Codebox looks like a Jack of all trade with its range of web design, management, hosting, VPS, training, and SEO services. And if you need SSL or help in website speed optimization, they can help with that as well.
Features and Ease of Use
Even with the crippling sanctions and almost zero-inflow of petrodollars, Iran-based Codebox.ir seems to be functioning just fine. I am surprised they have servers in multiple locations including the US and UK, two countries that have meted out sanctions in almost every aspect of Iran’s economy.
If you’d like to create an online store, but don’t know where to start you might want to order its online store hosting service. Its support will help you set your store using OpenCart or TomatoCart, or Magento or OsCommerce or PrestaShop and on top of that, optimize it for SEO before creating back up copies of all your databases online. Besides that, they will advise you on the right plugins or add-ons for heck out, product inventory management, order fulfilment amongst others.
And it’s not just your estore that they will install for free, but your WordPress or Drupal or Joomla or Forum website as long as you buy any of its respective specialized Linux hosting plans. Typical plans include cPanel, which has a set of features such as:
- Add-on domains/subdomains
- Web-based email accounts
- Online file manager
- PHP / MySQL
- FTP accounts
- One-click app installer
- Unlimited traffic
If shared hosting doesn’t work for you, you can get VPS or rental servers with a lot more storage space and added functionalities that will come handy as your organization or business grows. However, you will have to get a license for the admin panel that you will use. Licenses for addon panels such as LiteSpeed, Kernel Care, Cloud Linux, DirectAdmin, cPanel are all available at reasonable prices.
Don’t have the time to build your website? I would suggest you talk to its web design and development team to help you with website creation. From developing a custom PHP/MySQL website to deploying WordPress, which is free, they’ll gladly do anything to get you online.
Though Codebox has a clean design, the information isn’t well-organized. It’s really hard to navigate and even Google translate the text as it has many Flash elements. I also realized the pricing isn’t correct too. I wish they would stick to rial instead of USD to make it clear to would-be customers that a 2GB hosting package isn’t worth ten grand.
Pricing and Support
I really don’t think this firm makes any profit from web hosting, maybe from addons and complimentary services. When you convert the pricing of monthly which is in Rial to USD, you’ll realize just how cheap Codebox’s Linux web hosting plans are. Surprisingly, they have discounts. When you apply them, I think you’d be able to host your websites for next to nothing.
Support is in Persian, which isn’t different from Arabic. Its knowledge base with 65 is a great resource for learning cPanel. Besides that, it will answer some of your questions. Consider its managed VPS if your tray is full. And if you’re unable to resolve a problem on your own, send an email or raise a ticket from the client area or call their telephone support number.