Russia-based BashHosting has been in business since 2009. It boasts around 1,900 websites, 2,000 registered domains, and a 98% uptime record. Its website is only available in Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
BashHosting offers regular website hosting, dedicated server rentals, VPS plans, and website development services. Its shared hosting plans come with the following core features:
- 98% uptime record
- Daily automatic backups
- Domain registration available
- Up to 20 add-on domains
- Free “green” SSL certificates
- Up to 15,000 MB disk space
It’s good to see that all of the shared hosting plans use SSD storage for disk read/write speeds up to ten times faster than traditional hard drives. As an alternative to regular shared hosting, you can choose a CMS-specific hosting plan for a limited number of popular programs such as WordPress, Joomla, or Bitrix.
Once your website is up and running, it’s important to back it up as protection against a data disaster, so I confirmed that the hosting plans come with automatic daily backups. It might not seem like such a big thing, but it often costs extra with other providers.
One of the worst things about BashHosting is its 98% uptime record, which below the industry average and doesn’t seem to be backed by any guarantee or SLA.
Pricing and Support
BashHosting’s hosting plans are relatively cheap unless you opt for one of the top tier plans. You could grab a bargain if you can get by with less than 1,000 MB disk space (which is pretty tight). However, you could end up paying over the odds for more disk space.
Depending on the plan you pick, you can get a free .ru domain if you sign up for at least three months. Also, all plans come with a “green” SSL certificate, which is the most trusted kind of certificate that gives visitors confidence by turning the browser’s address bar green.
Unless it’s only accessible to logged-in users, there is no knowledge base or other self-support resources as far as I can see, apart from an FAQ page with only one entry. However, customer services can be contacted by telephone (during working hours), or via WhatsApp, email, live chat, and even postal mail. I was pleased that a live chat agent helped me in English: