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.

interserver fix pricing policy
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

    Christopher l May

    "Great Host for SMBs & Neophytes"

    Honestly, I selected InterServer because it was cheap and offered access to the additional services that I wanted without additional charges — you know, things like unlimited email addresses that should come with hosting (and not require additional fees just to use an email server!)

    I have been with InterServer now for around five (5) months. Cpanel is of course just that and hosting comes with it, of course, just as do one-click installs of a bunch of server software (like WordPress) … It was nice also to have the web builder included, where almost all hosts try to charge you around $5/month.

    The one thing that sets InterServer apart from my prior hosting experiences (Go daddy twice and 1and1 now ionos maybe a dozen times) is that things so far haven’t gotten bunged up

    When so was with 1and1, you could pretty much count on having some sort of issue with your domains not propagating, even not having them assigned to you for up to a MONTH which in one case meant that so lost the domain I had thought I bought to someone else.)

    While 1and1 proved themselves uncaring and incompetent, GoDaddy seemed a little bloodthirsty when it came to my money (dang, 1and1 used to be spool cheap – but it showed) … And not that easy to use their back end, but that could just be me.


    Anyway, so far so good at InterServer. Not one screw up so far with lots of available included functionality that I love so its cheap (loads cheaper than even GoDaddy, Ionos or even that disgusting smear “joohost.” slimy.)

    For my money and more importantly trusting my host to not trip me and my business up when the chips are down, I choose InterServer and will continue to do so.

    Yes, recommend

    Ahmed Alshatub

    "This Host is Excellent"

    The support is excellent for them .

    Yes, recommend

    "Server downtime"

    I signed up for VPS on 31st of January with Direct Admin control panel. I received email with confirmation of VPS activation but did not receive any mail regarding Direct Admin. Even at the time of choosing Direct Admin services, I needed to create ticket to receive Direct Admin details. and I got it installed.

    For a few days I could not access my VPS and then on 4th of Feb 2020 I tried to access my VPS to upload my sites. To my surprise, my VPS was not accessible. I was able to ping the server but via browser as well as via SSH it was not accessible. I created a ticket and after some time tried to connect with Live chat and they confirmed that senior techs are looking at the issue and will be resolved and up soon. but since few hours passed and my server is still down.

    I am struggling with Live chat which InterServer probably outsourced and are not able to resolve the issue. This is the performance when I have not hosted even a single file. I hope they will make my VPS UP also my feedback may help others to choose a good hosting company.

    No, don't recommend

    "Just how web hosting should be!"

    Hi guys,

    A month ago I signed up for a free 30 day trial web hosting account with Interserver the support is excellent, server down time zero, no lag, no issues at all, flawless! The free trial no restrictions. I started working on my wp site speed was excellent and no problems! I’m hooked perfect! I’m very impressed, now I’m going to not only sign up but move the rest of my dedicated services over to you guys. Thanks very much Interserver for a job well done hats off to the hard working dedicated staff, ur awesome! A very very happy Brad M.

    Brad M.

    Yes, recommend

    Maher Ali Hujairi

    "Bad support"

    if you are considering this hosting make sure you know what you are getting into

    I have been chancing an issue with web deployment to my web site and their main response if what you have is not helping upgrade to have your pwn manged machine and do it your self.

    you cannot get a real professional on a phone or even on a chat window it work out your issues

    if you just want a word press hosting there are other hostings more professional and much more easy
    if you are looking for a hosting for a .net web application you far off better with another hosting or as they said getting your won online virtual server than using their service.

    so if their prices are cheap seems it just reflexes their service

    No, don't recommend

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