SiteCloud vs Powweb

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SiteCloud vs. Powweb

SiteCloud leads the web hosting industry as an affordable and environment-friendly provider without compromising the quality of scalable and reliable services it provides. SiteCloud meets the dynamic needs to help launch websites and expand in increments of success to accommodate the growing demands of business ventures.

Powweb hosting is another popular and affordable hosting solution. It offers an uncomplicated “one plan” that delivers the basic all-in-one web hosting needs. Sites are housed on a load-balanced technology platform that guarantees optimal uptime at an affordable price.

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The following comparison highlights the pros and cons of both to help when deciding between the two to best suit your hosting needs.

Pricing

Depending on your existing hosting needs, SiteCloud offers three various platforms focused on accommodating different needs. StormSite Cloud shared hosting is the cheapest plan offered at $4.95/month loaded with free and unlimited features. In addition, SiteCloud also provides a VPS (Virtual Private Server) plan that starts at $29.00/month with enhanced packages increasing in price to $99.00/month. For entrepreneurs interested in starting a web hosting company, then the Reseller Hosting plans is a great option at $19.00/month and extending to $99.00 /month for upgraded packages.

Powweb hosting is also an affordable option with the single hosting plan at $4.88/month. The basic plan is recommend for smaller- mid scale ventures. Powweb also offers Microsoft Exchange hosting with basic plans beginning at $12.95/year for 2000MBmailboxes. In overall comparison, SiteCloud is the more cost-efficient choice simply because of the numerous features offered in the basic plan.

Products and Services

SiteCloud markets itself as environmentally-conscious hosting provider that doesn’t leave carbon footprints, being 100% carbon neutral. As a “green” company, it’s able to effectively pass on energy-cost savings benefits to customers, allowing the host to offer numerous benefits at a reasonable price. In addition, the host ensures reliability by providing a 99.9% network uptime, RAID-10 Storage Arrays, and nightly back-ups. Other services include a 30-day money back guarantee, a free lifetime domain, and site migration. Many customers would argue the greatest service offered is access to the popular and trust-worthy cPanel and WHM control panels.

Powweb outshines SiteCloud as it stands on its own feet as the host develops exclusive software to accommodate individualized needs such as Load-Balanced Technology to prevent single point failures while offering a 99.96% uptime. In addition, the company manages, owns, and operates all hosting software and hardware including server load-balanced servers and its OPS control panel. Powweb delivers the best products and services to ensure reliability, which is essential for any business venture.

Web Hosting Features

StormSite’s Cloud hosting plan is brimming with features including: unlimited high performance SAN web space, hosted domains, bandwidth, e-mail accounts, auto responders, mailing lists, webmail access, MySQL databases, free lifetime domain, website migration, and supports FrontPage extensions, Dreamweaver, and iWeb ready. Quick activation, free website builder with 600+ templates and over 150 auto-installation scripts available allows businesses to launch sites without hassle and delay.

Powweb hosting features include: unlimited RAID storage, bandwidth, e-mail boxes, domains, script instant installer (WordPress, OSCommerce, phpBB), FrontPage and Dreamweaver ready, SSL, point and click builder. E-commerce tools such as ShopSite Starter Shopping Cart and PayPal payment support are useful to support online business ventures. Powweb does limit MySQL databases to 75, unlike SiteCloud that offers unlimited. Although SiteCloud offers more features, Powweb is best suited to meet the needs of e-commerce ventures at an affordable price.

Customer Support

SiteCloud and Powweb both provide customer support via e-mail, phone, and online live chat options. However, it’s important to note SiteCloud only provides limited hours of operation for phone support while Powweb offers 24/7/365 phone support. SiteCloud offers customers access to a resourceful knowledge base of articles and a helpful FAQ section.

In addition, Powweb offers customers access to server status updates, system announcements, support documentation, user guides, as well as a FAQ section. There’s also a Powweb community forum compromised of over 20,000 current users.

Powweb delivers more options for customer support. It’s essential for customers managing a business site to have quick and easy access to customer service to thwart downtime and server overload, which often results in a loss of profits.

Recommendation

Despite the fact SiteCloud offers numerous free and unlimited features, when meeting business needs our nod goes to Powweb. With its load-balanced technology and convenient customer support services, the focus is geared more toward reliability instead of offering the most web features.

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