Features and Ease of Use
Alantron offers fantastic shared hosting plans with some of the best basic features that you’ll find on a shared hosting service. Check out all that you get standard:
- Choice of Windows or Linux operating systems
- Unlimited storage and bandwidth
- Unlimited email accounts
- Unlimited databases
- Website builder with over 500 templates
These features alone would already be enough to shortlist this provider, but you get tons of added value with the following features:
- Anti-spam and anti-virus protection
- Supports SSL and cron jobs
- Regular backups
- Free IPv6 IP address
These are some fantastic features that give you a ton of control over your hosting and your website. I would’ve liked for Python, Ruby, and other advanced developer tools to be supported, but only the most advanced websites will have an issue with this host.
I am a bit disappointed they don’t offer free domains or SSL certificates, but with the features they do offer, I’ll let that slide.
Beginners will love this provider as they offer a website builder with over 500 templates. They don’t list an auto-installer for programs such as WordPress, so you may have to go the manual route. Contact customer support to see if they will offer assistance for installing WordPress or other CMSes. Otherwise, you can use the included cPanel or Plesk control panel to build your website.
Pricing and Support
Alantron offers four primary shared hosting plans, all with the same features as listed above. The only difference in the plans is the number of domains you can host. The plans are as follows:
- Power1 – Single domain hosting
- Power2 – Host two domains
- Power10 – Host 10 domains
- Power20 – Host 20 domains
These packages offer great value and pricing that’s on par with other providers. On top of that, if you opt for a year of hosting, you’ll pay the equivalent of ten months’ hosting. Opt for a two or three-year plan and you’ll save even more. Again, note that your domain and SSL certificates are not free, so factor that into your costs.
These plans come with an unconditional money back guarantee for the first 180 days. However, if you request a refund after six months, you will only receive credit back to your Alantron account, which can be applied to any Alantron service.
Alantron provides robust technical support, which includes live chat, telephone, ticket, and email support. They also offer an extensive knowledge base. To access their support phone line, you must be a customer.