Back in 1999, the company already existed and was providing server installation and management services for businesses. In 2007, it decided to provide hosting services under the brand name – eBola.cz. Since then, it has hosted over 7,000 websites. The company hosts customer’s websites on servers located in Prague, Czech Republic. Its website is available in Czech only.
Features and Ease of Use
eBola.cz offers four shared hosting plans with features suitable for individuals and companies. These are some of the features:
- 99.99% uptime
- Daily automated backups
- Let’s Encrypt SSL
- Five to unlimited domains per account
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Anywhere from 10GB to 50GB space
Each backup is retained for seven days and customers can restore any backup at any time from the control panel without having to pay for data recovery. You can also set up backups and other custom automated tasks with cron jobs.
eBola.cz provides web statistics on visits to customers websites with details on the exact time of visitors, computer information, etc.
Your hosting comes with a connection to git so that you can set up and deploy any number of GIT repositories in order to work on multiple branches of your code anywhere.
The vendor provides MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases with PhpMyAdmin, Adminer, and PostgreSqlAdmin tools.
eBola.cz supports many versions of PHP. You can easily switch to a different version in your management panel. And, if you’ve already written your code in an editor elsewhere, you can upload the files through FTP.
For beginners, there is also a one-click installer that you can use to install WordPress, Joomla!, and Prestashop, among others.
Pricing and Support
eBola.cz’s prices are low and you definitely get good value for your money. Unfortunately, you can’t pay for one month at a time as the shortest subscription period is three months. Also, be aware that the company doesn’t include a free domain, which is a bit disappointing.
You can pay with Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, or bank transfer and the sign-up process takes only a few minutes.
The company doesn’t give a trial period which is disappointing, because it means that you can’t try out the service before making a payment. The good news is that the company will refund all of your hosting costs if you cancel within 14 days of your first payment.
One of eBola.cz’s best features is its knowledge base. The incredible help center is filled with numerous tutorials on everything from web hosting management to Git push and applications management.
Of course, while the knowledge base is helpful, there are situations where discussing issues directly with a support agent is the way to go; either because you can’t comprehend the tutorials or there are none. You can reach the support agents through email only. There is a phone number available online, but it’s only for sales and billing issues, not support.
eBola.cz says that it responds to support requests within ten minutes, be it weekends or holidays. However, I sent them an email and didn’t get a reply, or even an acknowledgment of my email.