GoldenBeaverHosting, sometimes advertised as GBH, is a web hosting company that has been in operation since the year 2012. It started as a TeamSpeak voice server provider for online gamers but in 2015, it expanded its offering to shared hosting and VPS servers to power individuals and companies worldwide. The host also established itself as a domain registrar for popular top-level domains (TLDs).
Features and Ease of Use
GoldenBeaverHosting claims to offer solid hosting services with good pricing along with tools and features to help you get going. You can expect the following standard features:
- Free SSL certificate
- Softaculous apps installer
- Latest MariaDB 10.1
- Free DDoS protection
- PHP 5.2 to 7.2 version selector
- Free daily backups
- Email server (POP/IMAP/SMTP)
- phpMyAdmin for database access
- Cron jobs for scheduling
Before you select a package, it’s important to first choose a server location and with this vendor, you have three server locations to consider: the United States, Europe, and Asia. Hosting your servers close to the operations of your business will ensure that your website has the best loading times for your site’s visitors.
Its shared hosting packages are divided into three packages: Basic, Deluxe, and Premium. The hosting solutions are powered by the widely used cPanel control panel with an intuitive interface to allow you to easily manage the aspects of your websites like domains, databases, email accounts, etc.
The use of Cloudflare CDN will help protect as well as improve the hosting speeds of your website. Also, its hosting equipment is integrated with free DDoS protection to keep your website safe and secure from any attacks designed to take your website down.
Pricing and Support
If you are a newbie, you can start with the Basic Plan that is quite affordable, and then upgrade to the other packages as your business keeps on growing. For SMEs, the vendor’s VPS plans are easily customizable and you can choose server options to fit your needs. The plans are offered in U.S. dollars and payments can be made on monthly or annual terms.
Users also get a 99.9% uptime guarantee, and if you are unsatisfied with the hosting services, you can request a refund within 30 days.
The support desk is available 24/7 and you can submit a ticket or chat with them online. While the vendor has email support, for some reason, the email is not listed on its website and I had to dig deeper into its Facebook account to find it.
That said, the host does not offer telephone support but DIY customers will be impressed with its knowledge base with detailed articles and tutorials.