PowWeb is liked by many clients because of their efficiency and the discount of up to thirty-five percent that they are offering. The discount is provided for those who avail of the twelve-month plan for an affordable price of only almost 5 dollars per month ($4.88).
PowWeb has been known as a web hosting server since year 1999. Aside from being known for their efficiency, PowWeb is also preferred by many clients because it is probably the cheapest web hosting server in the market.
Just like other web hosting servers, PowWeb also provides their customers with an unlimited disk space and bandwidth, which allows clients to host an unlimited number of websites. They have also included 75 MySQL databases all for free in their hosting package. For those who avail of the twenty-four months and twelve months orders are also given free domain names.
Own control panel
What most likely separates PowWeb from other web hosting servers is that they have their very own custom control panel software which they have named the OPS. The others primarily make use of the commercial kind of control panel software called the CPanel or the Plesk.
Despite the fact that the OPS is easy to manage and use, it is actually a very powerful tool. It can take care of simple tasks, starting from billing right up to setting up a lot of email accounts and registering new names for a domain.
The only downside of having a personal control panel is the learning curve. People have to learn the methods of using it, and if they choose to try a different hosting server, then they have to learn using a new control panel all over again. If this is the case, however, they can just transfer to Blue Host, Lunar Pages, or Host Gator because they have the same type of control panel. Their offer of an online demo to the OPS is no longer available, so those who are interested cannot really try it out before they purchase.
Replacement to Fantastico
PowWeb does not offer their clients with a Fantastico Scripts Library, unlike Host Monster and Lunar Pages. However, what they do offer is the Install Central. The only downside is that Install Central has lesser scripts as compared to Fantastico. The scripts are, namely, WordPress, Coppermine, Joomla, phpFormGenerator, PixelPost, ZenPhoto, AgoraCart, Gallery2, Drupal, b2evolution, WebCalendar, SugarCRM, phpBB, e107, Moodle, Gregarius, MediaWiki, Mambo, SMF, Gbook, osCommerce and OpenRealty.
According to the testimonies of those who have already tried PowWeb, their email support system is actually very effective and helpful. Questions were answered very promptly, if not right away. Also, they have added a toll-free line to their service, which is available from Mondays to Sundays. However, this toll-free line is only available to those who reside in the United States and Canada for the moment. Those who live in other countries can make use of their live chat support.
Clients also like how PowWeb’s customer service operators have already prepared a lot of questions which are frequently asked in their FAQ portion. After clicking questions, solutions can be obtained immediately, especially for those problems which are quite common. Tips and tricks are also provided, such as the different methods of making a custom error message and an HTTP streaming for a real audio.
PowWeb also gives their clients an online community forum so that their customers can get to meet with each other. This way, they can also try to help each other out by sharing their own experiences and insight into a specific PowWeb product or result.
This community forum further indicates that PowWeb is very confident when it comes to satisfying clients. This is reflected in how they have provided the means of having their customers have an open forum about PowWeb services. It also means that PowWeb is an established business that has grown to be something quite successful. In fact, the forum has over twenty thousand members.
PowWeb has never stopped upgrading to make sure that they are absolutely satisfying their clients all the time. For instance, they recently installed the AWStats, which allows customers to view their website’s traffic statistics.
It is also because of their personal control panel that customers can now have their very own directories which are protected by a password. Email auto responders can also be set up.
PowWeb has also gotten rid of their fixed maximum number of files limit of only fifty thousand files per account. Clients have actually regarded this limitation as something funny because they are the only hosting servers that ever had this kind of limitation. It is a good thing that they have finally decided to remove it because they have lost quite a number of potential customers.
They have never stopped upgrading and even increased their number of MySQL databases to seventy-five back in year 2007. Clients can now have other free scripts that clients can use such as blogs and forums. With a lot more database, clients can have a lot more free scripts installed.
Free domain name
For clients who are interested in having a new domain name for their very own hosting account, PowWeb will be the one to take care of it by taking care of registration all for free. However, this offer can only be used by those who avail of the orders for one year or two years. If clients only transfer to PowWeb from another hosting server, they cannot get themselves another free domain name.
Andrew Te, the former President and founder of PowWeb, has already left the company and sold it to the Endurance International Group. This new owner has actually gathered quite a lot of web hosting companies to date. Some of those recently bought have somewhat “suffered” from the take over.
It is very fortunate that PowWeb is not heading to that same direction because they have greatly maintained the great quality of their service. It is still yet to be determined if Endurance will have some effect on the quality of the services of PowWeb.
Load balanced hosting
PowWeb is installed with a Load Balanced Hosting which gets rid of all of the single points associated in failure. With this additional software, clients can now have a website that can have a lot of paths headed only to one destination.
Large companies actually use this kind of hosting in hosting websites for critical missions. However, what many of these companies do not like is the fact that PowWeb does not utilize CPanel. Some clients just cannot figure out PowWeb’s hosting login, which is sometimes the reason why they opt to cancel their hosting. Another reason is because their file manager also did not cater to needs that involved unzipping.
Clients stayed because PowWeb has always provided them with upgrades and promotions. PowWeb websites also load very quickly and the web hosting package they provide is huge. Clients also do not have to think of plans because PowWeb only has one hosting package. The scripts associated with PowWeb are also very easy to install.