EasyCGI: Our Review

Easy CGI has made a business out of offering hosting solutions that are moderately more advanced than the most basic plans offered by most hosting providers, yet not so complex that only developers will benefit from them, and all at affordable prices.

They offer a few extra services in addition to their hosting packages, but where you’ll find the most value is in the handful of hosting options they provide.

Features

EasyCGI specializes in two main types of hosting—shared and virtual private server (VPS), each of which is broken out to multiple plan levels.

Shared Hosting Features

The shared hosting plans offer all the same features, with some variation according to plan level. Be sure to check each plan’s options thoroughly before signing up to ensure the plan will accommodate your site’s needs.

  • Three plan levels to choose from:
    • Advanced X
    • Advanced X2
    • Advanced X4
  • All plans include:
    • Windows operating system; choose either 2003 or 2008
    • 3,500 GB, 5,000 GB, and 7,500 GB monthly data transfer, corresponding with available plan levels
    • 350 GB, 500 GB, and 750 GB disk space, corresponding with available plan levels
    • Proprietary control panel
    • No setup fees
    • Unlimited* domains
    • Unlimited* FTP accounts
    • Custom error pages
    • Domain registration
    • Domain privacy included
    • 500, 1,000, and Unlimited* email accounts, corresponding with available plan levels
    • PHP4, PHP5, and Perl5
    • CGI-BIN
    • 99.9% uptime guarantee
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    • 24/7 tech support via live chat

VPS Hosting Features

EasyCGI’s VPS hosting plans are similar to their shared plans in that each one offers nearly the same features and services, just with a few minor differences that correspond to the various plan levels.

  • Three plan levels to choose from:
    • Linux VPS X
    • Linux VPS X2
    • Linux VPS X4
    • Linux VPS X10
  • All plans include:
    • Choice of Linux operating system
    • OpenVZ virtualization software
    • 500 GB, 1,000 GB, 2,000 GB, and 2,000 GB monthly data transfer, corresponding with available plan levels
    • 20 GB, 30 GB, 50 GB, and 100 GB disk space, corresponding with available plan levels
    • 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB RAM, corresponding with available plan levels
    • 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB RAM, and 4 GB burstable memory, corresponding with available plan levels
    • Unlimited* websites
    • 1 IP address
    • Firewall protection
    • No setup fees
    • Unlimited* email accounts
    • PHP and Perl support
    • Unlimited* FTP accounts
    • Unlimited* MySQL databases
    • 99.9% uptime guarantee
    • 30 day money back guarantee
    • 24/7 tech support via live chat

In addition to the various hosting plans, EasyCGI offers email only hosting, Web forwarding, and domain registration services.

*As a rule, “unlimited” in the context of shared hosting generally denotes “limitless until you negatively impact server performance, at which point you may be billed or transferred to a more costly service tier.”

Benefits Breakdown

The Good

  • EasyCGI offers a fairly wide selection of plans, features, and options at various affordable prices.

The Not-So-Good

  • There is little room for customization or growth once you’ve selected a plan.

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