SiteCloud vs. StartLogic

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SiteCloud vs StartLogic

SiteCloud, an eco-friendly cloud web hosting service, offers clients scalable and dependable website hosting solutions to meet growing online business needs for today and the future. StartLogic is also among leading web hosting solutions for business owners seeking reliable and advanced services to launch e-commerce websites.

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Although both are popular web hosting providers, each offers various features and tools. The following comparison of the two services may prove to be beneficial before making a final decision.

Pricing

SiteCloud web hosting services delivers entrepreneurs a selective range of cloud hosting solutions, including the basic StormSite Cloud Hosting loaded with unlimited features, which starts at $4.95/month. The plan includes unlimited storage space, bandwidth and a free lifetime domain.

Cloud VPS Hosting, however, is the ideal solution for larger online endeavors, with the service ranging in price from $29.00 to $99.00/month with an uptime reliability of 99.9%.

StartLogic offers three traditional hosting plans, including: PersonalLogic ($3.95/month), ProLogic ($5.95/month), and WindowsLogic ($8.95/month). StartLogic also offers Virtual Servers starting at $29.95/month.

StartLogic’s PersonalLogic plan has limitations of 60 GB of storage and 600 GB transfer, but its ProLogic plan offers unlimited storage and unlimited transfer, making it the most comparable package to SiteCloud’s StormSite. In comparing these two plans, the $1 monthly difference in price points is not a deal breaker, which means the right choice will ultimately come down to the specific features and type of hosting provided by each company.

Products and Services

As an environmentally friendly web host provider, SiteCloud promises to honor its commitment to pool together resources to efficiently use servers to deliver quality services and pass along savings to its clients. SiteCloud offers clients a basic cloud hosting package with numerous unlimited features, including a free lifetime domain name, site migration, site builder, nightly backups, LAMP ready, plus much more.

While StartLogic offers traditional, non-cloud hosting, it does have diverse hosting plans, but the features are not as robust as we would like to see, unless you are opting for the ProLogic plan, which includes integrated Google webmaster tools, a feedback platform and a free listing in Yellowpages.com. For larger scale businesses, either the WindowsLogic plan or a virtual server may prove to be a better choice.

If you’re looking for unlimited features to meet your business needs, SiteCloud offers more; however, the company isn’t as focused on accommodating business needs as when compared to StartLogic.

Web Hosting Features

SiteCloud and StartLogic are both renowned and trustworthy web hosting services; however, for more unlimited features, SiteCloud ranks higher. While the StormSite Cloud Hosting package delivers unlimited high performance SAN web space, hosted domains, bandwidth, e-mail accounts, auto responders, mailing lists, webmail, MySQL databases, free lifetime domain, website migration, and FrontPage extensions, Dreamweaver, and iWeb ready, the basic StartLogic plan, the PersonalLogic only allows for 60GB storage and 600GB transfer rates.

The ProLogic is the better StartLogic option for small to medium-sized online businesses.

Customer Service

As any good customer support-orientated company realizes, providing personalized customer service is imperative to be considered successful. SiteCloud and StartLogic make every effort to provide excellent quality customer service when technical issues occur to reduce website downtime. Both companies offer free 24/7 live chat and e-mail support, as well as a wealth of valuable online resources.

However, keep in mind that while StartLogic offers 24/7 phone support, SiteCloud’s phone representatives are only available during business hours. Additionally, StartLogic offers delivery of system alerts via e-mail and viewable open troubleshooting tickets, while it does not appear that SiteCcoud has these features at this time.

When it comes to reliability, both promise a 99.9% uptime with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. SiteCloud and StartLogic provide equal customer support services, although StartLogic gets bonus points for the e-mail alert system and its 24/7 phone support.

Recommendations

After fully reviewing both SiteCloud and StartLogic, each offers many business solutions and essential tools to manage a professional website, however, StartLogic’s ProLogic plan has our nod for potential clients looking for the best value and providing the necessary e-commerce tools to build and maintain a reliable business website, despite the fact it costs a couple dollars more per month when compared to SiteCloud.

With that said, those who are specifically looking for the scalability, reliability, and eco-friendly touch of cloud hosting would be best served with SiteCloud, who offers excellent features at very competitive rates.

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