Web hosting for designers and developers

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Pixeno is a web hosting company that offers personal, reseller, cloud sites, and cloud server-based web hosting. The company was started over 3 years ago, and is run by a group of designers, developers and technicians. This review is going to target Pixeno’s four web hosting services, and explain what they have to offer.


Pixeno’s support is acknowledged as being down to earth, extremely helpful and personal. Pixeno accepts both PayPal and Google checkout. Whichever hosting plan of service you opt for, there are no such limits for essentials such as subdomains, email addresses and MySQL Databases. Another generally-available positive aspect is that Pixeno takes 4 external account backups each day, and the information is kept for 2 weeks, which means that the user has 56 possible restore points at any one time. Last but not least, the security protocol is strict and Pixeno’s state-of-the-art headquarters is designed to maintain a continuous flux of power.

Personal Hosting Ideal for Freelancers


What stands out in Pixeno’s personal hosting service is the fact that web developers can request SSH in order to make use of the GIT and SVN version control systems. Also it is worth mentioning that more than 280 applications are available for instant “one click” installation, starting with WordPress, and continuing with Joomla and Drupal + many more!

Reseller Hosting, great for Freelancers and Design Agencies


All Pixeno reseller plans come with the industry standard WHM for managing third-party cPanel accounts, allowing for a full control over the resources assigned to each client. And, naturally, the network runs with the latest versions of PHP and MySQL. Yet, I was most impressed by the intuitive user interface, which makes the account administration seem like child’s play.

Cloud Sites for Super Redundant Businesses Hosting


Choosing Pixeno’s cloud hosting automatically means that, at the slightest sign of malfunction, the hardware ‘self-heals’: meaning that in just a matter of seconds new and ‘healthy’ hardware takes over to ensure a prompt return to uptime. Besides, if the user decides to take up more resources by scaling to a bigger plan, this occurs with no downtime whatsoever. And, of course, all cloud management responsibilities fall entirely on Pixeno’s able shoulders; in other words, you’re free to concentrate on your business unhindered.

Cloud Servers, Fully Managed, or Self-Managed


The user can elect one of over 100 Operating System templates, including CloudLinux, Windows and CentOS. Deploying a Pixeno cloud server can be done in more than 20 countries from all around the world, and all Cloud Servers are provisioned in under 180 seconds. I just love how the user has all that freedom of choice: we can either opt for cPanel support and full server management by Pixeno, for an additional cost. Or do everything by ourselves (if you’re a server administrator). It all comes down to how much we are willing or know how to get done.

Bottom line is that anyone can take Pixeno’s services for a spin. You will notice that scrolling all the way down on their website reveals the opportunity of a free trial for one whole month. My advice is, take it. Another great option for designers and developers is the amazing hosting service from WPengine. If you’d like to find out more, check out my WPengine review here.

Catalin is the founder of Mostash – a social marketing boutique – and he’s always happy to share his passion for graphic design & social media.