CZ-Hosting is a Czech web hosting company that has its registered office in the city of Kladno (the Czech Republic). Its extremely simple website doesn’t give any information about the company’s journey – when it was established, who’s at the helm, etc. You won’t even get information that you would like to know about a web hosting company before making a decision such as where its datacenter is, the kind of infrastructure it has, the quality and security standard it meets, etc. CZ-Hosting’s website simply focuses on the three hosting programs the company offers. You can also get domain registration services from CZ-Hosting. An at additional cost, the company offers a bouquet of additional services such as an increase in disk space and memory_limit parameter, an additional MySQL database, data restoration from a backup, programmer/administrator work, etc. The website of CZ-Hosting supports Czech.
Features and Ease of Use
CZ-Hosting offers three shared hosting programs – Artemis, Dionysos, and Zeus. With the three plans, you’ll get
- 500MB-15GB disk space
- Unlimited data transfer
- Unlimited number of emails
- 1-15 MySQL databases
- Support for PHP 7.1, 7.2
CZ-Hosting offers 99.8% availability.
When looking for a web hosting company, one thing you just can’t ignore is whether your web host provides backups. With CZ-Hosting, you’re in safe hands as the company offers regular daily backups. The company also offers paid services for restoring data from a backup beyond your usual tariff.
Since the company’s plans come with SMTP servers that are simple to configure, you can easily manage all things related to email deliverability. Antivirus and anti-spam, which are pretty basic features these days with hosting plans too are on offer. All-in-all, the features of CZ-Hosting’s plans are pretty basic. Though unlimited data transfer is a good thing, having just 15 GB of disk space with no VPS or dedicated server plans to upgrade to, if needed, could spell trouble. This is especially in case where you have an image and/or video-heavy website or need to stream large files.
CZ-Hosting doesn’t mention any one-click app installer or website builder. Getting such user-friendly features with your hosting would have helped those with little or no technical knowledge.
There are a couple more questions that CZ-Hosting leaves unanswered. These include the kind of storage on offer (SSD/HDD?), if root access (for complete server control), CDN (for faster content delivery), cron (task scheduler), etc. are on offer.
Pricing and Support
CZ-Hosting’s plans are cheap. These plans are payable annually in CZK (Czech Koruna) and EUR. Making other shorter billing periods (such as monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, etc.) available would have helped many potential customers test the company’s services because I believe only a few would be interested in making a long-term annual commitment.
As far as I can see, the company doesn’t offer any trial period or money-back guarantee.
CZ-Hosting’s technical support is available every working day from 8 am to 5 pm. You can reach it via live chat, phone, and email. Though the company’s live chat wasn’t available, I could submit my queries. However, they failed to elicit any response.
With a hard-to-find blog that mostly lists new features/upgrades made to the company’s services, and no FAQ/Help/Knowledge base, CZ-Hosting would disappoint anyone who comes looking for self-help tools.