Features and Ease of Use
4GBHOST offers a small selection of services including Windows or Linux website hosting and domain registration.
As standard, their website hosting plans come with the following features:
- 99.8% uptime guarantee
- Weekly backups
- Domain registration with some packages
- One to twenty domains, depending on the package
- 100MB to 1000MB disk space
Nice for beginners, but at an additional cost, users can set up a website using a quick and easy tool by Circle Camp. It includes more than 500 ready-made website templates, a drag-and-drop builder, and a free integrated shopping cart for e-commerce stores.
I also like the simplicity of the 4GBHOST website itself, which does not overwhelm you with too much information or too many options. They simply offer four packages for Windows hosting and four packages for Linux hosting. You can choose to have only website hosting, or domain registration as well.
Unfortunately, it is not that easy to get set up with 4GBHOST. Several steps are required to purchase their hosting, including sending a payment by bank transfer. Once you’ve paid, you then need to wait 24 hours for an email confirmation before you receive your website hosting. This is more than a little inconvenient in this day and age when online payments are all the rage.
Pricing and Support
4GBHOST’s prices are cheap compared to other Thai website hosts and some international providers. However, it’s important to consider the added costs that are not included in the hosting packages. Domain registration is an added cost, and SSL certificates are not provided by 4GBHOST so they need to be purchased from elsewhere.
They only offer one-year terms that require upfront payment, which can be a significant commitment for new website owners who are trying out a hosting service for the first time. They also don’t promote any free trials, free versions, or money-back guarantees, which may discourage those seeking such options.
Customer service options are also very limited. They have a Thai telephone number and a couple of email addresses, but no live chat or social media methods of contact. There is no resource center on their website, and there are no FAQs to peruse, so you’ll have to talk to them (presumably in Thai) to get the answers you need.