Desafio Hosting is a Spanish host that offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, SSL certificates, email hosting, domain name registration, and audio/video streaming servers.
This host’s servers sit in a Madrid data center, and its website is in Spanish.
Features and Ease of Use
The SSD Hosting package provides you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Automatic backups every two hours
- Free SSL certificates
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Up to 30 domains per account
- 5 GB, 10 GB, 15 GB, or 20 GB disk space
Desafio Hosting provides customers with the cPanel control panel to manage their servers, and it also allows you to choose your PHP version for programming or as required by additional applications.
Several CMS-specific hosting services are offered, or you can choose your required CMS at the checkout for SSD Hosting. This could be bad news for anyone who wants to code their own website because you’d have to remove the application from the root of the main domain before uploading alternative program files. In any case, the available pre-installed applications are WordPress, Joomla, Magento, PrestaShop, Drupal, Moodle, OpenCart, osCommerce, and phpBB.
Shared hosting servers are optimized with the LiteSpeed webserver and LSCache. Underneath is the CloudLinux operating system that isolates you from the effects of other hosted users, and below that is the far faster and more reliable (compared with HDDs) RAID 10 SSD storage.
Pricing and Support
Desafio’s shared hosting packages are nicely priced for the features on offer. This host will transfer your website for free, and you can get a free domain (certain extensions) with annual hosting. Other billing cycles are monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual. The longer you subscribe, the bigger the discount.
A free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate is available, but for an online store, you’ll need a more professional pay-for SSL certificate.
Payments can be made by PayPal, wire transfer, or credit/debit card, and you have up to a month to get your money back (if you’re not satisfied) thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.
You can summon Spanish support by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat. That said, my exploratory email received no reply. Remote support is available via TeamViewer, and self-support resources include a set of tutorials that are presented in the style of a blog: