Gate.com Web Hosting Review

Gate.com Review

Gate.com has served numerous satisfied customers since this web hosting service opened their doors in 1996. This web hosting service gears their offerings toward personal users, enterprises and small businesses. The services Gate.com offers include web hosting, domain registration, SaaS hosting and colocation.


Hosting Package:
Gate.com offers five different web hosting plans: Ultimate Power Pack, Mach 1, Mach 50, Mach 500 and Mach 1000. Gate.com doesn’t offer much incentive to sign up for their expensive plan because their cheapest plan, the Ultimate Power Pack, comes with several unlimited features the other plans don’t have. We would sign-up for Gate.com’s higher end plans because this web hosting service does a better job of defining what you get with each feature. The Ultimate Power Pack might have more unlimited features, but it’s unclear what these features get you.

Ease of Use:
We didn't have any issues when we tested out their services. Other users have experienced problems with Gate.com’s customer service and overall reliability. When we tested out Gate.com, we didn’t experience any of these problems. Figuring out their control panel could pose some challenges for web hosting beginners, but anyone who has some experience with a web host would have no problem mastering it.

Help & Support:
Gate.com offers telephone and email support and an online knowledgebase in their support section. You’ll have to wait on hold for a while; however, when we called to test out their knowledge and friendliness, their customer service representatives answered our questions fast.

Site Creation Tools:
Each Gate.com plan comes with their standard site builder. With this easy-to-use tool, you can design up to 10 pages with 100 templates and a photo album. Their 404 custom tool helps you put your own spin on error pages with a custom error message, a logo or graphic and up to four links. Gate.com also offers a tool that can turn part of your website into a blog. If you use your website to deal with customers, you can create a more engaging customer service experience with this web hosting service’s live chat tool. Their podcasting tool and local business profile can help you further enhance your web presence.

Server Access:
You can create unlimited additional FTP, shell and subdirectory FTP accounts using Gate.com’s Web FTP Tool. However, Gate.com doesn't offer an anonymous FTP function.

Marketing Tools:
Gate.com has their own SEO department. If you choose their more expensive packages, Gate.com will make these high-priced services available to you. The highest-level package, Mach 1000, comes with a $100 credit for both search engine optimization and pay per click. For Mach 1 customers, Gate.com has to tack it on as an extra feature.

Reporting and Statistics:
Mach 1 customers have access to the Analog statistical analysis function. This report provides details about your web activity in graphical and raw numbers, grouped by weeks, days and hours. Higher up customers can look at their Referrer Logs, which tells you how a customer found your site, and Urchin 5, which provides the most accurate and user-friendly web analytics on the market with in-depth data and colorful graphics.

Summary:
Small or medium-sizes businesses will get a lot out of the web hosting service Gate.com provides. Gate.com offers a power plan that includes Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint with unlimited disk space, data transfer, email accounts and domain names for a very competitive price. Their Linux and Windows offer an adequate amount of storage space and monthly data transfer capabilities for the price.Gate.com offers reliability with an uptime rating of 99.9% and this web hosting service has good customer support backed by a 30-day money back guarantee and 24/7 email and toll-free support.

Gate.com Specifications

Gate.com Features:

  • 5,000 MB web server space
  • 500 POP Email Accounts
  • 200 GB data transfer
  • 24-hour FTP/Control Panel Access
  • Log File access
  • MySQL database
  • Graphical website statistics
  • Web based account management center
  • Shared SSL
  • Personal CGI directory
  • Form to Email CGI
  • Visitor counter CGI
  • Free domain transfers

Email Features:

  • 500 POP Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Email forwarding
  • Email Autoresponder
  • Catch-all Email address
  • Web based Email

Supported Environments:

  • MS FrontPage 2002
  • Flash
  • MYSQL
  • PHP4
  • PERL5
  • SSI Support

Data Center:

  • Daily server backup
  • Redundant power backup

Customer Support:

  • 24-hour Signature Support
  • Phone support M-F 9am - 5:30pm ET

1 comments:

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