DUKA Hosting has Facebook and Twitter posts going back as far as 2012, but its Twitter page implies that it has been providing web hosting, VPS hosting, audio streaming, and domain registration since 2008. Although no address is given, the telephone dialing code suggests a Serbian location, and indeed, this company’s website is in Serbian.
Features and Ease of Use
Every hosting account is managed via the cPanel control panel. You also get the following features:
- DNS options
- Webmail with antispam
- PHP selector (5.3 to 7.2)
- Free SSL certificates
- Secure FTP access
- Cron jobs
- Web statistics
Some hosting services never say up-front how many websites a customer can host, but DUKA Hosting is clear that you can host up to 20 sites via cPanel’s addon domains option. The control panel also allows you to perform backups on a regular basis.
Whenever a client asks me to build a custom website and move it to their hosting account, I often need to ask the target host which programming languages it supports. In this case, I’m happy to report that DUKA Hosting supports several scripting and programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Ruby on Rails. Other technologies include Apache and the Zend Optimizer (for PHP), and developers can also modify .htaccesss settings in the root directory.
If you can’t code like I can, this is no cause for concern since the Softaculous one-click installer comes packed with hundreds of installation scripts for web apps such as WordPress, Joomla, Geeklog, osTicket, phpBB, CubeCart, Mambo, and more.
Virtualization and optimization of shared accounts and VPS are possible thanks to the use of CloudLinux. Accounts are separated so that other users’ overuse of resources won’t affect your hosting.
Pricing and Support
The low-cost shared hosting plans provide lots of features along with extras such as addon domains, storage space, and bandwidth. You can take advantage of the 15-day free trial to explore the features you have in store, and subsequent upgrades are fast and smooth.
Once you’ve signed up for your plan on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual billing basis, you can request a free website transfer. If you want to contact the support team for any other reason, you can do so via telephone, ticket, email, or SMS. For self-support, there is a single explanatory PDF for cPanel (in Serbian), and a knowledge base containing only 16 articles.