It’s always hard to try a new hosting when we have so many options around. But when that hosting is based on the Google Cloud Platform, it’s hard to resist. I had the perfect opportunity to try Templ hosting and here is a comprehensive templ hosting review.
I am a big fan of the Google cloud platform. Most of my blogs are hosted in Siteground which uses Google cloud servers. Due to the strategic presence of google cloud servers all across the globe, it makes more sense to host websites on Google servers. That loads your website much faster.
- Templ Hosting Overview
- Features Of Templ Hosting
- 1. Google Cloud Platform
- 2. Managed Hosting
- 3. NGNIX Web Server
- 4. MariaDB Database Environment
- 5. QUIC Technology Support
- 6. Free Staging Environment
- 7. SSH Access
- 8. Custom Control Panel
- 9.Wide choice of Data center location
- 10. Free Migration
- 11. Free Backup
- 12. Professional Support
- Templ Hosting Plans And Pricing
- 1. Templ Hosting Micro Plan
- 2. Templ Hosting Small Plan
- 3. Templ Hosting Small Plus Plan
- 4. Templ Hosting Medium Plan
- 5. Template Hosting Large Plan
- Templ Hosting Review [ Performance & Test Result]
- Templ Hosting Positives
- Templ Hosting Negatives
- Conclusion: Templ Hosting Review
Templ Hosting Overview
Templ is fairly a new web hosting company based out in Stockholm, Sweden. They have the mission to serve ultra-fast web hosting services using their state of the art technologies. Though I am not sure how the name “Templ” got conceived my hard guess is that it might be from the word ” Temple”
Templ hosting purely relies on the Google cloud platform which is great considering Google cloud is one of the best cloud platforms to choose for web hosting. Their offering varied from managed WordPress hosting to Managed WooCommerce hosting and hosting for big agencies.
I am so glad that they offer a free trial to try their hosting. I opted for a 10 days trial and this review is about my personal experience with Templ hosting. I never write a review about any hosting unless I try and test the hosting using any of my blogs. The same goes true with Templ hosting as well. So this templ hosting review will give you a broad overview of their hosting service.
Features Of Templ Hosting
First of all let me tell you that, the feature sets of templ hosting are different than you see traditionally with other shared hosts or cloud hosts. You won’t see features like” Unlimited Bandwidth”, ” Unlimited sites” as those terms mainly suits for typical shared hosting.
1. Google Cloud Platform
No doubt, Google Cloud is the only reason I tried their service. This is fast, reliable, and offers wide options for data centers. Google uses its in-house CDN which makes your website load very fast. Google offers data centers in almost all locations across the globe. So even if you don’t use a CDN, you are expected to get a reliable speed. On top of that since it’s a cloud platform, so you will get the uninterrupted speed with almost no downtime.
2. Managed Hosting
Those who ever tried managed to host may never turn their head to unmanaged hosting. No matter how good we are in technical terms, but it’s hard to compete with professionals who manage the hosting environment. Templ hosting is pure managed hosting. They are expected to manage your hosting and solve all your hosting problems. This is something very great as you don’t need to worry about managing your hosting.
3. NGNIX Web Server
NGNIX is the best web server to date to power your hosting. Over 90% of web hosts use Apache as their web server due to the open-source environment. In fact, many reputed web host uses Apache which really surprises me. Fortunately, Templ goes with NGNIX which makes your website loads very fast. So if you love NGNIX, then you can choose templ hosting without any doubt.
4. MariaDB Database Environment
I don’t remember the last time when I saw any web host offered MariaDB. I have seen most of the web host offers MySQL database only. MariaDB is much faster and offers excellent performance compared to MySQL.
5. QUIC Technology Support
When most of the web hosts are struggling to offer HTTP/2, Templ hosting offers HTTP/3 or QUIC support which is simply outstanding. Trust me QUIC will simply make your website load much faster than HTTP/2 and it’s more secure too. So if your call is to experience QUIC technology, you can try Templ hosting.
6. Free Staging Environment
Staging is something that we need when we want to implement some changes to our website and not sure if it’s fine to do on the production site. Staging offers the freedom to verify the change and once it’s ready, it can be pushed back to the live site. Templ hosting offers a staging environment so that you don’t need to worry about unexpected issues due to any change to your website. This feature is also very special as most of the reputed web host does not offer this service.
7. SSH Access
SSH ( Secure Shell) is a more secure way of accessing and transferring files to your remote server. It is a more secure way of transferring files compare to traditional FTP ( File Transfer Protocol). Fortunately, Templ hosting offer SSH access in all their plans.
8. Custom Control Panel
Templ hosting offers a completely custom coded control panel. No more boring C Panel or CentOS web panel. You will be surprised to see the custom control panel which is really intuitive. All options and settings are well in place and all navigations are well laid out. A big thumbs up to Templ hosting for this extraordinary control panel.
9.Wide choice of Data center location
Since templ hosting is based on the Google Cloud platform, so you have the option to choose a data center from a wide range of choices. In fact, I got a data center location in Mumbai which usually not the case with many web hosts. Having a data center located near to your audience location helps to get good speed at that location
10. Free Migration
Templ Hosting offers free migration of all your sites by their expert professionals. So no more hassle of migrating your website from old host to new host.
11. Free Backup
Templ hosting offers free backup for all your sites. They do daily backups of your website and you can access those backups for up to 30 days. So from now on, you don’t need to worry about data loss as templ hosting is there for you in case you see any issue in reverting back to your website.
12. Professional Support
Trust me, Templ Hosting has the best support team. Just to give an example, I was trying to migrate my website and I was facing some issues. I see there is a popup on my screen offering help. Can you expect something like this? So what I felt is that their support team is proactive than reactive. They don’t wait for your ticket to respond. They will keep track of your problems and solve those on the fly. Simply outstanding
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Templ Hosting Plans And Pricing
Templ hosting offer plans suited for beginners to an enterprise level. Resources are shared for all those plans except for the topmost plan. Below are the details of their hosting plans. Frankly speaking, I did not like the way they named their plans. It does not give a trending sense of what I believe. In all their plan you can only install 1 website. If you want to install more websites, you need to add $10 per month. All plan comes with a free SSL certificate.
1. Templ Hosting Micro Plan
This plan is good for newbie blogger as it comes with just 5 GB SSD and 5 GB bandwidth. You will be allotted 1 CPU cores and 0.5 GB RAM. You can install only one instances of WordPress.
2. Templ Hosting Small Plan
This is a very basic plan which offers 10 GB of SSD space and 10 GB bandwidth. In terms of resources, you will get 1 core share CPU power and 1 GB of Ram. Though I don’t have any issue with 10 GB of web space 10 GB bandwidth and one WordPress install could be a concern for many
3. Templ Hosting Small Plus Plan
The only difference from the small plan is that it offers 2 shared CPU power, 2 GB of Ram, and 18 GB of SSD webspace. The bandwidth is also limited to only 18 GB
4. Templ Hosting Medium Plan
In medium plan, you will get 2 CPU cores which are shared, you will get 4 GB of Ram, 25 GB SSD webspace, and 25 GB of Bandwidth. Although all resource to be optimal, 25 GB Bandwidth, and only one WordPress install is something that bothered me.
5. Template Hosting Large Plan
This is the plan which has 2 dedicated CPU cores, 8 GB of RAM, 50 GB of SSD space, and 100 GB of bandwidth. The resource allocation looks great but I feel the pricing is out of the territory for many.
Templ Hosting Review [ Performance & Test Result]
I hosted one staging site in templ hosting. The website that I hosted was not optimized for speed. I use the following plugins in that website so that you will get an idea of how your website might behave if you opt to choose Templ hosting
As you can see from the below report that templ hosting performs fault well with out of the box plugin sets and No optimization. I hope once you optimize your website and use a CDN, you may get a far better speed. Here is a quick result data.
- Time To First Byte: 1.2 Sec
- Average load time: 2-3 Sec
- Google Page Speed score: 92
- GT Metrix Score: 95/84
- Pingdom Score: 80
- Server Response Time: 260 ms
Here the score in Google Page Speed. I got 92 in the desktop environment and 70 in the mobile environment which is fairly a good score. Below are scores from other speed testing tools
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Templ Hosting Positives
Templ hosting has a fair list of positives which may print you to choose Templ hosting. I understand that the pricing is high but considering the feature set, I believe the pricing is justified. Here is a couple of key points that keep templ hosting distinguished from other hosts.
- Google cloud platform
- NGNIX and Maria DB
- QUIC technology
- Staging environment
- SSD storage
- Fully managed hosting
- Excellent support
Templ Hosting Negatives
Frankly speaking, I don’t see any negatives except the pricing is very steep. Any serious blogger will prefer to choose Templ hosting, but the pricing may hold them back. I wish that templ hosting may come up with more competitive pricing in the future.
One more issue that bothered me is that you can host only one website even after spending more than $ 100 a month. This is a deal-breaker for sure. In the same price range and with the same feature set, WPX Hosting and WP Engine Hosting offer you to host multiple websites.
Conclusion: Templ Hosting Review
In one word I would say Templ hosting is just ” Brilliant”. But as I said already the pricing is the main hurdle. The pricing simply can’t match the offering and not as per the market trend.
So if you are not much bothered about money and want world-class web hosting technology, then this is the hosting for you. I understand they are new to the market, but their feature sets are very promising and for sure you won’t regret choosing them.
As I said this templ hosting review is just an overview. If you want to experience their service you can simply sign up for their trial plan and if you feel happy you can buy any plan later.