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Currently, Certified Hosting focuses only on offering Linux Hosting plans that run on Apache Servers with MySQL and PHP.
Sometimes customers can get great deals on hosting from Certified Hosting through coupons and discount codes.
However, customers should be aware that the discounted pricing is only available for the year they purchase the plan. Once the plan is renewed, the base price is charged.
Customers should also be mindful of bandwidth usage for dedicated servers since extra fees will be applied for exceeding the data transfer limits.
Currently, they offer shared, reseller, and dedicated hosting plans.
The shared and reseller plans offer unlimited bandwidth and disk space. Dedicated servers allow customers to have their own server with a set amount RAM, disk space, and monthly data transfer allowance.
They do not offer VPS plans.
Customers selecting a hosting plan for 1, 2, or 3 year terms will get a free domain.
Certified Hosting also offers a free domain for life plan but it requires that the hosting plan be renewed on time. When you register a domain, it is possible to get ID Protection as an option which gives you whois domain privacy.
Though the company monitors its servers 24/7 for issues, Certified Hosting does not appear to have any additional security features such as DDoS protection.
Depending on the plan selected, customers can choose to get billed monthly at a minimum and up to 3 years at a maximum.
The company accepts multiple payment methods including PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and BitCoin.
It is also possible for customers to get discounts on plans based on various promotions advertised on Certified Hosting's "Current Special/Promo" page.
Customers can host multiple websites with many of the shared and reseller hosting plans. Only their Dork shared hosting plan is limited to a single domain.
Certified Hosting offers its customers a no questions asked money back guarantee. Customers can cancel a plan and get a prorated amount back except for things like setup fees.
For example, customers that request a refund for plans that include SSL Certificates and domain registration will only get a refund that deducts these fees.
Customers based in North America can call a toll-free number anytime during the day to get support.
For international customers, a global support line is also available.
Since Certified Hosting is a US company headquartered in Grand Terrace, California, its customer service is only available in English.
The company operates datacenters in a number of locations in the US and Europe including Phoenix, Arizona; Atlanta, Georgia; and Amsterdam.
Its datacenters have a number of great features including redundant power supplies and high-speed communications provided by Tier 1 network providers.
Besides using datacenters, Certified Hosting employs the use of CDNs (Content Delivery Networks).
Certified Hosting offers a 99.999% uptime guarantee for its plans. For more details on potential credits for downtime experienced, please contact customer service.
Certified Hosting will help customers transfer their domains and website files from their current host at no extra charge.
The company just needs information on the previous host's IP address along with cPanel or FTP login information.
Though the transfers are hassle free, customers should be aware that there are no guarantees that the data will be fully transferred.
With plans from Certified Hosting, customers can easily set up their website through one-click installs via cPanel, the control panel for all plans.
The single click installs support a number of commonly used platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, and OpenCart.
With these scripts, customers can create a simple blog, portfolio site, or ecommerce store.
For ecommerce, the company sells various SSL certificates on their website. They also provide support for a number of shopping cart platforms including Magento, Agora, OpenCart, and OS Commerce even on all shared hosting plans.
The company supports many different programming languages used for the web including Python, PHP, Perl, and Ruby on Rails.
They also provide access to CGI. Certified Hosting supports a number of PHP versions including PHP 5 as well as a few specialized libraries and modules such as Curl and CPAN.
The company does not state that it performs regular backups on website data and does not offer any specific plans. Therefore, it is highly recommended that customers make their own backups to ensure that important data is not lost.
Certified Hosting offers an unlimited policy where you don't have to worry about data usage for its shared and reseller plans as long as your website does not become a resource hog and cause issues for other users.
Since many of the plans offer unlimited bandwidth and storage, it is possible to store a large image library. But there are limits as discussed above.
Though there are no specific plans targeting streaming, customers should consider dedicated servers if they want to do video or audio streaming.
Yes, the company an affiliate program that offers $65 to $125 per sale.