20i Review

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96%

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100%

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20i are a relative newcomer to the world of hosting, but they are backed by the two founders of 123-reg, Webfusion and more recently Heart Internet.

There recent investment in software and hardware means their platform is using the most up to date stack available.

It also means their server contention rate (the number of websites you are sharing a server with) is going to be small – that’s a good thing.

20i are very much focused on their reseller hosting plan, but they also offer:

  • WordPress hosting
  • Shared web hosting
  • VPS
  • Website builder
  • Domain names

Rather than use an off the shelf solution like cPanel, 20i have developed their own control panel called ‘My20i’.

The design of the control panel is pretty much the same as cPanel and Heart Internet (the business 20i founders set-up beforehand).

20i customer control panel

They’ve put together a video walk though for their hosting control panel you can watch here:

20i WordPress hosting

The 20i WordPress Hosting platform is 100% SSD. This means the servers can access data must faster than traditional disks, resulting in a more stable and faster loading website.

The 20i WordPress hosting plans start at £5.99 per month for their Personal plan, with the mid-range Professional plan costing £14.99 per month and their Agency plan coming in at £34.99 per month.

20i WordPress chart

The key differentiation between the three plans are the number of WordPress sites you can host, your web space allowance and monthly bandwidth.

  • Personal: 1¬†√ó WordPress install, 10 GB¬†SSD Webspace, 50 GB¬†Monthly Bandwidth
  • Professional: 10¬†√ó WordPress installs, 100 GB¬†SSD Webspace, 500 GB¬†Monthly Bandwidth
  • Agency: Unlimited WordPress installs, Unlimited¬†SSD Webspace, Unlimited¬†Monthly Bandwidth

All three plans come with some impressive features, such as at least one Free Wildcard SSL Certificate, StackCache Optimisation Plugin, WordPress Staging Site, WordPress Management Tools, Free CDN and Website Acceleration Suite.

20i shared web hosting

20I’s shared hosting platform boasts two features that make it largely unique in the web hosting industry (although other hosts are catching up): Autoscaling and load balancing.

Autoscaling literally means that resources scale automatically. Bandwidth, memory and processing power is scaled up or down instantly ‚Äď depending on demand.

The ideas here is that if there’s a surge in traffic, your website will continue to offer the same fast experience for every user.

If there is a spike in demand and your shared hosting ‚Äėneighbours‚Äô become busy, it doesn‚Äôt affect your site speed. Busy sites are isolated from others on their own servers.

Load balancing shares traffic across servers, analysing traffic load and balance it across multiple servers when needed. Load balancing mitigates failover: if a server goes down, your site will be moved to another, so it stays online.

20i’s shared hosting is available in three plans, each with varying webspace and bandwidth quotas.

  • Startup from ¬£4.99 per month: 1 x website, 10 GB¬†SSD Web Space, 50 GB/Month Bandwidth, 1¬†√ó MySQL Database, 1000¬†x 10 GB Mailboxes
  • Premium from ¬£8.99 per month: 2 x website, unlimited¬†SSD Web Space, unlimited¬†Bandwidth, unlimited¬†MySQL Databases, unlimited¬†10 GB Mailboxes
  • Business from ¬£14.99 per month: 5 x website, unlimited¬†SSD Web Space, unlimited¬†Bandwidth, unlimited¬†MySQL Databases, unlimited¬†10 GB Mailboxes

All three plans come with 70+ One Click Installs, Malware Scanning, Website Builder, Free Website Migration, Free CDN, and Website Acceleration Suite. The top two plans also come with free daily backups.

All hosting plans come with an impressive sounding 70+ one-click install apps like WordPress, Joomla and Magento. The truth is, you’re very unlikely to use most of these with the exception of WordPress.

A note about ‘unlimited hosting’. Like 20i, you‚Äôll sometimes see web hosts claiming to offer shared web hosting packages with unlimited web space, bandwidth/traffic, emails etc.

Obviously nothing can literally be limited, but what they are saying is, they have so many resources that you can’t possible max them out.

Now, for 95% of customers who choose shared web hosting this is true. Problems arise when a website starts to outgrow shared web hosting, or a¬†customer who should use a server takes the ‚Äėunlimited‚Äô claim literally and sees this as a cheaper way of getting the same thing.

If you are a shared web hosting customer with a small to medium sized website, and little in the way of database requirements (e.g. a blog), don’t get put off by an unlimited claim, it really just means you get a lot of resources and you’ll never have to think about using them up.

20i domain names

20i have one of the best domain searches I’ve come across. it is lightning fast and they have pretty much every extension going available.

20i domain names

Their prices are very low, and no based on short-term discounts to draw you in and then clobber you with high priced renewals.

20i Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

You have the choice of five 20i VPS plans, starting at £9.99 per month. Each plan can be customised to a certain degree, choosing your operating system, cPanel (optional paid extra), pre-installed web app (e.g. WordPress) and your billing period.

20i VPS specifications and prices

  • 1 GB VPS ¬£9.99 per month: 1 GB¬†DDR4 RAM, 1 Core¬†CPU, 25 GB¬†SSD Storage
  • 2 GB VPS ¬£14.99 per month: 2 GB¬†DDR4 RAM, 2 Core¬†CPU, 50 GB¬†SSD Storage
  • 4 GB VPS ¬£24.99 per month: 4 GB¬†DDR4 RAM, 4 Core¬†CPU, 75 GB¬†SSD Storage
  • 8 GB VPS ¬£49.99 per month: 8 GB¬†DDR4 RAM, 6 Core¬†CPU, 150 GB¬†SSD Storage
  • 16 GB VPS ¬£79.99 per month: 16 GB¬†DDR4 RAM, 8 Core¬†CPU, 200 GB¬†SSD Storage

All VPS come with unlimited bandwidth, SSD storage, full root access, 99.99% up time guarantee, hardware RAID, out of band console and 1 Tbps Anti-DDoS. 20i also offer a couple of VPS paid extras; snapshot backups and cPanel.

20i Reseller Hosting

Reseller hosting is 20i’s main product and clearly where they’ve invested a lot of resources in to. 20i use a one-size fits all approach, with just one plan to choose from.

Priced at £34.99 per month with a 30 day money back guarantee, all 20i reseller hosting comes with:

  • The ability to host as many websites, packages, email and databases that you need.
  • No restrictions on the number of clients you can have.
  • Cloud hosting platform.
  • Easy transfer from Heart Internet, Fastshosts and any cPanel based host
  • Free wildcard SSL certificates

20i have created a direct WHMCS competitor they have named HostShop. This is aimed at customers who want to automate customer hosting set-up; especially useful if you want to create your own hosting company. Everything from the look and feel of the control panel to URLs can be customised to suit your company brand.

20i reseller hosting comparison

20i reseller customers also get exclusive discounts on most of 20i’s products to help increase your margins. You’ll get discounts on domain names, VPS and SSL certificates.

20i Customer service

20i are totally text based support, and do not offer any support over the phone. For me, this makes total sense; live chat and ticket based support are easier to explain technical issues. All their support team are based in the UK.

20i also run an offsite status website here https://www.stackstatus.com/, so you can see if they are experiencing any technical issues, and stay up to date with their progress fixing it.

20i status website

20i money back guarantee

20i offer a 30 day money back guarantee for their shared hosting and reseller hosting products. The following are excluded from this guarantee, presumably because their are direct costs for 20i in their set-up:

  • New domain registration
  • Domain renewals
  • SSL certificates
  • Virtual Nameservers
  • VPS

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The best Reseller Hosting on the planet!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 8, 2020

I have be buying reseller hosting from many different hosts over the past 15 years or so. Then in 2016 by accident I found out about 20i. They helped me migrate my 400+ cPanel clients without any complaints. Their prices are absolute gem for the service they provide. They answer all their support tickets in less than 10 minutes. What more would a Reseller want? At 20i you are treated almost as a family. Hats off. We’ll done 20i.

Jude Rabbani