Reviews and expert opinion Domenar

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

Long standing Slovenian host, Domenar, has been in business since 2000. The no-frills plans are expensive, unless you can commit to a five year term.


Overview

domenar mainDomenar has been providing Slovenian website hosting since 2000. It claims you will “sell more, faster and with greater added value”, if you choose Domenar to host your website. The website is available in Slovenian.

Features and Ease of Use

Domenar features

As well as website hosting, Domenar sells website design and domain registration. Its shared hosting plans come with the following core features:

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly data backups
  • Domain registration available
  • Unlimited add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Up to 90GB disk space
  • Unlimited traffic per month

All of the shared hosting plans come with support for PHP 5 (sadly, not the twice as fast version 7), MySQL databases, and FTP access, so all of the usual advanced level features are covered. For ease of use, there’s 312 preinstalled scripts, cPanel access, and website visitor statistics.

The Slovenian based servers use SSD storage, which means your website should perform up to 300% faster than with traditional HDD, but unfortunately, there isn’t an uptime guarantee on the website (I wasn’t able to get confirmation from support either).

Noticeably, the plans don’t appear to come with a website building tool, but if you do need assistance with your website, Domenar provides website design and development (although I’m not overly impressed with it’s own website). You can also get the team to optimize your website for SEO, for an added fee.

If you need to scale your online presence, Domenar sells VPS packages, which come with full root access and 24/7 support and monitoring.

Pricing and Support

Domenar support

Given the relatively low level of resources and value added features, I am surprised to see quite high prices. If you sign up for an unrealistic five year term, you get a decent rate, but that’s not ideal for most website owners. To make matters worse, there’s no money-back guarantee or free trial.

All plans come with a free SSL certificate and some get a free domain name, as well. Uniquely, if you purchase a domain, you get three months free hosting, so perhaps that’s one way to try the service with a lower amount of risk. And, maybe the 80 Euro Google Adwords credit, softens the blow a little too!

Customer service is available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by phone and email. Surprisingly, its Facebook page is active (although not super popular) with several positive reviews. There’s no help desk to refer to, so you do need to rely on the quality of the customer service. Unfortunately,  I sent an email on a Thursday and did not hear back despite waiting two days.

Comparison

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Pricing

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Bottom line on Domenar

Domenar is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia and has up to ten employees (according to its Linkedin profile). The provision is basic, but most of the standard features are included. Be prepared for a premium price tag, unless you sign up for five years, for these Slovenian SSD hosting plans.

Pros

  • SSD storage and not HDD
  • Free SSL certificate and domain name
  • 312 preinstalled scripts supported
  • Slovenia-based servers are in use

Cons

  • Plans are overpriced
  • To get the best deal, you need to pay for five years

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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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