OnSmart Hosting

OnSmart Hosting’s slogan is: “No fine print. No hidden costs. No excuses.” Currently, they are offering one Windows-based hosting plan that starts at $14.50 if you select the month-to-month payment option. This price does drop to $9.50 if you decide to purchase a year’s worth of hosting in advance and the $25 set-up fee will be waived as well.

This plan features 1 gig of disk space and 50 gigs of monthly data transfer, which is quite reasonable given the monthly price and the hosting platform. As NT hosts go, OnSmart is one of the least expensive hosts that still provides enough features to make their plans worthwhile. You can park up to 6 domains with this plan and you’ll get 100 email accounts, which should be enough for most small businesses. A 30-day money back guarantee is offered as well as a price freeze guarantee, which is nice to see.

You’ll get the Plesk 6.5 control panel for your site with this plan and over 20 ASP.NET components come preinstalled. Support is provided for ASP, ASP.NET, Perl 5.6, Python, C, C++ and PHP 4. WAP and WML are also supported and you’ll be able to stream Real audio and video files on this server. It’s nice to see Real Audio offered on an NT-based hosting plan, since most restrict you to Windows Media files.

5 MySQL databases are provided as well as an online database manager. Too many NT hosting companies fall down in this area, so once again, OnSmart receives high marks for this inclusion. Toll-free telephone support is provided 24/7 as well as an online support ticket area, live chat and email support. Daily incremental back-ups are offered and full weekly back-ups are automatically performed.

OnSmart seems to have found a winning combination with a reasonable price, a solid set of features and great support. Their overall ranking is one of the highest among the NT hosts we have reviewed.

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Posted on 03/22/06 3:10 AM

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