Founded in 2002 in the beautiful European country of Denmark, One.com have been providing outstanding web hosting services to a fairly select clientele spread across 149 countries. Given the immense customer diversity, One.com provide support not only in English and French, but also in Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Polish and Finnish.
Table of Content
- One.com Hosting Plans
- The Good Side of One.com
- The Bad Side of One.com
- Should You Sign Up with One.com?
One.com strive to offer easy-to-use, reliable, secure and noob-friendly web hosting services and meet the stringent requirements naturally imposed by the industry competition. Over the course of time, the company has managed to accrue significant recognition and many awards such as: UK’s best budget web hosting provider – UK Web Host Directory (2009), Editor’s Choice award – PC Magazine (2009) etc.
Bearing those key aspects in mind, let’s pore over the main hosting plans provided by this company:
- Starter ($1.89/month). IMO, this plan is ideal for people on the lookout for a very cheap yet feature-packed hosting solution for a small-sized website. It offers 15 GB of storage, 512 MB of RAM, a single database, domain and SSL certificate.
- Professional($4.99/month). If you would like to make use of a more reliable, secure and versatile plan for a more complex and data-packed website, One.com provide the Professional plan which features 100 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM and unlimited databases. SSH and 2 CPU cores are also included.
- Professional Plus ($6.99/month). I had personally tried this plan prior to writing this review in order to get an idea of the service and must say I am fairly impressed with the quality I got. It includes 200 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, unlimited databases, domains, an SSL certificate and four CPU cores.
- Business ($11.99/month). As the name suggests, this plan specifically caters to medium-to-large-sized businesses in need of a reliable and highly-feature-packed hosting solution. It packs 500 GB of storage, 4 GB of RAM, unlimited databases, domains, SSL certificates and 8 CPU cores.
All of these plans include 24/7 chat support, visitor analytics tools, blog and gallery features and a wide array of email features such as unlimited email addresses, an address book, virus and spam filters, webmail IMAP and POP3.
Furthermore, One.com’s in-house Website Builder makes it easy for anyone to design and update their website without any kind of prior coding knowledge. It is a great and fairly easier WordPress alternative.
Before covering the good salient points of their services, I would first like to say that One.com is really one of the best hosting providers I have ever stumbled upon. Their reliability, transparency and server security are indeed some traits you should not overlook. These are topped with competent customer support, willingness to fix your issues timely and, last but not least, provide the best quality (within reason) for a cheap price. Without further ado, let’s pore over the main advantages of using One.com:
- First year is on the house: Although this is subject to some terms and conditions, generally speaking, you can benefit from a whole year worth of web hosting for $0. You have read that right. This is really useful if you have no consistent budget but would still like to see whether your project is doable.
- Flexibility: Most web hosts do not provide you a way to upgrade to a better plan should your website grow in the future. One.com, on the other hand, do offer this bonus, which is nice.
- Website Builder: There’s no point in opting for a WordPress-based website if you don’t want to lose yourself in the myriad of technicalities. The in-house Website Builder One.com provide is enough to create a starting website and get used to the feeling of managing one afterwards.
- Decent prices: One.com strive to offer the best price/quality ratio on the market, so their prices are generally lower than the competition. A notable difference between them and other hosts is that they allot dedicated resources, which results in better performance.
There’s nothing more I hate than seeing downsides to such an excellent company, but I must mention them nevertheless. Still, I do firmly believe the advantages largely outweigh the disadvantages as you’ll see.
- The ordering process is a bit confusing at first
When I signed up for an account and went on to transfer an existent domain to their servers, I still had to search for the respective domain prior to launching the process itself, which was a bit confusing. I suspect the platform they use is WHM, so they must have omitted polishing this part of the process.
- Very short money-back guarantee
The industry standard is 30 days. One.com offer only a 15-day money back guarantee. If you do want to get your money back, you’ll have to pay for the initial setup fee, which is $13.8 per account.
- Ambiguous account suspension terms
One.com claim that they have the right to suspend your account if your website’s traffic disrupts other websites within the server. Still, they make no specific claim as to what CPU or disk space limits you should not exceed to be liable for account suspension, so I believe you should strictly stick to the allotted space on each plan to be on the safe side.
Having bought a plan of theirs, I must say I’m fairly impressed with the quality I got and still get. Still, you must bear in mind that One.com are not for you if you get more than 5000 unique visitors per month, as they solely focus on shared hosting services.
If your websites’re currently hosted at One.com, please tell us your experience with One.com on the comment session below. Thank you!