PowWeb Web Hosting Review

PowWeb Review

PowWeb has been around since 1999 and their web hosting service has been both cursed and praised ever since. At TopTenREVIEWS, we have used a variety of web hosting companies for our different sites, and this web hosting service falls somewhere in the middle range. This web hosting service’s occasional downtime, minimal feature set and inconsistent support make them less attractive though.

PowWeb Hosting Package:

PowWeb doesn't have a bunch of different plans with various levels of features bogging you down with the conflict of choosing this one or that one. PowWeb offers one plan that has several different, quality features, such as unlimited disk space and monthly bandwidth. It would be nice if it had more features, but for the low price of $4.88 you can't go wrong with the multifaceted, high functioning plan PowWeb offers.
This web hosting service supports the following software: FrontPage, PHP4, Perl5, Sendmail, CGI-BIN, SSI, .htaccess, Cronjobs, Flash, Shockwave, Midi, Multimedia Support, MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin databases.
This web hosting service's control panel, called the Member Operations Center, is of their own design. The six main functions on the panel include Main, personal, accounting, packages, DomReg and history. The main tab provides you access to FAQs, submits questions to support, sales, or billing staff. The personal tab allows you to view or edit your personal information as well as add new user accounts. The accounting tab lets you create billing accounts, view online payments, add payment methods, and view account history. The package tab is where you will configure the meat of your web hosting service-you can configure POP3 accounts, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, domains, MySQL, and SSL. The DomReg tab is where you register your domain names. The final tab is your history tab, which logs all the changes you make to your account.

Ease of Use:
PowWeb has several superb features that are both high functioning and easy to use. The company’s friendly, reliable customer service representatives makes PowWeb even easier to use. You can also go on PowWeb’s website to read their thorough FAQs section. If you still can’t find the answers to your questions, PowWeb’s active user community can connect you with knowledgeable users. PowWeb makes finding the answers to your questions easier than you would expect.

Help & Support:
PowWeb offers a few support options, such as email, live-chat and toll-free telephone support. PowWeb’s toll-free line is available Monday to Friday 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. PDT and Saturday to Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. PDT. The technicians that work with PowWeb weren’t always able to resolve our concerns right away.
PowWeb also offers online tutorials and a FAQs (frequently asked questions) section on their website. If you are new to web hosting, PowWeb’s tutorials and FAQs sections are quite helpful when setting up your site and other tasks. This web hosting service also provides an online community forum where you can find answers to most of your email questions.

Site Creation Tools:
PowWeb has an easy to use website builder, which offers the following:
  • Nine site pages
  • 100 templates and various color schemes
  • Flash movie capabilities
  • Guestbook
  • Business blog tool
  • Sitemap generator
  • Live statistics
  • Search Engine Optimization features.
  • A site search tool
  • Tickers for important announcements
  • A voting tool for your visitors
Server Access:
PowWeb offers FTP access and the ability to create unlimited FTP accounts. You can transfer files using the simple web-based file manager that makes transferring files to different locations as easy as moving files around on your hard drive. You will be impressed with how easy it is to get files for your website uploaded.

Marketing Tools:
PowWeb has several features, including email marketing, RatePoint and several other tools to make your site more visible on the crowded internet landscape.

Reporting and Statistics:
You have Webalizer and AWStats at your disposal using PowWeb. Both of them are fantastic programs by themselves, but when you put them together, a clearer picture of your website's performance becomes known. You can also get bandwidth reports, access/error/referral logs and real-time logging.

PowWeb is a moderate web hosting company. PowWeb has excellent, easy to use features with quality customer service representatives that make using this web hosting service even easier. We would definitely recommend PowWeb for their reliability and low price for a package that's loaded with all sorts of features you would have to pay more to get elsewhere. You won't be disappointed with PowWeb.

PowWeb Specifications

PowWeb Hosting Details:

  • UNLIMITED Disk Space
  • UNLIMITED Data Transfer
  • FREE Domain
  • Host Unlimited Domains
  • SSL, FTP, Stats Point & Click Site Builder
  • $75 in Yahoo & Google Ads Credits
  • E-Commerce Included
  • FrontPage/Dreamweaver ready
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee


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