|Features||3.5 / 5.0|
|Ease of Use||4.3 / 5.0|
|Pricing||4.6 / 5.0|
|Reliability & Support||3.0 / 5.0|
As a no-mess, no-fuss domain and email hosting aficionado, One.com makes getting started with your domain really simple. You'll get a free domain name registration for the first year and unlimited email accounts at that domain forever. When it comes to designing your site, you can take advantage of the company's drag-and-drop website builder or opt for WordPress, both of which are pretty user-friendly. If you run into any trouble, there are tons of guides and FAQs available on the One.com website. They also have support staff available via email and chat.
One.com's plans range from basic SSD storage, a free site builder, one-year domain name registration, and unlimited email accounts, to the more advanced options of with automatic backups and restores, premium design templates, and caching. As expected, you get increased allowances for storage, RAM, processing power, and domains with added cost, so depending on your estimated requirements for your site, you should be able to judge which package is the best fit for you. Overall, none of their prices are excessive, and we appreciate the ample allotments of computing resources.
One.com is great for the DIY crowd, as a good chunk of the company's support options involves watching one of the online video guides. The company does have a live chat option and email support with a promise to respond within 24 hours. We'd like to see a phone support option, but it's not a deal breaker. More alarmingly, however, One.com does not offer an uptime guarantee. The servers are monitored around the clock and come with modern infrastructure, which is somewhat reassuring, but you'll certainly want to track any outages and compare with the reliability you can expect from competitors.
Oftentimes, the rule of thumb with hosting plans is "you get what you pay for." While you may not get the bevy of free features other hosts include at similar price points, One.com makes up for it with unlimited bandwidth and email accounts, along with ample amounts of high-performance SSD storage. The company does a great job of helping users get a basic personal site, blog, or photo gallery up on the web quickly, making One.com a fine option for first-time users. We can certainly recommend the company as a cost-effective contender for email hosting.
Overall Rating3.9 / 5.0