Indian I.T. services company Abhada Technologies was founded in 2010 to offer domain registration, shared hosting, reseller hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, cloud hosting, SSL certificates, and email services.
It serves global clients from servers located in India and the United States, and its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Abhada Technologies offers Linux, Windows, and WordPress hosting. Whereas the Linux and Windows plans let you pick your hosting location, WordPress hosting is only available in India.
The shared hosting features are:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Storage space starting at 10 GB
- From 100 GB to an unlimited bandwidth
- Free SSL certificate
- Up to an unlimited add-on domains
The Linux and WordPress plans are managed via the cPanel control panel, whereas the Windows hosting is managed using Plesk. All plans provide a one-click installer — either Softaculous for cPanel or the one built into Plesk — so you can easily install CMS or other applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, osCommerce, or OpenCart.
The WordPress plans also allow installations of additional web scripts, but these plans are optimized for WordPress plugins and themes. Your website will also be updated automatically with the latest version of WordPress, and you get LiteSpeed caching for faster page loading.
At the top end of the expertise spectrum, you will find support for a plethora of programming languages and tools: Ruby on Rails, Perl, Python, multiple versions of PHP, CGI, mcrypt, cURL, and ASP.NET. You also get MySQL and/or MS SQL databases (depending on the operating system), plus secure FTP to upload your web files.
Other security measures include antivirus, antispam, hotlink, and leech protection.
Pricing and Support
Abhada’s three types of shared plans are offered at different price points. Linux plans are the least expensive, followed by Windows and then WordPress. All plans are cheaper than most rivals offering similar feature sets. You don’t get a free domain, but you do get free website transfer.
Although monthly prices are advertised, the available subscription periods are annual, biennial, and triennial, with discounts when you sign up for two or three years. And you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that might make you feel better about making a major commitment (because you could get out early).
Pay by bank transfer, PayPal, or by using your Indian credit/debit card.
Although Abhada Technologies purports to provide support via live chat, email, WhatsApp, telephone, or ticket, my exploratory email received no reply. If you have to resort to self-support, you will find a reasonably comprehensive knowledge base.
The most worrying thing for me is that the vendor website had errors at the time of writing this review, e.g.,