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Key features

  • Linux
  • Linux
  • CentOS
  • VPS
  • Windows
  • Shell Access

XLHost Location: US Founded: 2000

XLHost Introduction

XLHost's parent company, eNET Inc, has a long history providing internet access and web hosting services in the United States. They were one of the first firms to offer both dedicated server and virtual web hosting services for their clients, and were instrumental in developing one of the first successful ISP remote reset devices. As the global demand grew for faster and more reliable web hosting services, eNET saw the opportunity to expand beyond their regional markets, and in 2000 they launched XLHost to meet the hosting needs of an increasingly global internet community. Since then XLHost has led the way in providing dedicated server, virtual private server, and cloud-based web hosting services for start-ups, small businesses, and enterprise customers from more than 130 countries around the world.

Privately Owned and Operated

XLHost owns and operates two specially built datacenters located in Columbus, Ohio. The state of the art facilities are climate controlled, and feature the latest in enterprise class hardware from Dell, Intel, Supermicro, and Seagate. Of course hardware, no matter how advanced, requires a support staff to keep it running at peak performance levels, and XLHost's datacenters are manned by an expert team of network engineers, software developers, and system administrators with a combined working experience of more than 100 years. That combination of state of the art hardware and hands-on expertise is one of the reasons XLHost remains so successful, and so highly respected, in the web hosting industry.

In addition to their privately owned facilities, XLHost also operates four additional POPs (points of presence) in Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, and Washington DC. These additional POPs provide increased access to global networks, while allowing for faster and more accurate disaster recovery in times of emergency. This gives XLHost an edge over many of their competitors, allowing them to deliver fast and reliable service with a guaranteed 99.999% uptime for all of their customers.

Services to Match Every Need

Different business models require different web hosting platforms, and XLHost offers a variety of options for their customers. While some service providers are content to specialize in a single platform, XLHost offers a full range of web hosting services that include dedicated, virtual private, and cloud-based servers. By offering this wider array of options, XLHost is better able to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of clients. So, whether your needs are modest or mighty, XLHost has a web hosting plan to match.

  • Dedicated Servers: XLHost's dedicated servers are housed in their state of the art datacenters, and can be set up within 24 hours of payment. Clients have their choice of operating systems, including Centos, Cloud Linux, Redhat Enterprise Linux, and Windows. Two control panel configurations are available, cPanel and Parallels Plesk. Clients can also choose to incorporate virtualization into their dedicated server platform. XLHost's dedicated server packages are best suited to larger, and growing, operations who require a greater level of dedicated resources.
  • Virtual Private Servers: XLHost's VPS plans are a more affordable option, and are best suited for smaller businesses and ecommerce start-ups. All of XLHost's VPS plans offer shared CPU with allocated RAM and storage capacity at a fraction of what it would cost to maintain a dedicated server. The use of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers gives clients complete control over their virtual server, and ensures that data and applications are isolated from other users to provide enhanced security. Available operating systems include Centos, Debian, Ubuntu, and Windows. Customers have their choice of either cPanel or Parallels Plesk control panel interfaces.
  • Cloud-Based Servers: XLHost's cloud servers are their most cost efficient option, and are particularly well suited for bloggers and budget conscious start-ups. Clients can build their cloud platform from the ground up, paying for only the features they need. XLHost's cloud hosting plans are highly scalable, so customers can increase hosting resources as needed. All of XLHost's cloud server plans feature Windows or Linux operating systems, and include automatic back-ups, load balancing, persistent block storage, and complete isolation between users for enhanced security.

All of XLHost's dedicated and virtual servers are self-managed, and an experienced team of IT experts are on-site at all times to monitor and maintain server hardware and network systems. Managed web hosting is available through XLHost, and interested parties should contact a representative for details on sales and service.

Service and Support

XLHost's support infrastructure is top of the line, with an on-site team of experts monitoring and maintaining their datacenters 24/7. Built-in redundancies, both physical and virtual, ensure that all clients enjoy fast load times and a guaranteed 99.999% uptime. In the event of an unscheduled downtime, customers will be compensated according to the company's SLA, receiving a credit of 5% to 100% of their monthly invoice based on the duration of service interruptions. Technical support is available 24 hours a day via online portal, with guaranteed response times of under three hours. All service requests and technical support is provided by in-house XLHost employees located in the United States.

Billing and Payments

XLHost does not require customers to sign any long term contracts for their web hosting services. Billing is on a month by month basis. XLHost accepts all major credit cards, as well as PayPal, MoneyGram, and Western Union. Customers may cancel their service plans at any time, but cancellations must be made before the first of the month to avoid being billed for that month.


XLHost, and their parent company eNET Inc, has been providing internet access and web hosting services for more than 20 years, and it's that experience that has earned them a spot at the forefront of the industry. While other web hosting services may have fallen by the wayside, succumbing to the internet boom and bust at the turn of the century, XLHost continued to thrive, building a reputation for exceptional service and exceptional reliability. Today, they continue that tradition of excellence by offering the best in virtual, cloud-based, and dedicated server web hosting services at prices to meet every budget.

XLHost Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Base VPS Windows 2008 Ubuntu Shell Access Windows VPS CentOS 5GB 200GB $14.50/month
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Base Server Red Hat Windows 2008 Ubuntu Shell Access Dedicated Server Windows 1TB 10TB $89.00/month
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