Features and Ease of Use
Datatan offers a total of fourteen shared hosting plans. Seven of these plans are for single domains, while the other seven are for multi-domains. The features of these plans include:
- From 800MB to 70GB disk space
- Unlimited disk space
- Daily backups
- Between one to 70 domains
All shared hosting plans come with an unlimited number of MySQL databases so that you can set up a dynamic website and use as many databases as you require. To program the website, it supports PHP, AJAX, XML, SSI, Perl, Node.js, Phalcon, and Laravel.
The vendor utilizes Xcache to accelerate PHP performance, increases the rate of the page generation, and decrease the server load. Also, it uses Varnish Cache, a reverse proxy HTTP accelerator, to cache content very fast. Then, there are the Zend Optimizer and ionCube Loader tools, both of which optimize website speed.
After development, one thing is essential, and that’s deploying your website to your hosting account/server. Datatan offers the DirectAdmin control panel to enable you do this through its file manager. It also allows the creation of unlimited FTP accounts.
DirectAdmin is quite easy to use, but there’s no mention of a one-click installer. The control panel does have modules for that, so you might end up getting an installer.
Pricing and Support
Datatan’s prices on the shopping cart are listed in Thai Baht and United States dollars. The single-domain plans and a few of the multi-domain plans are pocket-friendly and affordable. The larger multi-domain plans are expensive and more suitable for large organizations. Ten of Datatan’s plans come with a free domain registration to certain extensions.
This hosting provider offers only an annual billing cycle, making even the cheap plans seem expensive. Irrespective of the plan you choose, you’ll have to pay for a full year, which is quite discouraging. Its billing methods include bank transfer, PayPal, True Money cash card, Rabbit LINE Pay, and PromptPay service.
Its client support is available through phone, email, knowledge base, and Skype. There is also a Facebook Messenger link substituted for a live chat platform on the website. However, this is limiting as not all clients may be registered users of Facebook or want to use it. I sent an email but the response I got in no way related to the questions I asked.