Reviews and expert opinion D.O.D.I. Hosting

Ranked 2869th from 3102 Web Hosting
4.0
Features
4.1
Ease of Use
4.0
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.0
Server locations
Israel
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
D.O.D.I. Hosting sells what look like old-fashioned Windows hosting plans from an old-style website.

Overview

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D.O.D.I. Hosting started life in Israel in 1999. Today, it offers web hosting, dedicated servers, email management, and domain services to commercial and private customers. This company’s servers are located in Israel and are connected to the internet via the Israeli Internet Exchange (IIX).

D.O.D.I. Hosting’s old-style website is in Hebrew.

Features and Ease of Use

D.O.D.I. Hosting offers three Windows shared hosting plans (Start Plus, P.100, and P.200) and two dedicated server plans (Compaq Proliant DL360 G2 with Windows Standard, and IBM xSeries X3550 M3 with Windows Web Server 2008 R2 OS).

The shared hosting plans vary in terms of storage space (300 MB to 500 MB), the number of domains and subdomains (1 to 5), and the number of mailboxes (5 to 20), but they all come with:

  • Free installation and unlimited traffic
  • Support for PHP, FrontPage Extensions, ASP, and ASP.NET
  • Support for real audio/video streaming, and Macromedia Flash
  • Autoresponders
  • Webmail
  • Anti-spam
  • Daily backups
  • Optional SSL certificate

These plans come with both MySQL and MSSQL databases, except for the Start Plus plan that only has a MySQL database. With all plans, you also get a Microsoft Access database, and you can install several free plugins and applications.

Since the disk space on these plans is extremely limited, you may have to switch over to a dedicated server plan as your website grows. Dedicated servers use RAID 1 for extra data security, and you get full RDP access to your server.

Pricing and Support

D.O.D.I. Hosting’s shared hosting plans are pricey, with the entry-level plan costing almost double the industry average. You can pay for plans via wire transfer, check, or credit/debit card on monthly or annual billing cycles (with two months free on the annual option).

Personally, I’d be more inclined to make an annual commitment if the company provided a trial period or money-back guarantee. I also find it inconvenient that you can’t purchase plans entirely online without filling out an order form first.

D.O.D.I. Hosting offers 24/7 support via email, an online contact form, and telephone (during the Israeli working week). Unfortunately, my contact form submission went unanswered. For self-support, there is only an unfriendly set of FAQs:

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Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
100 MB
Unlimited
$10.83
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
100 MB
Unlimited
$10.83
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Bottom line on D.O.D.I. Hosting

D.O.D.I. Hosting sells what look like old-fashioned Windows hosting plans  – featuring Microsoft Access, FrontPage, and Flash – from an old-style website. You may well find something more modern elsewhere, either inside or outside of Israel.

Pros

  • 20 years of industry experience
  • MySQL, MSSQL and Access databases
  • Full RDP access to dedicated servers
  • RAID 1 for enhanced data safety

Cons

  • Pricey plans
  • Old-fashioned vendor website

If you’re interested in old-fashioned Israeli hosting, check out D.O.D.I. Hosting.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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