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  • Webmail

OWHosting

owhosting.com Location: Canada

OWHosting Introduction

OWHosting, or Orion's Web Hosting, is a small web hosting company based in Canada. It offers several different service tiers, but most of its plans are designed for small users.

The company does not offer dedicated servers or other high-end hosting options.

Services and Specializations

OWHosting does not cater to big clients. The company clearly states its entry-level plans are designed with individual users in mind. Therefore, the Basic plan is limited to a single domain, with low bandwidth and limited storage.

For clients who need a bit more, OWHosting offers Pro and WordPress Hosting plans. Both are quite similar in terms of technical specifications and pricing.

The company offers relatively inexpensive email services, with 5GB of storage. OWHosting also handles domain registration and provides managed DNS services.

OWHosting Infrastructure

Information on OWHosting's infrastructure is limited and much of it is outdated, hence it is unclear what sort of hardware is used for each of its plans.

The company employs TC3 connections to the Internet (via OC-48 and OC-192 connections). All servers are located in Canada and the United States. All hardware is backed by UPS devices and diesel generators, to ensure redundancy. The company claims 99.98% uptime, but guarantees 99.5% network uptime.

All servers are Linux-based (Redhat or Fedora Core), and they employ Apache and cPanel, which is the industry standard.

The company's Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) and Service Level Agreement (SLA) are straightforward and more or less industry-standard.

Support and Customer Service

OWHosting offers 24/7 support via email and phone (strictly for emergencies). OWHosting maintains that every support ticket will be addressed by a support specialist within an hour. There is not a lot of information on the company's support policies.

All servers are backed up on a weekly basis, but users are advised to maintain their own backups, and the company does not consider itself responsible for potential data loss caused by un-maintained backups.

In addition to the standard array of hosting services, OWHosting also provides web design services through its sister company, Orion's Web, which also handles ecommerce development.

Summary

Orion's Web Hosting is a small hosting company, ideally suited for small businesses and individuals. The availability of web design and ecommerce development through its sister company may be an interesting choice for customers who like to keep everything in one place.

OWHosting does not offer any high-end hosting services, so if you need dedicated servers or elaborate services such as cloud and IaaS, you will have to look elsewhere. This may be an issue for high-growth businesses, as scalability is very limited.

Information on the company's infrastructure is limited and outdated, which may be a concern for some users. In case you need detailed, up to date hardware specs, you will have to contact the company directly.

OW Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Basic Hosting PHP Plesk Webmail 250MB 2500MB $14.45/month
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