GoldenHost has been offering shared hosting services to individuals and organizations for more than seven years. It also offers cloud hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and domain registration services.
GoldenHost’s data centers are in France, the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
GoldenHost’s three shared hosting plans — Personal, Professional and Business — provide these features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily automatic backups
- From 3 GB to unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
Your hosting account is managed via the popular cPanel control panel that incorporates the Softaculous installer. Use Softaculous to install a plethora of popular programs such as WordPress. On which subject, you might be interested to know that the hosting plans are optimized for WordPress themes and plugins.
GoldenHost’s Linux hosting plans use SSD storage that is faster and more reliable than HDD storage. And since all hosting plans use the Linux operating system, you’ll have to look somewhere else (or choose a virtual or dedicated server) if you want Windows.
Pricing and Support
GoldenHost’s shared hosting plans are reasonably priced, with the “Personal” plan being targeted at individuals and young enterprises. But the higher the plan, the higher the price, so you get what you pay for. Plus, a free domain.
You can pay by PayPal or credit/debit card on an annual, biennial, or triennial basis. There is no free plan or free trial, but you do get a 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you a month to request a refund if you’re not entirely happy.
For self-support, GoldenHost provides a knowledge base with a good number of tutorials. If these don’t answer all your questions, you can contact the company by telephone or ticket. I was pleased to receive a response to my test ticket submission within a few hours: