Since starting its journey in 2001, eLATVIA.net has offered quality web hosting services to fulfill the varied needs of its clients, including free hosting plans with similar features to its paid plans.
Note that although this provider’s website alludes to a data center located in Kiel, Germany, the support department told me that the data center is in fact in Bulgaria.
Unsurprisingly, eLATVIA.net’s website is in the Latvian language.
Features and Ease of Use
eLATVIA.net offers four shared hosting packages (including a free-for-life package), three VPS packages, and three semi-dedicated server packages. All the shared hosting packages provide you with:
- Up to 99.9% network uptime
- 1 GB to unlimited disk space
- 5 GB to unlimited monthly traffic
- 1 to unlimited domains, and 3 to unlimited subdomains
- Full DNS management
- 1 to unlimited FTP accounts
- Advanced control panel
- 1 to unlimited email accounts with 1 to 500 email filters
- ClamAV, SpamAssassin, and firewall protection
- 1 to unlimited MySQL databases
- Perl, CGI
- Zend Optimizer
- Traffic statistics
- Data backup (except the free plan)
eLATVIA.net offers two website builders that allow you to build your website with a few simple steps. Alternatively, you can use the Zacky Installer to install popular applications with no technical knowledge. I’m talking about discussion boards (such as phpBB), CMSes (such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla), and e-commerce apps (such as OpenCart and PrestaShop).
If you’re concerned about your domain name(s) being modified without authorization, you can use the domain lock feature for an extra level of security, and you can access your server securely thanks to the SSH access. The VPS servers are powered by the Xen hypervisor platform for optimal performance.
Pricing and Support
eLATVIA.net’s shared hosting plans are competitively-priced. You can pay for them in a range of currencies (USD, GBP, or EUR) by various methods (PayPal, WorldPay, BitPay, or wire transfer), on a range of billing cycles from quarterly to quadrennial. You get a 30-day money-back guarantee for all billing cycles of greater than a year.
With VPS plans, you can get a full refund within five days, and you can cancel your plan thereafter.
24/7 support can be summoned by telephone, ticket system (if logged in), email, or live chat. I received a rapid response via email:
For self-support, the frequently asked questions page includes a considerable number of questions arranged into various categories.