Blue Domino Web Hosting Review

Blue Domino Review

Blue Domino prides itself on providing a "straight up deal" when it comes to your hosting needs. With one consolidated package, Blue Domino’s streamlined offerings make venturing into the world of web hosting and design well worth the journey. Other services bog down their potential customers with an assortment of plans when they could just merge those plans into an all-in-one solution. This web hosting service makes the claim that reliable, affordable hosting is their top priority. All of this web hosting service's plans come with no set up fee; however, this service's claim to 99.9% uptime is a bit misleading.

Hosting Package:
Blue Domino’s The One Plan packs unlimited disk space and bandwidth in with powerful additional features. You don’t have to pay for your domain name with this service.

Ease of Use:
Ease of use is an area this web hosting service definitely needs to improve on. We had difficulties using many of the features they offered. When we went to find answers to our questions, with a knowledgebase filled with brief entries, a sparse FAQ section and long response times when it came to phone, email and live chat support greeted us. Their tutorials are good, but they don't make up for their shortcomings in the other areas.

Help & Support:
Their 24/7 customer service leaves something to be desired. Their customer support staff was not as knowledgeable and friendly as some of the other services we reviewed. They took awhile to respond to our questions and left us with more questions than answers when we were done. When you try to find answers on their website, you will end up being more confused than ever when you're done. They definitely need to work on this area.

Site Creation Tools:
Blue Domino doesn't have its own site builder tool. Blue Domino leaves coding and uploading your website up to you. This won't be too much of a challenge for the diehard web designers who are used to coding entire websites anyway. However, not every potential customer of this website is going to have a similar body of knowledge when it comes to website design. Adding a site builder would help bring in more customers.

Server Access:
Blue Domino gives you unlimited 24/7 FTP access, but they don't provide many other details as to what they offer in this area.

Marketing Tools:
Blue Domino recently improved its site promotion tool options. They now offer a $25 Yahoo! Search Marketing Credit, $50 Google AdWords Credit and $50 Facebook Advertising Credit. If you will use your website to run a business, you get a free Yellowpages.com business when you sign-up for this web hosting service. This web hosting service enables you to certify your domain as an environmentally friendly destination with green hosting badges. On top of all these options, this web hosting service includes RatePoint in The One Plan.

Reporting and Statistics:
You can access your log files with Blue Domino and analyze them using Webalizer.

Summary:
Blue Domino provides an adequate web hosting service for the price. With three different packages to offer, they can provide web hosting services to individuals and businesses alike. The areas that they need to improve on would be the customer service arena, ease of use, and their claim of the 99.9% guaranteed uptime. If customer service, ease of use, and uptime with your site are important to you, we recommend you review our higher ranked products.

Blue Domino Specifications

Features:
  • 5000 MB web server space
  • 500 POP Email Accounts
  • 50 GB data transfer
  • 1 hour account setup
  • Web based account admin
  • Customizable error pages
  • Server Side Includes
  • 24/7 unlimted FTP access
  • HTTP-Analyze stats
  • Free domain pointing
  • Personal CGI-BIN
Email Features:
  • 25 email accounts
  • SMTP mail
  • Spam filtering software
  • Unlimited aliases, forwarders, auto-reponders
  • Web based Email
Supported Environments:
  • MS FrontPage extensions
  • MYSQL
  • PHP4
  • PERL5
  • SSI Support

Blue Domino Data Center:

  • Daily server backup
  • Redundant power backup
  • Customer Support:
  • 24-hour Signature Support
  • 24/7 Live Chat Support

1 comments:

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