AccuWebHosting Review

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Bart Keating

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2019 October 2nd at 4:29

7.2

Performance

6.8

Pricing

7.7

User friendly

6.3

Support

8.2

Features

7.0

The choice of hosting can depend on so many factors it’d be hard, if not impossible, to list them all. While some businesses need highly specialized infrastructure with top-notch performance, the majority of those looking for hosting don’t need much more than a company offering a wide range of various hosting services.

In this AccuWebHosting review, I’ll dive deeper into one of the services offered by such a company and see if going broad can affect the quality of an individual offer from their portfolio.

What Is AccuWebHosting?

AccuWebHosting (AWH) is an experienced (established in 2002) web hosting provider offering all the standard hosting services: shared hosting, private and dedicated servers. With seven data centers around the world located in the US, Canada, France, Australia, Singapore, India, and the Netherlands, it has become a one-stop shop for over 55,000 global customers.

Their client base includes beginners, seasonal entrepreneurs, and established businesses who have been with them for a number of years and slowly advanced from the most basic services. On top of that, AccuWebHosting is actively helping students – but I will get to that later.

Company’s portfolio includes all the core services every business might be looking for:

  • Shared Web Hosting, including Linux and Windows servers, as well as application hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Special WordPress packages
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Servers

Additional services and products such as CDN hosting, SSL certificates, domain registration, and anti-spam email protection.

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For my AccuWebHosting review, I chose to take a closer look at their shared hosting SSD packages. I believe it would be a natural pick for anyone who would come to the site looking for the most basic option to host a website.

AccuWebHosting Pricing

The SSD hosting packages are divided into three different tiers - their prices are $3.09, $5.09, and $9.99 a month respectively. However, it's worth to notice that these prices are only valid when purchasing the plans for several years in advance.

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The real price for a short-term (6 months minimum) commitment equals around $3.25/mo for the Personal plan.

And the shortest term for the other two plans is $5.65/mo for Small Business and $13.02/mo for Enterprise plans.

Here are all the plans and their available lengths, visualized on the table:

Personal

Small Business

Enterprise

3 months

-

$16.95 (~$5.65/mo.)

$39.06 ($13.02/mo.)*

6 months

$19.51 (~$3.25/mo.)*

$33.62 (~$5.60/mo.)*

$76.46 ($12.74/mo.)*

1 year

$38.89 ($3.24/mo.)

$66.26 ($5.52/mo.)

$144.46 ($12.04/mo.)

2 years

$76.46 ($3.19/mo.)

$127.46 ($5.31/mo.)

$263.46 ($10.98/mo.)

3 years

$111.24 ($3.09/mo.)

$183.24 ($5.09/mo.)

$359.64 ($9.99/mo.)

However, these are the prices that you'll see once you'll come to the company's checkout. They're actually higher than the advertised ones.

Personal

Small Business

Enterprise

3 months

$19.95

$45.95

6 months

$22.95

$39.55

$89.95

1 year

$45.75

$77.95

$169.95

2 years

$89.95

$149.95

$309.95

3 years

$130.87

$215.85

$423.11

What's the deal? Let me explain.

Once you go to the last step of the checkout, everything clears up. All prices that are listed in the first table and which are publicly available on their site, come with a 15% recurring discount. The discount lasts forever with the first purchased plan (according to their support).

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Note: After heading back to the pricing page I’ve discovered that they actually informed about it below the pricing table – but the text was so small that I missed it the first time I visited it. Overall, the prices are not bad, but the process is very confusing and misleading.

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AWH SSD Shared Hosting Plans in More Detail

For the (quite small) price, one gets a very decent setup. The only drawback is just 1 GB of memory, which I consider essential for running multiple apps.

Because it’s the same for all plans, I think that once you max out the Starter plan resources, you will have to move to a different service such as their cloud hosting. But it will depend entirely on your RAM consumption.

Starter

Advanced

Pro

Disk Space

10GB

30GB

50GB

Bandwidth

60GB

100GB

200GB

How many domains allowed?

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

SSL

Free shared SSL

Free shared SSL

Free shared SSL or 256 bit SSL free for a year

Email accounts

150

500

1000

Hosting Panel

cPanel

cPanel

cPanel

Auto-installer scripts

300+

300+

300+

Money-back guarantee

30 days

30 days

30 days

Customer support

24/7 Phone or Live Chat

24/7 Phone or
Live Chat

24/7 Phone or
Live Chat

Server location

Denver, CO, USA

Denver, CO, USA

Denver, CO, USA

Free automated back-ups

Yes, daily

Yes, daily

Yes, daily

But there's another thing to note - shared hosting plans are only hosted on Denver, USA datacenter. Meaning that if you'll want a shared hosting option for a different location, well, you'll have to choose elsewhere.

Other features look pretty standard for an offer in their pricing point. What I like are their 24/7 support and a good DDoS protection.

AccuWebHosting Performance

The company offers 99.9% uptime guarantee which, based on our uptime calculator, means that your site can go down for no more than 10 minutes 4 seconds every week (on average). A decent SLA which is considered to be a standard in the industry.

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And what about response times? Well - they're pretty good. Not groundbreaking by any means, but very stable all around the world. Users in Europe and the US won't have any issues connecting to your website.

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AccuWebHosting Pros

So, now that we know the pricing, features, and performance - let's start wrapping things up. Here are the things that I loved while doing this AccuWebHosting review:

24/7 Support

AccuWebHosting support is available through live chat, tickets, and phone. And what's even better, the customer support is actually really helpful, and available 24/7. 

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Scholarship and Hosting for Students

This is something I have mentioned at the beginning of my AccuWebHosting review. I’m always happy to see companies that are willing to give a small portion of their profits (no matter how small) to help others.

The company offers a $1,000 scholarship to a successful (currently enrolled) student that records an interesting video on a topic of the scholarship round. There are two rounds every year during which students can send their videos. 

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On top of the main prize, students can also apply for a free hosting plan for the duration of their studies.

While the packages are quite basic, they are completely free. Student package includes:

1 Website, 2 GB SSD Storage, 30GB Bandwidth, 5 FTP Accounts, 25 Free Emails, and 10 Databases.

Overall, both of these things about AccuWebHosting are genuinely really interesting - and it's nice to see a hosting company do that.

Free Website Migration

They are willing to help you migrate your website from any other provider without any fee. It's always a good feature to have while nothing is eternal in this life. Especially hosting providers. Well, unless it's 1&1, still going strong from another millennium.

Free Domain Name, Shared SSL, Email Address, and Daily Backups

These are essential features that you'll definitely need from your hosting provider. While you can pay for these in addition, in my opinion, it's always nice to get them included in your hosting plan.

AccuWebHosting Cons

Sadly, despite such great features and generosity towards students, there are some things I didn’t like.

No Data Center Location Choice

Even though the company operates seven data centers around the world, you can’t choose the location of the Linux SSD Shared Hosting package.

If you expect a lot of traffic from outside the US, this could be a big drawback. But, if the majority of your visitors comes from within the US, that shouldn’t be a big problem.

Hidden RAM Specs

I couldn’t find RAM details (which, by the way, are quite low) anywhere on the site.

The only way to get the actual number was to contact their sales team. It seems as if they were trying to hide it, knowing that it’s not enough to run any decent number of applications on the server.

Overall, on AccuWebHosting shared plans you may not be able to run several higher-demanding applications (such as Magento) all at once. And that

Ambiguous Pricing & Discount Policy

While all details seem to be laid out, it’s not done in a clear way.

To fully understand how much I’m going to be charged, I had to go back and forth their checkout and double-check what I’m about to pay. As the “discount” is recurring, they could have just got rid of it and charged it as a base price without confusing their customers.

AccuWebHosting Review - Summary

Apart from the confusing pricing policy, I’m confident that the offer of SSD Linux shared hosting from AccuWebHosting is a good choice for any beginner or seasoned entrepreneur - provided they won't try to run too many applications or host too many websites.

Naturally, you have to be prepared to switch the plans in the future – but as a one-stop shop, I’m sure they’ll be able to offer you an upgrade – at a reasonable price!

Pros

  • 24/7 support
  • Free option for students

Cons

  • Hidden RAM info
  • Pricing policy is a bit confusing
  • No choice of location for shared hosting plans

Performance

6.8

Pricing

7.7

User friendly

6.3

Support

8.2

Features

7.0

Disclosure: We earn a commission if you make a purchase through referral links in this review. This helps to cover the expenses for running ongoing performance tests.

AccuWebHosting User Reviews

27 comments

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Shahin Patwary

2019 October 13th

Accuweb Hosting Have very best quality technical support team and they are very technical expert for server related issue.accuwebhosting server is very good and easy package for small business.overall best web hosting company .

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Andrea

2019 October 8th

I signed up to AccuWebHosting only recently, but service has been very good. I needed help with transferring my website from another company, and they managed to do it, assisting me step by step for the usual problems. Service/features for the price is very good, and I am happy with the result.

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Ruben Herrera

2019 September 26th

Have been using AccuWebHosting for many years and is a great and reliable service.

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Steve

2019 September 18th

I recently subscribed to AccuWebHosting services and I encountered some challenges while trying to log on through Remote Desktop Connection. I sent in a complaint and the response was very impressive. I have never experienced such quick service from a provided in a long time.This has boosted my confidence.
I am glad I discovered AccuWebHosting.

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Ferdinand

2019 September 12th

I recently signed up with AccuWebHosting. Pricing is very reasonable for a reseller’s account compared to competitors. So far the server performance appears to be good but lacks minor features some features. For example AutoSSL is not enabled for new accounts that are created. I need to contact support to have it enabled for new sites. Support is very responsive but haven’t had to use them for anything major yet. I went with AccuWebHosting because of the reviews from other sites. The reviews were consistent and so far I’ve been pleased with their services. They don’t offer a monthly payment plan but still worth giving them a shot if you’re looking for hosting options. They do offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

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James D Lapp

2019 September 10th

I was with several “major” hosting service providers. I don’t speak Indian and had become very frustrated. I switched to Accuhonst about 3 years ago and have never had a single regret. I have multiple Linux and Windows servers hosted by them and they not only answer their phone but technical support is off the wall, along with their proactive approach to protecting your hosts from threats. I recently had an e-mail attack where someone was using us as a proxy. It was immediately brought to my attention and resolved.

I could not disagree more with the “hidden ram” statement. I have root access to all of my servers and can see all of my resources, (cat /proc/meminfo, free –m, etc). You can also see your free inode count (df -i) which can be a major pain with the supposed “big server names) where they limit your inodes because you are sharing resources with many other users. (that’s why I left that 1×1 place.. bunch of scammers).
Bottom line is Accuhonst pricing is very reasonable, service is outstanding, and overall value it the best I have ever received.

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Alex

2019 September 9th

Good, friendly, useful, fast
Regards

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Tali P.

2019 September 8th

I transferred over to Accuweb after a HUGE malware attack and they have been great ever Since then, super supportive and at an excellent price. Thanks again.

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Yigit Orer

2019 September 4th

Over the years …more than 10 years I had no problems with your services at all , not even one single day . You guys helped me every time I needed !!! Thank you so much !!!Highly recommended!!!👍👍👊👊⚽️⚽️

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odai Aleid

2019 September 2nd

good and useful, but please make the control panel easier.
thank you
Regards

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