SuperGreen Hosting Review
|Ranking||#1 – Editors Choice, Best Green Hosting 2010 Award|
|Monthly Price||$5.95 – Free
Setup, Free Domain For Life
Space, Unlimited Bandwidth
|Bonus Features||Unlimited POP3 & IMAP Email Accounts,
Host Unlimited Domains, Unlimited FTP Accounts,
2 Shopping Carts Included, Free Site Statistics
http://supergreenhosting.com for more information.
Super Green Hosting Review – Introduction
In our Super Green Hosting Review we will tell you all you should know before deciding on a web hosting provider. Some of our web sites are hosted with Super Green. There are many, many reasons why also you will love to host with them. So let’s start with our Super Green Hosting Review.
Super Green Hosting is the #1 Web Host of 2010 plus has been given the Best Green Hosting Award for 2010. For once, the company is around since 1996, which makes it a long-time veteran. But that alone is not enough to be rated the top web host of 2010. Most of all, they stand out with their fantastic features and their excellent service.
Super Green Hosting Review – Main Features
Super Green Hosting offers one plan which is suitable for beginners and advanced users. Beginners will be please how easy it is to manage their web site hosting. And advance users will love their great programming feature support.
The main features that Super Green offers are unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth. Theoretically that means that you can host an unlimited amount of files. But all mayor Hosting providers limit this to 50.000 Inodes. This means that every file, email, image and picture is counted as one Inode. Don’t worry, this is really enough for most users. If you think you might need more disk storage space, then you should check out Dedicated Web Hosting or Managed Web Hosting.
Most beginners don’t know that they can host more than one domain on one hosting plan. We know a lot of customers that went into that trap when choosing their first web site hosting. With Super Green you don’t have to worry about a restriction, as you can host an unlimited amount of web sites with your hosting plan. You just have to remember that all your resources (disk space and bandwidth) will be shared by all your web sites. So with only $5.95 per month you can host all your domains.
With Super Green you get an domain name (.com, .net, .org, .us, .info, .biz, .co.uk, .org.uk) free for life. This means that Super Green will renew your domain name for free as long as you host with them. If you already own a domain name, you can transfer that domain to Super Green and it will be renewed for free as well. That is quite unique among web hosting providers, as that alone saves you a couple of bucks every year.
Super Green Hosting Review – Additional Features
There are only a few web hosting companies that offer green hosting to their clients. Super Green is one of them, as they host all the web sites on green servers. What does that mean? Their servers produce 20% less CO2 and consume less power than regular servers. Plus most of the electricity they use is taken from wind energy. To reverse the bad effect CO2 has on our environment, they also take part in planting trees.
Beginners will love the way how easy it is to host web pages. For one thing, Super Green offers the number one rated control panel: cPanel. You maintain all your websites from this one control panel and oversee all actions from one place. With the add-on Fantastico you will have a breeze to install new applications and other great features. All users will enjoy the one-click-installation of popular applications like WordPress, b2evolution and Joomla.
In case you don’t have extensive knowledge on how to build new web sites, you have a free website builder included in your plan. So to create a new web site you just select, drag and drop the features and files you would like. If you would like to go one step further and use complicated scripts in your web site, you will love the extensive script library that Super Green offers all their clients. Their library ranges from scripts for Image Galleries, phpForm Generator, Poll and Survey Software, Mailing Lists, Form-mail script, Bulleting Boards, Message Forums and even great e-commerce applications.
When you host your domains with Super Green Hosting you are guaranteed an uptime of 99.9%. That means that Super Green guarantees that your domain will be accessible at 99.9% times. They use the best equipment on the market: Quad Processor Servers with UPS Power Back-up Generators, superior cooling system and a fm2000 fire suppression system. Furthermore, to ensure that your files and web sites will be safe they also offer free courtesy data backup.
With Super Green Hosting you have unlimited secure POP3 and secure IMAP email accounts available. Forwarding and Autoresponder functions are unlimited to you as well. In case you need to access your emails through a web browsers, you will love to hear that you can choose from two different web based email clients. Furthermore, to protect you from spam, Super Green has a great spam assassin protection.
Super Green Hosting Review – Advanced Features
Besides those great features already described above, they you have the choice of two shopping carts: Agora and OS Commerce. You can install the shopping carts from your control panel and have your online store up and running in no time.
The Agora Shopping Cart is great for both the beginners and the more experienced users. Beginner will love how easy it is to set up their store with simple templates. And advanced users have the flexibility with modules and their own web design graphics to create their shopping solution. And because Agora is open source you can modify any templates to your liking as well as make use of Cascading Style Sheets and customizable layouts. In any case, Agora has an extensive documentation and user forum that will help you out at the beginning.
The second choice you have is the OS Commerce Shopping Cart System. This shopping solution is online since 2000 and is running currently more than 12,700 live shops. This eCommerce application works just like the one described above. Plus you have the choice of over 5,900 Add-ons to customize your online store and create your own successful business. OS Commerce also has their own user forum which is quite useful if you need any help or advice.
Site Statistics are very important to any webmaster. With Super Green Hosting you have access to web server log files. For a more in-depth information you can use the included Webalizer application. This is one of the most widely used web server administration tool. Among the statistics it shows you graphically and by different time frames are visitors, visits, referrer, the country the visitor came from and the amount downloaded. You can choose to display the data by different time frames such as hourly, daily, monthly or yearly.
Besides the standard web hosting features Super Green also supports PHP 5.2.5, Perl 5 and Python, Ruby On Rails, CGI-BIN, Frontpages extensions, Dreamweaver, custom Cronjobs and SSI. You will love that you can host unlimited MySQL Databases (MySQL 5.0.45) This is very useful if you would like to install WordPress Blogs or Forums. Not only do you have unlimited FTP Accounts available, but also have anonymous FTP. In our top 10 comparison only three other web hosts had this feature for their customers.
Super Green Hosting Review – Support Features
To help you get your web sites up and running, Super Green offers several choices that help you any step of the way. They are known for their excellent 24/7 technical phone support. In case you don’t feel like talking on the phone, they also provide 24/7 Email support, 24/7 Live in cPanel support and Live Chat. Their website includes a great Help Center where you can view articles by category. If you don’t find the answer to your question there, you can submit a support ticket.
The Sign-up process is really simple. It consists of only 2 steps: First you choose your free domain name. If you already own a domain, then you tick the box for transfer and you put in the web site name. That brings us directly to step 2, where you just fill in your personal details such as name, address and email. Super Green Hosting accepts the following credit cards: Visa, Master Card and Amex. Most users will like that they also have the option of paying with Paypal. And that’s it already – you click the button to create your account.
Super Green Hosting Review – Conclusion
Super Green Hosting really has much more features than any other web host for under $10. Plus they are one of the cheapest ones in our list. The only other web hosting company that is cheaper is Webhosting Pad. They offer their plan for $1.99/month if you sign up for 3 years. To help your new web site on the feet, they give you a marketing bonus of total $150 for Google Ad Credits, Yahoo Ad Credits, Facebook Ad Credits and MySpace AdCredits.