Interserver Review

Interserver Review Summary

With a decent mix of performance and reliability combined with fixed prices, Interserver is a reasonable choice of web host. Their offer many value-added services that are useful, such as free migration and site cleaning to sweeten their plans as well.
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Interserver Pros

  • 20-year track record in web hosting
  • In-house customer support
  • No price hike on renewal
  • Cleans up hacked or exploited accounts
  • Free website migration
  • Cheap domain name registration
  • Delivery of email is guaranteed
  • Servers only filled to 50% capacity
  • Free SitePad website builder
  • Highly configurable VPS hosting plans

Interserver Cons

  • Only US-based data centers
  • Limited developer tools
  • No free domain name

Editor's Review & Recommendation

Interserver can be a great choice for a wide range of users. Their fixed pricing scheme that offers discounted rates for users that pay annually is refreshing, given that so many hosts mark up their prices highly upon renewal.

The plans are suitable for almost everyone from novices to seasoned users, but there are some caveats to this. For example, if you’re an experienced user that needs some development tools on their shared plans, those aren’t readily available.

Likewise, users who are looking for very specific things such as a good choice of hosting server locations will be a little disappointed. Nevertheless, overall they have a good range of products and combine that with decent performance.

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Interserver do not jack up their price on renewal.

For Newbies and Individual Bloggers

With a track record of over two decades in the web hosting business, Interserver topped our list as the best web hosting for bloggers. Their fixed pricing scheme makes this an economy solution for both newbies and bloggers.

This is especially true if you also take advantage of their $1.99 domain name offer – something that’s hard to find at any other place. 

Interserver Performance

Interserver Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for Interserver is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

Interserver Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for Interserver is 129.39ms. Interserver shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

Interserver Plans & Pricing

Interserver Shared Hosting
Standard Web Hosting
/per month
Unlimited website
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Weekly backups
LiteSpeed web server
Price lock guarantee
Free SSL certificates
Domain registration - $1.99/year

Interserver VPS/Cloud Hosting
1 Core
/per month
1 CPU core
2 GB memory
30 GB SSD storage
1 TB data transfer

3 Core
/per month
3 CPU cores
6 GB memory
90 GB SSD storage
3 TB data transfer

6 Core
/per month
6 CPU cores
12 GB memory
180 GB SSD storage
6 TB data transfer

Interserver User Satisfaction

    "Really good"

    I was looking for a host that could handle Drupal. Interserver does a great job. Virtually no downtime and when a problem arises, the team fixes it very quickly. Plus, no limits on bandwidth or storage. I’ve used a number of different hosts in the past and wouldn’t think of changing now that I’ve found such a good one.

    Yes, recommend

    Noman Chorghay

    "This host is recommended to individual or a company who is looking for the best hosting server, best price and best and prompt service "

    Since 2013, I am hosting all my clients website on VPS from Interserver. Last year in 2018 one of my clients who wanted to host 4 online technical magazines and 1 eCommerce site on their own VPS, I just recommended Interserver. For all these 6 years I never had any downtime. And whenever I needed any support or any management task for some of my clients website for configuration issue, they were quick to respond and resolve the issue. They have great support team and their technical head John has great knowledge, and he himself attends the ticket when any of the team member is not able to resolve the issue. They respond to call almost immediately or at the most within 2 hours. They also have live chat available 24/7. If you want hassle free hosting, I will recommend you to go for Interserver.

    Yes, recommend

    "Interserver does the business."

    I have tried a few hosts lately, none compare to the support from Interserver. They are very professional but friendly too.
    I had my new site up and running in no time. Shame other hosting companies do not do the same.
    The pricing is set at a reasonable cost. With unlimited bandwidth. I am thinking of transfering more of my domains over to them. Many thanks for a complete service.

    Yes, recommend

    Chris Hellon


    I chose to use Interserver as i’d read good things about them online. I was looking for a quick turn around to get my website live within a day, oh how I was wrong.

    I purchased Web Hosting on 3/10/2019 using PayPal, the total cost was $60.99 for 1 year hosting and domain registration, I thought this was reasonable. Having tried to pay with PayPal I received an error message saying the transaction was not successful, no worries, i’ll pay with credit card instead. That transaction succeeded, at least I thought it did. I checked my bank account, and it was actually the PayPal transaction that succeeded and not my credit card. This already had me worried, and concerned about where my money had gone.

    I waited all afternoon hoping the transaction would go through, which it did in the late afternoon. I kept refreshing my Interserver admin page to see if my hosting was enabled yet. Nope. Two days later, I receive and email stating they were unable to apply $47.01 to my invoice, despite the money being physically taken out of my bank at this point. How is this even possible?!

    I spoke to an advisor on live chat who directed me to an invoice page, which showed I need to pay an additional $6.99 for domain registration, for the same domain i’d already paid for!

    It’s now 4 days after I purchased hosting, and i’ve still not had it approved yet. I’ll be cancelling the hosting and domain as I really don’t trust this company. Stay away, and use a more reputable provider.

    No, don't recommend

    "Affordable and Reliable Services "

    We need to work daily on server and requires more space at all the times. As company we have daily changes and updates are required. I am happy that Interserver team provides support 24X7 and they respond quickly with solution. I am happy and highly recommend Interserver to everyone who is looking for affordable and reliable server partner.

    Yes, recommend

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