With most hosting services, you’re presented with several shared hosting options, and you’ll need to pick the one which closely matches your requirements. Often, this means you pay for services and features which you don’t even use. It’s different with WebFaction, however, because you can add more resources and services for a fee instead.
The basic plan starts at $9.50 a month, which goes down to $8.50 a month if you pay for an entire year upfront. There’s a 60-day money-back guarantee, and if you’re in a hurry you can use the instant account activation option.
Server locations are in the US, Amsterdam (which is in Europe), and Singapore (in Asia). Disk space starts with 100 GB, but you can pay an additional $5 a month for every extra 50 GB you require. Bandwidth is for 600 GB a month, and if that’s insufficient then another $5 a month gets you an extra 300 GB per month. You have 512 MB for application memory, and each extra 512 MB memory costs $7. If you want a dedicated IP address, that’s another $5 a month.
As for the number of domains and apps per account, there’s no arbitrary limit. You’re only limited by the disk space, bandwidth, and memory you’re using.
Email is very secure, with SMTP, IMAP, and POP access provided. You’ve got a dependable anti-spam filter, and you can use email autoresponders as well. You can also process your emails with a script.
A lot of the features here are very helpful for web developers. You can of course access your data with the control panel. With the WebFaction API, you can automate application installation and email address configuration. But you can also use SSH and FTP to remotely access your account. The control panel also displays storage and bandwidth usage stats, and you also have a 1-click installer for 25 popular tools.
The documentation is quite comprehensive, so you can set up your databases, apps, and email easily. The tools also have specific documentation, and API documentation is available as well.
If that’s not enough, there’s 24/7 customer support on standby, and their response time is quite impressive. The community website also offers useful answers and tips.
The servers used here are designed to pass PCI security scans, and the data centers are safe-harbor certified.
All in all, what we have here is a hosting service that’s designed to give you what you need. That includes topnotch customer support and the ever-enthusiastic “questions and answers” community website. With WebFaction, you get the precise solution you need without any hassle at all.
Most of the customers agree that their services are professional and prompt. Getting started is easy, and if you ever have any questions they will give you answers quickly. For those who value professionalism, WebFaction is a joy to work with, as the limits and definitions are clear cut, and so are the costs. You won’t have to deal with unwanted surprises at all.