Founded in 2007, EasyBranches is a company with branches of services for entertainment and internet marketing. It provides online video ads, Games, forums, a search engine, e-commerce marketplace, news website, yellow pages, SEO, and more than 15 other services that include domain registration and hosting. The company offers hosting under the name: EasyHostDomain. It offers shared hosting and dedicated servers. Its servers are housed in San Francisco, United States. You can view EasyHost Domain in English, Dutch, Thai, and Chinese.
Features and Ease of Use
EasyHostDomain offers three shared hosting plans that are suitable for simple websites like a personal blog or a local business webpage. If the resources offered on them are too little for your business, it has dedicated server plans and for hosting entrepreneurs, reseller hosting. These are some of the shared hosting features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Nightly automatic backups
- Free domain registration
- Anywhere from 1GB to 5GB storage
- Up to 80GB bandwidth
EasyHostDomain’s system is on RAID 5 striping and parity that ensures that one disk failure doesn’t cause total data loss. Each disk array is backed up each night to a separate cluster and also stored offsite.
Many web hosts that don’t use popular management panels like cPanel and Plesk all claim that theirs is the best. I haven’t used all so I can’t say if that’s true. From what I’ve seen on the eXtend Control Panel, the custom management tool that this company provides to customers, it isn’t the best of the best. It seems to be built under cPanel but a more stripped down and less design-friendly version.
Fortunately, customers can do the basics – upload and manage files, databases, install scripts, and manage email accounts. You can also get through to SSH from it as well as set up cron jobs. Also, the panel has a mobile iOS app so you can manage on the go. You can program with PHP or Python as this company supports the languages. For beginners, there are two great tools. You can either install a web application/CMS like WordPress or use the custom website builder of the company.
Having a website online is one thing, actually getting visitors is another. EasyHostDomain provides free Google and Bing ad credit so that you can get to driving sales online. It also provides one free year of advertising online in its global yellow pages.
Pricing and Support
EasyHostDomain offers really high prices for the features that it provides. For some of its prices on shared hosting, you can comfortably get a VPS server elsewhere. There’s one-month subscription billing on offer. This reduces your risk to an extent as you can easily pull out if they don’t do well. You can also pay for three months, and one to ten years. It takes Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal payments.
Also, the company offers a 30-day free hosting. You can get your money back if you have already paid. For one month hosting, it’s a 7-day money-back guarantee. Three months hosting is fully refundable up to 14 days from the date of purchase. One to ten years come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
It has a knowledge base section.
You can contact customer support via email, ticket, fax, and phone. There’s a live chat link that doesn’t seem to ever work. The support agents are available on Monday to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I sent an email but didn’t get a reply despite waiting for about a week.