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
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
- 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
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.