Ghesi is a web hosting company founded in 2007 and operating out of Romania. It offers servers in both Europe (including Romania) and the US. Support is offered in English and Romanian.
Features and Ease of Use
Ghesi positions itself as a web hosting provider offering Western European functionality, customer service, and geographic proximity — but at Eastern European prices.
There is an excellent 99.99% uptime guarantee, daily backups, cPanel, and more than 400+ one-click integrations including WordPress, Joomla, and Magento via Softaculous. However, only Linux SSD-based plans are offered — webmasters looking for Windows will have to look elsewhere.
A free domain registration is also provided with higher-tier shared hosting plans, but no SSL certificate.
In addition, the feature list includes:
- FTP access
- PHP support with phpMyAdmin
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Unlimited subdomains
- Cron jobs
- Litespeed Web Server with CloudLinux OS
Beginning webmasters looking for help with website design can take advantage of the Weebly website builder as well, though this will come at an additional cost.
VPS hosting plans offer full root access and a 99.95% uptime guarantee — which is, strangely enough, lower than that of the 99.99% uptime guarantee for shared hosting. The feature list includes:
- SolusVM control panel
- Full root access
- Plesk or cPanel license
- Scalable RAM and memory
Pricing and Support
Ghesi offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all of its shared hosting plans. Discounts are available when you purchase contracts of three months or longer.
The pricing of the shared hosting plans is very good compared to the competition. There are four plans that range from 2-20GB disk space and 250GB-unlimited bandwidth. The price-to-value ratio as you move up through the tiers is excellent — a twofold increase in price gets you a 20x increase in performance.
However, the downside is that all shared hosting plans come with 512MB of memory, 25% of a single CPU core, and just 20 simultaneous processes. Many medium and large webmasters will find these speeds inadequate to take advantage of the available storage and bandwidth capacities.
There are five VPS hosting plans available. They range from one to four CPU cores, 15-80GB SSD storage, and 512-8GB of memory. Prices relative to competitors are average. Unfortunately, the relative value as you move up the pricing tiers is very poor — a more than tenfold increase in price only gets you about a fivefold increase in storage capacity.
Paid performance upgrades are available for all VPS plans. Overall, smaller webmasters will find the pricing advantageous, while e-commerce webmasters will find the max storage space too small and the number of CPU cores too limited without paying to upgrade their capacities.
Support options are good. As you can see from the screenshot below, I got a response from support via live chat instantly. There’s also phone, email, and ticket support available as well. Unfortunately, support is not 24/7 and only available during business hours. There is a very small knowledge base that really isn’t robust enough to answer many questions.