Register.com is a web hosting solutions team offering not only hosting packages, but also search engine optimization, website building and registration of domains. They’ve been around since 1995 and are one of the grandfathers in the hosting world.

The Hosting Package

Their start-up package costs $12.95 per month for the free domain names, free email accounts, free 5 GB of web hosting space plus a free web analytics with 24/7 live technical support staff on standby. This package is a “do it myself” type of package. They have a “do it myself” package with e-commerce help, which costs $19.95 per month. This comes with 10 branded email accounts, 5 gb of storage, 20 GB of data transfer and 50 GB of email storage. Then there’s the “do it for me” website package which starts at $94.95 per month. This includes 10 branded email accounts, creation of up to 5 web pages, professionally designed templates with professional maintenance service of 1 hour per month. This also gives you 5 gb of storage, 20 GB of data transfer plus 50 GB of email storage. Their custom “do it for me” website package costs also $94.95 per month but with a one-time design fee of $799 for the customizations. You may have as much as 15 pages of the website aside from the original design that you will have a hand on.

What’s Great About Register.com?

    • Free setup!

Register.com offers a “no setup fee” scheme to encourage you to sign up with them. All you really need to pay for is the monthly subscription that you chose for the specific type of servers that you availed of.

    • Uncensored content

Unlike other hosting providers that censor the content that they host, this team does not do content monitoring. For as long as the company availing of the services is a legally acknowledged company, they are ok with hosting them. This is all good for those who do not want to explain the contents of their websites to any hosting provider.

    • Wide variety of available packages

What’s Great About them is that they offer almost every kind of web hosting solution for any type of user, from the start up who only needs shared hosting to the more experienced resellers and even those needing VPS solutions and dedicated servers to serve their needs.

What’s Disappointing About Register.com?

&#10006 Frequent downtimes

The frequent downtimes can be a tad too irritating, especially if this is your first time hosting your web service. There are too many service interruptions to count. This is a very bad thing to have unless you are in it for personal reasons. But for budding e-commerce sites, this is a nightmare to have.

&#10006 Expensive!

There’s no need to beat around the bush – Register.com is expensive! This is not the company for the start up player at all! And even if you are n the experienced side, you will probably look for other cheaper alternatives because their rates do not even come close to their nearest competitors.

The Bottom Line

Except for the price tag, everything seems to be ok with Register.com but if I were you, I’d go to someone else. Unless you need someone to design the website for you, their services are way off the mark in terms of pricing.