Reviews and expert opinion Bakka

Ranked 2864th from 3234 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
3.5
Pricing
4.0
Server locations
Malaysia
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Malaysian hosting provider Bakka offers low-price web hosting plans. However, its website isn't the most modern I've seen, and I failed to summon any pre-sales support response.

Overview

Bakka

Malaysia-based Bakka aims to provide quality hosting solutions for small- and medium-sized websites, especially in Asia. The copyright notice on this company’s old-fashioned English-language website is dated 2008-2019, which makes it at least ten years old.

Features and Ease of Use

Bakka’s bouquet of hosting services includes three Linux shared hosting packages and six KVM and OpenVZ VPS packages. With the Linux shared hosting packages, you get:

  • 99.9% server uptime
  • 2 GB to 15 GB storage space
  • 40 GB to 300 GB bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin
  • DNS management
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Email forwarding and autoresponder
  • SMTP, POP3, webmail
  • SpamAssassin

Note that Bakka’s home page shows a “COPPER” plan as the lowest shared hosting plan, but this does not appear on the product details page or in the shopping cart.

The Installatron installer helps you install popular CMS and other apps easily. At the other end of the expertise spectrum, Cron jobs let you schedule website scripts to run on a regular basis.

The site statistics provide important insights into your website traffic, and the catch-all email ensures you receive every message sent to your domain (even to email addresses that don’t exist).

This company claims its VPS packages come with the power, reliability, and control of a dedicated server, but at a fraction of the cost. The detail page on the website only mentions the KVM package, but additional OpenVZ packages can be found in the cart area.

Pricing and Support

Bakka’s Linux shared hosting packages are cheap, and can be paid only on an annual basis. VPS packages can be paid for semi-annually or annually, and you benefit from 5% and 10% discounts depending on the length of your commitment. The minuscule three-day money-back guarantee is a lot less than you get with most other hosts, and (in my opinion) is not enough time to assess its services.

You can pay for plans in U.S. dollars or Malaysian ringgits via PayPal, credit/debit card, bank transfer, Bitcoin, or Altcoin.

Although you can contact Bakka’s customer support team by email, contact form, or ticket system, I failed to summon any pre-sales support response. Unfortunately, the knowledge base is not much use since it contains only three (albeit informative) posts:

Bakka

Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
2GB
40GB
2
$2.39
15GB
300GB
10
$7.17
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
2GB
40GB
2
$2.39
15GB
300GB
10
$7.17
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
10GB
10Mbps
1 Core
512MB
$19.11
50GB
10Mbps
2 Cores
2048MB
$71.67
10GB
10Mbps
1 Core
512MB
$19.11
50GB
10Mbps
2 Cores
2048MB
$71.67
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
10GB
10Mbps
1 Core
512MB
$19.11
50GB
10Mbps
2 Cores
2048MB
$71.67
10GB
10Mbps
1 Core
512MB
$19.11
50GB
10Mbps
2 Cores
2048MB
$71.67
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Bakka

Bottom line on Bakka

Bakka might be worth looking at as a Malaysian hosting provider if you can get over the old-fashioned look of its website and if you can summon some pre-sales support (which I couldn’t).

Pros

  • 99.9% server uptime
  • Three-day money-back guarantee
  • Feature-rich packages
  • Cheap package pricing

Cons

  • Can’t purchase all advertised plans
  • No pre-sales support response

Consider Bakka to be your Malaysia-based hosting provider.

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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