Many hosting experts and software developers consider Webdock to be a world-class hosting service provider, but why? In this detailed Webdock review, we’ll learn why Webdock is so highly rated. This review is based on the comprehensive test I carried out on the platform.
In the rest of this article, I’ll give you my opinion on the host’s pricing plans, support, user-friendliness, and overall features, plus my reason for recommending them to you.
Let’s get right into it!
Webdock is a hosting company founded in Denmark that offers cloud VPS hosting solutions with an emphasis on speed, reliability, and ease of use. The company is also known for its high-class security and eco-friendliness (they claim to use 100% renewable energy)
Webdock offers two main products: Ryzen Cloud VPS hosting and XEON cloud VPS hosting. Both are cloud VPS solutions that use different hardware and software while offering high-performance SSD, gigabytes of RAM, and multiple CPU cores.
Furthermore, Webdock promises up to a 100% uptime guarantee with their servers having an impressive average response time of 84ms. Their data centers are located in the U.S.A. and Europe, and you can choose where exactly you want your site to be deployed.
Finally, they have an excellent TrustPilot rating of 4.97 compiled from 158 reviews.
Pros and Cons
- Awesome cPanel (free)
- Lots of freebies
- Several support options including live chat
- 24-hour free trial
- Scalable server and resources
- 100% uptime guarantee, great server speeds
- Green energy
- Only VPS hosting
How does Webdock compare with other similar hosts? Let’s do a detailed breakdown of their prices, features, performance, user-friendliness, and support.
Here at HostAvice, our experts have created a standardized hosting rating methodology for rating hosts effectively, which is based on how they perform in relation to their competitors. I’ll use this to rate Webdock across different metrics using a number between 1 and 10.
|Parameter||Score||Why we gave this score|
|PRICES||8.5||Webdock offers very affordable pricing, especially when compared to similar hosting providers. For just $2.99 you can get the starter plan.|
The price is also all-inclusive, with a ton of features included. For this reason, I rate them 8.5
|FEATURES||9.0||SSL certificates, VPNs, Backup snapshots, cPanel, transactional email, email forwarding, and bot protection. All of this and many more you get from each of their plans.|
And all of them are included in the same base price, which is why I rate them 9.
|PERFORMANCE||8.5||Excellent performance – Average response time of 310 ms, 99.90% uptime guarantee, high-performance SSD and lots of CPU threads|
On top of that you can choose your own data center location, which is why I give them an 8.5
|USER FRIENDLINESS||7.5||Simple, modern cPanel and a powerful user management dashboard.|
A bit complex for beginners, so I settle for a 7.5
|SUPPORT||9||Customer support provider via phone, live chat, email, socials and a large knowledgebase.|
Fast response time and professional agents. I rate them a 9
Webdock Prices & Plans – 2023
When it comes to hosting solutions, Webdock offers just virtual private server hosting. There are two server types: Intel XEON and AMD Ryzen. We’ll take a look at each of their features in the next section. For now, let’s see the pricing.
The plans start at very cheap prices. Intel XEON starts at €5.99/month and the highest plan is €489.25/month. Whereas, Ryzen VPS starts at €4.9/month and the highest plan goes for €199.99/month.
Let’s see a detailed breakdown of the plans below.
Intel XEON Cloud VPS
|Plan name||Disk space||RAM||Panel||Number of sites||Price|
|SSD bit||50 GB||5GB||cPanel||n/a||€5.99|
|SSD Pro||200 GB||20GB||cPanel||n/a||€23.99|
|SSD Premium||400 GB||40GB||cPanel||n/a||€47.99|
These plans give you great multi-threaded performance, fast datacenter grade SSD drives, air-cooling facility and up to 5 Gbit fiber uplink speed to mention a few.
Ryzen Cloud VPS
|Plan name||Disk space||RAM||Panel||Number of sites||Price|
|Ryzen 9 Nano||25 GB||1GB||cPanel||n/a||€4.99|
|Ryzen 9 Bit||200 GB||7.5GB||cPanel||n/a||€49.99|
|Ryzen 9 Premium||500 GB||20GB||cPanel||n/a||€199.99|
These plans give you amazing single-thread performance, super-fast NVMe storage, low power usage (plus water cooling) and up to 5 Gbit fiber uplink speed to mention a few.
- SSL certificates
- Web server control panel
- Backup snapshots
- Free CDN
- Bot protection
- 24/7 customer support
In all plans, Webdock includes all of the key features mentioned above for free, with no extra charges made. Also, you get other features like PHP, custom servers, dedicated IP addresses, and so much more. For site administration, you get a modern cPanel that is so easy to use even as a hosting newbie.
You can choose your own server operating system and programming language to install.
How well does the host perform? The answer to this question can be found by using three metrics; server speeds, uptime, and page load time. Before committing to a host, you should first consider these three metrics as they will give you an idea of how well your website will perform when hosted there.
Like most hosts, Webdock promises a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which is the industry standard. To measure the server speed and loading time, I ran a test on a site hosted on webdock.io, using GTMetrix.
The results were as follows:
The server had a TTFB of 203ms and the websites’ fully loaded time was 1.5s. As for the overall performance, the website scored 96%
Level Of Support
When it comes to support, Webdock provides email, live chat, social media channels, and a vast FAQ/ help center.
You can contact Webdock’s support team by opening a support ticket. They typically reply within minutes but you’re advised to allow up to a day for a response to be sent.
The quickest way to communicate with Webdock’s support agent is via live chat which is accessible on all pages of their website. After sending a message via live chat, it took about 2 minutes to get a response, which isn’t too bad.
You can find answers and solutions to most of your problems in Webdock’s vast documentation, which comprises articles and how-to guides on various topics.
User-Friendliness – Ease of use
To register and sign up for Webock, simply go to https://webdock.io/en/signup and sign up with a Google or GitHub account.
After signing up, you’ll be prompted to select your country of residence and provide your password.
Click Continue when done. On the next page, you’ll be asked to choose between PayPal and Credit card with Stripe as your payment method.
Once you’ve added a payment method, you’ll be led to your user dashboard. You can then order a hosting plan for your website or contact their support team for assistance.
Webdock Control Panel
Webdock includes a fully-fledged web server control panel for free on all of its plans. This modern cPanel allows you to manage your Apache or Nginx web server with FTP, MySQL, Node.js, PHP, and many more.
Read the full step-by-step guide on how to set up cPanel in Webdock from their official documentation.
Installing WordPress on Webdock
Installing WordPress on Webdock is a similar process as installing it on any server. You just have to install the WordPress files and run the setup wizard. Note that WordPress only runs on servers that are configured to run PHP.
You can also migrate your existing WordPress site to Webdock. For more information, read Webdock’s WordPress guide.
Add an email account on Webdock
With ImprovMX, Webdock automatically provides a free email account setup on your hosting domain. This is an expedient and simple approach to begin receiving emails on your domain with a fully-fledged mailbox.
Conclusion: Do We Recommend Webdock?
Yes, we recommend Webdock as the perfect choice for your growing site if you’re on a budget. Their plans are super affordable and they provide a ton of free features on all plans.
Their servers are fast, secure, and very reliable with high-performance SSD drives and enterprise-grade hardware. Their support is also good, but the response time is not the quickest. However, their documentation is quite extensive, which is always a good thing.
Their web server control panel and user dashboard are easy to use. Overall, I definitely recommend them!