ax1 Expert Review 2021

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

ax1 Rating

  • Reliability
    2 / 10
  • Pricing
    9 / 10
  • User Friendly
    3 / 10
  • Support
    3 / 10
  • Features
    3 / 10
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

Free and Discount Hosting is a discount hosting company, and not one of the better ones.  I tried to write this review a few weeks ago and their site at the time was redirecting to spam pages.  It seems they got that worked out though because their page is now back to normal.  That still isn't very good, however.  It looks like it was designed in simple HTML about 10 years ago.  You can choose from either their free hosting plan or 'premium' hosting, neither of which are that good.

Overall, this is likely not a good option for anyone.  There are better free choices out there, and their premium hosting is still not that good (though it is very cheap).  The page loads slowly and unreliably, which is really not what you want from a hosting provider.

Uptime & Reliability

Poor Reliability

The last few times I tried to log on to their site to write this review I was redirected to spammy pages so they were either trying to redirect for ad revenue or they got hacked somehow.  Either way, I wouldn't trust this site with my pages.  They are clearly a low cost option, but that is no excuse to have such a bad service.


Very Limited Features

As you look through their very basic site you will quickly realize that they don't provide much information about the services they provide.  The premium hosting page just says that it doesn't have ads, you get 20 gigs and 200 gigs per month of bandwidth.  Also, you are limited to 20 sub domains, databases & parked domains.  The cost is $4 for a lifetime, which is obviously pretty cheap.  It seems likely, however, that they won't be open for too long so this still isn't going to be that great of a deal.

The free hosting option is basically just a subdomain, so it will be  Those, of course, are not very desirable.  One nice thing is that as part of the signup process you can have them install WordPress or any number of other scripts.  It is all fairly easy.  If you're looking for a hosting company just for practicing building your site or something, this could be worth it.


No real information on support

They don't tell you much of anything about how they support your pages. I'm sure there is a way to submit a ticket on their control panel, but it is not clear what the response time would be or anything like that.


Low Prices

The prices are very low.  Either free, or $4 for a lifetime.  While the prices are extremely low, it is still not that great of a deal in my opinion.  They don't do a good job keeping their own site up, much less your own.  The free hosting seems to have advertisements on it, which your users will find annoying. There are better free hosting options out there, and if you are going to make a serious site, just go ahead and pay for an inexpensive shared option with a more legit company.

User Friendly

Easy to use

One thing positive about this provider is that they are easy to use.  If you want to sign up you just fill out a simple form and you are ready to go.  They make it fast and easy, which is fairly nice.


Many options that are better than this one

If you are trying to host a serious site of any type I would recommend you go to another provider.  This company does not seem to be legit and there are a lot of better options out there to choose from.


  • Very cheap
  • Easy to use


  • Their site has been down a lot
  • Site was redirecting to spam
  • Slow load times
  • Poorly designed site
  • No real information about support
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Typical ax1 Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $0.00 - $6.99 3 plans
VPS $9.99 - $65.99 6 plans
Dedicated Server $149.00 1 plans
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ax1 Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
free 10 GB 100.04 GB $0.00 0.0
Standard plan Unlimited 249.96 GB $4.00 0.0
Ultimate plan Unlimited Unlimited $6.99 0.0

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Economy 30 GB 512 MB $9.99 0.0
Basic 40 GB 756 MB $19.99 0.0
Entry 50 GB 1 GB $29.99 0.0
Standard 80 GB 1.23 GB $43.99 0.0
Ultra 120 GB 1.5 GB $55.99 0.0
Ultimate 250 GB 2 GB $65.99 0.0

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space RAM OS Price Score
Server 1 2 TB 32 GB $149.00 0.0
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