Clubhoster is a web hosting company based in Pakistan that offers shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), reseller hosting, dedicated servers, domain registration, and SSL certificates.
Its website is in English only and its servers are located in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Pakistan.
Features and Ease of Use
Starting with its shared hosting, it offers three plans with unlimited monthly bandwidth. These are the features that it offers:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily automatic backups on the two top plans
- Free SSL certificates
- One or unlimited websites per plan
- Free domain registration
- Unlimited storage space
Although the storage space is “unlimited”, the inodes are limited with 25,000 provided on the base (Baby) plan. Inodes refer to the number of files and folders that you have on your server.
Clubhoster provides cPanel as a management tool for customers. It’s easy to use for managing files, databases, and creating websites. You get a website builder with free templates to build your website in a few minutes without coding knowledge.
For those that prefer Content Management Systems (CMS) and other web applications, there’s an easy way to install them with its one-click installer. You can use it for WordPress, Joomla!, Open Cart, and most PHP-based applications.
Web developers can program websites with PHP on its servers. You can switch and choose the PHP version that you need. The company also supports Node.js, but only on the top two plans. Databases are MySQL and PHPMyAdmin is the management tool.
Clubhoster’s shared hosting features are great for beginners, but not much for developers. There are no staging/testing platforms nor SSH access or GIT.
Pricing and Support
Clubhoster offers affordable prices for shared hosting, initially, though the renewal prices are a bit expensive. It provides free domain registration on all plans. In addition, you’ll get free shared SSL certificates on the first two plans and a dedicated SSL if you take the top (Older) plan.
You can pay with PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. The company doesn’t offer a monthly subscription period. You can only pay for one year at a time.
Fortunately, there’s a money-back guarantee. Customers get 30 days to change their minds and get a full refund if they are on any of the shared or reseller hosting plans.
VPS, cloud servers, and SSL certificate customers get a seven-day money-back guarantee while dedicated servers and domain registration do not get any. You can pay for one month on the VPS and dedicated server plans.
Clubhoster doesn’t have a knowledge base. As a result, customers have no option for self-support that comes from the company. You’ll have to contact the support agents through phone, email, ticket, or Facebook live chat. I sent an email but didn’t get a response even after waiting for more than two weeks.