DataHOST’s servers sit in Vilnius.
Features and Ease of Use
In this review, I focus on the shared hosting solutions, specifically the four Linux-based plans (Web Start, Web Basic, Web Universal, and Web Business) that come with these features:
- SSD storage
- Unlimited mailboxes
- Spam filter
- Free SSL
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- PHP and MySQL support
- phpMyAdmin tool
- DirectAdmin control panel
- Daily backups
- Cron jobs
- Unlimited bandwidth
The smallest “Web Start” plan provides 10 GB SSD storage, whereas the biggest “Web Business” plan provides 80 GB SSD webspace. The SSD storage is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, but if the worst should ever happen to your stored data, you’ll be glad of the daily backups.
The DirectAdmin control panel allows you to manage all aspects of your hosting, and this host will install a website builder if you’re not comfortable coding your website from scratch.
The industry-average 99.9% network uptime means your website will be online almost all the time.
Pricing and Support
Compared with European providers, this host’s shared hosting plans range from cheap to slightly expensive. There is no free trial, no free domain, and a very short 48-hour refund window. Payment options include major credit/debit cards, PayPal, MoQ, Paysera, bank transfer, and in-person payments at Lithuanian Paypost kiosks and post offices.
Self-support resources include a Wiki plus a few FAQs on the product pages. One-to-one support can be summoned by email, 24/7 live chat, or telephone. I enjoyed an excellent live chat experience: