Relatively new to the hosting scene, Indonesia-based BatamWebHosting was established in 2014 to offer shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and domain registration services. Dedicated servers are also advertised, but the link appears to be broken.
BatamWebHosting’s cheerful website is populated mainly with Indonesian text in italics (which makes it look a little bit amateurish). All prices are displayed in Indonesian rupiah.
Features and Ease of Use
BatamWebHosting provides four shared hosting packages — Small, Medium, Large, and XtraLarge — which range in storage space from 3 GB up to 20 GB. They all share the following features:
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily backups
- 100% uptime guarantee
- SSD storage
- Free website transfer
- Free website builder
- Cron jobs
Hosting plans come with the popular cPanel control panel, which provides a user-friendly interface for managing your files, FTP accounts, email accounts, and domains. This also gives you access to the Softaculous application installer, so you can easily install CMS and other apps such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, Joomla, phpBB, and TYPO3.
As an alternative to creating a CMS-backed website, you can use the free website builder’s drag-and-drop interface to create your web presence from one of the included themes; no coding required.
If you are more technically minded, these hosting plans allow you to schedule Cron jobs to run regular scripts rather than having to execute them manually every time.
Pricing and Support
BatamWebHosting provides feature-rich hosting at pretty reasonable prices compared with international competitors. Although prices are displayed in Indonesian rupiah, you can switch to U.S. dollars at the checkout, and you can pay by PayPal, credit/debit cards, or bank transfer. For peace of mind, you get a 30-day money-back guarantee with your first subscription.
Although you can contact this company by telephone or ticket, the ticket submission form seems to be broken because the “Spam Bot Verification” section is blank (so you can’t send a message). For self-support, BatamWebHosting’s website includes a broken link to video tutorials and a reasonably well-populated knowledge base.