Belarus-based Freedom.By was established in 2007, since when it has built a base of more than 2,000 customers. Its website is in Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
Freedom.By offers five shared hosting packages and three VPS packages. The shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 1 GB to 25 GB disk space
- Unlimited traffic
- CloudLinux OS
- cPanel control panel in Russian
- 1 to 25 websites
- Up to 40 MySQL databases
- Multiple PHP versions and Zend Optimizer
- MySQL and phyMyAdmin
- SMTP, webmail
- FTP access
- SSH access
- Cron jobs
- SSI support
- Automatic backups
You can create a website without any fuss (or coding skills) thanks to the provided website builder; then you can secure it with a free SSL certificate. Also, note that this host offers a “Ready Site” solution that provides you with a ready-to-use website.
Some of the other inclusions are ImageMagick (which is especially useful if you have a large website with lots of images) and ionCube (which prevents your PHP files from being accessed without authorization).
Pricing and Support
Freedom.By’s standard shared hosting plans are unbelievably cheap, and at the time of writing this review, there was a 20% discount coupon to make them even cheaper. You can purchase plans on billing cycles from monthly to triennially, with discounts for annual (or higher) commitments. Pay with Russian rubles (only) by bank deposit, bank transfer, credit/debit cards, WebMoney, or EasyPay.
You can contact this company’s customer support team by telephone or email, and its 24/7 technical support team can be contacted by logging into the client area. Unfortunately, my exploratory email went unanswered. Although this host has a knowledge base for self-support, it contains only ten entries: