Features and Ease of Use
Best Hosting sells a good range of services. Here are the features you can expect to get as standard with their shared hosting plans:
- 99% availability
- Daily backups retained for thirty days
- Domain registration available
- Unlimited add-on domains with certain plans
- Unlimited disk space and bandwidth plans available
Best Hosting owns its own data center located in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. This is always good to see since it should mean faster response times to technical issues and less chance of them overselling their resources. Robust Dell servers allow them to offer a 99.99% uptime guarantee, although this is not backed by a service level agreement.
Best Hosting offers two unlimited shared hosting plans in addition to two smaller plans. The plans come with unlimited data and bandwidth (subject to the usual fair usage restrictions) and unlimited subdomains, FTP accounts, and email accounts. They also provide pretty good resource quotas all round.
In addition to comprehensive resources, there is also support for PHP versions 5.6 through 7.3 but (unfortunately) for no other advanced scripting languages. Cron jobs are enabled so you can schedule scripts, and you get unlimited FTP accounts. With the higher package, you get SFTP but not SSH access.
If you’re looking for beginner features, you’re less lucky. There is no website building tool, but you can have your choice of CMS (WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal) pre-installed if you select this at the checkout.
Pricing and Support
Best Hosting’s prices are some of the best around. A comprehensive plan with unlimited resources and lots of expert features can be yours for a small monthly fee. You get a .cz domain for free, but you’ll have to pay for any other domain extension. SSL certificates cost extra, too.
You can phone or email the billing and technical departments for support from 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Already signed-up users are encouraged to log in to their control panel to submit a ticket for a faster response. It’s not really worth me mentioning this company’s minimal FAQs page, but heck, I just did.