Rat Web Hosting Review
Rat Hosting was founded in 2012 and they specialize in shared, reseller, and VPS hosting. It was initially made for a small market but has expanded into a wide customer base today. The company recently acquired another web hosting company as well.
The company offers a 99% uptime guarantee to their clients.
Their Shared hosting plans include: 5 GB to unlimited web space, 45 GB to unlimited bandwidth, 1 to unlimited domains, 1 to unlimited add on domains, 1 to unlimited parked domains, 5 to unlimited SQL databases, 5 to unlimited email accounts, optional domain name, upgradable, cPanel, Softaculous, support for various scripts such as WordPress and Joomla, CloudFlare, ClamAV anti-virus, RVSiteBuilder, and phpBB.
Their Reseller plans come in 3 categories. For their standard Reseller plans, you can choose from: 25 GB to unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited cPanel accounts, unlimited domains, billing system, free domain name, domain name reselling, cPanel, Softaculous, AWStats, RVSkin, Attracta SEO tools, TheHosting tool, CloudFlare, RVSiteBuilder Pro, Google AdWords advertising credit, WebHost manager, and BoxBilling.
Their Master Reseller plans include: 25 GB to unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited cPanel accounts, unlimited reseller accounts, billing system, free domain name, domain reselling, cPanel, RVSkin, Google AdWords credit, Attracta SEO, TheHosting tool, CloudFlare, RVSiteBuilder, AWStats, WebHost manager, Softaculous, and BoxBilling.
The Alpha Reseller packages have the following: 25 GB to unlimited web space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited reseller accounts, unlimited cPanel accounts, billing system, free domain name, billing system, and 0845 number. They also have WebHost manager, CLoudfLare, TheHosting tool, Attracta SEO, RVSiteBuilder Pro, RVSkin, AWStats, Softaculous, cPanel, BoxBilling, and a lot more.
Their VPS hosting plans have: 40 GB to 100 GB of web space, 800 GB to 2000 GB monthly bandwidth, 1.47 to 3.20 GHz processor, 1 GB to 2.5 GB RAM, CentOS 6, Intel Xeon 6 Core, 72 GB dedicated Memory, 2x250 RAID HDD, 1 dedicated IP, full SSH root access, control panel support, and automatic failovers.
Their Windows hosting includes 1GB to unlimited web space, 10 GB to unlimited bandwidth, URL rewrite, unlimited email accounts, 2008 server, support for PHP 5.3 and MySQL, .NET 3.5 to 4.5, ASP.NET, Plesk 10 control panel, CubeCart, Zen Cart, osCommerce, SMTP & IMAP support, MSSQL, MySQL, and PHP 5.
Their Windows Reseller plans include: 10 GB to 100 GB web space, 200 GB to 2000 GB monthly bandwidth, URL rewrite, unlimited email accounts, 2008 server, support for .NET, ASP.NET MVC, PHP 5.3, MySQL, an optional dedicated IP, and it also allows you to create hosting plans. They also have Plesk 10 control panel, osCommerce, SMTP and IMAP support, CubeCart, and Zen Cart.
Prices for Shared hosting are: £2.49 a month for Bronze, £3.99 for Silver, £5.49 for Gold, and £6.99 for Diamond.
For standard Reseller hosting the prices are: £8.99 a month for Bronze, £10.99 for Silver, £12.99 for Gold, and £14.99 for Diamond.
The Master Reseller plans cost £18.99 a month for Bronze, £20.99 for Silver, £22.99 for Gold, and £24.99 for Diamond.
For the Alpha Reseller plans, the prices are: £28.99 a month for Bronze, £30.99 for Silver, £32.99 for Gold, and £34.99 for Diamond.
For VPS hosting the prices are: £17.99 for Bronze, £23.99 for Silver, £32.39 for Gold, and £39.59 for Diamond.
Windows hosting plans cost £2.99 for Bronze, £3.99 for Silver, £4.99 for Gold, and £5.99 for Diamond.
Windows Reseller plans cost £14.99 for Bronze, £17.99 for Silver, £23.99 for Gold, and £36.99 for Diamond.
The company offers a wide range of avenues for support which is really great since it allows clients to contact them in many ways. They have Skype, remote assistance, Twitter, support tickets, knowledgebase, and the iMessage support.
For site security, Rat Hosting offers ClamAV antivirus spam filters for email. You will have to purchase a separate SSL certificate.
Rat Hosting provides a wide range of features for their web hosting plans and this is definitely one of their advantages over their competitors. For example, they offer RVSiteBuilder, CloudFlare, Softaculous, and cPanel even in their basic Shared hosting package. They also offer unlimited features such as monthly bandwidth, email accounts, and subdomains which are not included in other similarly priced plans from other companies.
Tech support is also readily available which is a must when you are providing web hosting services. The company does not lack in size of features as you can easily upgrade your plans to their VPS hosting services. Considering all of their features, they are definitely very affordable compared to other site hosting companies. For that, I think Rat Hosting deserves a 9 out of 10 rating.