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
- 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: