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2.5
DECENT
  • User Friendly
    2.7
  • Support
    2.3
  • Features
    2.6
  • Reliability
    2.1
  • Pricing
    3.1
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Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $0.00 - $4.99
VPS $9.99 - $65.99
Dedicated Server $149.99
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Anonymous amateur webmonkey,
4.0
This review is for the Byet's free hosting (during 2014-2015).

Overall, Byet offers probably the best free hosting. Very feature-rich, but low traffic limit. Excellent environment for learning and ...Read Moretesting or small audience production sites.

Pros:
- Extremely wide set of features for a free host; everything from email to cloudflare, SQL databases to cron jobs
- Seriously fast. Byet uses compression and caching very well, compared to some other free popular hosting providers.
- 100% uptime in my use cases.

Cons:
- Not suitable for sites getting any serious traffic due to low daily limit of 45k hits.
- https for their cpanel has certificate issues.
- Sets tracking cookie (__test) which will append ?ckattempt=n to your site's URLs for first-time visitors. This alleged bot countermeasure is mandatory on free hosting and subject to change at any time.
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Reviews

Steve L
Steve L from United States,

Deleted my site with no warning

1.0
This is just unacceptable. I've had a site on byethost for several years. It's a personal site, no public access so I'm the only one using it. I hadn't accessed it for 30 days, apparently, so they sent me an email saying they'd de...Read Morelete the site in two days unless I clicked a reset link. When I clicked the link, I found that my site was already gone.

I sent an email to support and have gotten no response.

Fortunately I had all my data backed up locally and didn't lose anything. If I hadn't done that, I'd have lost everything. I cannot recommend this service to anyone, and I strongly recommend against it. Having your entire site disappear one day without warning is not acceptable.
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Kamil Novak
Kamil Novak from France,

SCAM ALERT

1.0
I've ordered free hosting. When I started recieving traffic, they've offered me shared hosting plan. I've upgraded as my traffic was growing.
Then they've offered me higher plan. I didn't upgrade as I didn't needed it.
They did ...Read Moresuspend my account and redirected all my valuable traffic to their ads. I was away from home and when I returned back, I've seen 0 traffic on statcounter for 6 days, losing 12,000 visitors totally.
I've migrated to different hosting. BYET is nothing but scam. They either have very low ratings or 10/10 ratings (obviously fake ratings made by them)
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Luciferia
Luciferia,
about positive reviews
Luciferian
Luciferian,
the positive reviews are real... but they are for the free hosting.
i use their free hosting for quite a while (2013... i think). i linked my domain to it and i host my blog... is not the fastest, but it gets the job done. i neve...Read Morer even considered to pay since my traffic is almost nonexistent compared to the limmits of the free account ?

i'm sorry the premium account is such a scam...
i only had a problem once they said it was a security problem with my wordpress script (who knows what they mean by that...) but other than that, it works smooth...
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jw bouman
jw bouman from Netherlands,

allert do not upgrade to paid acount

1.0
do not paid to upgrade it is fake
or upgraded acount runing a few months
than is it blocked
the problem we have not toegstane scripts found on your site
if you ask support remains silent
if you ask access remain silent if you...Read More require a backup
your money is gone you acount your domain name is gone is gone
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Sonya C
Sonya C from France,

Awful customer service

1.0
They have problems with the SSL certificates and the answers to the tickets are simply stupid. They don't even know what are they talking about or what your problem is and even worst... they just don't care.
I'm just moving to an...Read Moreother provider since their customer service guys are useless and brainless.Less
Annette Foster
Annette Foster from United States,

Lousy Customer Service

1.4
I used Byethost free hosting service in a pinch but then decide that they would not work for the project I had in mind. I have been trying for 3 months to redirect my Domain to my new paid hosting company but have not been able to...Read More. I have opened several tickets requesting help to no avail. They are holding my domain hostage.Less
Franco Grex
Franco Grex from Belgium,

Very unreliable

1.6
It is a very unreliable service as accounts are automatically and randomly removed without notifications to the users. I had created an account and it was stable for many years but since about two years ago, they must have changed...Read More their policy (either that or technical incompetence on their part), either way, accounts deleted without notifications is unacceptable and shameful. Two thumbs down.Less
Eddie Jackson
Eddie Jackson from United States,

Terrible - Would not recommend

1.6
Possibly one of the worst hosting services there are. No matter how long you've been a customer, you're treated like garbage. They have no loyalty to customers, and customer service deserves a 0/5. 100% of the times when issues ca...Read Moreme up, it took them forever to resolve (sometimes several days). They always send a list of copy/paste steps for you to do, and claim nothing is their problem. Huh?

I was a long standing customer for over a decade, and they took my education site offline, and wouldn't activate my account. It's pure theft. That company is run by criminals. Stay away.
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Expert Review

Craig Timmins
Craig Timmins
Hosting Expert

Overview

3 Main Hosting Solutions all at Good Prices

A selection of hosting plans that will suit everyone, Byet Hosting offers up shared hosting, virtual private server and full dedicated servers to its back catalogue. The hosting provided is probably best suited to mid-range organisation and as low as personal level customers who are looking for a basic and affordable way to get a site hosted. Some perks of the service are the free shared hosting and free reseller accounts that are available.

Why Choose Byet Hosting?

  • Reasonable Prices
  • Good sever selection
  • Free shared and reseller accounts
  • Varied support network

Want to know if Byet Hosting is right for you?

8.1
Good
Rated by Craig Timmins
  • User Friendly
    8.5
  • Support
    7
  • Features
    7.5
  • Reliability
    8
  • Pricing
    9.5

Reliability

Dedicated Pages on Server Details and Information

Byet Host fill you with plenty of confidence when it comes to reliability and uptime because they have several full length pages on the site (that are easy to get to), that offer information on the server hardware used, the server environment, and the network infrastructure. They run two main servers, one being an Intel Quad-core XEON Processor 7300 series, whilst the other server is from the 5000 series.

The only issue I saw was that one of the pages claimed information was correct as of ‘November 2007’ which made me think that things could have changed within that period of time that has passed.

Features

All The Features You Need For a Successful Site

Whichever plan you decide to choose the setup fee is $0 across them all, you can also benefit from unlimited disk space on the starter plan, whilst the premium plan will offer you unlimited traffic, domain add-ons, sub-domain add ons, email addresses and MYSQL databases. Support comes free with both of the plans, and CPanel runs across the board.

As soon as you sign up you can also take advantage of the free domain offer, which allows you to buy a domain name of your choice without having to pay. The TLD’s vary from the plans on offer, so just take that into account before you sign-up.

Support

Good Range of Support Avenues, But Delays Ahead

The live chat you will see on the site is only for sales chatter, so if you have a tech question you will need to register for an account before you can ask that question. However, around the clock support is available for all account (event the free accounts), and you can also help yourself to the community forums, knowledge base and video tutorial section.

They do have a Twitter account but don’t really offer this as a support channel, but if you find that other solutions aren’t getting your anywhere it wouldn’t hurt using this as a last resort. A lot of reviews claim that the support isn’t as good as it first seems and delays in getting questions answered or problems fixed is a common occurrence.

  • 24/7 support
  • Live Chat for Sales
  • Knowledge Base
  • Ticket System
  • Live chat only for sales, not tech
  • Delays in responses
  • No real social media support

Pricing

Free Plans and Cheap Paid for Plans

Generally the prices across the board are fairly consistent with other hosting companies. For example the Super Premium Monthly package, which sounds spectacular but in reality is the entry level plan, will cost just $3.99 per month, whilst the Ultimate Monthly tiered plan will cost $6.99 per month. Both these plans are offered at a discount per annum.

Byet Host also offer form free hosting which is ad free and comes complete with control panel, FTP account and support services.

User-Friendly

A Pleasure to Visit and Usable Hosting

All the paid for packages comes with CPanel so for those that know CPanel they will be able to jump right in and go to whatever section they need to go. For those that don’t know CPanel, it is quite possibly the easiest control panel out there, with everything laid out in sections – all nicely presented so you can see the features and tools on offer for you.

The site itself is very well put together, clutter free, ad free, and quite easy to see what plans are offered and what you get for your money. Great stuff.

Summary

A Great Mid-Range Hosting Solution at The Right Price

Byet Host are a decent mid-range hosting provider for small to mid-sized companies and even individuals. If you want enterprise scaled services then this really isn’t the hosting solution for you.

Prices are very good, and tend to either me on terms with competitors or in a few cases beat them, they also offer free shared hosting which had a range of useful features and tools whilst being completely ad free.

Support and reliability seem to be above average, with plenty of support channels to go down, and a good solid infrastructure to host your websites on. If you are looking for  hosting solutions for your small business website then it wouldn't harm you to add Byet to your short list.

Pros

  • Very good prices
  • Free hosting plans available
  • Decent features and tool sets
  • Variety of support channels to head down

Cons

  • No Live Chat for Tech
  • No Enterprise Level Service
  • Delays in Support

Byethost Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Free 1 GB 49.97 GB Unlimited $0.00 4.3 Details
Super Premium Unlimited 249.96 GB cPanel Unlimited $4.99 5.0 Details
Ultimate Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $3.99 5.0 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Economy 30 GB 24 cores 512 MB $9.99 5.0 Details
Basic 40 GB 24 cores 756 MB $19.99 8.8 Details
Entry 60 GB 24 cores 1 GB $29.99 5.0 Details
Standard 80 GB 24 cores 1.23 GB $42.99 5.0 Details
Ultra 120 GB 24 cores 1.5 GB $55.99 5.0 Details
Ultimate 250 GB 24 cores 1.71 GB $65.99 5.0 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Intel® i7-4770S 2 TB 4 x 3.90GHz 32 GB $149.99 5.0 Details

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