Istanbul-based Enikron was founded in 2002. This hosting “old hand” offers shared hosting, VPS, reseller solutions, WordPress hosting, and dedicated servers. Also, domain registration, email services, streaming services, and backup services.
Enikron’s servers sit in Turkey’s state-of-the-art Tier III Radore data center. Its website is in Turkish and displays prices in U.S. dollars.
Features and Ease of Use
Enikron’s Linux and Windows shared hosting plans come in three flavors: Starter Pack, Expert Linux Hosting, and Enterprise Windows Hosting.
The Starter Pack provides 1 GB to 3 GB disk space, 10 GB to 30 GB monthly traffic, 10 to 30 email accounts, and one hosted website. This is just enough for beginners with small websites and personal blogs. The Expert Linux and Enterprise Windows hosting packages provide slightly bigger disk space of 2 GB to 5 GB, plus 25 GB to 100 GB monthly traffic, and 150 to 250 email accounts.
Although I’m underwhelmed by the resources on offer, I am encouraged to see these features:
- 99.8% network uptime
- cPanel control panel (for Linux)
- Plesk control panel (for Windows)
- PHP support
- DNS management
- Unlimited SQL
- Anti-spam and anti-virus
- Weekly backups
- RAID10 SSD drives
- Free SSL
In addition to the popular cPanel and Plesk control panels (for Linux and Windows respectively), Enikron performs weekly backups that go some way to safeguarding your data. Obviously, more regular backups would be more appealing.
While the SSD storage is faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage, I’m slightly disappointed by the below-average 99.8% network uptime.
Pricing and Support
Enikron’s monthly prices are quite low compared to European and international competitors, but you do get low disk space and pretty ordinary features. You also only get a five-day refund window (compared with the more typical 30 days), and this refund doesn’t apply to domain services or SSL.
While you should be able to contact customer services by telephone (office hours only), ticket, or email, my test ticket submission went unanswered. If you have to resort to self-support, you will find a knowledge base, but it’s not particularly well populated: