According to its Twitter profile, Indian hosting provider DomainRacer is based in Maharashtra. I can’t say precisely when the company was established, but it’s been on Twitter since 2013 and on Facebook since 2014, so it must be at least this old. To date, it has hosted over 17,000 websites.
DomainRacer’s website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
DomainRacer offers ten shared hosting plans (comprising Linux cPanel and Windows Plesk plans), seven cPanel reseller plans, and three VPS plans. The four Linux shared hosting plans are optimized for WordPress and Magento, and they provide you with:
- cPanel control panel
- One to unlimited hosted domains
- 500 MB to unlimited SSD storage
- 5 GB to unlimited bandwidth
- 10 to unlimited email accounts
- Free SSL certificate
So that you can build your web presence without specialist technical knowledge, you get the SitePad website builder and the Softaculous installer (for more than 400 popular applications). Once your website is set up, you can protect it with Imunify360+, promote it with the free SEO tools, and safeguard it with free JetBackup.
LiteSpeed Web Server improves performance (compared with Apache), and SSD storage enhances both performance and reliability (compared with HDD storage). RAID 5 redundancy helps protect you against disk data disasters. The upshot is that you get a 99.99% uptime guarantee backed by monthly uptime credits.
As an alternative to shared hosting, VPS plans provide you with dedicated resources and full root access, so you can install any software you want.
Pricing and Support
DomainRacer’s shared hosting plans start dirt cheap. You can pay for them in U.S. dollars, Indian rupees, British pounds, or euros via PayPal, Payza, or credit card on annual, biennial, and triennial billing cycles (with discounts for longer terms). If you’re unsure about signing up for at least a year, you might take comfort from the 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you an opportunity to get out within the first month.
24/7 customer support is available via email, telephone (during office hours), and support tickets. Unfortunately, my exploratory email received no reply. While the client area requires customer credentials to log in, the publicly available self-support resources consist of a company blog and a set of YouTube videos: