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  • User Friendly
    4.0
  • Support
    3.9
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  • Reliability
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  • Pricing
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Shared Hosting $4.69 - $9.29
VPS $10.00 - $40.00

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Peter Hansen

Pinned Review

Peter Hansen,
5.0
I have moved my site on awardspace.com from other hosting cause they invented such a good thing as a daily 1-hour downtime limitation for all free-hosted sites. Moreover, awardspace servers are really faster.

Reviews

Younes Meknassi Lagraoui
Younes Meknassi Lagraoui from Morocco,

Worst ever Customer Service

1.0
They can delete your account an chose not to provide your data back to you with no notice. They have a very bad customer service. I advice not to push your website there otherwize there is a strong risk of losing your data.
Guy
Guy,
I have this free hosting since 8 years ago, and never I had a problem with them. . I m very gratefully for this reason
I cant believe that I have a free hosting with own domain by so much time, sorry my english , it is not good.
Poonam Patel
Poonam Patel from India,

Not recomended to Indian

1.0
Hi,

I totally oppose adwardspace for services. As Indian, I take awardspace as shame company as awardspace clearly write race, religion and country discrimination on terms and services page. adwardspace says they do not provide...Read More a discount to India and other Asian countries. If they do not give us as Indian benefit then adwardspace has no right to do business with India. And same will be taken to the government of india.Less
Steven Clarke
Steven Clarke from Malaysia,

Not a reliable host

1.0
I set up Account, as I am an Expat in Malaysia, because they have had chargebacks from Malaysia before they decided to disallow Purchases from Malaysia and canceled my account after initially accepting payment, this wasted several...Read More hours of my time in waiting for the account to be set up only to find out I had to search for a new host...Less
Andrew Watkins
Andrew Watkins,
Hello, Steven!

Thank you for the review. We want to apologize for the caused inconvenience, but we were forced to add this restriction as more than 90% of the orders that we receive from Malaysia are used for fraud schemes, spa...Read Morem or other types of abuse and they end up in chargebacks. All of this results in a lot of problems and manual work, so we had to make the tough decision to deny the service for your country.
We know that with this limitation in place you should not be able to make the payment in the first place, thus not losing valuable time, but we can assure you that we are slowly working towards fixing this.
Again we are sorry for the inconvenience.
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Steven Clarke
Steven Clarke,
Following up:
My Country as you said is "AUSTRALIA"!
When I needed to get hosting I was in "Malaysia"
I gave my "Australian" address..
I used My "Malaysian" credit card to pay for it so I could get the Auth.
i STILL HAVE NOT ...Read MoreRECEIVED A CREDIT TO MY ACCOUNT!
So while you take money fast, you take your time returning it after NOT PROVIDING a service that IS WITHIN THE BOUNDS of you TOS...
Like the comment below says "Extremely bad customer service"
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Andrew Watkins
Andrew Watkins,
Hello, Steven!
Malaysia is one of the regions, where our services are restricted. Of course, when we receive an order from there with registration details of a different country, things do not look good.
All payments are refunde...Read Mored if a service is not provided. If you have not received your refund yet, please contact us at sales@supportindeed.com with your order number, so we can assist you further.Less
Poonam Patel
Moved from DreamHost

Unethical, cheater, money hungry and totally fake hosting provider awardspace

1.0
They cheat customer with low price package then when you buy it they don't give you anything. They do not allow to install SSL until you don't buy very high priced additional IP. This additional IP is also a shared IP not dedicate...Read Mored IP. So, in short, they want to cheat as if the customer already has shared IP then why again pay for one for shared IP. Regarding DNS they do not follow any ICANN rules. They have set their own rules so award space actually should be closed down immediately to break rules of ICANN. Do not buy any services form them.Less
AwardSpace
AwardSpace,
Hello, Poonam Patel!

We apologize for the unpleasant experience, that you have had with our service.
We can assure you, that we indeed follow all rules, that we need to in order to provide our services, and our millions of cli...Read Moreents both paid and free around the world are a serious proof of it.

The reason our SSL Certificates need an additional IP address, that you might in some cases see as a shared IP address, is that our system is configured in a really complicated, but well working manner, that requires such an IP to be purchased, in order for an SSL Certificate to be applied on your host-name.
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Maxi Nica
Maxi Nica from Spain,

Awardspace is too expensive for what they give you

1.0
VPS
i use to have 3 hosting max pack plus...payng 70$/year each... and also a VPS paying 120$/years. Also bought several SSL's and IP's for them...i was a paying a fortune. They always ask for more money anything you need, yes they an...Read Moreswer support tickets but always asking more money. I MOVED TO VPSNET, i'm paying 30$ and i have the same as paying 330$ on awarspaceLess
David BeCraft
David BeCraft from United States,

DONT USE THIS COMPANY

1.0
This company is absolute garbage! I purchased a domain name and web hosting from these con artists only to find out that my domain name is still available for purchase. I designed everything including my investors around a certain...Read More domain name only to find out they ripped me off. I have confirmation of my purchase and now I am out a ton off money. I cant get a person on the phone or get a return call or even an email. they took my money and I haven't heard or received anything from them since they got paid. These people should be living on a prison somewhereLess
richard nekey
richard nekey from Morocco,

awardspace are thiefs

1.0
today i upgrade my account from free to basic and they stole my money :( They cheat customer with low price package then when you buy it they don't give you anything
AwardSpace
AwardSpace,
Hello, Richard!

It is important to check your email in the hours upon placing your order, as your order was most probably rejected due to security reasons. We have an internal security verification process, that your account ha...Read Mores probably failed. Our system has automatically informed you of it via email, and your payment was refunded.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused, but this is our way of making sure of ours, and our client's safety.

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Expert Review

Craig Timmins
Craig Timmins
Hosting Expert

Overview

The Affordable Shared Hosting Provider

AwardSpace is a flexible hosting solution that caters for a range of businesses from the one-man-bands right through to your mid-range types. The ability to scale up to higher tiered plans is available, so if you feel like you are outgrowing your plan, or growing your business then the plans are flexible. In terms of prices at AwardSpace, they tend to range from €2.79 up to €5.49 for the shared hosting packages and up to €24.99 for advanced semi dedicated hosting.

Why Choose AwardSpace Hosting?

  • Cheap Hosting Plans
  • Freebies including a Site Builder
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Want to know if AwardSpace Hosting is right for you?

Let's check it out.

8
Good
Rated by Craig Timmins
  • User Friendly
    8
  • Support
    7.5
  • Features
    8.5
  • Reliability
    8
  • Pricing
    8

Reliability

Reliable and Solid Server Setup

Network uptime of 99.95% runs across all the plans that AwardSpace have to offer, and they also provide SPAM and Virus protection across all plans, even the cheap basic plan under the shared hosting package.

AwardSpace have one of the fastest network connection, with 50GB network connectivity speeds. A firewall, RAID Backup, UPS power backup and a diesel generator make for a solid and secure data centre.

Features

Lots of Good Features Even on Basic Plans

AwardSpace pack out each hosting plan with a range of different features, from website management tools right through to scripting and databases. Typically you can expect unlimited storage and transfer on all plan types whilst the premium package offers that additional tempter by providing unlimited databases, database storage, domains, email account and FTP accounts.

SSL certificates are also available to purchase as part of their extended services, and you will also find a selection of great freebies from a web builder to a free domain name.

Support

Some Good Support Options but Missing a Lot

Customer care is good at AwardSpace, they offer a number of ways for you to get in contact with them and provide a range of support options for customers. You have 24/7 customer service, and live chat available. There is also an integrated tickets system and online documentation to help you find answers to questions.

I say the service is good because its not excellent, you won’t find a direct email or phone number, no community forum and live chat is only for sales talk, not tech talk.

  • 24/7 support
  • Live chat for sales
  • Knowledge Base
  • Ticket System
  • Live chat only for sales
  • No support team location mentioned
  • No Email
  • No Telephone Number

Pricing

Pay For Your Hosting Through PayPal

There is a free shared hosting plan available at AwardSpace but it is limited and restricted on many features. Generally the shared hosting options come in at a competitive level that sits alongside the majority of other hosting plans.

The cheapest plan available is €2.79 which offers you a basic level of hosting , with a mid-tiered plan coming in at €4.29 and a Max Pack Plus plan coming in at €5.49. The top tier plan offers plenty of unlimited options.

The VPS packages come in 3 plans and range from as low as €29.99 per year up to the advanced VPS solution which can cost up to €599.88 per year.

You can also pay for hosting via PayPal.

User-Friendly

Plenty of User-Friendly Tools, and an Easy to Use Site

Every plan offers a CMS, eCommerce solution and plenty of analytics and stats packs to keep an eye on your website performance.

The AwardSpace site itself is well thought out and offers a pleasant experience for the user as you can access every plan within one click from the homepage. You can quickly see the features, tools and prices that are offered with no confusion or issues.

The biggest disappointment is there is no CPanel, you will get a customised control panel which will take a bit of figuring out.

Summary

Lots of Good Points, Only Let Down is Support

Overall AwardSpace offer a reliable and cheap hosting solution for small businesses needing a shared hosting solution to a big company needing a managed VPS hosting platform. With extra freebies and plenty of unlimited options you get a taste of what AwardSpace can offer. There is room for improvement and that certainly comes in the support area which they seem to have put at the bottom of their priority list.

A 30-day money back guarantee and 99.9% uptime guarantee are two very tempting stats that could get some people knocking on the door.

Pros

  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Competitively Priced Plans
  • 99.9% Server and Network Uptime
  • Scaleable Plans

Cons

  • No CPanel
  • Live chat not for tech
  • Lack of email and telephone contact
  • No support forum

AwardSpace Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Basic Unlimited Unlimited 2 $4.69 7.7 Details
Web Pro Plus Unlimited Unlimited 10 $6.19 5.8 Details
Max Pack Plus Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $9.29 8.3 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Starter VPS 25 GB 1 core 1 GB $10.00 7.9 Details
Pro VPS 50 GB 2 cores 2 GB $20.00 7.9 Details
Advanced VPS 100 GB 4 cores 4 GB $40.00 7.9 Details

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