CZ-Hosting is a Kladno-based Czech web hosting company. Its extremely simple Czech language website doesn’t say much (if anything) about this hosting provider’s provenance, its data center/infrastructure, or anything else that might help you make an informed decision about signing up. It simply sets out the three hosting packages plus domain registration and some additional services.
Features and Ease of Use
CZ-Hosting offers three shared hosting programs — Artemis, Dionysos, and Zeus — that provide you with:
- 500 MB to 15 GB disk space
- Unlimited data transfer
- Unlimited email addresses
- 1 to 15 MySQL databases
- Support for PHP 7.x
CZ-Hosting’s website doesn’t mention user-friendly features such as a website builder or on-click installer, which you would usually expect to find these days. There are many other unanswered questions about the sort of storage (SSD or HDD), the availability of root access, and the ability to schedule Cron jobs.
One thing that’s easily overlooked is whether a web host provides backups. This is where CZ-Hosting does tell you what you need to know because it provides regular daily backups that you can restore at extra cost. Hosting plans also include easy-to-configure SMTP servers plus antivirus and antispam facilities.
Although unlimited data transfer is a good thing, the 15 GB of disk space could be limiting, and there is no prospect of scaling up to a VPS or dedicated server as your business grows. Availability is 99.8%, which is below the industry average.
Pricing and Support
CZ-Hosting’s hosting plans are cheap but are payable only annually, which may require a leap of faith since there is no free trial or money-back guarantee as far as I can see. You can pay in Czech koruna or euros.
Technical support is available every working day from 8 am to 5 pm. Although you should be able to make contact via live chat, telephone, or email, my exploratory email went unanswered. There is no knowledge base, as far as I know, so the only self-support resource is this provider’s hard-to-find blog: