Midphase Personal Visit Site

Pros / Midphase features unlimited disk space, bandwidth and email accounts.

Cons / The control panel can be awkward for beginners.

 Verdict / Midphase provides you with all the tools and resources you need to create and maintain your site, but it offers a more restricted hosting package than the other services in our review.

Midphase's domain hosting service offers a robust feature list that appeals to a wide range of users. While Midphase does what it can to simplify the complex process of domain hosting, the service will probably feel a little daunting to beginners. However, just a little bit of time using the service should resolve that. It also lacks some of the key features we looked for in a web host; namely, it limits your domains, subdomains and MySQL databases, and it charges you to transfer domains. Despite its limitations, Midphase presents a cheap domain hosting service with the ability to meet a growing user base.

This domain hosting service caters to both large and small businesses. This means that, as your website grows, Midphase can handle the growing pains. It also offers a Personal plan for those who don't have the needs of a small business but still want to get a website online, such as bloggers. We reviewed Midphase's Personal plan, the most basic domain hosting plan it offers.

The Personal plan is somewhat limited compared to the other services in our domain hosting review. It only allows you to create one domain and one subdomain, making it the most limited shared web host plan we reviewed. It also only allows for one MySQL database and does not allow you to park domains.

While the shared web hosting package is quite limited, the service does offer unlimited disk space and bandwidth with its Personal plan. Like the other services, it has some restrictions based on the average client's usage that you can find in the terms of service on its website.

The domain host backs up your website on a daily basis, and you can restore it at any time. The service has a secure shell (SSH), so you can safely access other computers through the program, and its shared Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) ensures any transactions on your site are protected and secure. While it has many of the security features that are standard in the industry, it does not offer a solid-state drive. These drives improve load times for your customers and provide better stability so that your website does not crash or slow down from a jump in traffic.

Midphase offers most of the features we look for in the best domain hosting services. For example, you can use the included cPanel for site management. You also get plenty of email features, such as autoresponders, spam filters and unlimited email addresses. Of particular note is Midphase's site builder tool. This tool has everything you need to build a website. As web design and domain hosting overlap in many areas, being able to manage both in a single interface is both efficient and convenient.

Ease of use is an important part of any domain hosting service. Midphase is generally quite accessible, but we found that the control panel is a little difficult to navigate. On first view, the main page is so full of feature icons that it can be disorienting. For beginners, this page might seem overwhelming. The control panel also lacks powerful organizational tools, which translates into wasted time looking for exactly what you need.

Midphase offers standard support options. It has an in-depth knowledgebase and video tutorials, and you can contact technical support representatives by email or live chat. The representatives were quick to respond to our inquiries and did not try to upsell us any of the times we contacted them. The company does not have user forums, but the comprehensive help center is very useful for those who are creating a website for the first time.

  • Money Back Guarantee
  • Support Quality
  • Usability Score
  1. You may cancel your account and get your money back within a certain number of days.
    More is Better
  2. 9  Midphase
    30.0 Days
  3. 90.0 Days
  4. 97.0 Days
  5. 3  Arvixe
    60.0 Days
  6. Category Average
    47.2 Days

Summary

Midphase delivers much more than basic domain hosting. A strong feature list and comprehensive support help this service stand out. The service is likely to please experienced users and, with practice, beginners with its powerful tools. No domain hosting service is without its flaws, but Midphase minimizes those flaws, like an awkward control panel, and maximizes strengths, like a strong feature list.

Midphase Personal Visit Site