Reviews and expert opinion Apikhosting

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

Apikhosting could be a good host, but there’s a “but.” At the time of writing this review, its website was working, but it was in “maintenance mode” when the time came to publish the review. So, proceed with caution, according to what you see when you read our review. Before you make any final decisions, you should check out Hostinger’s cheap plans.

Overview

Apikhosting1Apikhosting is fine, but fine is not good enough. While Apikhosting is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

Apikhosting positions itself as having been a cheap and trusted Indonesian hosting provider since it started its journey in 2014. It offers various hosting packages along with SSL certificates and domain registration, transfer and reseller services.

Apikhosting’s website is in Indonesian, but it doesn’t translate well into English. However, the vendor’s WHMCS-powered checkout and client site translates into the usual 26 languages.

Features and Ease of Use

Apikhosting offers four SG (Singapore) free domain hosting and five USA free domain hosting plans. The SG plans provide you with:

  • Account control panel
  • 100 MB to unlimited disk space
  • 20 GB to unlimited bandwidth
  • FREE SSL/HTTPS
  • Free .com/.net domain with the two higher plans

Apikhosting’s website also mentions a promo hosting plan that provides you with 5 GB + 1 GB disk space plus 30,000 MB bandwidth, a free .com domain, and free SSL. The company’s checkout (cart) website also lists three basic hosting plans, one of which is a free plan that provides you with 50 MB disk space and a free domain.

The three website building packages may be suitable if you don’t know how to design or code a website from scratch. You can easily manage your account thanks to the popular and easy-to-use cPanel control panel, and the SEO tools will help you improve your search engine ranking.

Apart from the free SSL, you can also buy SSL certificates provided by leading companies like Comodo, GeoTrust, and Symantec. The SSD storage is faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, and the SLA-backed 99.99% uptime is better than that of some similar hosts.

Pricing and Support

Apikhosting

Although Apikhosting claims to offer cheap hosting, its hosting plans aren’t the cheapest on the market, so (at best) we could call them competitively priced. You can pay in Indonesian rupiahs or U.S. dollars by bank transfer, credit card, or iPaymu. Available billing periods depend on the plan you pick, and they could be anywhere up to triennial.

Apikhosting offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, and some of the plans (such as the Basic Hosting and Business Hosting plans) afford you two months’ free hosting in exchange for an annual commitment.

24/7 customer support can be summoned by telephone, ticket, email, live chat, or SMS/WhatsApp. Unfortunately, I was unable to elicit any response via email or live chat. Want to try supporting yourself instead? In this case, you’re out of luck because the knowledge base contains just one generic entry.

Pricing

4.2

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Comparison

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Bottom line on Apikhosting

For competitively priced Indonesian hosting, you could give Apikhosting a try, but there are a couple of caveats. First, the company’s website seemed to go down between writing and publishing this review (though it might be back up by the time you read it). Second, I failed to summon any pre-sales support via the email or live chat channels.

Still not sure if this is the right web host for you? Check out our top recommended web hosts to learn more.

Pros

  • Several hosting plans for beginners and small businesses
  • Competitive pricing
  • 99.99% uptime
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Unresponsive pre-sales support
  • Vendor’s website went into “maintanence” mode
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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