Avanhost is a Spanish web hosting vendor that has been in business for more than 10 years. This firm offers an array of web hosting solutions including shared hosting, VPS, and WordPress hosting services. It also offers domain name registration services, web design, and mail services.
Avanhost’s data center is located in Spain, and it has Spanish IP addresses. Its website is only available in Spanish.
Features and Ease of Use
Avanhost’s hosting solutions come with the following standard features:
- SSD storage
- Linux operating system
- Spanish IP addresses
- PHP 5 and 7 support
- Apache and NGINX servers
- MySQL databases
- Plesk Onyx control panel
- Free SSL certificate
- Firewall protection
- Webmail, IMAP, POP3
- DNS management
The hosting solutions run on Linux, and you can manage your hosting files and data via the Plesk control panel’s intuitive interface.
Avanhost performs daily backups for shared hosting customers. The backup manager lets you configure your backup schedule and download backup copies from FTP accounts. VPS customers have to take their own backups. This firm’s hosting solutions are optimized for WordPress, and WordPress customers can access daily backups with a rotation of four copies.
SSD-based servers are hosted in a modern Tier III data center located in Madrid, Spain.
Pricing and Support
Avanhost’s hosting plans are quite expensive compared with other Spanish hosts, but you do get a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate with any hosting package.
Prices are listed in euros, and you can pay on various billing cycles from monthly to triennially, with no apparent discounts for longer commitments. At additional cost, you can also add a CMS, personal backups, or extra disk space at the checkout.
Avanhost openly advertises a 30-day money-back guarantee, and deep within its terms of service you will find an SLA that promises to pay back between 50% and 100% of your monthly fee if availability falls below 99.81%.
You can contact the 24/7 technical support team via telephone, ticketing system, or email, but not live chat. Unfortunately, my exploratory email received no reply.
For self-support, Avanhost offers just four FAQs but also a better blog containing a few tutorials: