European Networks is an IT company that provides SSL certificates, shared hosting, hybrid cloud servers, VPS hosting, colocation hosting, and dedicated server hosting to clients within Europe and the United States.
Its data centers are located in Germany, Finland, Estonia, Singapore, Russia, Portugal, Brazil, Australia, and the United States. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
European Networks has eight hosting plans that include four cloud plans and four WordPress optimized plans. They all have the following features
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- From 100MB to 10GB disk space
- From 5GB to 50GB bandwidth
The company provides ISPManager control panel which, though not with as fantastic a design as cPanel and Plesk, is still easy to use and offers a lot of flexibility. Users can set up backups, transfer files, and modify settings quickly with this control panel.
Its cloud plans come with predefined web scripts that you can install from the control panel. These features are great for individuals who are looking to set up their websites on a CMS or web application quickly without dealing with manual installations.
Its WordPress shared plans are optimized for WordPress and WooCommerce. European Networks provides the WordPress Xcache tool to boost performance and improve the stability in process management.
Furthermore, it uses SSD storage on its servers. This provides better performance in comparison to hard drives. Its SSDs are further arranged in a RAID 10 configuration, using mirroring and striping to duplicate your data. In case one drive fails, your contents can be recovered from the other drive.
For security, there is a web application firewall that is designed to protect your account from malicious attacks. Coupled with this is protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
SSL is essential these days due to how it affects Google rankings, even for pages that don’t collect sensitive information, so it’s nice to see that the company offers two types of free SSL certificates. A Let’s Encrypt autogenerated certificate, including wildcard and a Shared Cloudflare Flex SSL certificate.
Pricing and Support
European Networks’ shared hosting plans are not the cheapest, but they aren’t too expensive for the features that it provides. Its subscription periods are monthly and annual. The annual plan comes with a discount so that when you subscribe, you only have to pay for 10 months and get two months of hosting free. This is correct as of the time of writing this review.
You can pay with PayPal, credit cards, bank transfer, or Bitcoin, and your hosting account will be created instantly after payment.
European Networks offer clients a 14-day money-back guarantee and a free migration service on all shared plans. Also, its smallest cloud plan is free for clients who register a new domain name. There is , however, no free domain registration on its plans.
Its customer support is available via phone, postal address, ticketing system, email address, FAQs, and knowledge base with tutorials. I sent an email and got a detailed response within eight hours.