WebCare360 Offshore Hosting Review
WebCare360 is a company with a strong commitment to privacy and complete anonymity. Operating from Saint Kitts and Nevis, this dual-island nation nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, WebCare360 has been offering secure offshore hosting services since its inception in November 2009. This review provides a comprehensive look at WebCare360's offerings and features.
WebCare360 positions itself as an affordable offshore hosting provider offering a variety of services including shared web hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, and anti-DDoS services. Its hosting plans feature the popular cPanel control panel, DMCA-ignored hosting, CloudLinux OS, IPv4 addresses, a Softaculous one-click installer, and a 99.99% uptime guarantee.
WebCare360's DMCA-ignored hosting is noteworthy, meaning they won't take down your web content due to requests under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This is made possible by placing servers in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria. The CodeGuard backup manager provides additional protection for your web data, albeit at an extra cost.
While WebCare360’s hosting services may not be the most economical on the market, the company presents a compelling case for privacy, prompting potential customers to consider the true value of their privacy. Though payments for plans can be made monthly in euros, a significant discount is available for an annual subscription.
WebCare360 offers a robust 99.99% uptime guarantee, ensuring your website is reliably up and running. However, it only provides a 7-day money-back guarantee, considerably shorter than the industry standard of 30 days. It's also worth noting that there are no refunds for virtual and dedicated server solutions.
When it comes to customer support, contacting WebCare360 may pose a challenge. Despite offering telephone, ticket, online form, and email contact options, my exploratory pre-sales email didn't receive a response. Furthermore, their knowledge base, which could serve as a means of self-support, is sadly bare.
To give you a brief idea about their pricing structure, the ‘Basic' web hosting plan which includes 5GB SSD storage and 500GB bandwidth for 2 sites costs C$5.32. More comprehensive and pricey options like the ‘DDOS Safe' plan with 10GB SSD storage and 500GB bandwidth are available at C$133.
In conclusion, WebCare360's offshore hosting services are well-suited for individuals and organizations keen on maintaining their web content's accessibility – as long as it's legal – despite DMCA requests to take it down. The hosting plans may seem pricey, but that's a trade-off for enhanced privacy. However, it is advisable for potential customers to thoroughly assess their specific needs and hosting requirements before deciding on a provider.