Hosting & Graphic Design
Bidzoni is a hosting and graphic design studio that has been offering their services to clients for several years now. They also handle things like email management, domain registration, security, website design and more. They really do have a lot of services to choose from, which makes them a great option for people who want a true web partner and not just a web hosting company.
The company is based in the Newtown neighborhood of Mbalmayo, Cameroon. They say they have a 'virtual datacenter' that has servers in the USA, UK, Australia and India. From what I can tell this is just another way of saying that they are either a reseller or they lease space in other data centers around the world, neither of which is necessarily a bad thing.
Uptime & Reliability
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
You'll get the standard 99.9% uptime guarantee with this company, but aren't likely to need it. As I looked for other users of the hosting I did not find any significant complaints of down time or other issues like that. You'll also get a 30 day money back guarantee so if something does happen, you can switch quickly. Their list of added security features will also help to improve the overall uptime of your site.
Lots of Hosting Feature Options
You'll have access to a wide range of different hosting features when you work with this company. Their entry level hosting is unlimited for disk space, bandwidth and email accounts, which is nice. Of course, when you move up to the higher level options you'll also enjoy the generous features, but along with more powerful hardware. They have a variety of servers available to choose from.
You'll also have access to their one click installation script that can help you to get your sites up and running in just minutes. Their hosting includes anti-spam protection, password protected directories, secure FTP, IP Blocking, Hotlink protection, customizable error pages and more. They have really done a good job at providing you with all the main features that you could want for your hosting experience.
One odd thing is that whether you click on their link for shared hosting, VPS or dedicated servers it brings you to the same page. This makes it difficult to identify exactly what you're getting into until you begin the actual order process. I don't like the way this is set up and it makes it too confusing.
Good 24/7 Tech Support
The tech support from this company is quite good and reliable. They are easy to get in touch with via their ticketing system and phone, but the ticketing system is the ideal choice. They are able to help you with most issues quickly and easily. I did not see any type of blog or knowledge base to provide self-help or 'training' for your web hosting though, which is disappointing.
Traditional Pricing Options
The pricing with this company is fairly standard. They have several options you can choose from, but they are all competitively priced. It's not the cheapest hosting I've ever seen but it does seem quite fair for what you're getting. This is just for the web hosting. I can't say whether the pricing on their other services is reasonable or not because I have not compared the competition on those.
Nice Hosting & Web Services Company
Overall the hosting from this company is quite good. They have been around long enough to know what they are doing and they seem to offer a good product. The fact that they also offer web design, email management and graphic design makes them even more attractive to many people.
- 24/7 Support
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- Reasonable Prices
- Nice Extra Features
- No Obvious VPS/Dedicated Servers even though they are listed in the menu