Hosting based in the Caribbean
Curacao Webhosting is a Caribbean based hosting company that has been involved with web hosting since the late 90s. Since then, they have expanded to offer hosting to a secure, regulated, and licensed market. Since 2006, they have set up a cloud hosting infrastructure to offer reliable hosting solutions to Caribbean businesses that require a digital presence from the Caribbean. They have servers located in the Caribbean and also Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.
They offer shared, managed, and VPS hosting options in both the US and the Caribbean. Their shared options are also offered in South Africa. They also have co-location options, managed hosting, email hosting, and CDN hosting. Business services include WordPress and Joomla website building, marketing services, and Curacao gambling licenses.
Uptime & Reliability
Little said about reliability
This company does not have a clearly stated uptime on their site, but there does not seem to be any customer complaints regarding their uptime and availability.
Good quality hosting with some nice features
Curacao Webhosting has servers in the United States, Curaco in the Caribbean, and also South Africa. They offer VPS and shared hosting services, in addition to colocation, email hosting, and CDN hosting. Business services include gambling licenses for Curacao, Mantis bug tracker, SVN and GIT hosted services, marketing services, and WordPress and Joomla Websites. VPS packages start with 1GB RAM, 20GB Raid 10 storage, and 5 GB of Premium traffic.
Caribbean VPS hosting comes offers the same starting options, but since bandwidth comes at a premium, for every 100GB commitment, you get a bit of a boost in your bandwidth power. Shared hosting packages start with 5GB of storage, 100GB of premium traffic and 5 email accounts. All packages start with the same feature, but have different pricing depending from where you want to host. They also offer maintenance and server administration if need be. The biggest benefit they claim for US customers is their information will be free from privacy invasion.
Not much information on their support systems
It is not clear if this company has a 24/7 support system, but it appears you may open a ticket through the client portal. It is not clear what their response time is like. They also have a fairly extensive knowledgebase with answers to many basic questions that may arise.
Expensive due to them being on the Island
This company has a number of different pricing options depending on where you want to host. They very clearly state on their page that Caribbean hosting comes at a premium and is expensive due to location and high cost of services. They claim, however, that privacy and security is extremely high, so that is why many customers choose to host out of Curacao. Hosting in the United States is much less expensive, with shared hosting options starting at $9.95 a month, with package options increasing in features and price from there. Compared to the US-based hosting, the same package based out of Curacao is $29.95.
They explain that hosting is expensive in Curacao due to registration, but many Caribbean based companies are required to have Caribbean based providers for their hosting needs, and this company seems to offer the best option for them. For US based customers, pricing is on the average side compared to what you get from other US-based companies.
Good hosting with a focus on security
Curacao Webhost is a highly secure hosting company that offers security and privacy to their customers. Though Caribbean hosting is very expensive, their US based hosting servers are fairly reasonably priced. They do not offer many custom options or add-ons, but their package options come standard with many easy to use features. Their support system is not clear and seems to only work off of a ticketing system, and they have no stated uptime, however, if you are looking for security and privacy, this seems to be a good option.
- Security and privacy with offshore hosting
- Servers located in many places
- No uptime guarantees
- Support does not appear to be 24/7