Easy CGI first got its start as an internet service provider in 1994 and in 1998 started hosting web sites.
Since then Easy CGI has become one of the premier global Web Hosting Provider using Microsoft Windows Server.
They currently host over 20,000 domains, which is a lot for a Windows only hosting company.
To ensure new clients of Easy CGI's excellent hosting plans, they offer both a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and a
99.9% Uptime Guarantee as well. These guarantees are available on all hosting accounts.
Current Special Offer: Save 20% on Web Hosting!
Hosting Plans & Features
Easy CGI offers Shared Web hosting plans to fit any budget as well as Virtual Dedicated/Private Servers (VPS) and Co-located Server hosting plans.
Each type of hosting plan comes with 3 different tiers to choose from.
Here is a table of Easy CGI's 3 types of hosting plans and the main feature sets.
* Chart last checked August 20, 2007. Always confirm pricing, etc. before you sign up.
|Hosting Types||Shared||Virtual Dedicated||Co-Located|
|OS||Windows 2003||Windows 2003 VPS||Your OS|
|Monthly Fee*||$7.96 to $21.56||$43.96 to $119.95||$79.96 to $239.96|
|Data Transfer||3500 to 7500GB||250 to 750GB||250 to 750GB|
|Disk Space||350 to 750GB||15 to 30GB||NA|
|MSSQL DB||50 to Unlimited||Unlimited||NA|
All web hosting accounts include ASP.NET 2.0/1.1, AJax 1.0, PHP, Perl, SSI, FrontPage extensions, CGI and a Secure SSL certificate.
Databases available include MySQL, MSSQL and Microsoft Access.
Plus you get one step installs for many of the popular scripts available on the internet.
You also get real-time SmarterStats Web Site Statistics as well as eXtreme Spam, virus blocking and many other standard
features dealing with Scripting, Email and monitoring.
Easy CGI is one of the few web hosting providers to offer a server co-location service. Your server would reside in Easy CGI's secure Data
Center Hosting Facility in Pearl River, New York. All co-location space is in 19" rack mount cabinets in their, climate controlled Data Center.
Your server will be connected to the same redundant high speed network that all other hosting plans use and is monitored 24/7.
Other key features of Easy CGI's co-location hosting plans include 16 to 64 IP Addresses, reboots and power cycles, primary and secondary DNS,
FREE overnight shipping and of course a Money Back Guarantee.
Easy CGI Hosting Control Panel is a unique in-house development web application that gives administrators most of the same
advance features (plus a few more) as other popular Control Panels like cPanel and Plesk. Being custom developed allows Easy CGI to quickly add
in new features when needed instead of waiting around for releases from the other popular Control Panel Products. You can check out
a live demo of the Control Panel from Easy CGI's home page.
Other Related Services Offered
Easy CGI is also a full fledge Domain Registrar for most United States, Canada and United Kingdom domain types.
They also offer Email Only hosting.
Cost & Value
When you look quickly at the costs of hosting plans from other hosting providers you will notice that Easy CGI prices
are slightly higher. This is due to the fact they only offer a Windows hosting solution. Windows hosting is always more
expensive than Linux for the simple fact that Windows requires license fees from Microsoft. Linux and Unix operating systems
for the most part are open source and therefore free to use. A closer look at other companies hosting plans that offer Windows,
you will notice that Easy CGI has similar pricing.
Reliability & Performance
Reliability and performance of hardware is a must with web hosting. Easy CGI takes this seriously with a 99.9% Uptime Guarantee with all hosting plans.
They back this guarantee up by using named brand hardware. Easy CGI's state of the art Data Center and Co-location facilities
boast Dell PowerEdge servers and Cisco Routers. Dual GigE Fiber Uplink connects their Data Center to geographically diverse internet providers.
With 24/7 on site monitoring, Liebert UPS power, Catepillar 500 KW backup generator and built in redundancy through out the entire Easy CGI's Data Center
uptime of your web sites is the last thing you have to worry about.
Support features include an online trouble ticket system with active community forums and a detailed knowledge base. Included as well are
software and control panel setup tutorials to help you get your web site up quickly and smoothly. Phone and Email support is available 24 hours a day
7 days a week from Easy CGI's in house staff.
Easy CGI over all rating is lower than most of our other web hosting reviews but this mainly has to deal with them not offering
a Linux alternative. Of course it does say something about the company that specializes in just one operating system.
This means they can concentrate on one OS platform and can have a more specialized staff.
Easy CGI has been around for a while now and they have garnered several awards over the years from other reputable web hosting review sites.
I have no problems recommending Easy CGI for a windows hosting solution.
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