any way. I changed hosting service from a US company to Catalyst2 and the customer service is 100x more efficient, reliable and friendly. I recommend my clients, family and friends to Catalyst2 every time.

 
★★★★
Support
★★★★
Features
★★★★
Uptime
★★★★★
Value
★★★★

Standard features using cPanel. Good level of support when I've had issues. Had no problems with uptime.

 
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Catalyst2

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Catalyst2 Hosting

Launched in 2000 in the United Kingdom, Catalyst2 is an experienced hosting provider. They
provide local phone support and a money-back guarantee for all account holders.

Support

You can always get help via ticketing or telephone. Tech support is local and manned by a small
team who can provide personal attention. Ticket response is guaranteed within 30 minutes for
shared hosting accounts and 5 minutes for dedicated server accounts.

Features

Catalyst2 boasts a stable network and guarantees that will give you confidence.

  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Proactive server monitoring
  • 99.997 percent network uptime since 2007
  • Backups included
  • Fully redundant network
  • Checkpoint firewalls
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) ready
  • Secure data center; Telehouse Europe
  • Flexible, upgradeable

Web Hosting

Shared hosting plans suitable for individuals up to medium businesses.

  • Choice of operating system (OS)
  • Five regular plans and three premium plans available
  • Regular plan features
    • Up to two domains, depending on plan chosen
    • Up to 1500 MB disk space, depending on plan chosen
    • Up to 80 GB transfer, depending on plan chosen
    • Up to 500 Post Office Protocol (POP) and Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP),
      depending on plan chosen
    • MySQL
    • PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
    • cPanel
    • Free, instant setup
  • Premium plan features
    • Up to two domains, depending on plan chosen
    • Up to 3000 MB disk space, depending on plan chosen
    • Up to 200 GB transfer, depending on plan chosen
    • Up to 50 POP and IMAP, depending on plan chosen
    • MySQL
    • Dedicated Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • 30 sites per server maximum
    • Separate mailservers
  • E-commerce add-ons available
  • SSL certificates available
  • Free site migration

Dedicated Servers

Powerful solutions for your demanding sites.

  • 100 percent uptime guarantee
  • Fully redundant VMWare cloud with instant failover
  • Free setup and migration
  • Flexible
  • Daily offsite file level backup
  • Weekly server snapshot
  • Hourly replica of storage arrays
  • Custom software installation
  • cPanel, Plesk, Enkompass, or HELM
  • Choice of OS: Windows Server or CentOS
  • Virtual or Physical dedicated servers
  • Myriad configurations
  • Up to 6 GB RAM, depending on configuration chosen
  • Up to 100 GB disk space, depending on configuration chosen

Resellers

Perfect for selling hosting, creating client sites, or hosting multiple sites of your own.

  • Client control panels and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) accounts
  • WebHost Manager(WHM) and cPanel
  • Upgrade or downgrade at any time
  • Free, instant setup
  • Three plans: Power, PowerPlus, and PowerXtra
  • Up to 300 hosted domains, depending on plan chosen
  • Up to 5000 MB disk space, depending on plan chosen
  • Up to 150 GB data transfer, depending on plan chosen
  • Up to 2500 POP and IMAP, depending on plan chosen
  • MySQL and PHP

Pros

  • Local, live support
  • Included backups
  • Custom solutions

Cons

  • No unlimited* plans
  • No site builders, templates
  • E-commerce add-ons are separate from plans

*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.

The Verdict

Catalyst2 offers a handful of pre-packaged plans, but they focus heavily on custom solutions.
That means you can call them and figure out the best fit for your needs, rather than overpaying
for something that isn’t quite right. Their support is local to the UK and available via phone, so
you can get help in real time from people who know you and your account. Their pricing is
competitive, especially given the level of customer service and customizable options. If you
need hosting for yourself or your client sites, Catalyst2 probably has the right solution for you.

Catalyst2 Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Mega Deal WordPress PHP cPanel MySQL Fantastico 500MB 5GB $1.44/month
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