WebHost4Life Review, Rating & Secret Unveiled 2016

our editors
7 votes 2.50 of 5
Not Recommended
Devoting itself to web hosting since 1999, WebHost4Life has been proud to offer domain name registration, reseller, shared and VPS hosting service. Plus, catering to different groups' demands, this company claims both Windows and Linux hosting.

Responding to the environmental protection call, WebHost4Life claims to have offset all electricity use with wind-powered Renewable Energy Certificates(RECs), which in turn attracts many environmentalists' attentions. However, this web host has always been deemed as a controversial solution and it is proved to just offer poor to fair service.

Speaking to shared service, WebHost4Life seems to emphasize more on Windows hosting which involves three hosting plans – Basic, Advanced and Premium – than Linux hosting which is included with one single Unlimited Unix plan.

As for price, this company prices the Windows hosting plans from $4.95/mo, $9.95/mo and $19.95/mo, which are effective for at least 1-year registration. For the activation of domain name, this web host charges for $15.99 in total. At this respect, pricing from WebHost4Life is just above the average and is not as compelling as it claims.
Editorial Review

WebHost4Life Speed Review 2.50 of 5

It is unbelievable that WebHost4Life doesn't have any information about its data centers, not to mention speed-accelerating technologies. Based on this fact, it is probable that this web host doesn't have its own data center and rent servers from other providers, which is risky for holding a high-traffic site.

According to customers' feedbacks, WebHost4Life delivers slow response to people' service request, and websites hosted with them are really slow at times. In desperation, most of the WebHost4Life users choose to leave this risky and unresponsive company.

WebHost4Life Reliability Review 2.50 of 5

According to online voices, WebHost4Life is said to have been deteriorating its service along with the growing demands of business. As is mentioned above, as this company is 100% wind-powered out of environment protection awareness or small budget, out of question, their servers go down when the wind is low.

Looking back to customer remarks, it is easy to find out that there are all kinds of complaints inundated with online forums. Most people state that their sites are more down than up, and sometimes their downtime lasts for over one week without any estimated time or time frame. What's more, it makes no sense to seek help from its SEO or support staffs who always respond with the same useless answer that "We are sorry for the inconvenience".

WebHost4Life Feature Review 2.50 of 5

As for Windows hosting features, the plans have mutual characteristics. To name a few , all plans support unlimited data transfer, hosted domains, IIS 6/7 web server, Windows 2008, MS access, FTP manager, ASP.NET 1.1/2.0/3.0/3.5 SP1, ASP.NET WCF & MVC, PHP 4/5, etc. Honestly speaking, those features are quite ordinary.

On the other hand, WebHost4Life assigns different resources in each plan. For instance, the Basic plan consists of 10GB disk space, 20 MySQL databases, 10 FTP accounts and 10 IMAP/POP3 email accounts. And the elite Premium plan is packed with unlimited disk space, unlimited MySQL databases, FTP accounts and POP3/IMAP email accounts with additional 10 MSSQL databases and drag-and-drop site builder included.

On the downside, WebHost4Life uses WebMail as its control panel, which has less intuitive interface and powerful functions. To make the matter worse, this company tends to shut down your website without any prior notification if they think you are using too many resources beyond limits, and in the meantime, they refuse to restore your site or give any explanation unless you agree to upgrade the current plan.

WebHost4Life Technical Support Review 2.00 of 5

WebHost4Life makes clients assured with email ticket, live chat and phone call support ways. However, just as s regular customer has said, customer service from WebHost4Life is non-existent and is a total crock. For a start, it usually takes ages to get a response from customer support, regardless of common or emergent events.

Except that, if registrants who have a front page issue, IIS issue, server issue or ASP.NET issue, the advertised "knowledgeable 24x7 support" can't do anything but create one ticket. In the end, anxious customers cannot get anything related to the specific issues but a canned or misunderstood answer.