D4 is a Paris-based French hosting provider with a French website. This company has 20 years of experience, and it sells much more than just website hosting, so you can also seek out its SEO and software development services.
Features and Ease of Use
D4 offers two tiers of shared website hosting that come with the following features:
- 24/7 technical assistance
- Consultation services
- Website development support
- One free .fr domain name
- Up to 25 GB disk space
- Up to 5 add-on domains
Although additional information is a little scarce, you can expect to benefit from the usual hosting features such as MySQL databases, FTP accounts, SSH access, and a website management interface (i.e., a control panel).
D4’s Showcase Site Pack is aimed at medium-sized businesses that want a WordPress-based web presence. The alternative ECommerce Pack is aimed at companies looking for an e-commerce solution based on WordPress and PrestaShop.
These hosting plans are more like managed services than self-service shared hosting, in the sense that the company will install your CMS, apply any plugins, and provide you with an hour of free consultancy per month.
Pricing and Support
The hosting prices are very high compared with self-service shared hosting, but probably not for D4’s consultancy-led approach. If you want to “do it yourself,” you can do it more cheaply elsewhere, but if you want a helping hand, then this might be right for you.
Although you can purchase either of the plans online, you are advised that “The price quoted is the starting price of subscriptions,” and you are invited to contact the company for a personalized quote:
Other ways to contact the company are by calling a French telephone number or sending an email, but my exploratory email never received a response. There are no self-support resources, but I wouldn’t really expect this kind of consultancy-led hosting company to offer any.