Best Cheap Web Hosting
Pros: 24/7 live tech support; live chat; wide range of hosting services available.
Cons: monthly billing option requires a steep $30 setup fee; only 3 billing terms available; MySQL databases limited to only 25
Recommended For: Beginner with some understanding of web hosting terminology and higher user levels. Startlogic is a well rounded web hosting provider offering a variety of options for web hosting. From the Personal Logic plan which is a great starter plan to full blown dedicated server plans for people who need their own servers to run their websites. Becuase of these varietly, Startlogic is well suited for those that have a clear idea of what they are trying to achieve and what they need from their web hosting provider.
Domain registration service (premium)
Search Engine Service (premium)
Web Concierge Program (premium)
Main Features – Pro Logic Plan
Disk Space: unlimited
Host Domains: unlimited
Free Domains: 1
Email Accounts: unlimited
Startlogic has a lot of great features to offer their customers and prospective customers. We also found that they have special deals and offers running from month to month so people will be able to find discounts for hosting with Startlogic. Which is needed if you want to save money so that you can take advantage of some of the premium services that Startlogic offers like their Web Concierge or Search Engine Services.
Another aspect of Startlogic is the personal impression they try to project. On their website you can see members of their support team and put a face with the voices you might hear when calling in. Startlogic is a company that definitely has their customers in mind in every aspect of their business. A highlight and confirmation of their commitment to their customers, is in their 24/7 customer support. Customers of Startlogic don’t have to wait or be confined to just business hours but can actually reach a live person anytime on any day. This is a big benefit for those that conduct business on their website. In addition, live chat is available for those that don’t want to wait at all on the phone.
Startlogic is one of the few web hosting companies today that offer such a wide spectrum of hosting options. Customers can choose among 2 different shared Linux/Unix hosting options to windows hosting to VPS to even Dedicated servers. Having these options not only appeals to a wider client base but can even be a benefit to current customers who start at a specific hosting plan and need to upgrade later to a better plan because their website is growing beyond what they currently have.
We do like the fact there are a ton of additional services that Startlogic offers such as the Web Concierge service which basically acts as a personal webmaster. Startlogic customers can hand off many of the daily activities to the Web Concierge and focus more on developing the website.
While Startlogic does have a lot of good features, a downside is the billing options. Customers can only choose from 1 month, 12 months, or 24 months billing cycles. While this isn’t completely bad, the $30 setup fee for the 1 month billing option is higher than other web hosting providers. But in all fairness, this won’t affect all customers, only those looking to pay month to month. But with the 30 day money back guarantee, it would be better to just go with the 12 month cycle and evaluate Startlogic’s services during the 30 day period and make the final decision prior to the 30 day limit. The reason is, the money back guarantee doesn’t apply to the month to month plan and doesn’t include additional fees such as the setup fee. Only the hosting cost is refunded.
Overall, we like Startlogic and would recommend them to anyone looking for web hosting now but who needs options in the future.
919 East Jefferson Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Main Line: 800-725-8064
*Basis for cheap hosting rating is on 1 year hosting plan at regular price and not on any limited time offers.