Features and Ease of Use
Appletec offers 5 shared hosting plans (including an inexpensive promotional plan), 5 reseller hosting plans, 5 VPS/VDS plans, 48 dedicated servers, and one colocation offering in Moscow.
You can expect to benefit from these features:
- cPanel/ISPmanager control panel
- 2 to 50 hosted websites on one account
- 2 GB to 40 GB SSD NVMe storage
- 1000 Mbit/s bandwidth with unlimited traffic
- Up to 3GB DDR4 RAM
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
- Python support
- Unlimited subdomains
- Automatic backups
Hosting plans come with CloudLinux and CageFS (to isolate and protect you from other hosted users) and LSAPI (as the fastest way to serve PHP pages). To populate your site, you can install several CMSes with one click; e.g., WordPress, OpenCart, Joomla, 1C-Bitrix, and Netcat.
Appletec uses SSD/NVMe storage for improved page loading and reliability compared with traditional HDD storage, and the RAID 10/Hybrid RAID helps protect you against potential disk data disasters.
Pricing and Support
Appletec’s shared hosting plans are dirt-cheap. You can pay monthly or annually in Russian rubles or U.S. dollars via various methods, including PayPal, bank transfer, credit cards, or electronic payment systems (such as Yandex.Money, QIWI, and WebMoney). You have to use PayPal to pay in U.S. dollars, and you can get 5% cash as an account credit if you pay with a credit card.
You get a free test subdomain (to verify website changes) and a ten-day test period (to try before you buy), and you can extend the trial-run for up to 60 days. Annual commitments come with free gifts such as a free domain, an SSL certificate, and a month’s free hosting.
Although no money-back guarantee is mentioned, a customer support agent told me via email that I could get a refund if I didn’t like the services. Other ways to contact the company are telephone, support ticket (for signed-in customers), email, Skype, and live chat. I got some quick answers to questions via the live chat channel.
Besides the one-to-one support, you will also come across several self-support resources.