101domain Reviews by Users & Experts

Overall Rating:
6.6
Performance
7.0/10
Pricing
5.0/10
User friendly
7.0/10
Support
7.0/10
Features
7.0/10

101domain company was registered in 2007 and since then they are committed to redefined the hosting services market by providing the best domain registration experience with low prices and fantastic support. 

Within this period they have provided domain name solutions for tens of thousands of customers. 

101domain is primarily a domain registration provider, however, it also dabbles in hosting and other services.

Well, you don’t need to rack your head too much because, as part of the responsibility for this 101domain review, we’ll give you all the information you need to make the best choice.

101domain Review – First Impressions

When you first log on to 101domain, the front end of the site is pretty clean, with some bright colors utilized. The website creates a reasonably professional impression.

101domain review interface

Another bonus is that 101domain offers a live-chat feature for sales. It’s not some kind of technological breakthrough but is usually lacking with providers who are trying to save money in the area of support.

Services offered by 101domain

101domain has been able to brave the odds of the market because of their services. Their packages include options that are excellent for personal and business purposes. Listed below are some of those services:

  • Domain Registration
  • Shared Hosting
  • Email Services and G Suite
  • SSL Certificates
  • Website Builder

Although they lack services like VPS and dedicated hosting, 101domain still believe they have served their customers quite well when it comes to providing B2B services.

Whether you agree or not, your chances of using their servers will eventually boil down to your business requirements.

They proudly offer paid website builder. Feature that most hosting providers give for free with hosting packages.

As you may have already guessed, the main service of 101domain is Domain Registration, but in this 101domain review, we’ll focus on their shared hosting.

101domain Pricing and Plans

As part of our responsibility, this 101domain review will be giving you all the details you need regarding 101domain packages and prices. With pricing, things start to go a little south, though.

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Pricing for 101domain ranges from $7.33 – $22.50 per month (when paid annually). 

  • Personal Hosting – $7.99 per month, free encryption, 50GB website storage, unlimited bandwidth, etc.
  • Business Hosting – $14.99 per month, free domain name, 100GB website storage, unlimited websites, etc.
  • Business Pro Hosting – $24.99 per month, unlimited website storage, free dedicated IP, free SSL certificates, etc.

For personal projects, you will have to pay $7.99 per month to host your website on a 101domain server. For more significant projects, you can choose more expensive Business or Business Pro plans.

What disappoints me is the fact there are no cheaper plans available to make 101domain hosting affordable for all types of users. Not only that, but the features on offer just don’t justify the price. There are plenty of better deals available.

But meanwhile, let’s move on with our review.

You can take a look at the separate plans in more details to help you understand more about 101domain and what they offer.

Plans in more details

Items

Personal

Business

Business Pro

Domain allowed

1

Unlimited

Unlimited

Disk space

50GB

100GB

Unlimited

SSD or HDD servers?

HDD

HDD

HDD

Bandwidth

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Email accounts

Paid

Paid

Paid

Dedicated IP

$48 per year

$48 per year

Free

SSL Certificate

Free

Free

Free

Anti-DDoS Protection

Included

Included

Included

Anti-malware Protection

Included

Included

Included

Assisted Website Transfer

No, domain only

No, domain only

No, domain only

FTP Accounts

50

100

Unlimited

Subdomains

5

Unlimited

Unlimited

cPanel

Plesk

Plesk

Plesk

Remote backup

Paid

Paid

Paid

MySQL databases

6

Unlimited

Unlimited

Money back guarantee

30 days

30 days

30 days

Customer support

Live Chat, Phone, Knowledge Base

Live Chat, Phone, Knowledge Base

Live Chat, Phone, Knowledge Base

Website builder

Not included (paid)

Not included (paid)

Not included (paid)

Choice of server location

USA, Netherlands

USA, Netherlands

USA, Netherlands

On the plus side, 101domain does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, SSL certificates, and good protection. So, I guess it isn’t all bad.

On the other hand, the fact is that you don’t get 24/7 support and this is a big let down for me. Customer support is 9 AM to 5 PM 7 days a week. If I’m working late at 2 AM after one too many coffees, I don’t want to have to wait ’til the morning to hear back about any issues I may be having!

Performance

Most people would always prefer hosting companies that can guarantee a fantastic end user experience no matter what. That’s why it’s essential you know the response time of the server that is hosting your website. The 101domain review was able to carry out specific tests to assess the performance of 101domain’ servers, and the result was astonishing.

Because they use CloudFlare services. When I tested sites, hosted by them, I’ve got very unreliable results.

If your site is (or was) hosted on 101domain, share your experience in the comments!

101domain Pros

What are the good things about 101domain?

  • Possibly fast servers – this is one reason why 101domain can be considered reliable in their services. But the CloudFlare gives distorted (and improved) results. 
  • Short-term plans – you can host your sites for just 30 days if you are not interested in committing to any yearly plan.

101domain Cons

Are there other things you may need to worry about? Certainly yes. Here is why you may need to rethink your decision to subscribe to a 101domain plan.

  • Remote backup – you need to pay for a separate plan before you can have your remote backup option activated.
  • High prices – the prices for the different plans are a little over the board if you ask me.
  • Paid website builder – you have to pay for website builder when you can get it for free from other providers.
  • Lacking customer support – while the live-chat is always welcome, sadly there’s no 24/7 support.

Overall Thoughts

Overall, my opinion on 101domain is a mixed one.

While the response times are great and it’s hard to pick fault at variety of services available (it’s great to have everything in one place), I dislike the limited customer service. In the end, it’s a matter of affordability, and I find 101domain’s hosting to be overpriced.

More to add, they are quite expensive and the website builder is a paid option. Maybe you can consider buying a domain from 101domain, but I wouldn’t risk with the hosting services if I were you…

If you’ve used 101domain yourself, feel free to leave your own 101domain reviews in the comment section below. I’d be keen to see if your views on this provider are any different to mine.

Pros

  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Plesk Control Panel
  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee

Cons

  • Paid Website Builder
  • Expensive Plans
  • Paid Domains
  • No 24/7 Customer Support

Main Features

  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Short-term Plans

Hosting Prices

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Server Locations

  • United States
  • Netherlands

Server OS

  • Linux logo Linux

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