Reviews and expert opinion DarazHost

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4.3
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James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert
DarazHost is an excellent option for beginners and intermediate users. They offer robust storage and bandwidth but do lack some advanced features that code-savvy webmasters look for.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
102.4 GB
Unlimited
$1.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
102.4 GB
Unlimited
$1.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.95
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from DarazHost

Bottom line on DarazHost

Introduction

DarazHost has only been in business since 2014, but during that time they’ve developed a strong customer base with over 9,000 websites hosted from clients around the world. Their focus is on providing simple website hosting, and they offer solid shared hosting solutions that are suitable for beginners. They lack some advanced options that power users demand, so this may not be the best solution for advanced websites. Their website is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

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:

StarterBusinessPremium
Storage10GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Bandwidth100GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Domains Supported15100
Free Domain?NoYesYes
Free Setup?NoYesYes
Advanced Security Features?ExtraExtraFree

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 StarterWP BusinessWP Premium
Storage10GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Bandwidth100GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Domains Supported123
Free Domain?NoYesYes

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 sign up for 12-months, you will pay less per month than if you do month-to-month. 

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.

Summary

For beginners and intermediate webmasters, DarazHost provides solid options for creating your website. If you need more advanced features such as support for Python, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Pros:

  • Free domain with an annual plan (except Starter)
  • Free website builder
  • Daily backups
  • Free SSL certificates

Cons:

  • Few advanced features
  • Knowledge base non-functional

 

James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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