Amhost is fine, but fine is not good enough. While Amhost is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.
Amhost is a hosting brand of Scottish company Europa Enterprise L.P. It resells a range of services provided by the likes of Leaseweb, Midphase, Gigenet, and Poundhost. It isn’t clear when the company was founded, but it apparently has more than 11 years of experience.
Amhost’s website is available in English and Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
Amhost offers a full suite of hosting services, including shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and domain registration (via a third party website). It resells hosting services provided by data centers in 40 different locations around the world, so you can choose the closest data center to your customers. However, you should also consider the implications of resold hosting, such as:
- Are the resources being oversold?
- How quickly will the company respond in the event of an issue?
In this context, it’s important to note that Amhost doesn’t offer an uptime guarantee.
Hosting plans provide the following features:
- Automatic backups available
- Domain registration available
- Up to 50 add-on domains
- Free SSL certificates
- Up to 2000 GB monthly traffic
Beginners may be pleased to see the Installatron one-click installer for popular programs like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento. However, only 12 such programs can be installed, which is pretty low compared with the number of installation scripts you usually get with the alternative Softaculous installer.
Amhost offers some unusual SEO features. For example, you can purchase hosting packages that allow you to choose from 4 to 24 locations with different IP addresses.
Pricing and Support
Amhost’s decent range of hosting products start very affordable. When you’re ready to scale up, you will find larger (more expensive) shared hosting plans and dedicated servers. You get a free SSL certificate with your hosting, but a domain name and CDN will cost you extra. The 30-day money-back guarantee should get you out of your contract if anything goes wrong within the first few weeks.
For technical support, Amhost prefers you to contact the company by submitting a ticket. For pre-sales support, you can use email, live chat, or Skype. I received rapid, polite responses when I contacted the team a couple of times via live chat:
For self-support, you’ll be disappointed to find only a limited F.A.Q. section and no publicly available knowledge base.