Reviews and expert opinion BestHost

Ranked 797th from 3916 Web Hosting
4.3
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.3
  • Support
    4.1
  • Pricing
    4.3
Server locations
Belarus
Moscow
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Belarus-based BestHost offers shared hosting, 1C-Bitrix hosting, developer hosting, OpenVZ servers, and KVM servers along with domain registration and SSL certificates.

Overview

BestHost

BestHost is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

Belarusian business BestHost has been in the hosting industry for ten years. It is an official partner of JBMC Software, the Canadian software company best known for the DirectAdmin control panel, and is also an official partner of software development company CJSC ISPsystem, which designs and develops software for automating hosting services.

BestHost offers shared hosting, 1C-Bitrix hosting, and developer hosting, plus with OpenVZ servers and KVM servers. It also offers domain registration and SSL certificates.

BestHost’s website is in Russian.

Features and Ease of Use

BestHost

BestHost offers seven virtual shared hosting plans, four 1C-Bitrix plans, five developer hosting plans, six OpenVZ VDS/VPS servers, and six KVM servers. With its shared hosting plans, you’ll get:

  • CloudLinux OS
  • 5 GB to 25 GB SSD disk space
  • 386 MB to 1768 MB RAM
  • 736 MHz to 3536 MHz CPU
  • 0 to 50 MySQL databases
  • Support for PHP 5.2 to 7.3

All plans allow you to take your pick from a range of SSL certificates from global providers, and all plans provide an industry-standard 99.9% uptime SLA.

The website builder provides more than 190 pre-made templates to help you create a professional website for free without any special programming knowledge. Alternatively, the developer hosting plans come with the ability to auto-install 460 popular programs and over 1,100 libraries and classes with a few mouse clicks. BestHost’s multiplatform solution lets you run applications in Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and more in a single working environment. VPS/VDS and KVM servers support full root access for complete control of your hosting environment.

If security is your biggest concern, you’ll be pleased to learn about the comprehensive protection provided by BestHost’s global defense network that uses malware detection, DDoS mitigation, and web honeypots to ensure your hosting environment stays secure. This provider also uses HardenedPHP to secure old and unsupported versions of PHP.

Although you can still choose the cheaper traditional HDD storage, BestHost’s SSD storage provides better performance and reliability. And when it comes to reliability, the 24/7 server monitoring should address any failures and malfunctions at the earliest opportunity.

Pricing and Support

BestHost

BestHost’s shared hosting plans are dirt cheap. You can pay for them via various methods on billing cycles from monthly to biennial, with discounts of up to 20% depending on the commitment you make.

For the VDS/VPS plans, a seven-day test period provides you with a little time (but not enough) to trial the services. Also, this provider’s loyalty program gives you a discount — equal to your time spent with BestHost — on VDS hosting.

You can contact BestHost’s 24/7 customer support team by telephone, ticket system, email, online form, or live chat. Unfortunately, I found the live chat to be unavailable, and my exploratory email went unanswered. For self-support, BestHost’s documentation page details its SLA, public contract, and other legal things whereas its knowledge base provides just a few interesting articles.

Pricing

4.3

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Bottom line on BestHost

The best things about BestHost are its low prices and discounts. However, self-support resources are limited, and I received no response to my pre-sales exploratory email.

BestHost might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Ten years of industry experience
  • Cheap pricing
  • Discounts for loyalty and commitment
  • Several user-friendly features

Cons

  • No response from customer support
  • A short seven-day test period
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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