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Last reviewed Jun 26, 2016

Key features

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • Linux
  • CentOS
  • 24/7 Support

User Reviews - Total: 1

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CleverHost is the easiest web hosting company I have ever dealt with. I used to be with one of the bigger companies, and support always took days to get back to me. CleverHost's support team always gets back to me really quickly, and it's usually to tell me they've already fixed the problem! Even better, I rarely have to ask for help in the first place. My website's always fast, they recommend things I can do to keep it fast, and I never have to worry about how much space I'm using.

CleverHost

cleverhost.ca Location: Canada Founded: 2013

CleverHost Introduction

CleverHost is a web hosting and services provider based in Ontario, Canada. It was founded in late 2013 by former web hosting executives. The company offers shared hosting and other services at low costs to individuals and small businesses.

Services and Specializations

CleverHost mainly focuses on offering different shared hosting plans as well as services related to website security, server administration, and SSL certificates. The plans are ideal for individuals and small businesses on a budget who need to setup and secure a website.

CleverHost's introductory shared hosting plan limits disk space, bandwidth, and domains while other plans offer unlimited amounts. All plans come with a free SSL certificate and SiteLock Protection. Like most shared hosting plans, CleverHost has support for cPanel software and 1-click installs for scripts such as WordPress. In addition, the company supports dynamic languages including PHP, Python, and Ruby on Rails.

CleverHost prides itself on having personnel who are experts at maintaining and securing servers. The company offers a server management service where CleverHost personnel perform tasks including DNS configuration, software updates, multiple optimizations, backups, and security enhancements. Besides server management, CleverHost also provides a service to enhance or harden security on Linux-based servers. Security services include tasks such as running root-kit scanners, reconfiguring firewalls, or running malware scans. The services support many Linux distributions including CentOS as well as multiple control panels including cPanel/WHM.

CleverHost customers can also select standalone SiteLock plans. SiteLock services all offer a trusted seal to place on customer websites as well as daily website scans. Some plans offer either Network and Advanced security scanning while others do not. With SiteLock, CleverHost scans for drive-by downloads in addition to application and database vulnerabilities. Once threats are detected, CleverHost will notify clients via e-mail or dashboard warning.

Besides hosting plans and services, CleverHost offers SSL certificates. These certificates vary on the warranty offered, encryption strength, and validation type. CleverHost offers domain, organization, and extended validation certificate plans.

Infrastructure

CleverHost uses servers that have Intel processors with at least 16GB of RAM. The servers run a distribution of Linux and include RAID1 storage. Though the exact datacenter location is unknown, the company uses UPS and Diesel Generators for backup power and has redundant network connections to enhance reliability.

Backups

For all plans, CleverHost offers on site backups, data snapshot backups, and access to server log files. Though the company offers these backups, it is unclear how often they are done and how long they are kept.

Support and Customer Service

CleverHost has a team of knowledgeable server experts ready to help. Customers can contact the company for support 24/7 via HelpDesk or e-mail. Chat services are also available but only from 8am to 5pm. For self-support, customers can always consult the blog or knowledgebase.

Uptime Guarantee

CleverHost has a 99.9% uptime guarantee which it satisfies through its redundant network connections, continuous network monitoring, and high-quality hardware.

Billing

The company bills its customers on a yearly basis for its shared hosting plans and SSL certificates. Service plans for server maintenance and security may have monthly or daily fees. Depending on the term, service plans may include a discount. Additional fees apply for domain name registration. The company accepts multiple payment methods including major credit cards and PayPal.

Summary

CleverHost is a great host for small businesses and individuals looking to setup a site that is secure, efficient, and low-cost. In addition, its talented group of technology experts help to provide service plans for server security and maintenance.

CleverHost Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Real Clever WordPress PHP CentOS Linux MySQL DDoS Protection 1GB 10GB $2.48/month
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