As its name suggests, Moscow-based Russian hosting company 1BX.host specializes in shared hosting plans that are tailored for the 1C-Bitrix platform. It also offers VPS hosting, dedicated servers, SSL, and domain registration services.
This host started out in 2016, and its Russian-language website displays prices in Russian rubles.
Features and Ease of Use
1BX.host boasts about being the first host to provide a fully functional web hosting service that’s compatible with the 1C-Bitrix Site Management platform. It offers four shared hosting plans — Start, Standard, Small Business, and Business — which provide you with:
- SSD storage
- PHP and MySQL support
- Optimized Nginx
- Free SSL certificate
- Anti-spam and virus scanner
- Unlimited traffic
Hosted websites sit on SSD storage that is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage.
Although I usually prefer the popular cPanel and Plesk control panels, I’m happy enough to see that this host allows you to administer all aspects of your hosting via the ISPManager control panel. You don’t have to be an expert webmaster to use its user-friendly management interface.
You can use Cron jobs to schedule scripts to run regularly rather than having to execute them manually every time.
Pricing and Support
1BX.host’s prices are pretty attractive compared with the international market averages, but you can only choose to be billed monthly. You can pay by bank transfer, credit/debit cards, or direct debit, and a 14-day money-back guarantee gives you two weeks to change your mind.
You should be able to contact the company by telephone, ticket, or email, and I say “should” because (unfortunately) I failed to summon a support response. The wouldn’t be so bad if there were sufficient self-support resources, but I only found a few frequently asked questions: