Our Thoughts on PowWeb
Remember when the internet bubble burst in 2000? PowWeb didn't think much of it. Founded in 1999, PowWeb has seen it all and is one of the grandfathers of the web hosting industry. Focusing on improving quality, reliability, and performance of their hosting platform for nearly a decade, PowWeb isn't letting up and looks ready to take on another decade in the web hosting industry.
PowWeb offers 1 hosting plan with more than enough resources for 99% of webmasters. By using K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) PowWeb has removed a lot of common problems that other hosts experience by offering tens of different plans. With 1 plan they can focus on providing support to the user and not worrying about custom plans on their servers.
Because the worst possible thing a webmaster can experience is downtime, PowWeb has implemented a load-balance solution for their customers. Load-balancing is a premium technology that uses many servers rather than 1 to host customers' websites. This means if one server fails then the visitor is brought to the other web servers that are still functioning normally, so that the website visitor is unaware of any server maintenance issues. If you are serious about keeping your website online, load balancing is not something you want to be without.
Fantastico is software that PowWeb has paid extra for to allow its clients to have easier access to the webs most popular web applications. Often when you want to install something like a forum you must first search for a the program you want, then find its homepage, then download the scripts, then create a database and set permissions, then customize the script to run on your host, then upload the script via FTP, then ... and on and on.
However, with Fantastico you can 1-click install the latest scripts like Wiki, Joomla, phpBB2, and many more. If you don't recognize those programs yet, don't worry, as you get more experience as a webmaster you will and you'll be thankful that PowWeb has spent the extra money up front to provide you with the user-friendly Fantastico suite.
As you can tell if you've ever visited PowWeb's website, they have a 24/7 phone support hotline that is displayed prominently at the front of every page. In addition to round the clock phone support they also have live chat rooms and email support for those who would rather get their help in writing (and sometimes this is a good idea, as you might want to have the help written down in case you have the same issue in the future).
PowWeb goes above and beyond just providing reactive support and lists tons of issues that have occurred in the past in their support knowledge base. You're not the only one that had a problem getting their FTP client to change file permissions!
User Reviews of PowWeb
RGStrat13's Review - From: www.webhostingtalk.com Mar. 22nd, 2008
I have been trying to not say bad things about Powweb, but I feel I no longer can't.
nooffal's Review - From: www.webhostingtalk.com Oct. 19th, 2007
Fed83's Review - From: www.webhostingtalk.com Dec. 14th, 2005
I have been with powweb.com for 8 months
lazee's Review - From: www.webhostingtalk.com Jul. 15th, 2003
Yes i realize there's a huge post about them but this one is an uptodate review and iv'e been with them for a couple of months.
Outstanding support and performance have earned Hostgator.com the highest recommendation, the Golden Bullseye. Keep up the good work Hostgator!
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