Latvian host AlphaHost has been providing its customers with quality hosting services since 2001. This company continues to provide VPS, dedicated servers, and domain-related services using servers located in Latvia, Turkey, Russia, Venezuela, and Lithuania.
The AlphaHost website can be switched between the English, Russian, and Latvian languages.
Features and Ease of Use
AlphaHost primarily provides managed cloud hosting, domains, VPS/VDS, and dedicated servers for both personal and business users. Its servers are optimized for Drupal, PrestaShop, WordPress and other CMS software.
Personally, I find AlphaHost’s features to be very user-friendly, and those features include:
- Free domain transfers
- Free antivirus and spam email filtering
- Free daily backups
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 24/7 customer support
Hosting packages are powered by the popular and easy-to-use cPanel control panel for managing your hosting. And your data is backed up daily. The only notable downside is that the 99.9% uptime guarantee is a little low by industry standards.
The entry-level Alpha plan starts you off with 3 GB disk space, one domain, unlimited traffic, 20 email accounts, one MySQL database, three FTP accounts, cPanel control panel, package installer, daily backups, PHP 5 and DNS management.
AlphaHost’s other services include domain services, and VPS hosting that uses cutting-edge virtualization technology to fully guarantee resource allocations and prevent overselling.
Pricing and Support
AlphaHost offers three shared hosting plans at very affordable prices, and the available billing cycles depend on the plan you pick. While the Alpha plan mandates a minimum one-year commitment, the Gamma plan allows you to pay monthly.
In terms of sign-up incentives, there are deep discounts for longer-term commitments, and there is a 14-day free trial that lets you try the hosting (with full technical support) before you buy it. There are no setup fees.
Although AlphaHost offers 24/7 technical customer support by telephone and email, my personal experience didn’t quite live up to my expectations. While the support staff sent a detailed response, it took them several days to do so.