Crucial Review

Crucial Review

Bandwith:
50GB
Coupon:
N/A
Disk Space:
5GB
Free Domain:
No
Price:
$11.95
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Crucial is different from almost every one of the other providers reviewed here because it is dedicated to business sites and business sites only. Crucial is an Australian company that serves Australian customers and has been around since 2003. They also have offices in the United States.

Crucial offers five plans, including a free plan with few features. The Free plan comes with no FTP access or add on domains and only five e-mail accounts. There are also no parked domains allowed and no MySQL databases. Free users get 250 MB storage space and 1 GB of bandwidth. While this is not a lot, the account is free. If you need more functionality, one of the remaining four packages might better suit you. In fact, there is a handy button that will help you determine which plan is right for your needs right there on the page.

The SOHO plan offers 5 GB space and 50 GB traffic, with 15 e-mail accounts and one MySQL database. You can also have up to five parked domains, but still no add on domains. You also receive five FTP accounts with 99.9% guaranteed uptime so your site is basically always available to visitors. This is a great account for businesses just starting out or those that only need a web presence, not a fully functional website.

The actual Business plan provides a lot more space and bandwidth – 10 GB space and 150 GB traffic, to be exact. It also comes with 10 MySQL databases, unlimited e-mail accounts, and 20 FTP accounts. You can have 20 parked domains on your account, along with up to 10 add on domains. The Business plan also offers one dedicated IP and the same uptime as previously mentioned.

The Corporate plan is for larger businesses with 20 GB space and 200 GB bandwidth, the Corporate account also includes unlimited e-mail accounts and MySQL databases, as well as an unlimited number of parked domains. The Enterprise plan offers even more room and bandwidth with 30 add on domains. Corporate costs right at $30.00 per month, where Enterprise will run you around $50.00. Both come with one dedicated IP, just like the Business plan.

Crucial notes that all of its accounts come with a host of additional features, including tutorials and free Site Builder, but it says nothing about scripts or script installers. While this could make it hard on beginners, most of Crucial’s customers are likely to be well-versed in webmastering. Scripts that run things like blogs and content management systems can be installed manually through FTP.

All but the free account also include 24/7 customer support. You can pay monthly for any of the plans available, though you get better savings by paying annually. While there are no personal accounts, per se, individuals may want to check out the free package to see if it fits their needs.

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