Desafio Hosting is a company that’s based in Spain. It offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, SSL certificates, email hosting, domain name registration, and audio/ video streaming servers. The company’s servers are housed in a data center that’s located in Madrid, Spain and its website is available in Spanish.
Features and Ease of Use
On Desafio’s SSD shared hosting plan, there are four different packages with these features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily automatic backups every two hours
- Free SSL certificates
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Up to 30 domains per account
- 5GB, 10GB, 15GB or 20GB disk space
Shared hosting servers are optimized with LiteSpeed web server which in turn enhances the speed and performance of your website. Also, there’s LSCache which is a server-based page caching tool that’s built into LiteSpeed.
It runs on CloudLinux for shared hosting. This enhances the experience by isolating each user on the server to their own light-weight virtualized or caged environment with their own allocated resources. Therefore, the usage of resources by one user will not affect the stability of other users.
It uses the RAID 10 SSD hard drives which are faster than the conventional hard drives and have better security.
Desafio Hosting provides cPanel to customers to manage their servers. The control panel is easy to use even to those using the management tool for the first time. You can use different versions of the PHP language on shared hosting; choose one that you want on cPanel.
The company provides specific web application hosting as part of its services. So, during checkout, you must choose between either WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Prestashop, Drupal, Moodle, Opencart, Oscommerce, or PHPBB to be added to your shopping cart before checkout. Beware that this still applies with the “SSD hosting.”
While that is good for those who want a CMS or ecommerce application, it is a disadvantage to those who want to custom-code their website because they will have to uninstall the application from their root of the main domain before they can upload their code files. This is time-consuming.
Pricing and Support
Desafio’s four shared hosting packages are well priced in comparison with its features. They come with a monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual billing cycle with discounted prices when you subscribe for a long duration; the higher you go, the bigger the discount.
Free domain registration is available on the annual subscription only and it also only applies to some domain extensions. Free migration from another hosting provider is also available regardless of the duration you choose.
This plan has a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates to provide a secure environment for your website. Online stores though will need higher-paid SSL certificates.
You can make payments through PayPal, wire transfer and credit/debit cards. If you’re not satisfied afterward, you can get your money back with no sweat; it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Its support is available in Spanish via phone, email, live chat, ticket, knowledge base with tutorials and TeamViewer remote support. I sent an email but never got a reply despite waiting for more almost three weeks.