ReadyHosting Review

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Paul Mahony

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2019 October 2nd at 4:24

5.2

Performance

5.0

Pricing

7.0

User friendly

6.0

Support

3.0

Features

5.0

ReadyHosting set itself out as a Windows hosting specialist, offering award-winning customer support and an easy-to-use control panel.

But is there any substance after the initial set-up, or are they just another run-of-the-mill cheap hosting service?

My ReadyHosting review will tell you everything you need to know.

Scratch Beneath the Surface

If this ReadyHosting review was based entirely on set-up, it would be very good.

As they claim, there is plenty of support in place to help you establish or switch your hosting.

The control panel is very easy to use and you can even go for a free 30-day trial if you're unsure. Bearing in mind this is a competitive market, it's a smart move from ReadyHosting.

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However, after you complete your setup and they've taken your money, the experience changes completely.

The real issue with ReadyHosting is spam.

The service seems to regularly drop and spam filter add-ons don't do anything. I've even seen a review online from someone who had a spam issue and ReadyHosting attempted to sell them an extra firewall.

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It just isn't worth the time and stress when there are so many other options out there. And the customer support, so forthcoming when you're setting up or using the trial, disappears almost immediately once you're paid up and locked in.

ReadyHosting Pricing

With ReadyHosting, you've got two plans that are aimed at SMEs - OnePlan and Windows Advanced Plan.

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For the extra $100 a year, you're essentially paying for a few extra databases and Adobe ColdFusion support.

So, the Advanced Plan isn't really worth the money unless you're running a database-heavy operation.

The third option is the ReadyCommerce plan, which includes ShopSite manager. It's extremely effective for commerce sites, but you have to pay a lot more for it; $419.40 a year. This is in line with most of ReadyHosting's competitors though.

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Let's take a closer look at the main features.

Plan Features

OnePlan Windows Advanced ReadyCommerce Plan
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Scalable Scalable Scalable
How many domains allowed Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
SSD or HDD used in servers HDD HDD HDD
SSL Included Included Included
Email accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Website builder Included Included Included
Money back guarantee 30 days 30 days 30 days
Customer Support 24/7 - phone, email, live chat 24/7 - phone, email, live chat 24/7 - phone, email, live chat

Obviously, if you're a commerce-focused site then you will be attracted to the ReadyCommerce option. ShopSite manager is an excellent product for large stores that need to manage a lot of products.

In terms of other differences though, it's a question of databases.

If you need more database compatibility, then go with Windows Advanced with its MS SQL and MySQL package.

If you're more interested in running a basic site with good storage and bandwidth, then there's no point paying extra - go with OnePlan.

Performance

The performance is pretty average across the plans. MySQL is a bit slow and I did experience some downtime.

For the price you pay with OnePlan though, it's hardly a surprise; you get what you pay for.

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ReadyHosting Review: What's the Verdict?

If you're going with ReadyHosting, then go with OnePlan (or ReadyCommerce if you're an online shop).

For me, though, I just can't get past email issues. You can't even send mails without being branded as spam! It's not something I want to be dealing with when I'm trying to promote my business.

The customer service is almost wilfully poor too; they start off very helpful but then desert you once you've paid. It's a bit cynical. Therefore, I'm not going to continue to use ReadyHosting.

How about you, though? Have you tried it yourself?

If you have any experiences or ReadyHosting reviews of your own, please leave a comment below. I'm curious to see if anyone has any additional positives to counter the endless drawbacks...

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Excellent commerce plan

Cons

  • Customer service difficult to contact
  • Major issues with spam
  • Not much incentive to go for the Windows Advanced plan

Performance

5.0

Pricing

7.0

User friendly

6.0

Support

3.0

Features

5.0

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.

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2 comments

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John Kulnis

2018 December 19th

Stay Away from this site. I have been with them for years, service and support is almost non existent. .Recently put in a support request, 12 days later, finally getting back to me but issue still not fixed. All the sites are down. They keep saying it is the Windows servers but hmmm!!! really!!

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    John Kulnis

    2018 December 21st

    still no response incredible horrible service. run from them