BEON INTERMEDIA started out as JagoanHosting.com, providing cheap domains and serving over 7,000 Indonesian customers with low-cost hosting. After eight years, the new incarnation now offers shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers along with domain registration services.
BEON’s website is in Indonesian.
Features and Ease of Use
BEON offers three shared unlimited hosting plans (on Indonesian and American servers), four cloud VPS plans, and four dedicated hosting plans with cPanel. You can get four DevOps VPS plans separately under the JagoanHosting brand.
BEON’s three Indonesian web hosting plans provide you with:
- SLA-backed 99.9% network uptime guarantee
- SLA-backed 99% server uptime
- One to unlimited domains
- Unlimited disk space
- Unmetered bandwidth
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Unlimited email accounts and subdomains
- Free SSL
- Instant backups
- Softaculous auto-installer
- CGI, FrontPage, PHP 5, Curl, Perl, ImageMagick, and GD 2
BEON does a lot to improve performance and page loading speeds. Its web accelerator has an Nginx-powered caching system for static content. It has integration with Google’s PageSpeed module for automatic file compression and optimization. Its CDN technology improves international page loading speeds while protecting you from some kinds of cyberattacks, and the DDoS protection helps here, too.
Whereas some hosts employ SSDs only for caching data, BEON’s cloud VPS plans run entirely on SSD storage for performance and reliability. Its dedicated hosting plans allow you to use your server’s core resources to boost performance significantly.
As well as putting a lot of effort into performance-enhancing features, BEON also believes in caring for the environment. It uses green infrastructure, with a power supply that is capable of reducing energy by 92%.
Pricing and Support
Although BEON’s hosting prices seem steep, they could be considered competitive for the unlimited features on offer. On the two higher plans, you can get a free domain for life. Unfortunately, you can only pay by credit card in Indonesian rupiah, which might be somewhat restrictive for some customers.
Available billing cycles are monthly, annual, biennial, and triennial, and you get bigger discounts for longer billing periods. If you’re unsure about signing up for a long stretch, you’ll be pleased to hear about the very generous 60-day money-back guarantee that gives you almost two months to get out if anything goes wrong.
BEON provides 24/7 support via live chat, email, support ticket, or (for some services) telephone. I got some rapid responses via the live chat channel: