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Melbourne IT is Australia's first ICANN accredited domain registrar, they handle web hosting, website design, email and domain registration. We spent a significant amount of time fact-finding and reviewing the company to make sure the information we acquired is correct. 2016 Revised Web Hosting Review: Plans, Pricing, Space, Uptime, Service & more...

We came across several negative reviews focusing on high cost, limited functionality and slow support.

Here are a few limitations we came across: Limited self-service panel (need to call tech support, which is painful as you are frequently on hold for very long periods of time, domain name renewals are $70 a year, twice the price of anywhere else and domain transfers away from Melbourne IT are hugely frustrating.

Bottom-line? We strongly advise potential users to pick GazelleHost Basic (or Business Plan) instead of Melbourne IT cPanel Basic. 

Why?

  • Significant cost advantage, for the same disk space,
  • Unlimited websites on GazelleHost vs. only one with Melbourne IT
  • Limited number of emails and very limited number of available databases with Melbourne IT
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Plan
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Price
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Sale Available
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Web Space
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Websites Hosted
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Data Transfer
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Free Domain Name
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Free Site Transfer
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Email Accounts
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Databases
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FTP Accounts
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Sub domains
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cPanel
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Money Back
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Free CDN + Railguns ®
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eCommerce Tools
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Hacks & Malware Protect
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Backup & Data Loss Protect
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Power Redundancy
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Hardware Redundancy
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Unique Account Isolation
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Server Monitoring
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Spam Prevention
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Support
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Chat Support
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Email Support
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Phone Support
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Free SSL Certificate
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PHP, Perl, Python, Shell
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Free Marketing & SEO
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Google & Bing Coupons
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Price

GazelleHost
Basic
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5.95
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3.95
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5 GB
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Yes
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Yes
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Unlimited
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Yes
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30 Days
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes *
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Yes **
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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$3.95/mo*

Melbourne IT
cPanel Basic
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12.94
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12.94
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5GB
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10GB
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None
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No
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50
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3
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3
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Yes
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30 Days
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No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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Yes
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No
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Yes
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No
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No
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$12.94/mo

 

*(Available with SiteLock® addon)

**(Available with CodeGuard® addon)

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Created October 2015. Updated January 2016

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"...We have been with various web hosting accounts throughout the years and I don’t think I would ever be writing reviews for any,
but we are truly happy with Gazelle Host. It’s been a good and we can recommend them.
If you are using Wordpress or similar CMS the hosting works fast and without any issues.
I only wish they offered more SEO products, at the time we signed up they were not so we signed up with another service
for online marketing."


Joanne Stubbs
Careeroo.com

"Had to contact (...) support twice while designing our website, on both occasions I was impressed.
The issues which seemed impossible to me, were quickly fixed, nice one! Our audience is mainly in Europe,
the servers are faster than other hosts. 5 stars!"

 

Marco Pezzopane
PhotoFoto.eu

"Our website was hacked last year and didn't know what to do to resolve this.
Thanks to speedy Gazelle support we found out is that our Joomla was outdated and someone used our password.
Luckily their tech support helped out right away and since then we signed up for SiteLock. As a business, if there is anything you would expect
from an IT company is just that – the ability to help in situation like these, right?"

 

Ella Burkett
Web Designer

"Being a website admin, I've worked with a few webhosts, Gazelle Host is not the largest, not the cheapest (this would not be a genuine comment).
However it is down to earth, when I can pick up the phone and talk to Rob or other Geeks and get things done.
Right now, I don’t even have to worry about client’s accounts, all is working well and we are doing regular backups."

 

Peter Chen
HostConnect

"Just works! (...) it took us forever to find a web host – there are just so many out there, is that really necessary?
How do you tell the difference, it is almost nauseating, I just need to get back to work.
This one was referred by one of our clients, and it just worked, that’s it."

 

Chris Kennedy
Cyqlone Sports

" What Customer Service should be.
We have worked with two different hosts prior to opening our account and can say without reservation that Gazelle has the best customer support I experienced.
It is responsive, not geeky and professional. I would recommend Gazellehost to anyone.
Notable features: uptime, speed, functions (office emails)..."

 

Arnita Corbet
Personal User

"It’s like with any small business – you want to make sure they actually WILL be in business for years to come. (...)
I liked the fact that the company history was explained and they have been around since the early days and are not going anywhere.
That’s all I really care about."


Claudio
Developer

"Have been with Gazellehost.com since 2012, running our ecommerce site. The site was designed by them too.
So for about 3 years we made over 200k in sales. This didn’t happen right away but eventually we realized how amazing ecommerce can be.
If you don’t sell your products or services online , you should consider it. Initial learning curve is steep, but once you get going it just works."

Amber S.
DiamondGuide.com.au

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