If you are familiar with web hosting companies, then the features InterServer provides will be instantly familiar to you. In short, these are pretty standard stuff – nothing mind blowing. But what makes them stand out from the rest is the execution, or rather, how they offer all the good stuff under just one subscription plan. To be clear though, they do offer 3 different shared hosting plans which serve various purposes, but it is their Standard plan that is the best optimized for Magento hosting.
Under this plan you will get a host of unlimited features, which encompass storage, bandwidth, email accounts, FTP accounts, databases, domains, subdomains, and even parked domains. Combine that with SSD caching servers, CloudFlare CDN, speed optimization and solid uptimes, InterServer’s Standard plan is more than equipped to handle big traffic while maintaining speed and stability.
Other features that make the Standard plan worth your while include weekly backups, a free SSL certificate, more than 400 quick install scripts, and even $100 credit for Google Adwords thrown in for good measure. There are two things that InterServer lacks though: daily virus scans and free themes. On the bright side, you do still get a virus scanner – though you would have to find it in cPanel and manually initiate scans yourself. As for the Magento themes, you would have to go find some from outside sources yourself, though it is worth noting that InterServer provides a 20% Template Monster discount for you to take advantage of.
InterServer’s prices are pretty affordable, and the best part is that the price you get upon signup is exactly what you will be paying in the future. Most hosting providers pull a bait-and-switch on the prices when renewal time comes, and usually the renewal prices are significantly more expensive than the introductory prices. But because of InterServer’s price lock guarantee, this won’t happen at all. The Standard plan will cost you $5 per month, but if you go for the longer terms, the price per month decreases.
|6 Months||$4.75/mo ($28.50)|
|12 Months||$4.50/mo ($54)|
|24 Months||$4.25/mo ($102)|
|36 Months||$4.00/mo ($144)|
You can also avail of their Windows plan, which offers ASP hosting, for the same price. Though this plan is a bit more limited than the Standard. You only get 20 websites, and 10 parked domains, for example. Their WordPress plan, meanwhile, is not advisable for Magento hosting, as it only includes a 1-click install of WordPress.
In case you experience any hiccups with their services, InterServer provides an excellent suite of support options that you can turn to. Their self-help resources, for starters, consist of a comprehensive knowledgebase filled to the brim with informative articles and tutorials, as well as a community forum. If your concern cannot be resolved by the self-help resources, InterServer’s customer support representatives are only a phone call, live chat message or ticket submission away. And the best part is that help is available 24/7.
What's the Verdict on InterServer?
InterServer for Magento Review 2020 – Conclusion
To sum up, InterServer provides a compelling hosting option for Magento users. The features in their Standard plan, such as unlimited bandwidth and storage, provide all that one would need to run a successful online store. Plus, you also get a pretty rock-solid uptime so your website stays up at all times. And even if you experience downtime, the company promises to credit you for up to 50% of your monthly dues. Prices, meanwhile, are pretty affordable for the service you are getting, and thanks to a price lock guarantee, it will stay that way for the entirety of your stay at InterServer. Meanwhile, the downsides of their service are inconveniences at best, with the lack of automated daily virus scanning the most serious flaw. And even then, you do still get a virus scanner inside cPanel. So if you can live with these minor inconveniences (as most probably can), then InterServer is definitely worth a shot. And if things don’t pan out, then at least their 30-day money back guarantee has got you covered.