Reviews and expert opinion Codebox

Ranked 1634th from 3382 Web Hosting
4.2
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
4.1
Pricing
4.3
Server locations
Iran
Germany
France
Canada
Great Britain
USA
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Codebox's tagline "Your Only Choice" may be true if you're looking for a low-cost Persian hosting provider with servers in the U.K. and U.S.A.

Overview

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Codebox is fine, but fine is not good enough. While Codebox is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

Iranian hosting company Codebox seems to be suffering from an identity crisis since the name “Codex” is also used throughout its Persian-language website. In this review, I’ll stick with Codebox because it matches the vendor’s logo. This is also consistent with the social media pages, which suggest that Codebox was founded in 2012.

This host’s website will be impossible to interpret if you don’t speak Persian, and it looks a little messy when translated into English.

Codebox looks like Jack-of-all-trades due to its range of web design, management, hosting, VPS, training, and SEO services. It can also help with SSL certificates or SEO.

Features and Ease of Use

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Codebox’s typical hosting plans include the cPanel control panel and come with these features:

  • Add-on domains/subdomains
  • Web-based email accounts
  • Online file manager
  • PHP/MySQL
  • FTP accounts
  • One-click app installer
  • Unlimited traffic

If you buy one of the specialized Linux hosting plans, Codebox will install your choice of CMS system (such as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal) for free. Alternatively, the support team will help you set up an online store by installing the necessary software (OpenCart, TomatoCart, Magento, or PrestaShop), optimizing it for SEO, and setting up a backup schedule.

For a non-CMS website created from scratch, you can call on Codebox’s web design and development team to put something together using PHP and MySQL.

If shared hosting is insufficient for your needs, you can instead choose a VPS or dedicated rental server with much more storage and functionality for when your business grows.

Pricing and Support

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When you convert this company’s Iranian rial prices into U.S. dollars, you realize that the Linux web hosting plans are very cheap, and the discounts bring the costs down to next to nothing. In fact, it’s hard to see how Codebox makes money, unless from addons (such as control panel licenses for dedicated servers) and complimentary services.

For pre-sales support, you can call or email Codebox, or try messaging through social media. If you’re proficient in Persian, you can also take advantage of the self-support knowledge base that contains 65 useful articles.

Pricing

4.3

Bottom line on Codebox

Despite the economic sanctions on Iran, Codebox seems to be functioning just fine, and it’s surprising (in a sense) to see it has servers in multiple locations including the U.K. and U.SA.

Still not sure if this is the right web host for you? Check out our top recommended web hosts to learn more.

Pros

  • Diverse hosting packages
  • Fast and free store setup
  • Low-cost web hosting
  • Servers in multiple locations

Cons

  • Website only in Persian
  • Some website elements don’t translate into English
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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