Webfusion Web Hosting: Review & Summary
Webfusion began offering hosting services in 1997, and was a pioneer in the web hosting industry in the UK. The company offers a range of hosting plans to suit all kinds of users from those creating their first website to business users with complex sites. You can choose either Linux or Windows based hosting for all Webfusion’s hosting plans. More advanced users can choose a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or a Dedicated Server account.
Webfusion’s starter package is the low-price “Fusion Starter,” which includes a free .co.uk domain, free set up, up to 20 GB of traffic, and 1.5 GB of disk storage space. Managing your hosting account is simple, with Webfusion’s control panel. “Fusion Professional” is the next step up for more advanced users, and it includes everything you get with the starter plan, but disk space increases to 5 GB, and the traffic allowance is 50 GB.
For the business user interested in establishing or increasing a professional online presence, “Fusion Business” and “Fusion Developer” plans are ideal and still extremely affordable yet suitable for business with complex websites. These plans include all the features of Fusion Professional, but increase traffic allowance to 150 and 300 GB and disk space to 10 and 20 GB respectively.
Webfusion’s hosting plans all include generous email mailboxes and advanced webmail facilities. Even the Fusion Starter plan gives you 500 mailboxes, and the number increases to 1000 for Fusion Professional, 1500 for Fusion Business, and a massive 5000 for Fusion Developer.
The Fusion Professional plan and up include protection against spam and viruses, and scripting is enabled, with advanced scripting available for Fusion Developer accounts. All accounts include marketing aids such as vouchers for Google AdWords and Microsoft AdCenter. An advanced Plesk control panel is available for all hosting plans. A generous discount applies to all Webfusion’s hosting plans paid a year in advance, and for a very reasonable annual charge you can add an SSL package to reassure your customers your website is genuine and trustworthy, and their payment information and personal details are safe.
As your online business grows, you may decide to step up to a VPS account or a dedicated server, and Webfusion has a range of options for both. VPS accounts give you many more features and maximum flexibility, with much more data storage space, larger bandwidth, and unlimited traffic. Dedicated servers give you the most options and the greatest flexibility of all, either in a managed dedicated server or a custom-designed service to give you all the features your business needs and wants.
Webfusion is partnered with Host Europe for web hosting in Germany. Other brands making up Webfusion are 123-reg, Donhost, and SupaNames, so you know Webfusion is experienced in all aspects of web hosting. As you would expect, Webfusion services include around-the-clock support via the website and telephone.