Founded in 2008, CloverHost has more than 4,000 happy customers and 600+ registered domains. After rebranding in 2010, CloverHost now offers a range of hosting solutions, including; shared hosting, reseller, VPS, and dedicated servers. It also provides other web-related solutions such as domain registration, SSL, and web development.
CloverHost has servers in Europe, Asia, and North America. Its website is only available in Ukrainian, but it provides support in English.
Features and Ease of Use
CloverHost’s shared (virtual) hosting comes in six plans; all SSD powered, and suitable for personal and small to medium business websites. It will host your website on servers in the Netherlands.
CloverHost has recently increased its storage space for all six plans, allowing you to upload more data like images, videos, gifs, etc. The smallest plan (Lucky 3) gives you 3 GB of SSD storage, and the highest plan (Lucky 36) includes 36 GB of SSD storage.
All plans come with these features as standard:
- Free basic DDoS protection
- Softaculous one-click app installer
- DirectAdmin control panel
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily backups
- Unlimited traffic
With CloverHost’s shared (virtual) hosting plans, you get 2 to unlimited websites, 2 to unlimited databases, 5 to unlimited email accounts, and 2 to unlimited FTP accounts.
While many web hosts offer cPanel, CloverHost uses DirectAdmin. DirectAdmin’s biggest edge over cPanel is that it uses fewer resources. It also has a clean and tidy interface due to fewer plugins.
CloverHost recently added the Softaculous app installer to its list of features, which is a big relief for beginners. You can now download and install your favorite plugins (e.g., WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.) in a single click instead of configuring databases and uploading software files.
If you don’t like the idea of sharing server resources with multiple users, you’ll love the addition of CloudLinux OS. It isolates users on the same server and ensures you only use the resources you pay for. Other security features include free SSL, anti-spam, and antivirus protection.
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Pricing and Support
Although not the cheapest, CloverHost is reasonably priced. It also has no extra renewal fees – the subscription price stays the same when you roll over. However, some additional fees might increase the overall cost of your subscription, such as domain registration and a dedicated IPv4 address.
On a good note, CloverHost provides free website migration and a 14-day money-back guarantee for its shared hosting plans. Other services are non-refundable. You can pay for CloverHost’s services with Visa, MasterCard, WebMoney, Qiwi, Bitcoin, and more.
You can access its 24/7 customer support through email, live chat, and phone to help solve any issues. I connected with an agent via live chat, and they were polite and answered all my questions.