Garanntor is a Nigerian based host provider operating since 2016. It offers domain registration, SSL certificates, website builder, shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and colocation services.
It serves over 15,000 clients in 11 African countries and the United States. Its data center is located in Lagos, Nigeria and its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Garanntor has Linux, Windows, and WordPress shared hosting plans. While the Linux and Windows plans are categorized based on their operating systems, the WordPress plans are optimized and secured to better meet WordPress performance.
Each of these plans has the following features:
- Free SSL certificate
- From 500MB to an unlimited disk space
- From 1GB to an unlimited bandwidth
- Daily backups
It offers unlimited email, unlimited autoresponders, unlimited forwarding list, and unlimited mailing lists. Its provision of email accounts also has virus and spam filtering to ensure a good email hosting experience.
With the Linux plans, you get unlimited MySQL databases and FTP accounts, while the Windows plans offer MSSQL databases and remote access to MySQL. Also, Garanntor provides users with secure shell (SSH) access to their accounts.
It supports Perl, different versions of PHP, and ASP.NET programming languages. These features are provisioned on the widely used Apache webserver.
Garanntor provides cPanel and Plesk control panels for administrative access to your hosting account. Through these, you can access its provided Softaculous one-click installer with which you can install several content management systems (CMS). Most popular CMSes can be used on Linux and Windows hosting plans, and the installer supports over 400 of them.
The storage drive used is SSD drives. Servers that run on SSDs have numerous advantages such as faster loading times, higher performance, and durability.
Pricing and Support
Garanntor has five plans each on its Linux, Windows, and WordPress plans. The Linux plans are cost-effective, closely followed by the Windows plans, making the WordPress plans more expensive than others. This isn’t surprising as many other web hosts offer higher-priced WordPress plans compared to regular shared hosting.
Its billing cycles are monthly, quarterly, semiannual, annual, and biennial. Payment methods include bank transfer, PayPal, Bitcoin, debit, and credit cards. It offers free domain registration on annual plans and for specific extensions. It also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all shared plans.
Garanntor’s support channels include live chat, knowledge base, ticketing system, email, and phone. I sent an email and I got a response in less than 15 minutes.