Good quality hosting from top to bottom
High Desert Domains is an all-inclusive web services provider based in Oregon. From shared servers to web design, dedicated servers to search engine optimization, they are truly a “one stop shop” when it comes to your online needs. From domain registration up to marketing services, they make it easy and affordable to run your website or business. Why go through one company for your domain, another for your hosting, another for your web design, and another for your marketing needs? High Desert Domains attempts to combine it all into one! Whether you’re in the US or outside of it, they have data centers domestically and in Europe & Asia.
Uptime & Reliability
99.9% uptime guarantee
They have a 99.9% uptime guarantee that is included into their hosting contract is backed by a money-back credit for any downtime. To go along with that, they have many different support medians that assure that you will get the help you need, when you need it. If you’re worried about security, they have constant virus scans and 24/7 DDoS monitoring.
Very nice list of features
They have three shared hosting plans, including an unlimited plan that comes with a free SSL certificate. All run on an accelerated Linux server that uses cPanel OR A Windows Plesk plan that also includes Windows Server 2012, allowing for optimal flexibility. All plans include unlimited bandwidth, regardless of the cost or OS. In addition to shared plans, they offer a WordPress-only plan that allows a minimum of 100GB of storage and anywhere between 25,000 to a million monthly visitors worth of bandwidth. If you plan on just running blogs, this is a great option that many hosts just don’t have. You can also purchase an additional dedicated hosting IP for any website.
High Desert Domains has possibly the widest array of VPS available online. Not only can you choose your operation system (CentOS, Fedora, or Windows), but you have many plans for each allowing you to perfectly customize the amount of RAM, disk space, and bandwidth your server gets. All VPS Plans include 3 dedicated IP addresses, top notch technical support, quick setup, and even free advertising credits. They also have a similar amount of Dedicated Servers available, and you can also choose if you want CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, or Windows OS running on the machine. There are plans to fit any budget or speed/bandwidth needs, and you also get three dedicated IPs to go along with 24/7 security and monitoring.
If you need your website designed, they can take care of that too. Not only can they do your responsive HTML5 websites everyone loves nowadays, but if you want a custom WordPress or Joomla theme, they can create one for you. In addition, they have a website builder that allows you to use a self-explanatory system they created to make your website! You just basically drag and drop, place everything how you want it to look using over 300 pre-made templates and over 8,000 stock photos, and their system will create all the code for you! In addition to that, High Desert Domains has multiple marketing and SEO packages that help your website gain organic, legitimate traffic (and conversions). If you want them to handle your e-mail accounts, newsletter subscriptions and so on, they have affordable e-mail packages that do it all.
Some of the best tech support around
High Desert Domains has one of the most comprehensive support systems in the web hosting industry. They not only have a local phone number you can call for support 24 hours a day, but they have a dedicated one for Billing, Hosting, and Technical support, allowing you to reach the right person just when you need it. If you like to get your help online rather than via the phone, a forum that’s monitored day and night, as well as a comprehensive e-mail and ticket system. Because of all that they offer, they’ve been able to grow into a decently sized company, meaning there are different departments dedicated to different issues, not just one staff member trying to help you with everything. That growth also allows them to hire 24/7 support and monitoring staff, that way you can get the features of a big corporation with the specialization and dedication of a small business.
Fairly competitive pricing
Not only do they offer just about everything you need in a host, but they do it for a competitive price. The unlimited hosting plan is only $14.99 per month, even on Windows servers, and even includes free $150 worth of Ad Credits. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, their cheapest shared plans start at $6.99 per month and include 100GB of disk space and unlimited bandwidth. Most other plans from other hosts will give you half of the disk space and nowhere near that bandwidth for the same price. Even their basic WordPress packages start at only $6.99. On the flip side, their most expensive WP package costs $69.99 monthly, which is not worth it for me when you can purchase the unlimited hosting plan and achieve similar results.
If you’re looking for a VPS, it’s great to know that the prices are the SAME regardless of what OS you choose to run it on. Basic servers with 1GB of RAM and 40GB disk space start at $29.99 a month, while the best plan runs for $149.99/month (8GB RAM!). If you want dirt cheap servers running 256mb, they aren’t the host for you, but what they do have is some of the most reliable data centers around. If you get the US data center, it runs at an internet speed of 20Gbps, a ridiculous speed that your customers will love. Dedicated servers are also affordable, starting at $69.99 a month and includes 2GB of RAM. You can easily customize your server to meet your needs.
Very nice webhosting for just about everyone
I’ve used many different web hosts and its not often that I find one that I like as much as High Desert Domains. They don’t have the lowest prices, but they are in there with the competition, while providing much better features, better support, faster speeds, and an overall better quality of service. Why go to 10 different companies when one can do it all? For a better price.
- Very customizable
- Just about all types of hosting available
- Unlimited bandwidth on all packages
- Multiple operating systems available
- Some plans are overpriced
- All the custom options can be confusing to newer webmasters