Russian web hosting provider E-PLANET has been in business since 2004. It currently has more than 5,000 customers and operates a Moscow data center. E-PLANET’s website is in Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
E-PLANET sells the full range of hosting services from shared hosting to dedicated servers and VPS packages. It’s shared hosting plans provide the following core features:
- Daily automatic backups
- Free .ru domain with annual plans
- Up to 100 add-on domains
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
- Up to 25 GB disk space
- Unlimited monthly traffic
It’s unusual to see such flexible shared hosting packages. With E-PLANET, it’s possible to customize your plan by adding domains (up to 100), disk space (up to 25 GB), and databases (up to 100). The more you choose, the more it costs, of course.
You get the usual support for PHP (only up to version 5.6), MySQL databases, and phpMyAdmin. Alternatively, you can opt for a WordPress-specific plan that which comes with the CMS pre-installed and ready-to-go.
All shared hosting plans use CloudLinux to isolate you from the adverse effects of other hosted customers, so your allocated resources should be safe.
Pricing and Support
E-PLANET’s prices reflect the fact that you don’t get endless features. You can grab a bargain, or you can pay more for higher resources, and you get a free SSL certificate plus a free .ru domain.
Plans can be purchased on billing cycles from one month to two years, with discounts of 5% to 20% according to the length of the plan you pick. Get started risk-free with a ten-day free trial.
Customer service is limited to Moscow and St. Petersberg local telephone numbers, and email. Self-support resources seem to be limited to a blog (which hasn’t been updated since 2016) and a list of technical documentation links that lead you off to third-party websites: