Features and Ease of Use
DarazHost offers solid shared hosting services that are good for most personal and many small business websites. They offer robust storage and the following basic features:
- SSD storage
- 100GB or more bandwidth
- Free domain with an annual plan (except Starter)
- Auto installer with over 100 apps
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
In addition to these basic features, they offer a few value-added features, including:
- Free website migrations
- Free website builder
- Unlimited databases
- Unlimited FTP accounts and subdomains
- Daily backups
- Free SSL certificates
- Unlimited emails
The advantages of using this host are the free SSL certificates and free domain names with an annual subscription for most plans. I also like the unlimited databases, which will come in handy if you want to host multiple WordPress or CMS websites.
What I don’t like is the fact they don’t offer a lot in the way of advanced development support. They don’t appear to support Python, Ruby, or other popular development tools, for instance.
The good thing about this host is that it is perfect for beginners as it offers a website builder along with an auto-installer for over 100 apps including WordPress. You can also use cPanel to build your website, or if you already have a website made, they offer automated website migration tools to port your website over instantly.
Pricing and Support
DarazHost offers both Premium SSD shared hosting and WordPress Hosting, with the option of upgrading to a VPS or dedicated server if you outgrow a shared server. Both provide the same features as listed above. The breakdown of their SSD plans are below:
|Advanced Security Features?||Extra||Extra||Free|
Note that a free domain is only available if you sign up for an annual plan. Their WordPress hosting has many similar features as their SSD shared hosting plans. The primary differences in their WordPress plans are listed below:
|WP Starter||WP Business||WP Premium|
As you can see, you’re limited on the number of websites you can host for WordPress plans. However, one distinct advantage to WordPress Hosting is that you get advanced security features for free on all plans as opposed to SSD hosting where you only get that for the Premium plan.
The pricing for this service is average. If you choose to sign up for 12 months, you’ll pay a lower monthly fee compared to the month-to-month option.
DarazHost’s support is average at best. They offer telephone, online ticket, and live chat support. I was able to reach a live chat agent, but it took several minutes to get through. Unfortunately, their knowledge base is non-functional. It doesn’t list any topics, nor does a search bring up anything.