Core Solutions was founded in 2001 to provide web hosting and development. From 2005, it decided to focus more on its web hosting service, pushing web development to the back. It offers email, shared hosting, VPS hosting, virtual dedicated servers, server colocation, SSL certificates, and domain registration.
The company has a data center located in Tallinn, Estonia. Its website is available in Estonian, Russian and English.
Features and Ease of Use
Its shared hosting is divided into four plans with these features:
- Free SSL certificates
- Daily backups
- 5GB, 25GB, 100GB or 200GB disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
Core Solutions provides support for PHP. Only a couple of web hosts supports Python and this one doesn’t seem to be one of them. Databases are MySQL.
The company provides ISPmanager to all shared hosting customers. I have had to use it once; it doesn’t have the best design out there but the way that settings are arranged in its sidebar makes things easy to understand for first-timers.
For easy scheduling of tasks, Cron jobs are available and can be accessed from the control panel. SSH access is available on its three higher packages.
One feature that smoothens web hosting management is the automatic installation of web scripts, made possible through the Softaculous one-click installer. You can have WordPress, Joomla and so many others installed from the control panel quickly.
Also, Core Solutions provides SitePro website builder which makes the creation of websites easy. You can build your website using different design templates and a drag and drop tool without having to write one line of HTML.
Core Solutions uses an anti-spam filter to prevent the entry of unsolicited messages in your inbox and antivirus protection to prevent against Trojans, viruses, spyware and other threats.
It utilizes the high-speed SSD disk drive for data storage.
Additional services are also available. You can choose to add extra disk space, MySQL databases, IP addresses to any of the packages.
Beyond its shared hosting is its VPS, dedicated server, and server colocation plans. These cater to large businesses who require more resources than what shared hosting can provide.
Pricing and Support
Core Solutions’ shared hosting packages can be subscribed for monthly, quarterly, semiannually, annually, biennially and triennially. The fees are affordable and a discount is available from the annual plan upwards.
If you happen to not to be satisfied with the hosting service and you decide to terminate your account, you will be given a refund of the amount that is left unused. Beware that there’s no uptime guarantee or downtime warranty.
The customer support is available through phone, email and a knowledge base with video tutorials. It promises that support inquiry received during business hours are responded to within four hours and those received outside business hours are responded to within 8 hours.
It sticks to that as I emailed customer support and received a prompt and professional response within four hours.