Shared Hosting – from $0.99 and $2.99 per month
RHC Hosting offers you the choice between Linux or Windows-based shared hosting, with each category having four plans, for a total of eight shared hosting plans for your consideration. The Linux hosting plans are cheaper, but both categories include the same set of features for their plans.
The main differences lie in each package’s resource limits, of which there are many.
Linux-Based Shared Hosting
|Feature||Test & Keep||Starter||Silver-Pro||Reseller|
|Space||250 MB||25 GB||100 GB||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth||5 GB||100 GB||500 GB||Unlimited|
|Mail Storage||250 MB||250 MB||10 GB||Unlimited|
Windows-Based Shared Hosting
|Storage||500 MB||5 GB||20 GB||50 GB|
|Bandwidth||5 GB||100 GB||500 GB||1 TB|
|Mail Storage||250 MB||500 MB||1 GB||5 GB|
All plans come with unlimited bandwidth, and accounts are set up and deployed within an hour of your registration, free of charge. In fact, that same ease comes through in your account’s day-to-day upkeep, thanks to RHC Hosting’s free management services. You’ll get regular updates to both software and hardware, care of the company’s technicians.
Nevertheless, you’ll still get a large degree of control over your account, thanks to the included control panel software, both of which are industry-standard: cPanel for Linux-based plans and Plesk for Windows-based ones. RHC Hosting makes no mention of one-click installation platforms like Fantastico or Softaculous, though, so you should be prepared to install any necessary web applications or scripts on your own.
Performance and Security
All shared hosting plans are CloudFlare enabled, so you’ll get all the advantages of a content distribution network (CDN) without any of the accompanying fees. That means you can look forward to lightning-fast page loading times and snappy site performance overall.
RHC Hosting gives you a 99% uptime guarantee with a pledge to refund every hour of unscheduled downtime, so you can rely on your website being available round-the-clock.
As for security, RHC Hosting includes added features that often cost extra fees from other providers. This includes malware scanning, firewall and DDoS protection, and network monitoring, which you get for free. You’ll also get daily remote backups, with the option to create incremental or full manual backups as needed.
VPS Hosting from $14.99 per month
If you need more resources or more control over your account and server, then check out RHC Hosting’s VPS hosting plans instead.
Like the shared hosting plan, all three VPS hosting options come with unlimited bandwidth, free setup, and within-the-hour deployment. You can opt for Linux or Windows for your operating system, with RHC offering different versions (Ubuntu, Debian, various versions of Windows Server, etc.) for either option. If you’re concerned about performance, you can also pay extra fees to switch to full SSD storage, to ensure a faster website.
Since you get full control over your VPS, RHC Hosting gives each account full SSH access. This means you’ll be administrating your account and VPS over secure, encrypted channels. This is on top of the firewall and antivirus protection and DDoS protection that come standard with each plan, too.
Specifications and Pricing
Here’s a quick overview of each plan:
|Storage||10 GB HDD||100 GB HDD||200 GB SSD|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB||6 GB|
Dedicated Hosting from $49 per month
For more complex or extremely high-traffic websites, RHC Hosting offers dedicated servers as well. There are more than twenty plans to choose from. Processors range from dual-core to quad-core, Intel i7 to Xeon. RAM ranges from 2 GB to 128 GB, and storage goes from 500 GB to 3 TB.
The cheapest dedicated server available starts at $49 per month, and prices for other plans go all the way up to $629 monthly.
RHC Hosting believes in not locking its customers down with restrictive long-term contracts, so all plans operate on monthly, semi-annual (6 months), or annual billing cycles.
RHC Hosting assigns dedicated technicians to each account, and you can reach yours through phone or Skype, 24/7. You can also reach the company’s support staff through live chat and the support ticket system.
What's the Verdict on RHC Hosting?
RHC Hosting Review 2017- Conclusion
Overall, RHC Hosting is a versatile and reliable provider, with numerous hosting options backed by a solid uptime guarantee. The availability of Windows hosting for shared and VPS plans is incredibly convenient, as are the inclusions of advanced security software and measures that save you a lot of additional fees. Automatic software and hardware updates as well as daily backups also ease the burden of maintaining your website. However, the shared hosting plans’ restrictive resource caps are worth keeping in mind.