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Ranked 1209th from 1980 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.2
Support
4.3
Server locations
Russia
Germany
Ukraine
France
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Elastic Web Web provides adaptive hosting services where you pay just for the used server hardware resources. It was the first public hosting service to have its dedicated servers based on the Linux kernel and provide server resource usage analytics system.

Overview

ElasticWeb

Elastic Web’s journey started in 2015. Instead of posing a restriction on its customers through a minimum and maximum cost, the company takes the cloud approach to the virtual hosting service. This way, it doesn’t limit its customers by the number of domains, subdomains or databases, and its customers can pay only for the server hardware resources they use. In 2015, Elastic Web patented its technology that monitors the server’s used hardware resources. Elastic Web’s headquarters are in Russia, while its datacenters are in Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine. It serves a massive base of thousands of customers spread in over 10 countries. The company’s website supports English.

Features and Ease of Use

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Elastic Web’s usual uptime is 99%, which is a bit lower than the industry average. It provides three hosting plans – Start! (classic tariff), Elastic Web (unlimited tariff), and Strong (KVM or Kernel-based Virtual Machine). These plans vary in terms of CPU speed (10% and 1 x 2000 MHz to unlimited), RAM (256 MB and 2 GB to unlimited), storage (1 GB, and 20 GB to unlimited), bandwidth (1 TB to unlimited) and users (1 to unlimited).

To use any of these plans, you have to create a hosting account (Elastic Web calls it creating a node) by selecting the PHP version (PHP 5.6 to 7.2), and set web-server configuration. In case you have domain, it will get automatically added to your account.

Some unique functions and features of Elastic Web’s hosting plans are:

  • Real-time server resources usage statistics
  • Ability to set limits for your node(s)
  • SSL support (with SNI)
  • Access to Control Panel API
  • Developers software (Git/Composer/WP-CLI/Drush)
  • Data backup
  • DDoS protection
  • Easy migration from one tariff to another

Elastic Web also redirects all your clients to your website’s cache server in case your web server is down.

Pricing and Support

Elastic Web’s USP lies in letting you build, deploy, and scale your website or web application easily, flexibly, and efficiently. Its entry-level plan is cheaper than the industry average. While its Elastic Web and Strong plans are payable on a daily basis, Start! is a monthly plan. You can pay for these plans via USD, deposit (applicable for legal persons), Bitcoins, Visa/Mastercard, QIWI Wallet, Alfa-Bank, Yandex.Money, WebMoney, or PayPal.

Though Elastic Web doesn’t offer any money-back guarantee, you can always claim a return for unused funds in your account (in case you decide to discontinue using its services).

You can reach the company’s support staff via email or a ticket system. Their standard time of response via the ticket system is 2-5 minutes. I found Elastic Web’s support staff to be extremely efficient as I got a response within 5 minutes of creating a ticket.

If you believe in self-help, Elastic Web’s FAQ section (with documentation and articles) and blog will surely help. However, the blog section needs to provide some more information as it’s extremely limited at present with just two posts.

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
$2
20 GB
1 TB
$30
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
1 GB
Unlimited
$2
20 GB
1 TB
$30
More Details

Bottom line on ElasticWeb

If you are looking for flexible and cost-effective hosting tariffs that allocate a fixed amount of resources for you or come without restrictions on hardware capacity, Elastic Web is your go-to option.

Pros

  • Easily scalable hosting plans
  • Multiple payment options
  • Server resources usage statistics in real-time
  • Extremely efficient support staff

Cons

  • Absence of money-back guarantee
  • 99% uptime guarantee

Scale up your online performance with Elastic Web’s hosting plans.

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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