Reviews and expert opinion Camel Host

Ranked 945th from 3413 Web Hosting
4.3
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.2
Support
4.3
Pricing
4.3
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Camel Host is a decent option for Russian merchants looking for EU-based servers. However, capacities and support options may be a turnoff for larger merchants looking to take advantage of the location.

Overview

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Camel Host is a relatively new Latvian web hosting company that offers Russian language software interfacing and support. All of their plans come with a 30-day money back guarantee and discounts are available on yearly plans.

Features and Ease of Use

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One unique feature Camel Host brings to the table is access to excellent functionality with Russian language support. With their servers located within the European Union, Russian webmasters running e-commerce websites within the region will benefit from the increased speeds and better search engine rankings this location offers. However, the lack of SSL certificate support means merchants will also have to look elsewhere for critical functionality.

Camel Host does not offer any uptime guarantee, which is strange considering the rest of their features are rather advanced. They support PHP up to version 7.1, up to 20 MySQL databases on their top-tier shared hosting plan, and even offer a dedicated IP address with all shared hosting plans. In addition, an auto-installer takes care of the easy integration of CMSes such as WordPress and Joomla.

Here is the full feature list:

  • FTP access
  • PHP 5.2 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 5.5 / 5.6 / 7.0 / 7.1
  • Perl/Python support
  • CMS auto-installer
  • Unlimited subdomains and aliases
  • Data backups

Pricing and Support

Camel Host offers three shared hosting plans with the same functionality (with the sole exception of SSH access, which is reserved for the highest-tier “Premium” plan). The downside is that the pricing is slightly more than what you might find elsewhere for Russian-based servers, but slightly less than what you would find elsewhere for servers in located in the European Union. However, it comes with the caveat that although all plans come with unlimited traffic, storage capacity with the highest-tier Premium plan is capped at 10GB — not nearly enough for medium or large e-commerce websites.

What is excellent is the number of domains supported on their shared hosting plans. Webmasters running multiple websites will benefit from the ability to host as many as 20 websites with a single Premium plan. The price to value ratio is also excellent. The Premium plan is just thrice the cost of the entry-level plan, but comes with a tenfold increase in disk space, 20x increase in domains supported, and 20x increase in the number of MySQL databases provided.

Support options are decent but limited. Email and ticket support was helpful, but their staff took well over a day to respond. A self-help knowledge base is available, but it only gives one or to sentence answers to the most basic questions. There is no live support. Support phone numbers are listed but I was unable to successfully connect with them.

Bottom line on Camel Host

Camel Host offers Russian-language interfacing and support for servers located within the European Union at a reasonable cost. Functionality is decent, but lower storage capacities and a lack of an uptime guarantee means it may not be a suitable option for every merchant looking to take advantage of the geographic location.

Pros

  • Russian language for EU servers
  • One-click WordPress and Joomla integration
  • Supports up to PHP 7.1
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Cons

  • No uptime guarantee
  • 10GB storage limit for highest-tier plan

Check out Camel Host’s web hosting options today!

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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