Omnis Web Hosting Review: Award Winning
Location: Torrance, CA (Near L.A.)
Year in Business: 8
Omnis is unique because it provides both Linux and Windows hosting plans that are full of features and still very affordable. If you aren't sure which type of plan you need, Linux plans are the most common and provide support for programming languages like PHP and Perl. Meanwhile, Windows plans support the active server pages associated with the ASP and ASP.NET programming languages.
In addition to your choice of platform and language support, all Omnis packages come with unlimited disk space, unlimited monthly bandwidth, the ability to host unlimited domains on one account, unlimited e-mail accounts, unlimited MYSQL databases, multimedia support, free search engine marketing credits, a website builder with over 800 unique designs, and more. All these features make Omnis a very good value.
Omnis supports its feature-rich plans with live support via phone and e-mail, as well as offering a comprehensive online support center where you can learn more about web hosting. There are over 800 articles on various subjects, such as "how to set-up e-mail" or "how to conduct keyword research." There is also a FAQ with answers to over 1,000 commonly asked questions (wow). Both of these information sources can be browsed at your leisure or searched to find a particular topic of interest.
Omnis is affordable, reliable and Windows-ready with an extensive knowledgebase at your disposal. In addition, all plans are backed by a 30 day risk free trial. If you are not happy with the product or service, just ask for a refund. This combination of benefits clearly makes Omnis one of the best choices for most website owners.
Price & Plans
Omnis offers a variety of Linux and Windows plans that are very affordable:
3 month -- $8.95/month
6 month -- $7.95/month
12 month -- $6.95/month
24 month -- $5.13/month - coupon code "host20"
3 month -- $10.95/month
6 month -- $9.95/month
12 month -- $8.95/month
24 month -- $7.95/month
What you see is what you get – there are no hidden charges or set-up fees. This allows you stay flexible with a short-term plan or save money with a longer contract. Using the Linux plan as an example, by going with a 2 year contract versus 3 months, you save almost $4/month or about $90 overall.
FeaturesSee table (left) for a list of key features and benefits provided by the Windows Hosting Plus plan. For a complete list of features for all plans, visit Omnis.
Customer service is now available 24/7 by phone and online chat. There is also an extremely in-depth knowledge center with almost 2,000 articles and answers to frequently asked questions; videos and tutorials are also available for more self-help.
Many web hosts are now offering unlimited disk space. While no host can truly provide unlimited resources, Omnis easily supports the average website that uses 20 megabytes or less (1 gigabyte = 1,024 megabytes). In fact, it delivers more space than most website owners will ever need.
In addition to disk space, many web hosting companies are also offering unlimited bandwidth. Again, no web host can provide infinite bandwidth each month, but Omnis easily supports the typical website that uses 10 gigabytes or less. If your site has very high traffic (several million page views per month) or is very image intensive, consider a dedicated or VPS hosting plan.
The Omnis hosting facility has deployed a state-of-the-art security system that includes biometric scanners, video cameras and 24x7x365 monitoring by live personnel. This system, along with strict access control protocols and procedures, ensures a very secure environment for your data and website.
Omnis web servers are configured in a load-balanced cluster, whereby a single website’s content is served from a minimum of twelve servers at any one time; dramatically increasing the security and reliability. This gives Omnis the ability to provide over 99.9% network uptime; essentially, keeping your website online all the time.
Ease of Use
We've tested the Omnis hosting control panel and it's very clean and intuitive, allowing you to easily manage domains, e-mail and all the essentials. It looks very similar to your computer "desktop" with simple icons for each category.
Every new web hosting account receives a free domain for the first year as well as free marketing credits for Google Adwords and Yahoo! Search. The value of these giveaways is over $75.
Omnis offers a 30 day risk-free trial so you can feel confident while making a purchase – you have a full month to get familiar with the service. Ask for a refund if you are not happy for any reason.
Use the coupon code "host20" during checkout to get another 20% off the price of any hosting plan.