10Web is a WordPress hosting provider focused on providing a set of premium tools and resources to make managing your WordPress website a breeze.
So in theory, this sounds like a perfect tool for everyone owning or managing a WordPress website? Is it really as good as it sounds? Is it a great option for both hosting and management? Let's go and find out.
Super intuitive and packed with features
Let's dive straight into its custom site management software and start with the dashboard.
First of all, I was really impressed by its intuitive layout. It's also powered by Google Cloud and is designed to provide quick access to the 10 most important components of your server.
While most web hosts package a mundane cPanel interface with their plans, the 10Web control panel looks modern and is well laid out. Also, complex tasks like managing site backups or website staging only take a few seconds.
Another thing that immediately stood out to me was 10Web's packaged Elementor site building software. Elementor is a powerful visual page editor for WordPress. Thanks to its drag-and-drop design it's easy to get to grips with– you'll find tweaking even the finest details of your site quite straightforward.
Normally Elementor costs upwards of $49, but it's included with all 10Web packages for free!
From the first look, 10Web looks fairly, with plans starting at a minimum of $10/month (paid annually).
That's expensive, but not outrageously so, given that all servers are based on cloud storage rather than a typical shared architecture (cloud hosting has big reliability and speed benefits).
Three packages are available, with the key difference between them being the amount of space included. Between 3GB and 40GB of SSD storage on offer, so the base plan is only suitable for small websites without much media content.
Different plan tiers also allow you to host different numbers of WordPress sites. With the base plan, you can host a single website, while the enterprise plan provides hosting for 10 sites.
And here's a tip– every plan comes with a 1-month free trial, so you can test out 10Web's custom software to see if it adds enough value to your hosting experience to justify keeping your account. You can also pay a premium rate for monthly billing, which can save you money if you only want a site for a short term project:
So, a question needs to be asked - is this expensive? Well, comparing 10Web to rival managed WordPress platforms, it appears that no, it isn't.
For example, WPEngine plans start at $35 a month. And while the entry option allows for more storage and bandwidth, it still can host only one WordPress website. Same as the entry 10Web one - which costs $10 a month.
So, compared to shared hosting platforms, 10web is quite expensive. But, comparing this to the established managed WordPress cloud hosting providers, it's actually quite cheap.
Plans In More Detail
Here's a table to show how the key features differ between the plans:
|No. of Domains||1||3||10|
|HDD or SSD||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Website Builder||Included (Elementor)||Included (Elementor)||Included (Elementor)|
|Customer Support||Live chat and email (not 24/7)||Live chat and email (not 24/7)||Live chat and email (not 24/7)|
|Free trial||1 Month||1 Month||1 Month|
Although 3GB isn't a lot of room, the Personal plan is still worthy of consideration thanks to the 10Web premium WordPress plug-in bundle it (and the other plans) includes. The bundle alone normally costs $75 and can enhance nearly every aspect of your WordPress sites, letting you creating beautiful galleries and live Google Maps widgets.
When it comes to speed, 10Web isn't only fast - it's also stable all over the world. In my tests, no worldwide server had response times slower than 500ms. Such stability all over the planet goes to show one thing: if your WordPress website has visitors from multiple countries, 10Web will take care of them.
10Web Review: Final Thoughts
Throughout my 10Web review, I was really impressed by the custom WordPress software included in my plan; the site management hub was well set up, and the WordPress plug-ins added a great deal of functionality. The real question is, are you willing to pay for those extras?
10Web offers fully-featured WordPress hosting, but it does it so at a significantly higher price point than most comparable hosts. For users willing to pay extra for great features and performance, 10Web is certainly worth considering.
But what do you think? If you've had a vastly different experience using 10Web please let me know by commenting below!