VentraIP "Starter" Plan
- AU$8.95 per month
- AU$107.40 per year when prepaying one, two or three years
The VentraIP "Starter" Plan is a good value for money entry level shared web hosting plan suitable for small to medium businesses and other websites up to around 1 or 2 GB.
Remember to allow space for backups and emails stored on the server which both count towards the 5 GB limit.
WordPress and Joomla run fine on these plans and can both take advantage of LiteSpeed Cache for extra performance if needed.
VentraIP was founded in 2010 and is the largest privately owned web hosting and domain name registrar in Australia. They are 100% Australian owned and operated.
VentraIP have acquired a few smaller web service providers over the last few years and it seems unlikely that they will be bought by any other company in the meantime.
They have grown steadily, mostly relying on word of mouth rather than big advertising campaigns or through affiliate sales.
VentraIP Acceptable Use
The current VentraIP Web Hosting Plans have many unlimited features such as unlimited monthly data although clients are still subject to the Acceptable Use Policy and Terms of Service. The latest versions of these documents can be found at:
VentraIP Server Locations
VentraIP offer 24/7 phone and e-ticket support. Response times for support and quality of support are usually fairly good although there is sometimes a short delay on more complex issues until the issue is escalated to a higher support level.
Websites hosted by VentraIP load quickly.
LiteSpeed cache is available on the "Starter", "Freedom" and "Premier" VentraIP shared hosting plans.
CloudLinux on VentraIP shared hosting ensures resources are evenly distributed and not hogged by a few inconsiderate users.
VentraIP offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee and uptime is usually fairly good.
VentraIP offer promotions at various times of the year e.g. Black Friday / Cyber Monday and these can often be quite generous.