Based out of Oxford, New Jersey and datacenters in Buffalo, New York, CODWebhosting has been in the website hosting business since 2002. It started out as a small company, but as demand grew and prices got higher, they wanted to offer a webhosting company with better features, more security, and a cheaper price. They do not oversell their plans like most companies do in order to keep prices very low, but instead, are very upfront with what you get and do not want to overload their servers. CODWebhosting claims to be very straight forward and have no hidden fees.
In addition to affordable webhosting, they offer a great value for their price of their plans and also include free extra features that many other companies consider add-ons. With US-based, 24/7/365 support, you are able to get quick, reliable answers to your questions. They offer many different hosting plans and service packages based on your needs, and each package is upgradeable at any time if your power needs change.
Uptime & Reliability
Very reliable hosting
Because they do not oversell their servers, CODWebhosting can claim a 99.9% uptime guarantee, however, with all their claimed server availability it could be higher at 99.99%. With US based servers, US customers are sure to get reliable service and limited downtime on their websites.
Good hosting options to choose from
CODWebhosting offers basic webhosting packages that have easy to use control panels, unlimited subdomains and email accounts, and other unlimited options. Their most basic package comes with 5MB of storage and 100GB of bandwidth a month. You can always upgrade to a bigger package if your power needs change. Their premium packages come with all of the basic package features, plus many more options and customizability.
Their hosting comes with cPanel Control Panel to control your sites, statistic managers, shopping carts, blogs, and forum counters to name a few. Their least expensive premium package comes with 2MB of storage and 4GB of bandwidth, and go up from there. Additional premium features include Bacula4Hosts backup and restore services, cPanel, cPanel Paper Lantern, and enhanced spam control, among others. Additionally, they offer domain hosting and registration with ID protection. They also offer website design, logo design, offsite backup service, and WordPress management.
Easy to use tech support
This company offers 24/7/365 support via ticketing and/or phone. They do not have any stated amount of time it takes to answer your tickets, but presumably it would be sooner given the 24/7 support. They do not have a live chat system, unless it is in the client login area. Additionally, they offer a knowledge base for quick self-help options.
A little higher pricing than normal
Basic and premium hosting packages start at $9.95 a month. This is a little higher than normal as they claim to not oversell their servers in order to keep prices low. Their packages all come with some basic features, and also do not really offer much customizability in their package options. Domain hosting is slightly less expensive than what I have seen on other sites, starting at $12.99 a year for a .com or .net domain. Additional services such as off-site hosting and web design do not have any explicitly stated pricing options, so these, presumably, would be on a consulted and as-needed pricing base.
Overall good quality hosting
As a US based company, CODWebhosting offers a number of reliable, easy to use web hosting options based on customer needs. They do not oversell their servers in order to provide their 99.9% guaranteed uptime, and if you ever run into a problem, their 24/7/365 support is available to answer your questions.
- No overselling of shared servers
- 24/7 support
- Affordable domain name registration
- No chat support for tech help
- Little customization available