3.9
Good
  • User Friendly
    4.0
  • Support
    3.8
  • Features
    3.9
  • Reliability
    3.8
  • Pricing
    3.9
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Funio Review - Expert and User Insights by Paid Customers

A few words from Funio

Since 1999, Funio’s mission is to provide reliable, fast and easy-to-manage web hosting solutions. From trustworthy shared web hosting plans to the most powerful fully managed VPS on the market, we offer a wide range of products designed to make your online presence a success. Thanks to a powerful customer management interface and a mobile app, we aim to help you and your busin...Read Moreess grow with us. Being online has never been so easy, so we made the management of your online presence even easier, putting the fun in web hosting, one step at a time. At Funio, we work hard to make your life easier.Less
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Money Back: 30 Days

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $3.99 - $28.99
VPS $22.49 - $134.99
Resellers $29.99 - $119.99

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Funio Awards

Spencer Hiltbrand

Pinned Review

Spencer Hiltbrand,
4.8
Usually, when I start with a web host it's for one or two months and then I'm off to switch to another. Ever since I found Funio, I haven't wanted to switch. Their reliability is awesome, their pricin...Read Moreg is fine for normal web hosting but for VPS, it's outrageous when I can get a similar VPS from OVH for $3.49 per month as opposed to $77.

Their support is awesome and very fast to reply. They're more than helpful and never leave you hanging overnight if you ask at a reasonable hour. Only thing they're missing is a CDN. If they add a CDN, I will be happier than ever and probably won't consider switching unless there is some hugely overwhelming reason to.
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Steven Levesque
Steven Levesque from Canada,

Very quick & knowledgable staff

5.0
Twice in the past year I've had a problem (one was fixing a DNS record, and last week a domain transfer corrected for a renewal) and both times they took the time to fix it themselves. My client has been with them for the past ~8 years and I'd recommend them to anyone.
Pierre Lepage
Pierre Lepage from Canada,

They were good when it was owned by iweb. Now, they are horrible at everything. Stay away!

1.4
Wow! My experience with Funio is soo different than what is said here that I have to add my review. They were good when it was owned by iweb. Now, they are horrible at everything. Stay away!

I have bought a 10 years plan from t...Read Morehem in 2010 (it was around 200$ I think). They are now so bad that I moved all my sites to another hosting company, even if I have free hosting until 2020 with Funio.

The reason why I write this review is not because of the frequent downtime, but because of the plain absence of support. Since they don't offer a chat system anymore, I sent them a ticket asking to fix something regarding domain names. 24 hours after, I still hadn't received a single answer, not even a simple confirmation they have received my ticket. I sent an email their customer service to check if they had received my ticket. No answer on any of their emails or tickets 36hours after.

Consequently, if you choose to use Funio, you should consider their support system as simply inexistant.
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Funio,
On behalf of Funio, I am sorry for your disappointing experience. Please rest assured that we are always doing our best to provide a fast, reliable and easy to use hosting solution with 24/7 expert support, and that we take your c...Read Moreomments seriously.

We always try to make the necessary changes and adjustements to improve the Funio experience. I would also encourage you to contact us at contact@funio.com and I would be more than happy to personnally address your issues or concerns.
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van dahl
van dahl,
Wow, I see I am not the only one with the identical experience. Perhaps instead of offering canned excuses about how the only thing that you really, really want is to make your customers happy you can offer the customers you have ...Read Moredisappointed some form of compensation that shows 1. that you are not in this only to trick customers into paying you while you do the bare minimum in exchange, and sometimes not even that, and 2. that you care about the future of your company by investing into making current clients happy at your expense.Less
Dave Hambly
Dave Hambly,
I've been with Funio for about six years and have had no issues at all with their tech support. They're knowledgeable and very prompt and have always sorted out my issues immediately. Simply not true that tech support is non-exist...Read Moreent. I have contacted them recently and it is still as good as it always was.Less
Rachel Desilets
Rachel Desilets,
Same for me, Dave!
Stephan Becker
Stephan Becker,
Same here - one problem after the other for a client of ours. Slow support in top of it. I can only imagine that most - or at least some - of the positive reviews here are fake as I heard quite a few horror stories from others.

Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

Expert Overview

Canada Based Hosting since 1999

Funio has been in business since 1999 serving customers throughout North America and beyond.  They are based in Canada and have a great reputation for good quality shared hosting and VPS solutions.  They currently have more than 20,000 customers spread out over 100 countries.  They work hard to keep their services up to date with the latest trends and demands of their customers.  If you are starting a small site or something larger, they can help you every step of the way.

In addition to web hosting solutions, you can also use their domain name registration services to get the site you need. If you need SSL certificates, spam protection, email marketing or other web services, they have that as well.  Overall this is a very nice hosting solution to consider.

8.7

SUPERB!

Rated by Michael Levanduski

  • User Friendly
    8.5

  • Support
    8.5

  • Features
    8.5

  • Reliability
    9

  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

Very Stable Hosting Solutions

This company keeps their servers up and running smoothly at all times.  They use only high quality hardware and it is housed in a very nice data center that always has multiple power sources and data connections out to the Internet.  The tech support also does a good job at keeping things properly monitored to ensure there are no unexpected problems.  While I didn’t notice any type of uptime guarantee, you can expect to have a very nice hosting experience with this company.

Features

Nice Features for the Price

As you browse through the hosting options that are available you will see that they have a lot to consider.  They break up the different types of hosting into several categories, each of which has multiple packages.  This is designed to make it easier for users to choose the right package for their needs.  For example, one category is WordPress shared hosting.  Within that package there are four choices.  All of them come with solid state drives, which is great since it will help improve the stability and speed of your site.

They then have VPS solutions for WordPress other types of sites.  VPS’s also have solid state drives, which is somewhat unusual but certainly a good thing.  The VPS solutions can have up to 64 gigs of RAM.  This is quite a bit more than many other providers offer.  To put it simply, the features available from this company are quite good and will meet the needs of most users from entry level to reasonably large sites.

Support

Easy to Reach Tech Support

Tech support with this company is very easy to get in touch with.  They respond to phone calls, emails, tickets and even faxes!  They only offer managed hosting solutions, which means the tech support team can help you with just about any type of issue you run into.  They also have a very nice knowledge base to provide you with a lot of information about the hosting they provide.

Pricing

Very Nice Pricing Levels

The hosting prices start at just $.99 per month and for that you get a very nice shared hosting package (though it is limited to just one site).  If you pay your plan annually you will get a free domain name, which is a nice little perk.  As you move up to higher hosting levels the prices go up too, but they never go above what you would expect when comparing the features to the price.  The VPS solutions go as high as $58.49 per month, but that is for a very nice solution.  On average, you can expect to pay slightly less than you would at most other hosting companies for similar services.

User Friendly

Very Friendly Customer Support & More

While this company markets itself as ‘high quality on a budget’ they do put a lot of effort into ensuring the users have a good overall experience.  The website is very easy to browse through to find exactly what you need.  Each package shows just what you’re getting, and how much you will pay.  All of this helps to ensure you won’t run into any problems or confusing when choosing whether or not to sign up for one of their packages.  Once you have signed up you can use their one-click installation scripts to get your sties up and running, and their tech support team is there to manage the servers for you so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Summary

Great Canadian Hosting

This is one of the better hosting companies in Canada today. They have been in business for quite some time and really do a great job at ensuring their customers have everything they need to serve visitors to their sites.  If you need shared hosting or a VPS, this is an excellent company to consider.

Pros:

  • Great Pricing
  • Generous Features

Cons:

  • No Dedicated Servers

Funio Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Economic 20 GB 249.96 GB cPanel 1 $3.99 5.7 Details
Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $7.99 5.9 Details
Startup Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $17.99 6.8 Details
SMB Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $28.99 7.8 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
4 GB RAM 20 GB 1 x 2.60GHz 4 GB $22.49 7.8 Details
8 GB RAM 20 GB 2 x 2.60GHz 8 GB $29.99 5.2 Details
16 GB RAM 20 GB 4 x 2.60GHz 16 GB $40.00 7.8 Details
32 GB RAM 20 GB 8 x 1.60GHz 32 GB $84.99 7.8 Details
64 GB RAM 20 GB 16 x 2.60GHz 64 GB $134.99 7.8 Details

Resellers Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Price Score
Reseller 25 50 GB Unlimited cPanel $29.99 7.8 Details
Reseller 100 200 GB Unlimited cPanel $119.99 7.8 Details

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