EPIO.HOST is a hosting brand of IWN Group LLC, which was set up in 2010 as a successor to Epiohost.net. Among other things, its English-language website advertises offshore web hosting services that come with free Whois privacy protection.
Features and Ease of Use
EPIO.HOST’s offshore hosting services incorporate these features as standard:
- Cron jobs
- MySQL databases
- FTP and email accounts
- DirectAdmin control panel
- Free domain registration
- Multiple server locations
The shared hosting plans sit on the Linux operating system, which in turn sits on servers equipped with Intel Xeon CPUs and at least 32 GB RAM. The DirectAdmin control panel is provided for hosting account administration, which includes tools to recover from server crashes.
Unfortunately, EPIO.HOST doesn’t perform backups, so this is your responsibility as a customer.
The virtual and dedicated servers are distributed across the globe — in the Netherlands, Russia, Romania, Iceland, Lithuania, Germany, and Sweden — so you could choose the location closest to your website visitors.
Pricing and Support
EPIO.HOST’s hosting plans are very pricey, with even the starter package costing three times what you might expect to pay elsewhere. But with its focus on offshore private hosting, it’s no surprise that several anonymous payment methods are supported: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Paysafecard, Ethereum, Dash, and Monero.
You get an industry-average 99.9% uptime guarantee and a below-average 7-day money-back guarantee.
Although the live chat link doesn’t appear to be operational, you should be able to summon the 24/7 support staff by telephone, ticket, email, or online contact. You probably will need to summon one-to-one support because this host’s self-support knowledge base is bare: