First & Current Impressions Review
After numerous free hosts I tried, I must say that Kwix-Host is the best. It is reliable, stable and simply provides quality plans both reasonable for them, providers, and us, users. Kwix-Host, backend up with a tremendous amount of positive reviews and near perfect uptime, I decided to venture into it. At that time I must say I hated post-to-host providers. That is because I have learnt that I am pretty much exchanging my precious time for hosts that were going down the next week or so. However, Kwix-Host did not disappoint me. It has already been a month or two since I had them hosting me and never did a single time it was down nor caused me much problems. All I can say is that I am really glad to have such a provider, and I really hope that it stays that way forever (Until I decide to go into paid hosting).
When I first stepped upon the homepage, I was not too impressed at all. A simple layout filled with some news and links to the various sites and that is about it. Maybe I am the kind of guy who likes complicated things thus not liking it too much. As for minimalists,the design might be quite appealing to you. However, the colours used are rather warm and pleasing to the eye. Navigations were straight forward, and the FAQs etc were rather well done. Since it was a post-to-host provider, I immediately venture into the forums. The forumsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ template was not too bad, as again the colours used were really well done. It was simple and clean. Icons, topics and categories were clear. Descriptions that were written clearly describe what the particular categories were and simply leads you to the place where you want to be. Registration for forum membership was the same like many other forums (This forum is powered by the invisions board systems). Validation mail etc. Then come the posting. The board looks not too active, however just needing around 7 posts etc was just a piece of cake. Posting here and there soon got me meeting the requirements for the basic plan. Off I go happily to register my account. Everything was quick and was instant (Yes it is an automated script to create your account, human are not going to help you with it. I am really surprised that this post-to-host provider does not need requesting of account creation.) Everything was smooth, no problems etc. To cut the long story short, I was impressed with the quickness etc, alright with the design, happy with the community. I really wished then the host would live forever. And it did live, for two months since my arrival at least.
The Worth Mentioning
Within this two months being hosted by them, I never once faced a downtime. Amazing but true. I am rather impressed with this and yup, they are gaining my trust alright. I guess I might as well stay real loyal to them now.
I must say that from my country to the serverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s location, the speed is rather fast. Uploading scripts etc were within minutes or so, loading and refreshing pages were almost blinking fast. Everything were smooth, had no problems with page loading times. Great!
Need help? There is always a staff that will reply to you within 24 hours. Never tried their live chat at all however the support forums were enough for me to resolve my problems. Friendly staff and great community that is eager to help too. Support is really efficient for me.
Simply reasonable and fantastic. Great amount of space and bandwidth, satisfying amount of features (They provide cpanel by the way, so what I meant here was that they provided enough email accounts, SQL databases etc) and easy to achieve requirements. And on top of all of that, it is all for free and without forced advertisements
Members and users gets updated really quickly whenever there is going to be a downtime for maintenance or whatsoever. The server software is frequently upgraded just like how they upgraded their cpanel to the latest version 11. I am rather impressed with that actually. They upgrade their space and servers accordingly to how much stress their current servers have. This results in really stable hosting and making it much more reliable than other hosts.
Website and forums are designed based on simplicity and sleekness. It is warm and colours are really attractive. The design makes me feel real comfortable whenever browsing the forums and reading the posts etc. I would not say that it is extraordinary, but it fits the bill of providing a place where people feel at home and want to return for more. I cannot imagine myself posting in a forum with a disgusting template to it.
The staffs so far seem rather active and plentiful. Helpful and kind they are and they seem to speak in a rather friendly way. I like that.
The Unworthy Mentioned
The community really seems to be rather inactive. I will not say that it is all dead as there is still the staff and around 10 to 20 other enthusiasts who posts and reply a lot. I guess it is because once they reached the required amount of posts, they completely stop posting and could not be bothered much about it. Oh well, though the plans require a monthly upkeep of posts, it does not seem to be working as like I said, the whole activity of the board is unseen. Only a few regulars are seen posting at times.
More People Please
I think what will make the host even greater will be the adding of referral campaigns, competitions and games. This is for one purpose, to increase the activity of the board by encouraging members to invite other friends and to keep them posting or thinking in order to participate the contests/competitions. The forum really needs some people if not this hosting is such a waste. Such quality plans, uptime and reliability is going down the drain without an active community. That is the only fault I found with this host. Get more people and this host is simply perfect.
I really hope this host last as long as it can. It is simply a great host with great staff, plans, and is just absolutely made of quality material. The potential for great heights is there and I wish it will grow and improve along the way. For people out there who are still finding a host, Kwix-Host is the one for you. Happy webbing people!
WEBHOST IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. REVIEW IS BASED ON THE SERVICE I RECEIVED AT 05/08/2007