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WestHost offer a broad range of hosting products including shared hosting, dedicated managed and unmanaged server hosting, reseller hosting, and email server hosting.
They also offer a range of more specialized products like WordPress hosting and ecommerce-specific hosting accounts.
Email hosting is a particular hosting product that WestHost offers.
It's essentially a very lightweight hosting plan that will cover email needs but nothing else. It includes all the basics of email (storage, POP/IMAP support, spam protection, address book, calendar etc...) but that's it.
Because it's so simple, WestHost can offer it for an incredibly low rate.
Yes. WestHost has both free domain and website migration services available. To qualify for a free website migration, it needs to be cPanel to cPanel migration.
WestHost uses a proprietary reskin of cPanel called CHI Control Panel.
WestHost offers live chat, phone, and email-based ticketing support. They also have a knowledge center and will offer support via your control panel.
No. However, they assure customers that they guarantee 99.9% uptime. But this is not formalized in writing on their website.
Yes. They mention a 30-day money-back guarantee in their Terms of Service. Contact customer service for more information.
WestHost uses Softaculous to provide their customers with one-click installs of popular CMS, shopping cart, wiki, forum, and gallery software.
Included in the Softaculous package is WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and Drupal, among others. This package comes included with all shared hosting plans.
WestHost supports PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, and Perl.
Some plans include unlimited or unmetered bandwidth and storage. Like other hosting companies, they mean that the limit is so high that most customers who comply with the acceptable use policy won't ever hit it.
However, if a user does start to get close, WestHost will ask them to limit their server use (eg, reduce the number of databases).
They also reserve the right to throttle traffic if a site is impacting the performance of other customers on the server.
WestHost's datacenters are about a half hour drive south of Salt Lake City in Utah. The company is headquartered in Utah as well.
WestHost offers CloudFlare CDN as standard on some plans and as an additional add-on product on all shared hosting plans.
Sort of. They backup their shared servers regularly but do not guarantee that thee backups are complete and recommend that customers make their own as well.
They offer SiteLock as an add-on service for all shared hosting plans as well as SSL certificates (some plans include an SSL certificate).
WestHost offers more robust hosting packages like WordPress hosting or business hosting for an online store. They also have a website builder that can be added to any hosting plan.
Yes. They offer SEO services for a monthly fee. They don't offer any marketing credits.
Payment options include PayPal and major credit cards. The billing cycle is every three months, every year, every two years, or every three years for shared hosting plans. For dedicated hosting, billing is done monthly.
Yes. Non-profits get their setup fee waived and all plans come with discounts in exchange for signing a longer contract.
Yes. WestHost will register your domain for you or transfer an existing domain for free.
Most plans include one domain registered for one year for free. However, be sure to check the specifics of each plan to confirm.