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Review of midPhase

midPhase is an established hosting company, providing shared, virtual and dedicated hosting solutions on both Windows and Unix servers.

The information below is based on their basic shared hosting package. Whilst it is believed to be correct, the services included in their basic package are likely to change over time so please treat this information as a guide and check before signing up.

URL: midPhase
Basic package: midPhase Virtual Linux Hosting or midPhase Windows hosting. The basic Linux based hosting is called "Mega-PHASE". Both the Linux and Windows hosting packages are shared hosting solutions. midPhase also provide Virtual Private Servers and Dedicated Servers.
Starting price: From $7.95/month for Linux hosting
from $9.95/month for Windows hosting
these prices assume payment in annual instalments.

Prices correct when last checked, but prices change so please check before signing up.

Geographical location: USA (Chicago).
Domain registration: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, .us

They will provide one free domain name (with registration) for each hosting package, which they will renew each year provided you keep your hosting with them.

They can host other domain names, but cannot perform the domain name management for domains other than those listed above.

Virtual Private Server: $ Not included in basic package, but available as an option.
Dedicated Server: $ Not included in basic package, but available as an option.
Data transfer: Unmetered
subject to some conditions, such as the site not being used as a download site.
Bandwidth: Unrestricted.
Web space: 25,000 MB (25GB) for Linux hosting.
5,000 MB (5GB) for Windows hosting.
These are for their basic plans. Other plans provide more web space.
Max websites per hosting account: 1
POP3: Yes
Web based e-mail: Yes E-mail can be accessed via a browser.
Sub-domains: No no sub-domains with the basic hosting plans, although sub-domains are available on their more expensive plans.
IP address: Shared IP address.
Web Statistics: Yes Via Analog, AWStats or Webalizer. The use of AWStats may require additional payment.
Log File: $ access to the raw log files is only available as an extra.
Database: MySQL on Linux shared hosting
MySQL and MS-Access on Windows shared hosting.
Backup: Yes They regularly backup the servers. In common with other hosting companies, they may charge for restoring files from the backup.
FTP access: Yes
Front page extensions: Yes
Support: On-line information, e-mail, chat and telephone. According to their website this is toll free (if calling from within the US).
PHP: Yes 
Perl: Yes
Python: Yes & No provided on Linux shared hosting, not for Windows hosting.
SSI: Yes
ASP: Yes & No ASP is supported on their Windows hosting plans, but not on their Linux hosting plans.
ASP.NET: Yes & No ASP.NET is supported on their Windows hosting plan, but not on their Linux hosting plans.

midPhase also periodically publish a set of "coupons" which if entered when signing up for hosting will give an additional period of free hosting. Their current coupon offers are:

For a more up to date list please email feedback@cryer.co.uk. The information on this page is believed to be correct. If you find any errors or omissions please report these via e-mail to: feedback@cryer.co.uk.