Hosting for Online Retail Shops
Mundo PrestaShop is a service that allows people to setup their own online stores. Their primary focus is on this retail side of their business, which is not 100% clear how it works (since I'm not reviewing that I didn't dig into it too much). Their hosting services are provided specifically for the stores that they offer though so this is really only an option for people who are looking to run one of these stores. The hosting itself seems to be fairly reasonable regarding the features, though it is slightly over priced. They do provide a lot of information regarding what types of features you get in each package. The hosting is obviously designed for people who are not too familiar with web hosting as they are trying to make it as simple as possible to get the online stores up and running.Read More
Uptime & Reliability
When you're running an online store you absolutely need your site to be up and in service at all times. Even a little bit of downtime can mean a loss of sales. This company seems to do a pretty good job with uptime. They have 24/7 tech support and offer anti-hacking protection for all their packages. They also offer two backups each day, though they are 'self-recovery' so you'll need to do any restores yourself.
Features Focused on Online Stores
All the features are focused on helping customers open their online stores, so this is obviously only good hosting for that purpose. They only offer shared hosting options and only four packages of those. They start at 2 gigs of disk space (2000 products) and go up to 10 gigs (12,000 products). They also have limits on bandwidth, but it is quite high. They say you can have 30,000 visits per month at the lowest level package and 150,000 at the highest. They have a two click install of their Prestashop platform too. Overall the features are fairly typical of an entry level shared hosting company.
Surprisingly Good Support
The tech support with this company is available 24/7 and it is actually quite good. This is likely due to the fact that they really offer a very specific service so there are not many variables that they have to deal with. You can get in touch with them anytime you need them and they are very responsive.
Whenever you get a hosting provider that is focused on one thing (in this case their shopping experience) you can expect that they will be overpriced. This company isn't WAY over priced, but it still costs more than other companies charge for hosting with similar features. What you're really paying for here is the easier experience with their shopping services. The entry level package is 4.92 Euro per month and that goes up to 18.92 for the top end one. While not the most expensive I have ever seen, it is still too much.
Only Good if You Use Their Stores
This hosting is made specifically for hosting the online stores that they promote, which is their main business. It is not even clear if you can choose their hosting package without their online store services. The bottom line here is that the hosting is not too bad, but you really only want to use it if you are going to be setting up a Presta Shop anyway and even then you can find better options out there if you know how to do web hosting yourself.
- Clear List of Features
- Limited Choices
- Focused on their Online Shops
- Over Priced
- Only Good for Their Online Shops