Reviews and expert opinion Elastic Sites

Ranked 3201st from 3627 Web Hosting
4.0
  • Features
    4.0
  • Ease of Use
    4.0
  • Support
    3.5
  • Pricing
    4.0
Server locations
USA
Great Britain
Netherlands
Germany
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Elastic Sites is the semi-dedicated server hosting brand of Greek company Mediahost.gr. Its packages are reasonably priced, but it doesn't do other kinds of hosting such as shared, reseller, or VPS.

Overview

Elastic Sites

Elastic Sites is a web hosting brand of Greek company MediaHost.gr. This niche provider offers only semi-dedicated hosting, with no domain registration (so you’ll have to do that elsewhere), although you can transfer a domain to this host.

The Greek-language website doesn’t say when this company (or brand) was established, but MediaHost.gr’s Facebook page was created in 2012. Servers are located in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, the U.K., and Germany.

Features and Ease of Use

Elastic Sites offers five semi-dedicated hosting plans that are distinguished by the amount of RAM you get: Elastic 2 GB, Elastic 4 GB, Elastic 8 GB, Elastic 16 GB, and Elastic 32 GB. Although these plans also differ by disk space and the number of CPUs, they have these features in common:

  • NVMe storage
  • Daily backups
  • Free SSL certificates
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Antivirus
  • DDoS protection
  • SSH access
  • cPanel control panel
  • One-click script installer

You get the popular, user-friendly cPanel control panel to administer your hosting. Use it to manage your website files, FTP accounts, email accounts, domains, and more. SSH access allows you to connect to your control panel remotely (and securely) from any device anywhere in the world.

You also get a one-click application installer. It’s not the usual Softaculous, but it does exactly the same job of helping you install hundreds of CMS and other applications, including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, PrestaShop, TYPO3, and phpBB.

Pricing and Support

Elastic Sites’ semi-dedicated server prices are reasonable compared with European and international competitors, and you can pay by bank transfer or PayPal on annual or biennial billing cycles. The two-day money-back guarantee gives you hardly any time to asses the services, but this is not unusual for virtual and dedicated servers.

You can call the customer support team or submit a support ticket, but my ticket submission and Facebook message both seemed to fall on deaf ears.

While Elastic Sites’ knowledge base is bare, you will find a few (not many) video tutorials on its YouTube channel:

Elastic Sites

Bottom line on Elastic Sites

Although Elastic Sites’ reasonably priced semi-dedicated hosting packages provide a wide range of useful features, the lack of other hosting types — shared hosting, VPS, and reseller hosting — makes it less attractive to me. To make matters worse, I received no pre-sales support response.

Pros

  • Free SSL certificate
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • NVMe storage
  • DDoS protection

Cons

  • Unresponsive pre-sales support
  • Only offers semi-dedicated hosting

Visit Elastic Sites for affordable semi-dedicated hosting.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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