Chaiyo Hosting is a Thailand-based web hosting company that’s been in business since 2004. They offer a solid selection of scalable Windows and Linux hosting plans. While they provide robust features, they don’t provide entry-level tools and aren’t recommended for beginners.
Features and Ease of Use
Chaiyo Hosting offers solid hosting solutions, providing you with the ability to choose Windows or Linux-based hosting on a cloud infrastructure. Below are some of the basic features of their plans:
- Firewall and antivirus security
- Unlimited email addresses
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Massive bandwidth allocations
- Thai or English control panels
With a minimum of 100GB of bandwidth monthly, you’ll be able to handle most traffic loads even with a media-heavy website. You’ll also enjoy the following added benefits:
- Supports CGI, Perl, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails
- Separate servers devoted to databases and emails
- Daily backups
- WordPress toolkit
- 99.9% uptime
- SEO support
I like the expanded developer capabilities of this service, which are rare with the Thai web hosting market and definitely indicative of a premium hosting service. However, it could be better. Python is a popular feature that’s not supported. They do have a WordPress toolkit that will allow you to manage all of your WordPress sites automatically though.
I wouldn’t recommend this host for beginners. They don’t offer any form of entry-level tools such as a website builder or an auto-installer for most common apps like WordPress. Experienced webmasters will enjoy the developer-friendliness and agility of the platform, but beginners will have to learn new skills to use this product.
Pricing and Support
Their prices are where their premium status is revealed: Chaiyo Hosting’s prices are on the high side, especially for a Thai hosting provider. Only their SEO Hosting plans are around the market average, though even then they’re still slightly pricier. If you’re going for their Linux or Windows shared cloud hosting plans, you can expect to pay quite a bit more.
There are also a couple of things you need to be aware of with their plans. First, you don’t get a free domain, so you’ll have to factor that into your final costs. Also, they don’t offer free SSL certificates, meaning yet another charge on each website you host that needs a certificate.
Chaiyo Hosting offers solid support offering live chat (though not 24/7), telephone, email, and ticketing support. Also, they provide a decent knowledge base and a fantastic tutorials section covering a wide variety of topics including advanced topics such as running Node.js in Plesk.