Most website hosting companies today are very competitive in terms of pricing, features and different types of plans. While InterServer does not bring any new products to the table, they are worth a look for their very inexpensive cloud VPS plans as well as fully-featured low cost web hosting, both of which employ quite a bit of proprietary technology.
Colocation and managed server plans are just two of the most recent additions to their service lineup. Their plans include the above-mentioned shared and Cloud VPS hosting, as well as dedicated servers.
As with most hosting companies, InterServer provides several guarantees. You are entitled to a refund of shared hosting fees within 30 days if you are not satisfied for any reason. All packages come with a 99.5% uptime and 100% power guarantee, as well.
Is it true that InterServer imposes a daily signup limit? Why?
Yes, InterServer is big on never overloading the capacity of their hosting servers. New customers place a heavier load on the servers and the support department, which takes resources away from existing customers. To counteract this, they limit the number of new customers who can sign up each day, with the clock resetting at midnight EST nightly. InterServer calls this their “Daily Web Hosting Capacity” limit. You can view the number of signups each day on this page
What programming languages does InterServer support?
Shared web hosting plans offered by InterServer support CGI, PHP, Fast CGI, Ruby on Rails, Python and SSI.
What is the “bread basket” that comes with InterServer’s Cloud VPS plans?
This refers to the control panel for managing your Cloud VPS server using CentOS. It deploys hundreds of apps and scripts with an easy-to-use interface. From the BreadBasket, you can manage and add domains, install SSL certificates, add and edit DNS records, create and manage databases and much, much more.
What are the OS choices for their Cloud VPS plans?
InterServer offers Cloud VPS hosting plans with more Operating System choices than nearly any other competitor. The list includes: Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu, ArchLinux, Cern Linux, Windows, Funtoo, Gentoo, OpenWall, AltLinux, Suse and Open Suse, Scientific, Fedora and Slackware.
Is InterServer a good choice for a growing online business?
Absolutely. You can start small, with a shared hosting plan which still offers robust features and superior page loading speed, then move to a Cloud VPS plan later, as your traffic and data requirements grow. InterServer promises a “no downtime migration” if you choose this option.
What kind of control panel is included in a shared hosting plan?
There are two options. cPanel is standard with any shared hosting plan, but you can also choose Plesk if you are running a Windows environment.
Can I have more than one IP with a Cloud VPS plan?
Actually, you can have more than one IP with any of InterServer’s hosting plans: shared, Cloud VPS or Dedicated Server. There is an additional fee of $1 per month per IP, however.
What type of support tools does InterServer offer?
They have phone support service which is offered 24/7. In addition, there is an online help desk (which is basically a knowledgebase), a support ticket page online, a community forum and an online tool to test your network connection. They do not offer an online chat option, as many web hosts do.
How many domain names are allowed with shared hosting?
With any shared hosting plan from InterServer, you are allowed an unlimited number of domains, parked domains and subdomains (with the exception of WordPress hosting). Plus, you can register any domain with InterServer for only $1.99 per year.
Do shared hosting plans include any kind of special email features?
InterServer allows you to have an unlimited number of email accounts. That’s pretty standard. But they also offer “guaranteed email delivery,” which means “Email used under normal circumstances will be sent from non blacklisted IPs, which constant monitoring once all spam checks have passed.” This does not apply to bulk mail, mailing lists or anything considered spammy.
Access to your email is supported on all different types of mobile devices. You also get unlimited forwarders, spam filtering and SSL encryption security.