Danish web hosting company Gigahost was founded in 2005. It specializes in customizable Linux web hosting plans with plenty of features. It also provides domain registration solutions.
Gigahost’s simply designed website can be switched from the default Danish into German, English, Norwegian, or Russian, but you’ll have to scroll down to the bottom of the home page to find the language switches.
Features and Ease of Use
Gigahost’s hosting plans come with the following features as standard:
- Free SSL certificates
- Gigahost control center (control panel)
- Cron jobs
- Regular backups
- Continually increasing disk space
Gigahost provides its own custom control panel called the Gigahost control center. This panel allows you to easily register domains, view website statistics, and install CMS applications such as WordPress, PrestaShop, Joomla, and Drupal.
The default package comes with an amount of disk space that increases automatically. If you need more storage than this, you can purchase 10 GB extensions to be billed monthly.
Pricing and Support
Gigahost offers a single hosting package that you can enhance with additional disk space and an extended validation SSL certificate. When everything is considered, and you calculate the final cost, Gigahost’s hosting is expensive compared with traditional single-domain hosting. That said, they make a big thing about the ability to collect all your domains in one place.
You pay for your package annually in advance by bank transfer or using any major credit card, and you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that allows you to change your mind.
There are only two ways to contact customer support: telephone and support ticket. Although it’s no substitute for live chat, and although some of the answers seemed a little curt, I did receive a reply to my test support ticket within 24 hours:
For self-support, there is a reliable F.A.Q. section and several tutorials (including some video tutorials).