Dot 5 Web Hosting Review
I must admit I found Dot 5 Hosting accidentally. I was looking for a company to host my new site, but I had no idea about what hosting means. This is why I needed a company able to give me free tutorials about finding a domain, creating a simple webpage, and bringing it on the internet. Of course, the price was also important at that time, as I could not afford hundreds of dollars every month. This is why I came up with Dot 5 Hosting, one of the companies that guided me trough the complicated world of hosting.
Web Hosting Packages
You would not need to choose your package at the beginning. With Dot 5 Hosting, you will first need to choose your domain using the vDeck. Only after finding a free domain, you will be guided to the package choosing section. Let’s see the features of the base package, the most suited one for a beginner’s webpage.
|Hosting Space, Bandwidth and Email accounts||Unlimited|
|CGI, Perl, PHP, MySQL||Yes|
|Shopping carts, templates, site builders||Yes|
|Blogs and forum tools||Yes|
This package is available with 5.95 $, and you really have what is needed. In fact, you could go with this package until your webpage becomes solid ( I would recommend you to keep this package until your webpage gets to 500 visitors a day ).
As your site grows, you will need to install new security methods and features. Don’t think you are protected! I was comfortable with my website until a client of mine complained about his card being jacked. Fortunately, the hacker was a beginner so it was easy for me to get it back. On the other hand, I have learned an important lesson: a virtual store without an SSL certificate is a sure victim. From this point of view, Dot 5 Hosting offers the best security features and protecting methods. SiteLock is a program that costs 12.95 dollars a year, but it is surely great: it identifies all the vulnerabilities of your site, repairing them at the same time. The SSL certificate costs 59.95 $, and it is surely needed for a safe store. Your clients will surely feel safe while trusting you with their bank details and this is a key element for a successful online store.
Another great feature of Dot 5 Hosting is their increased number of add-ons and features offered. The Install Central is a great panel that you could use to install blogs, forums, galleries, and all of them are free.
Moreover, you can increase your bandwidth and disk space whenever you need. (Hint: if sending the newsletter lasts more than 1.30 minutes, you should increase your bandwidth).
Dot 5 Hosting is a great company that offers flexibility. Flexibility is one of the most important aspects about a successful website. You will need to change your package often, as your website grows constantly. Dot 5 Hosting has all the needed features needed for a beginner’s website, but you could also increase it whenever you need.