Features and Ease of Use
ASH HOST offers five shared hosting plans, four reseller hosting plans, four colocation plans, one VPS plan, one cloud server plan, and four dedicated servers, plus eight cloud backup plans and three cloud email plans.
The five shared hosting plans provide you with:
- cPanel control panel
- One to unlimited hosted domains
- 1 GB to 45 GB disk space
- Unlimited traffic
- Unlimited email accounts
The included Softaculous installer makes it easy for you to install a plethora of popular applications, including WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, osCommerce, and CubeCart. As an alternative to creating a CMS-backed website, you can instead use the website builder to create a professional-looking website without technical knowledge. And once your website is up-and-running, you can secure it with a free SSL certificate.
If you don’t want to create your website yourself, you can take advantage of this host’s web design, SEO, and social media optimization services to build and promote your web presence.
Although this company advertises a 99.99% uptime guarantee, a support agent told me that actual uptime is at least 99% but much closer than 100%.
If you decide on a dedicated server rather than shared hosting, you can enjoy a lot of flexibility to customize your server’s disk space, CPU, RAM, and software.
Pricing and Support
ASH HOST’s shared hosting plans are competitively priced. You can pay for them in New Zealand dollars, U.S. dollars, or Australian dollars via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer, on billing cycles from monthly to biennial. There is no free trial or money-back guarantee as far as I know.
For self-support, the acceptable (but not exceptional) knowledge base should help answer some of your questions. Alternatively, or additionally, you can contact the 24/7 customer support team via telephone, support ticket, or live chat. I got quick answers to questions via the live chat channel.