WestHost VPS Web Hosting Provider - Review

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, March 30, 2009

screenshot6There are so many web hosting providers these days, all claiming to be the top of the line and with lucrative packages, you are bound to get confused. So we have started this series where we will review a web hosting provider a month based on our personal experiences. We have written about LFCHosting Web hosting Provider last month. Today its about WestHost. They offer Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting starting out as low as $3.95 per month.

Virtual Private Server

Most Web Hosting companies offer VIRTUAL or SHARED hosting. This means you literally share your resources, applications and environment with potentially hundreds of other users in the same directory. This configuration can allow any compromises to a single site to affect the performance and security of everyone else on the same server. With Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS Hosting) technology, a Web server is divided into multiple isolated environments. Each environment has its own server software providing independence for that Web site. Any compromise to a site would only affect that VPS and could not affect any other site on the same server. So you know, Westhost is actually safer.

Plans and Price

There is no doubt that WestHost provides cost effective hosting solutions.  In fact there personal hosting plans start out as low as $3.95 per month with 1GB space and 10 GB bandwidth.  The most expensive personal plan is as low as $9.95 per month for 25,000 MB space and 500 GB bandwidth. The usual features remain such as Site builders etc. Each plan includes: Perl, PHP, CGI-BIN, Python. Apache is provided. You can use your own web server and set up DNS too.

Customer Support

I was really impressed with the customer support. By 24*7, they meant 24*7 and even the silliest of queries were answered promptly.


Well, Westhost is pretty reliable. We used a website monitoring system to track down our testing blog’s uptime and with a fairly big number of traffic. It didn’t fail noticably and though not 99.9% uptime, they were up most of the times, pretty close to that actually. In addition their data center has backup power so that things can stay up and running if there is a power outage and any natural disaster or even fire break up.


We actually tested Westhost and there was nothing which can make us think otherwise but good. Without any notable con in sight, Westhost might be the one you will want to try your luck.


March 3, 2010: 7:26 pm

thanks for you add site

March 30, 2009: 5:43 pm

This is Adam from WestHost. I wanted to thank you for the positive feed back. I can attest that WestHost is a great web hosting provider and that client service is very important at WestHost.



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