In this Webvisions review, we make a detailed introduction on this hosting company and mainly discuss its Windows web hosting in the matter of price, features, performance and technical support. We hope that readers can have a renewed sense of Webvisions and determine whether it is a good option for developing a Windows based website.
Founded in 1996 in Singapore, Webvisions offers various hosting services to meet the needs of small and mid-size businesses in Asia. It is also the first company to be ISO certified for the data center. And now, let’s reveal the secret of its Window hosting services in the following article.
Price & Billing Cycle
Webvisions has three Window hosting packages including Starter, Growth and Advanced, priced at $150/year, $234/year and $354/year. People are only allowed to purchase the service at 1/2/3-year billing cycle. Customers can purchase the service by using their credit cards. This company guarantees a high level of security assurance on the payment.
For some newbies who lack experience on hosting, they may wish to try the service in a short term because the long-term billing cycle is much riskier than the short one. Actually, there are some companies in this field offering short-term Windows hosting solutions, like WinHost, whose service is starting at $3.95/mo available in 3-month, 1-year and 2-year billing term.
Features for Windows Hosting
Each Windows hosting plan includes at least 5GB disk space. For some people have a high demand on the disk space, they need to pay more for the Advanced plan which includes unlimited disk space. Besides, customers can enjoy unlimited data traffic, multiple 1-click install Apps, 1 FTP user and 1 domain hosted of each solution.
When speaking of database, Webvisions offers at least 3 MySQL to each solution instead of MSSQL. All those plans only feature ASP.NET but don’t include some other Windows hosting basics, like ASP.NET MVC, full trust level, Silverlight and so on. However, it utilizes the rich-featured Plesk control panel to help customers install the applications and manage their sites with ease. In the following table, we list the main features of these three packages.
|Disk Space||5 GB||50 GB||Unlimited|
To ensure a high security on customer’s website, this company offers Anti Virus filter and Spam filter to protect all the hosted sites from virus and spam. Besides, the daily backups can prevent the data loss effectively.
Network Environment – 99.95% Uptime Guarantee
By using the ISO certified data center with uninterrupted power supply, Webvisions delivers 99.95% uptime to each website. In this case, customers can enjoy a smooth hosting experience and barely suffer downtime issues. Actually, some hosting providers can even achieve more excellent uptime record than Webvisions, like HostGator. We display HostGator uptime record in the following chart.
Powered by high performance web servers and many other cutting-edge technologies, this company shows its superiority on the hosting speed. Based on out monitoring in the past 30 days, we make a conclusion that it consumes 534ms server response time on average.
Technical Support – 24/7 Support Is Unavailable
Webvisions offers Network Status to inform customers about any issues happening on the network or servers as well as the specific solutions. In this way, customers can get the information quickly rather than asking for help from the support team at first. And also, people can get a valid solution from the FAQs or How To’s, which include so many useful help articles or tutorials on hosting.
If the methods mentioned above cannot make a difference, customers can access to the technicians via email and phone, which are only available from 9am to 6pm and closed on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Summary – Not Recommended
In conclusion, Webvisions offers affordable Windows hosting solution only in long-term billing cycle and lack some basic Window features. Although this company provides considerate customer service, it is not available 24 hours a day, 24 days a week. Thus, we don’t recommend Webvisions to readers. In frank, there are many web hosts in the industry offering high quality Windows hosting services with all needed features and award-winning technical support, like HostGator, WinHost and DiscountASP.NET.