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Reviewed Smart Hosting on Monday, February 16, 2015

6mth Review – Smart Hosting

I don’t normally write reviews.

However after spending most of my days typically arguing with web hosting companies; in Aug last year I made the move to Smart Hosting; 6 months later I felt compelled to share my experience.

Starting with the performance and uptime.

In my experience over the years the term 99.99% uptime has become somewhat a joke.

Most if not all-hosting providers I have used have not been able to demonstrate this but have advertised it.

Smart Hosting have to date provided 99.993% uptime. I independently monitor my site’s uptime using PINGDOM and its second to none.

Next are features.

Smart Hosting use cPanel, which is fully loaded with every feature I need and some that I haven’t used.

It’s nice to see RV SiteBuilder and Softaculous as standard, which is great for quick installs of WordPress and Joomla and building a website in just a few clicks.

Having full backups of my sites as standard again is a nice touch.

My last provider charged me for this; to add more then I’m paying in total for my Smart Hosting service.

Finally Support.

While I believe I’m quite savvy with all things web hosting, there has been times that I needed help.

Smart Hosting are fast at responding to my query’s, have provided full and friendly answers, and even called me at 4AM to walk me though my e-mail setup when I did get stuck with a clients Mac Mail.

To conclude; Smart Hosting in my opinion are ground breaking.

They offer a hosting service that I have not experienced over the years with other providers; for a cost that is one of the cheapest. The service is feature rich, fast and reliable with top-notch UK support to boot.

Keep up the good work guys.

Simon.

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