Russian host Eternalhost is a relatively new company launched in 2018 that is growing rapidly. So far, Eternalhost only deals in Linux shared hosting and VPS hosting (Linux and Windows) for small and medium websites. It doesn’t sell dedicated servers or reseller hosting. Other web-related products include domain registration and SSL certificates.
Even though the website is entirely in Russian (I had to use my browser’s translation tool), it’s very sleek, fast loading, and easy to browse.
Features and Ease of Use
Eternalhost’s servers are in 3data, one of the biggest Tier III data centers in Moscow, Russia. Eternalhost should deliver its best page loading speeds across Eastern Europe – if that’s where your target audience is.
It’s is best known for its Linux shared hosting plans – Elementary, Base, and Premium. Here are some of the key features:
- NVMe disk storage
- 99.98% uptime
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily backups
- DDoS protection
- ISPmanager control panel
- Free website migration
- Unlimited subdomains
- CMS auto-installer
- FTP access
- Unlimited traffic
Eternalhost uses the latest hardware, such as NVMe disks for storage, giving you an extra speed boost. However, I must say that the storage capacity across the three shared hosting plans is pretty restrictive – from 1 GB to 15 GB – making this host only suitable for small and medium-sized websites/businesses. Don’t consider it if you’re running a large company or a highly-trafficked website.
The same concept follows with the rest of the resource allocations. For example, the Elementary and Base plans include 1 to 5 websites, 1 to 5 databases (256 MB to 1 GB), and 1 to 50 mailboxes.
If you want more resources, you can sign up for the Premium package. This plan includes 15 hosted websites, unlimited databases (8 GB), 150 mailboxes, and 1 GB of RAM.
Eternalhost’s best shared hosting features are its daily backups, DDoS protection, and free SSL certificates. Not only does this save you money, but it also safeguards your website and data.
This host uses the ISPmanager control panel, which isn’t very convenient for beginners. However, it has similar features to premium control panels such as a backup system, user and database management, resource usage statistics, and CMS and SSL certificates installation.
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Pricing and Support
One of the secrets to Eternalhost’s growing popularity is its one-off payment scheme. While you can subscribe on a monthly payment for a low price, you can pay a small sum of money once, and your hosting plan is yours forever – no renewal fees. When converted into U.S. dollars, the shared hosting prices are very budget-friendly. You can also try the service for free for 14 days.
As previously mentioned, the website is all in Russian, including the FAQ and knowledgebase sections. But since my Russian is as good as my Japanese, I was glad to find an English-speaking 24/7 live chat, email, and ticket support team. I had no problems with the Eternalhost help. The live chat was very responsive, and the agent was helpful.