“Softsys Hosting is one of the most affordable, reliable and flexible Windows hosting providers in the market today. We provide our own in-house 24/7 customer service, offer a wide range of shared, reseller, dedicated and VPS hosting packages and can even develop a customized hosting plan based on your specific requirements - all at a price that won't break your pocketbook!
Moreover, we are committed to providing the latest technology advancements to our Linux & Windows web hosting customers quickly - just when they need them most.”
Founded: In 2006 by Ruchir Shastri
Type: Privately Held
Company Size: Not Disclosed
Registered Address: Softsys Hosting USA, Inc
1521, Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Acquisitions & Brands
Forte is Windows Hosting but Softsys Hosting also offers Linux, Cloud VPS, Dedicated Servers, as well as other services mentioned further below.
Windows VPS hosting (5 types of plans)
All of the Windows Virtual Private Server offers are powered by Microsoft Hyper-V which is a hypervisor-based technology with true hardware virtualization and high-level of isolation from other virtual machines on the same physical server.
All VPS plans feature multiple operating system choices - primarily Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 with the operating system license included.
In addition, all Windows VPS options have administrative RDP access available as a standard.
Windows VPS Hosting - Self-Managed - Windows-based SSD VPS Hosting Plans - Managed VPS Hosting Services - Unlimited Windows VPS Hosting - Shared Hosting on Windows with ASP, PHP & .NET - Multiple Domain Windows Reseller Hosting
Linux VPS (2 plans)
KVM VPS Hosting on Linux OS and cPanel-Powered VPS
Redundant VPS Cloud Hosting Plans
An automatic failover feature helps keeping your server up and running from an alternate HyperVisor node even if the existing one fails. Thus high availability of your VPS server is achieved. All mission-critical data is backed up automatically every week on a separate backup server at no additional cost. Choose from Windows (Windows Server 2008 R2/2012) and Linux (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, ClearOS, FreeBSD) operating systems. You will also be able to manage your cloud VPS hosting account from the web-based management panel.
Dedicated Servers (5 plans)
Softsys Hosting offers first-class dedicated server hosting at affordable prices and with excellent 24/7 technical support services. Softsys Hosting dedicated servers are available with multiple operating system choices such as Linux, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, or Windows Server with 24x7 Ping Monitoring and 99.9% Network Uptime Guarantee. Our dedicated hosting is powered by quality network & reliable hardware to ensure that your IT infrastructure does not suffer from slow server performance, limited bandwidth and high operational costs.
Standard Dedicated Servers - Fully Managed Dedicated Servers - SSD Dedicated Server Plans - Worldwide Server Hosting in International Locations - Unlimited Bandwidth Server Hosting
Along with shared, reseller, VPS and dedicated hosting services, Softsys offers a full line of small business solutions, including payment gateway services, SSL certificates, domain registration, etc.
More detailed information about features included in Softsys web hosting packages is available on their web hosting plan pages.
Site Migration: Migration appears to be DIY
Guarantee: Quoting: If for any reason you wish to cancel your account within the first 15 days of setting up the account with us, we will issue a full refund (minus setup fees and surcharge charges) with no questions asked for shared and reseller accounts only (review below for details). To request a refund you will need to submit Cancellation request from the billing portal.
Please note that 15 day money back guarantee only applies to base shared and reseller hosting accounts and not to below mentioned services:
1) Premium / Economy / SSD / Managed / Any Other VPS (Virtual Private Servers)
2) Cloud VPS
3) Dedicated Servers
4) Domain names or Domain transfers
5) SSL Certificates
6) Any addons like Additional domains, Databases, Backups, Dedicated application pools and/or any of the hosting addons/plan-upgrades.
7) Any other services/addons except base shared and reseller hosting accounts
Also, there will be no pro-rated refunds issued after 15 days of service. Accounts that are terminated due to violation of Softsys Hosting's Terms and conditions will not be eligible for any kind of refund. Additionally, accounts with any pending dues or overusages will not be eligible for any refunds.
Please note that a surcharge (processing fee) of 7% will be deducted from all the refunds.
Lastly, only first-time signups will be allowed to utilize our 15 days money back guarantee. For example, if you have had an account with us, canceled and signed up again, you will not be allowed to utilize our money back guarantee. This also applies for current customers who sign up for a second account.
Unlimited or Limits in the Acceptable Use Policy (AuP)
(editor’s note: unless a webhost uses the term “unmetered” then there is likely a limit somewhere)
Reading in the Acceptable Use Section…there are indeed some limits. As expected with the variety of plans being offered by Softsys Hosting, there is no clarity on what exactly constitutes the limits beyond ‘we reserve the right to determine when enough is too much’. Buyer beware and ask before you sign on the dotted line!
CGI, ASP and Cold Fusion and other scripts or in general high / absurd usage in server may cause excessive usage (system resources and/or bandwidth) which will detrimentally affect other sites/virtual machines on our network. Client takes full responsibility for all scripts executed from their account - regardless how the script was obtained. Any account found to be using excessive usage may be suspended or terminated without warning. When possible, advanced warning will be provided, however if the excessive usage is deemed to be causing immediate harm to our servers or network, no warning will be provided. Clients will need to make acceptable arrangements (typically removal of the offending script) with
Softsys Hosting prior to the account being reinstated. Repeated excessive usage will result in the account being canceled without the possibility for reinstatement or refund.
Softsys Hosting retains sole discretion over what constitutes excessive usage.
Additional Information Features
Control Panel: Parallels Plesk and cPanel depending on the plan.
Script Installer: Again it depends on the plan chosen.
Customer Support: Softsys Hosting has 24/7/365 in-house dedicated technical support team.
Payment Options: Credit Card, PayPal, Bank Transfer, and Bitcoins are acceptable forms of payment.
Resources: Online Knowledgebase / Tutorials, Extensive Web Based Flash / Video Tutorials, and a active blog.
On Twitter: @SoftsysHosting
Softsys reviews: http://www.hostjury.com/reviews/sofysys
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