If you’re concerned about your privacy in the online realm, prefer to pay for your online services in cryptocurrency, or both then Bitcoin Web Hosting has got your back. It provides anonymous hosting and only accepts Bitcoin, Litecoin, and a number of other cryptocurrencies as payment. True to its mission, it is also tight-lipped on information about itself but does offer 24/7 support and a 99.99% uptime guarantee. It also has servers on most continents with over 15 global centers.
Features and Ease of Use
A discreet hosting service packed with features and quality hardware, it offers:
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Domain registration with free domains
- Unlimited free SSL certificates
- Up to 100GB of shared hosting SSD storage space
- Up to unmetered bandwidth
It’s no coincidence that Bitcoin Web Hosting has chosen to be named after a cryptocurrency. Not only do you pay for your hosting using cryptocurrencies, but it’s also very focused on ensuring the privacy of its customers. However, it still only allows legal use of its services and is DMCA, Patriot Act, and PRISM compliant.
All of its hosting is based in Linux and cPanel. With cPanel and Softaculous, you can install pretty much any hosting apps or CMS you want. Except for the lowest shared hosting plans, the packages also usually include enough storage and unlimited bandwidth, so you can set up and host just about anything.
It also has great infrastructure with 15 global VPS locations, seven global dedicated server locations, and an SLA-backed 99.99% uptime guarantee. All dedicated servers have between 4 to 50 Gbps of DDoS protection and come fully managed.
Pricing and Support
With a 45-day money-back guarantee, you’ll have an attractive incentive to try out Bitcoin Web Hosting’s services, even if you’re not 100% sure they’re right for you yet. For anonymous hosting, the packages are priced in the low to mid-range and pricing is pretty clear and transparent.
For example, the prices you see on the website are for month-to-month billing but you can opt for discounted billing with longer terms. However, for the price you pay, I feel you should be getting a free domain even with the most basic plan. You also have to pay extra per month if you want your hosting to be DMCA-friendly for Europe.
To purchase any of its hosting services, you’ll need to use one of the supported cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, or Ripple.
What’s good about the pricing is that all packages include a cPanel license, unlimited free SSL certificates, and you get a free domain with a three-month, six-month, or yearly plan. Strangely enough, terms longer than a year also don’t include a free domain.
If you’re looking at the VPS or dedicated servers, you’ll be glad to know they also come with a 15-day and 60-day money-back guarantee, respectively.
Bitcoin claims to provide an average support ticket response time of under 30 minutes, and ticket support is 24/7. However, I regularly use the live chat support (when it’s available) and the response times are usually instant. You’ll find that you may have to contact support more than usual as they don’t provide a knowledge base, only an FAQ section with info mostly for pre-sales questions. Generally, I found support to be great as they were always quick to reply and didn’t mind it if you kept asking many questions.