2GB Services is fine, but fine is not good enough. While 2GB Services is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.
According to its Facebook page, 2GB Services was established in February 2011. It offers a wide variety of gaming servers along with web hosting, radio hosting, VPS, VDS, and dedicated server plans. It also offers domain registration and transfer services.
2GB’s Intel Xeon-powered high-performance servers are located in the Bucharest-based BTS Telecom datacenter. Its website is in Romanian, but the language selector lets you choose 25 alternative languages via automated translation.
Features and Ease of Use
2GB Services offers eight SSD web hosting plans with dedicated resources, seven radio server plans, eight VPS plans (four each for Linux and Windows), four VDS plans, four dedicated server plans, and some gaming servers. The SSD Web Hosting plans come equipped with:
- cPanel/WHM control panel
- 1 to 7 hosted domains
- 1 to 7 parked domains
- 1 GB to 20 GB HDD space
- Unlimited monthly traffic
- Unlimited email accounts
2GB’s weekly backups (of files, email boxes, and databases) are kept up for 30 days. However, the company doesn’t guarantee these backups, and it encourages customers to perform their own backups via the control panel. VPS and dedicated server customers don’t get any automatic backups.
Although this provider’s website mentions 99.2% guaranteed uptime (which is low), the terms-of-service page alludes to 99.9% guaranteed uptime. I was unable to get this clarified.
VDS solutions come with root access for complete control of your hosting environment, and dedicated server plans provide full access to all resources. You can enjoy improved website performance and scale your server resources up (or down) to meet your needs. The RAID 1 configured storage helps protect you from a disk disaster by replicating your data.
Aside from the regular hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers, 2GB Services also offers radio hosting and gaming servers, which not all hosts do.
Pricing and Support
2GB Services’ shared hosting plans are cheap, and you can pay for them in euros using PayPal, bank transfer, Paysafecard, Bitcoin, or SMS. There is no money-back guarantee as far as I can see, but there is a free test Linux VPS (except it was “sold out” when I last looked).
Although 24/7 customer support is supposedly available via email, ticket, or online contact form, my form submissions failed to elicit any responses. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll find a frequent questions page but no knowledge base: