When talking about old and reliable web hosting services, InterServer stands somewhere at the top. You might get shocked to know that it has been providing fast and reliable web hosting solutions for almost 21 years.
With top-notch customer satisfaction and high-quality service, InterServer is an excellent alternative if you are looking forward to hosting your website.
In this article, We will be reviewing InterServer for you to get a better idea about their web hosting and decide for yourself if you want your website to be hosted with InterServer or not.
We heard a lot about Interserver and thought of giving it a try 2 months back. We have used almost every leading web hosting service provider for my different projects and on that basis, I review and share my experience with the respective web hosting providers.
Talking about my experience, We hosted one of our client websites with Interserver Standard Hosting Plan. Just to check how good their servers are and what kind of experience one can expect from Interserver.
For us, website speed is the #1 priority when it comes to different web hosts.
We will not say anything, You can just check the below screenshots of the website performance.
This is a WordPress-based blog designed on Generatepress Framework.
So yes, You can expect some really nice website speed if you are going to host your website on Interserver.
In our 2 months of experience, we have not faced any downtime issues so far. Website loads within few seconds( which is an important SEO factor as well). Pricing is okay with the kind of service they are providing.
We’ve written about the other features of Interserver in the later part of this blog.
Before we get forward with the review let us look at the technical features of InterServer.
- Data Transfer: Unlimited
- Storage Capacity: Unlimited
- Control Panel: Cpanel
- Auto Script Installer: In-House
- Site Backups: Weekly backup
- Free SSL: Yes
- Built-in Site Builder: Yes
- NGINX: No
- HTTP/2: No
Things to love about InterServer
Uptime is the first and foremost thing that businesses check when looking for a hosting service for your website. A good uptime also helps with SEO. You will be glad to hear that InterServer gives an average uptime of 99.92%.
Slow websites are almost equal to trash. Even google does not like slow websites. But with InterServer you can relax as it gives an average speed of 489ms. Blazing fast, isn’t it?
Live Chat Support
Live chat is the easiest and most effective way to get your queries resolved. InterServer offers 24/7 live chat support. You can reach them in a single tap and their executives will have your queries solved. The excellent knowledge base, phone support, ticketing, and email option will surely impress you.
Free Email Accounts
With InterServer you get free email accounts. So you get to save some bucks and get your branding done right easily. Additionally, there is no limit on the end-user as well.
Easy site migration
Tired of your older hosting service and want a switch? With InterServer you get website migration that too with no extra cost. Yes! You heard it right. You can transfer your website to InterServer without paying anything.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Not only InterServer offers so many important things for free but it also stands by their services. Their confidence in its services and performance can be seen with this money-back guarantee. InterServer offers a 30-day money-back guarantee to all its new subscribers so you can check if InterServer works for you or not.
Moreover, also has a price lock feature so the price of the hosting won’t shoot at the time of renewal. No other hosting service that we have reviewed until now offers promotional pricing forever.
Free Website Builder
Another free add-on in the list is a website builder. InterServer offers SitePad, a website builder, free to all its users at the time registration. This is extremely beneficial for users who want a completely new website. So you can build a site and host it on the same platform.
Free SSL Security and Intershield
The list of all the bonus features that InterServer offers is long. Another bonus is a Free SSL certificate with all its plans. An SSL certification is vital as google lists websites without SSL certificate as insecure and that pushes potential customers away.
Additionally, InterServer also secures your website by blocking web attacks, scanning viruses, pulling out an in-house malware database through its security system, Intershield Security.
Unlimited SSD Storage Space
InterServer puts no limit on the data that you want to put on your website. It provides unlimited SSD storage space with all its shared hosting plans.
Easy to Use cPanel
cPanel is the most widely used dashboard interface amongst hosting services and InterServer uses it as well. The popularity of cPanel can be understood by its simple and easy layout. Looking for anything? just search for it in the search bar and you reach it. Easy, isn’t it?
Things that don’t do well
No Free Domain
So many free things but InterServer doesn’t offer a free domain. You can get a domain at a discounted price through InterServer but not a free one. Although the domain name isn’t free still if you get it through InterServer rather than some third-party you will save some bucks.
Less Data Center
As you might know, the location of data centers is vital for the performance of your website. Farther the server locations, the slower the speed and uptime.
InterServer has four server locations and all located in the US. The three servers being in Secaucus, NJ, and one in Los Angeles. So if you are based outside the US or your major traffic is a non-US population then InterServer might not be a good alternative.
InterServer Hosting Plans & Pricing
InterServer has many options when it comes to hosting plans. They have a variety of plans to fit the needs of different users. Let us take a look at each of them so that you can choose better.
InterServer Shared Hosting Plans
Designed for small businesses and individual bloggers, priced at just $5 per month. Additionally, if you pre-order the plan for 3 years, the price drops to $3.88/month. With this plan, you get one-click installs, 24/7 customer support, a free migration service, SitePad site builder, unlimited Storage, unlimited Data Transfer, and unlimited Websites / Domains.
InterServer VPS hosting plans
InterServer also offers a variety of VPS and cloud hosting plans to provide the flexibility and scalability that a business might be looking for. This plan is great solution for advanced users who are not afraid of handling their server.
Linux Cloud VPS begins at $6 per month, while Windows cloud VPS starts at $10 per month. Both offer a variety of alternatives, based on your needs for CPU cores, memory, storage, and transfer caps.
Apart from these two plans, InterServer also has Dedicated Hosting plans, Managed WordPress Hosting plans as well as Managed Cloud Hosting.
Additionally, you also get Email Hosting plans with an Unlimited No. of Email Accounts and Email Forwarder.
We won’t say that this is the best or worst. It is up to you to decide whether InterServer caters to your business needs or not. If the answer is yes, you should and must go for it.
This review is pretty much detailed for you to make the right decision for yourself. So what are you waiting for? Choose the plan best suitable for your business and get your business growing.