Capitan Hosting is a Philippines-based company that has been offering web hosting solutions since 2011. They provide multiple solutions for website hosting, including cloud hosting. They offer plans with robust storage, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited domains. With added features, such as a Cloudflare CDN and free SSL certificates, they are a host worth checking out.
Features and Ease of Use
Capitan Hosting offers multiple options for shared hosting, each with robust features including unlimited domains and bandwidth. Here are some of the features standard in each plan:
- Unlimited storage on most plans
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited domains
- Unlimited subdomains
- Unlimited MySQL databases
Capitan Hosting offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee on their servers along with value-added features that include a Cloudflare CDN.
- Daily backups
- Supports multiple PHP versions
- Daily backups with seven days of data retention
- Free Cloudflare CDN on all plans
- Free Google SEO tools
- Free SSL certificates
Free SSL certificates will save you money, especially if you plan to operate multiple domains needing SSL security. One thing I wish they offered is greater support for web programming languages. They don’t provide support for Python, Ruby on Rails, or other popular languages.
Regarding ease of use, Capitan Hosting is great for beginners. They offer a website builder on most plans and also offer the Softaculous auto-installer for apps such as WordPress, Drupal, PrestaShop, and more. You can also use cPanel to upload your files to servers.
Pricing and Support
Capitan Hosting offers three forms of shared hosting with Budget, Unlimited, and Cloud Hosting. The Budget and Unlimited plans have primarily the same features with only minor differences as outlined below:
As you can see, the Unlimited plans are only unlimited in storage. Unless you go for the top plan, you have limits on the number of databases and email accounts you can host. Considering that features are the same otherwise, many webmasters will be happy with the Budget plans.
If you prefer the efficiency of Cloud Hosting, Capitan Hosting offers four Cloud plans with the following features:
|Lite Cloud-1||Lite Cloud-2||Lite Cloud-3||Lite Cloud-4|
Cloud Hosting plans all offer unlimited domains, subdomains, databases, and email accounts. You’re only limited to the number of emails you can send per hour. Note that Lite Cloud-3 and Lite Cloud-4 plans are the most expensive of the plans offered. Cloud Hosting is great for those concerned with avoiding outages and having the fastest hosting possible, but you’re going to pay double or even triple for the top plans.
I was disappointed with support and even more so after speaking with them. They mention live chat and phone support as options, but when I talked to them, I found out that phone support is only available for sales inquiries and their “live chat” redirects to Facebook messenger. They informed me that their only form of technical support is 24/7 ticket support. They do have a knowledge base, but it covers only 23 topics and is quite limited.