Founded in 2007, Malaysia-based Datahous brings more than ten years’ experience to the hosting market. This host currently serves up to 10,000 websites form servers and Singapore and Malaysia.
Datahous’s elegant and interactive website is available in English, but its knowledgebase can be switched into more than ten languages.
Features and Ease of Use
Datahous offers four Linux-based web hosting plans that are powered by cPanel and tuned for WordPress. They come with these core features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Softaculous app installer
- Free site builder
- Up to unlimited hosted domains
- Email antispam and antivirus
The lowest “housbegin” plan is suitable for individuals and small businesses; it comes with 5 GB disk space and 300 GB bandwidth. The “houshuge” plan provides 30 GB storage space and 500 GB bandwidth.
Datahous makes it easy to make a web presence without being a web design or coding expert. First, the cPanel control panel includes the Softaculous installer for CMS and other popular programs such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and more. Second, there is a free site builder. Third, Datahous will migrate for free your website files, domains, and databases when you switch.
At the higher end of the expertise spectrum, Datahouse lets you unleash the full power of the Linux system by allowing you to run Perl scripts using CGI-BIN.
If shared hosting isn’t sufficient for your needs, you can scale up to a VPS that comes with 50 GB to 300 GB disk space, 1.5 TB to 5 TB bandwidth, and 512 MB to 4,000 MB RAM. The VPS plans allow you to choose your control panel: cPanel/WHM, Plesk, or DirectAdmin.
Pricing and Support
Although Datahous doesn’t bring anything new to the hosting table, its web hosting packages are cheap, and its VPS plans aren’t particularly expensive. You get a free domain with a “houshuge” subscription, and (according to the website) a free Comodo SSL certificate too.
You can pay by PayPal, credit cards, FPX, or Maybank2u, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you some time to change your mind.
You can contact this company’s customer support team via telephone, a ticket system, or email. While my exploratory email and test ticket submissions received no responses, I was pleased to see a pretty informative knowledge base for self-support:
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