AbeloHost is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
AbeloHost’s mission is to provide quality offshore web hosting with total privacy and data security, so you know the price includes the web hosting as well as anonymity and the protection of your civil rights.Launched in 2012, they’re relatively new to the web hosting scene, but they still offer a high level of service.
Features & Ease of Use
AbeloHostoffers a healthy range of offshore shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated server packages. Users will be attracted primarily to the range of features they offer at reasonable rates. It also doesn’t hurt that their plans can scale with your company, so you can stick with AbeloHost for the long haul.
Their most basic SSD Shared Pro v1 plan includes a dedicated IP, a decent 10GB of SSD-hosted webspace, and 50GB of bandwidth. It also includes the Softaculous one-click app installer, DDoS protection, and all the standard web hosting features such as FTP access, scripting language support, and mySQL databases. All their hosting packages include a cPanel installation,enabling users to easily adjust hosting settings as needed.
All of their data centers are hosted in the Netherlands and therefore protected under Dutch law. This means that users who are concerned about the exposure of their data or facing restrictions to free speech in their countries of origin can rest assured knowing that AbeloHost will do their utmost to protect them.
Pricing & Support
AbeloHost’s offshore shared and VPS hosting plans aren’t the cheapest on the market, but they also aren’t all that pricey – bearing in mind that what you’re paying for is the peace of mind that comes with an offshore host.
Their dedicated servers appear to be a very popular option because of the discounts the offer; when I checked, they were completely out of stock and had to put interested buyers on a waitlist.
Except for their SSD VPS hosting plan (which comes with a 30-day money back guarantee if you pay with anything besides Bitcoin), there appears to be no free version or money-back guarantee.That said, their prices are extremely competitive and their plans scalable. AbeloHost accepts payment in Bitcoin, PayPal, WebMoney, iDeal, and bank transfer.
Customer support is available via a support ticket system, a rather limited knowledge base of tutorials, and a client-only section. They also have a live chat, but it’s available only during their posted working hours. On the upside, queries submitted via their ticketing system are typically responded to within a day, which is decent.
The few times I did email them with technical questions, the response time wasexcellent and the support staff was knowledgeable. As the company is small, they take great care to give each and every customer the time and attention necessary.