Web hosting service provider AndeanHost is based in Lima, Peru. It offers shared web hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers along with domain registration and SSL certificates. This provider’s website is in Spanish, but its client area supports twenty-five additional languages.
Features and Ease of Use
AndeanHost offers six Linux shared hosting plans that come with a 99.9% performance guarantee and cutting-edge web hosting infrastructure. The plans provide the following features:
- 256 MB to 8 GB disk space
- 32 GB to 1 TB bandwidth
- PHP 5.x
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- phpMyAdmin / phpPgAdmin
- 2 to 15 parked domains
- Unlimited subdomains
- Unlimited email accounts
- Custom error pages
The Softaculous one-click app installer lets you install many popular applications, and the user-friendly drag-and-drop Weebly website builder helps you create a professional website – an online store, image gallery, forum, or blog – without any technical knowledge.
To protect you against data loss, HDD storage in a RAID 1 configuration writes your data smultaneously to two drives.
Besides shared hosting, AndeanHost offers four multi-domain hosting plans, four WordPress hosting plans, and four combo hosting and domain plans. Although the website also mentions four VPS and four dedicated server plans, the order buttons for these plans don’t work, and they don’t appear at all in the separate store website.
AndeanHost offers several SiteLock plans that feature a CDN to speed up your content delivery, and VPS customers get SSH with full root access for complete control over their servers.
Pricing and Support
AndeanHost’s shared hosting plans are cheap. You can pay for them in U.S. dollars (USD) or Peruvian sol (PEN) by debit/credit card, PayPal, Bitcoin, or bank transfer to BCP accounts in Peru. You get a 30-day refund guarantee with hosting services, which gives you a little time to decide if this really is the host for you.
This company’s customer support can be contacted by telephone, ticket system (when logged in), contact form, live chat, email, or Skype. Unfortunately, live chat wasn’t available when I wanted to try it, and my exploratory emails bounced back as undeliverable. This doesn’t sound good, does it? And to make matters worse–the video tutorials page is empty, and the FAQ knowledge base contains only two entries.