BigRock, started as the Domain Registrar in India, and now they are one of the best and dominant domain registrars in India, who are entering into Hosting Domains some time back. Though they cannot enter into Indian Market with dominant Hosting plans, they have captured at least about 11% of the Hosting Market till now.
BigRock Web Hosting Review
Bigrock is at number 1 web hosting provider of India because of it’s good service and a good value! BigRock is a part of the Directi group of Businesses and it is an ICANN accredited registrar and Web hosting company to small-businesses, professionals and individuals. Their product portfolio includes – domain registration, Shared Web Hosting, virtual servers, Cloud servers, Reseller Hosting, and Dedicated server to other online applications.
Advantages of BigRock Web Hosting
BigRock provides highly secured server with Daily server monitoring & health check. Safely you can host your site with the BigRock with no worries. They have Latest Antivirus, Malware, Rootkits Scanning Tools to prevent hacking attempts. All the features are compatible with the prices and with the service’s proven reliability and friendly environment, customers generally consider this price range of equal or better value than its competitors.
2. Domain Names at very Cheap Rates
Bigrock offers Domain Name registration at dirt cheap prices all over India. With every domain you will get awesome free add-ons like Free Email Account, Domain Privacy Protection, DNS Management, Unlimited Mail Forwarding, Domain Forwarding, Domain Theft Protection, Bulk Tools for bulk registration, Renew or transfer, Easy to use control panel and dedicated Support.
3. Payment Methods accepted by BigRock
This is a common problem which is faced when buying a Web Hosting from foreign clients. BigRock helps you out with this.They provide with every single variety of payment method you can find in the web. Right from NetBanking to Credit Card to Offline Payment methods. You got your Bank Account suspended for any reason? You don’t have to worry about Web Hosting at all. Following are the payment methods they allow
- Debit/Credit Cards
- Direct deposit to Account
- Cheque or DD
4. 24*7 Reliable Customer Support by Bigrock
One of the very few websites that offer very real 24*7 customer support. All of these customer executives are well trained and they know what they are doing when there are issues. Further they answer you very patiently. Unlike other customer services, where i have sat idly for 30 minutes, here they respond immediately.
5. Localized Servers for improving SEO
Hosting your website in local servers improves your local SEO. The IP Address of your website is used as your GeoLocation finder and so your website will get faster rankings in the search engines indexing search results for regional keywords. Also the ping time (Time taken to download data) will be lowers, further improving search results.
6. Specialized Hosting Packages for Different Platforms
Bigrock provides specialized hosting packages for each CMS – WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. No Hosting company provides customized web hosting packages selecting what you need. So we always have some features, we don’t use and some features we need but are not included. These packages help you in this.
7. 99.9% Up-time Guarantee
Ok they give you 99.9% uptime guarantee. That’s what everyone says nowadays. But i am pretty satisfied with BigRock Web Hosting because i have never seen a website hosted in BigRock go down for anonymous reasons. (Believe me! Once GoDaddy servers went down). So we can be sure of their quality.
Now some Disadvantages of BigRock Web Hosting
1. Unlimited Plans have their Soft Limits
Unlimited is not unlimited. Yeah sounds like a gimmick? That’s the reality. Though they say that their Pro Hosting plan allows you to created unlimited everything, they don’t allow following actions
- Your website should not be for Hosting files or file sharing website or Archive website, where you save and share files with your users.
- Users without ftp access cannot download files from your websites. That is normal visitors cannot download files from your websites. Not even PDFs.
2. Security Problems – New to Hosting
I cannot post this as a disadvantage, but users should understand their vulnerability in the field. Hosting giants like Hostgator, GoDaddy struggle everyday to keep their servers up and safe from hackers. BigRock being new to field, i seriously doubt, whether they will be able to keep up their security measures and help in such conditions.
3. Old Customers-> Don’t Care Policy
This is the commonly reported problem from almost all users around the web, regarding BigRock. Though BigRock concentrates a lot on new customers, they complete ignore their old customers. And their support is full of “Thanks for your patience” sentences.
4. VPS Servers – No cPanels
Till now, they are not providing cPanel support. You have to buy cPnel on your own and install it here.
So The final touch is, if you need a Web Hosting for setting up CMS sites like wordpress / joomla / drupal (or) if you are hosting very small websites, just for name sake without much bandwidth or visitors and wish to have lot of help, go for BigRock Web Hosting. If you are looking to create larger websites with high traffic and lot of files sharing and stuff, check out other websites.
Bigrock Hosting Plans
BigRock VPS Plans
Bigrock VPS hosting services will provide you all the functions and features of a dedicated server, without paying additional charges. With Bigrock vps, will get complete root access and other dedicated resources. Big Rock offers totally 10 various VPS plans. Below image shows it’s pricing features.
Bigrock Reseller Hosting Plans
Bigrock Offer Both Windows and Linux Hosting services which comes up with 4 different plans i.e Essential, Economy, Delux and Premium plan.
Why to Choose Bigrock Reseller hosting?
- Best Control Panel
- Ease in account management
- Dedicated Customer Support
- State-of-art Infrastructure
- Quick App Installers
Shared Linux Hosting pricing
Starter Plan – Rs.139/month for 1 year, Rs.119/month for 2
years, Rs.109/month for 3 years, Rs.99/month for 5 years, Rs.59/month for 10
Advanced Plan – Rs.219/month for 1 year, Rs.209/month for 2 years, Rs.199/month for 3 years, Rs.179/month for 5 years, Rs.149/month for 10 years
Business Plan – Rs.399/month for 3 months, Rs.319/month for 1 year, Rs.309/month for 2 years, Rs.249/month for 3 years
Pro Plan – Rs.559/month for 3 months, Rs.449/month for 1 year, Rs.419/month for 2 years, Rs.339/month for 3 years
Shared Windows Hosting Pricing
Essential Plan – Rs.139/month for 1 year, Rs.119/month for
2 years, Rs.109/month for 3 years, Rs.99/month for 5 years, Rs.59/month for 10
Premium Plan – Rs.319/month for 1 year, Rs.309/month for 2 years, Rs.299/month for 3 years, Rs.279/month for 5 years, Rs.219/month for 10 years
Business Plan – Rs.639/month for 3 months, Rs.529/month for 1 year, Rs.479/month for 2 years, Rs.469/month for 3 years
Pro Plan – Rs.809/month for 3 months, Rs.639/month for 1 year, Rs.609/month for 2 years, Rs.479/month for 3 years
Do-It-Yourself Website Builders
Bigrock provides easy to use website builder tool named ‘Do-It-Yourself website builder’. This is the easiest site builder tool i have ever seen. Anyone can make their first website at just 3 easy steps-Select a Design from over 175 themes & 85,000 images, Customize your website using their easy drag-and-drop editor and Publish online instantly.