FantasticHost is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
A division of ERSN Group, FantasticHost has been providing a range of website hosting services since 2009. It now has more than 2,000 customers, which it hosts at data centers in multiple worldwide locations.
FantasticHost’s website is available in English, Traditional Chinese, and a Simplified Chinese.
Features and Ease of Use
FantasticHost sells shared hosting, reseller hosting, file hosting, and cloud hosting. This full-service host provides the following features as standard:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free offsite daily backups
- Free domain registration
- Up to eight add-on domains
- Up to 20,000 MB disk space
- Up to unlimited bandwidth per month
FantasicHost uses many data centers across the U.S.A., Europe, and Asia. This means you can have your website hosted at a data center closest to your customers, for faster page-loading speeds.
Beginners will find a wealth of features at FantasticHost: a one-click installer for popular programs, a website building tool, and a team that will install additional scripts for you upon request.
All of the standard database and programming features are included. You get FTP accounts and unlimited MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin access. You also get support for HTML, Perl, SSI, CGI, and PHP (but only the slower version 5).
If you’re moving from another host, FantasticHost’s team will help you transfer and configure your database, scripts, and domains for free. This is excellent for those of you with minimal technical knowledge.
Pricing and Support
The eight Linux shared hosting plans range in price from super-affordable to slightly overpriced. You can grab a bargain at the low end of the spectrum if less than 500 MB of disk space and 5 GB of bandwidth is sufficient for your needs.
Plans can only be purchased on six- or twelve-month terms, with a minuscule discount for making an annual commitment that also entitles you to a free domain name and a free Cloudflare CDN.
You can contact this company’s support, sales, and abuse departments via email or a toll-free telephone number. You can expect a reply within 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours at weekends. While you’re waiting for an answer, you might try to find one yourself in the well-stocked self-support knowledge base.