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Last reviewed Sep 1, 2014
$ 7.00 / Month
My experience with hosting companies have varied, from very bad to very good. I must say that honestly Micfo has been the best value of any hosting company I have encountered before. The customer service is excellent - I receive a response from any email generally within hours. I have not yet noticed any down time or any technical issues. From what I've seen so far, it is an excellent service and highly recommended. I am now using Micfo to host all of my current and future websites.
I host over two dozen websites with Micfo. Recently my main site was hacked and I lost 30 GB of data. It was my fault for having outdated software. So I called Micfo's 24/7 support at 9pm. In no time the Micfo's representative restored all my files from their backup servers, updated my software, applied a security patch, changed my passwords and I was back in business! I am so happy having Micfo as my hosting provider, and I'm going to transfer all my domains (40) from Linode to them. Micfo has an outstanding service and amazing customer support. I recommend them for anyone who needs a reliable and dependable hosting partner.
Just wanted to say how much I really like the fact that I host with micfo.com and completely recommend it to anyone else. The tech guys are really friendly and accessible whenever I haven't been able to work something out. But what I love the best about micfo is they are really good to their existing customers. I've been with them for over two years now and they often offer existing customers free upgrades which is just really nice. I also like the fact that they are not stingy with other features and will often add stuff for free. Thank you for being the perfect host!
We have worked with Micfo for nearly 5 years. During that time, we moved from shared hosting account, to a VPS and now we have a Dedicated Hosting Account. Although we are still a growing business, we have more than 100 surgeons that rely on this website for their own business.- all of the clients have been pleased with the page-load time of their websites. We understand that the internet is not 100% -- when we have had questions or problems, we hav always been able to reach support immediately via IM CHAT option and/or through the phone.
I've been a customer of Micfo for several years, I've only stayed with them because I keep hoping things will get better and I'm too lazy to move my websites.
The uptime is very bad, my websites are frequently going down. I have a VPS container and my IIS server says the sites are all running, but the internet doesn't show them. Usually I have to reboot the conner to get things working again.
Micfo has moved my VPS to new servers and new data centers half a dozen times, and I've been forced to change my IP addresses each time. They usually mess something up and all of my hosted websites are usually down for a day while they fix something they forgot to do during the migration.
Recently they moved my VPS again. This time they couldn't fix the problems and I have a useless VPS, two of my clients had down websites that micfo couldn't fix, and they lost the backup, so I couldn't even restore them to the way things were before the move.
Horrible horrible service, but I suppose it's pretty cheap. You get what you pay for i suppose.
As for me, I'm done with micfo, and not looking back.
Lots of problems with Micfo.com services, from several technical problems , reliability problems, lots of problems with pop3 accounts. And don't buy never a lifetime hosting that from time to time they are selling. Very bad experiences. You can easily find better hosting companies from the same or lower price. Regular technical services , some times a problem arise the problem persist in time and you are losing precious time and money!
Sometimes they servers are hacked, no comunications from their part.
When they do some migration stuff, be prepared, pray to be iluminated and that you haven't problems in all you scripts and accounts.
I have several hosting accounts in other companies and micfo really it's bad, all the price that you think that are saving when you buy a micfo hosting package, it's precious time that in a near future, when a problem arise, you will lose in order to put it all together again to run correctly.
Last time that they have serious problems in their systems,we, all their clients hosting packages were offline during several hours, so their backup and balanced systems are poor very poor.
So it's easy to find a better host, use google to find other users reviews, and I'm sure that you'll not have a bad experience with Micfo
NIGHTMARE!!! My site just disappeared one fine day! My site was accessible till around the 5th of December and it's not a site I check regularly but when I checked recently I noticed it was not loading. So I opened a support ticket with them and they said they had some server migration and that the data is lost, they can't even trace my website (can you believe that), and what's worse they dont have backups!!! So basically I've lost my site, my traffic, my rankings, my revenue and they don't even apologise. They just keep saying they cannot do anything. I am still in a state of shock as to what to do. It's crazy!!! PLEASE DO NOT HOST WITH THEM!
Their support team is of no help and they refuse to offer any sort of compensation either. Learnt a hard lesson, keep check of all your sites at all times and also take regular backups, can never trust your host!
Micfo is a global web hosting business based in New York, USA. The company has been operating since 2002 and currently utilizes servers located in six different locations across America.
Micfo offers a variety of hosting services and does not seem to specialize in any particular field.
Micfo Hosting Plans
There are three web hosting plans from Micfo. Each plan allows customers to choose from Windows or Linux based hosting with no extra charge.
● The Boundless plan is the low cost option which limits the customer’s disk space to 70 GB and monthly bandwidth to 700 GB. This plan allows customers to host one domain and 10 databases only.
● The Limitless plan provides unlimited space and bandwidth and supports up to 10 domains and 50 databases. This plan also comes with a Dedicated IP address.
● The Infinity plan is a step-up from the Limitless plan and allows for unlimited domains and databases and comes with a SSL certificate on top.
Reseller hosting is available through three different plans from Micfo. Again, customers have a choice of Linux or Windows hosting.
● The Seamless plan comes with 30 GB disk space, 1,000 GB monthly bandwidth, 2 dedicated IP addresses and allows for unlimited domains.
● The Flawless plan ups the disk space to 40 GB and bandwidth to 2,000 GB. In addition, customers get a free website builder.
● The Eternity plan increases the disk space to 100GB and bandwidth to 3,000 GB. Customers also get a free SSL certificate and a billing system to run their accounts.
Micfo offers a choice of Windows or Linux based VPS hosting, with a choice of control panels to go with it. There are three VPS plans available.
● The Endless plan provides 1 GHz processing power with 512 MB RAM (burstable up to 1 GB), 40 GB disk space, 1,000 GB bandwidth and 2 dedicated IP addresses.
● The Timeless plan ups the disk space to 60 GB, processing power to 1.5 GHz and RAM to 1 GB (burstable up to 2 GB). Customers also get a free SSL and unlimited bandwidth.
● The Eternal plan goes a step further, with 90 GB disk space, 2 GHz processing power and 2 GB RAM (burstable up to 4 GB).
Micfo also has a fairly comprehensive list of options for customers to build a dedicated server to their own specifications. Customers can choose to install a wide variety of Linux or Windows based operating systems on their box.
There is also an affiliate program, allowing Micfo customers to earn money through successful referrals.
Micfo guarantees all of their customers 99.9% uptime, backed by a SLA. The SLA indicates that should uptime fall below 99.9% in any given month, the customer will be credited with 5% of their monthly bill for every 45 minutes under the guarantee that the server is down (up to a maximum of 100% of the customer’s monthly bill).
Micfo utilizes server space in six different data centres in America: New York, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Los Angeles and Atlanta. All feature secure access, climate control and redundant power systems.
The network is also staffed 24 hours a day and protected from denial of service (DDOS) attacks. The team back up all data on a daily basis and customers can access the backups through the control panel.
Micfo customers are supported 24 hours a day with live chat, a toll free helpline and email ticketing. Customers are guaranteed a response within 25 minutes of submitting a support query.
In addition to its support channels, Micfo provide a blog site, knowledge base and a range of video tutorials for customers to find information to help them run their website. There isn’t a Micfo Facebook page, but there is a Twitter account. The Twitter account appears to be used solely for responding to customer queries, rather than advertising, which is a good sign.
Micfo in the News
Micfo have attracted little attention, good or bad, in the media. I checked most major news sources and didn’t find any press about them, so it looks like they’re fairly reliable.
Micfo Control Panel
All of Micfo’s Linux based shared hosting plans come with the latest version of cPanel. Its Windows based shared hosting plans come with Plesk. VPS customers can choose which panel they want for an additional cost.
Both cPanel and Plesk are well known and familiar control panels which hosting customers should have little problem with. The Micfo website also provides a useful video demo of each panel, should customers want to take a look before buying.
All of Micfo’s hosting plans come with a free website builder, allowing for one-click installs of applications such as PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Zen Cart and more. Linux plans also support Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python and more.
Unusually, customer get free access to daily backups of their site.
Micfo Money Back Guarantee / Cancellation Policy
Micfo offers an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee should their customers be dissatisfied with the services they receive. Customers must submit their cancellation request in writing to the the billing department to receive a full refund, minus any additional costs and fees for services they have purchased.
On the face of it, Micfo appears to be a reasonably standard web hosting company which plays it fairly safe. It is are entirely focused on hosting and does not offer additional services such as website design.
Whilst the 30 day guarantee is relatively standard for the industry, it’s nice to see these claims backed by a clear SLA. The daily backup is also something which its competitors don’t often offer (or if they do, they don’t make it that obvious).
Micfo’s services will appeal to small and mediums sized businesses, particularly those looking to maintain a good online presence in America. Its widespread server farms will be well suited for many US businesses looking to host their websites on servers close to their target market.
Micfo is a web hosting technology provider that specialized in advanced web hosting services. They do not offer shared web hosting plans, but rather Windows and Linux dedicated, cloud and managed systems.
There is no introductory pricing from this company. When it comes time to renew, the price will be the same as when your service started.
The company offers a range of dedicated host services. On the Linux side, they have four hardware differentiated Linux dedicated server platforms. On Windows, they have another four hardware differentiated dedicated server platforms. Both of them are similar, with the different being the operating systems.
The company's hosting plans do come with one free domain per account.
You can get domain registration services on their site, featuring top level domains (TLD) from around the world like .com, .net, .info and more.
If you need 30 days for security, the company offers customers a 30 day money back guarantee.
This company offers a number of VPS options designed for all kinds of customer needs. These include Windows and Linux configurations.
The company's support team is available around the clock 24 x 7 by phone on their 800 number.
On the phone, on their website, through their email and on their support ticketing systems, support is provided in English only.
The company is based in the United States out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Their data center infrastructure is based out of the Atlanta, Georgia area, as well as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Houston, and Orlando.
Based on which platform you are working with either Linux or Windows, the supported programming languages include PHP, Perl, Ruby, ASP, ASP.NET and Ruby on Rails.
The company has a three level reseller program and they offer the special incentive and product offering of SSD drive configuration for a compelling resell package that is keen to performance-focused site customers.
The company's affiliate program allows domestic and international participants to take part in a commission-based structure with uncapped rewards, free advertising material and daily reports as well as other tools.
The company does not have a site transferring service, but they do provide extensive support when required and plenty of guides in an easy to navigate and informative site.
WordPress is available for install on any of the servers and services you subscribe to. With dedicated resources, WordPress performance can be expected to be off the charts and with managed structure backing that up, it can be a worry-free experience as well.
Since you are free to configure your services as you wish, this is entirely up to you. This gives you the ability to make the changes and configuration you need.
The company has 700 templates available for easy site building, but no site building software.
The company features highly monitored environments that are riddled with perimeter and transport security gear. They also utilize specialized antivirus and antispam measures in their secured data center environments.
They don’t specifically provide or support PrestaShop, but all the prerequisites to install it can be installed on one of your services. You will find many PrestaShop users within their user base that have come to a dedicated platform just to have the control and customization they want.
Despite the fact that it is not one of the titles of provided installable software, you can easily install Joomla on any one of your services. Joomla is easily available on the web and it is designed to install on many different services.
WordPress can literally be installed anywhere and it is available everywhere. You will find it installed throughout the company's hosting environment. Wordpress is well supported and easy to migrate.
E-commerce is easily installed and customizable in a dedicated, VPS and managed type of service environment. Packages and features like OSCommerce, ZEN Shopping Cart, SSL and others can be easily integrated into a server environment with the full support of technology specialist at their helpdesk.
Image heavy sites are not a concern because as you are running exclusive resources, there is no contention for anything based on how you design the site, the servers and so on.
If you want to install Magento, you have that ability on the exclusive resources that VPS, cloud and dedicated servers provide. All the libraries, prerequisites and support that you need are available from the community and through the company's support.
The company provides reports and control abilities for all of their products, and you have the option of installing control panels of your own on your servers.
The company accepts all major credit card payment methods such as Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. They also accept PayPal.
Customers will find comfort in the fact that the company has a 99.99% uptime guarantee that is backed by service credits for any lost downtime.
There are no additional security options available with their plans.
The company offers optional CDN services for fast content delivery around the world.
Depending on a customer's needs, the company signs customers up on monthly plans as well as yearly plans.
WHOIS domain privacy services are available for domains registered through them.
The company backs up their own servers on their various servers regularly for their own usage. The data would only be accessible by means of the tech staff needing to restore information, in other words it is not a suitable backup for your own needs. It is recommended that each customer back up their own data.
For a five site deployment you could easily host on any of their services as you are largely in control of the environment and have plenty of machine-specific capabilities for just about any number of sites.
In regards to email, the company allows either 10, 50, and an unlimited amount of email boxes, depending on the plan you select. The storage available depends on the overall package you have bought.
This company does have several tiers of disk space all the way up to unlimited space and bandwidth on their plans. However, as always the provider is the ultimate decider on what acceptable terms are.
Students, non-profits, and schools won't find any regularly provided promotions from the company.
For customers looking for added incentives like Google AdWords credits, they won't find it.
Dedicated resources that are found on dedicated servers and VPS plans are best for this kind of site. You have the control to install any necessary plug-ins and select performance hardware that supports your streaming application.
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