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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

The good news is that Grapyhost offers low-cost hosting services. The not-so-good news is that the company’s website doesn’t work properly, and I couldn’t summon a pre-sales support response.


Overview

GrapyhostWhile Grapyhost’s website doesn’t say where the company is located, the fact that the site can be switched between English and Thai suggests that it may be based in Thailand. Or maybe it’s India because that’s where LinkedIn says one of its members is based. Either way, it appears to be an Asian host, but its servers sit in the U.S.A.

If you think I’m being vague, it’s because the website itself is vague, and it contains many pages with Latin placeholder text, which doesn’t inspire confidence.

Features and Ease of Use

Although this host’s website alludes to seven shared hosting packages, in the cart, I could only find three of them available for purchase along with four VPS packages that aren’t advertised on the website.

Since I can’t entirely trust the somewhat dysfunctional website, I’m working from the information presented in the cart, which suggests that the Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:

  • 2 GB to 10 GB disk space
  • 10 GB to unlimited bandwidth
  • 10 to unlimited email accounts
  • 1 to 3 domain names

From a security perspective, you get a free SSL certificate and SiteLock Lite.

VPS packages come with the WHM/cPanel control panel that lets you manage your files, security, and many other things.

Grapyhost advertises uptime from 99% to 99.9%, which is below (or just about) the industry average.

Pricing and Support

Grapyhost’s Linux shared hosting is cheap. The initial “Lite” package can be bought on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, or triennial basis, but the other two packages are available only on an annual billing cycle. You can pay in U.S. dollars, Indian rupees, or Bitcoins using PayPal, credit/debit cards, Paytm, or BitPay.

Grapyhost’s customer support team can be contacted via email, contact form, or support ticket, but I have to tell you that I received no reply to my exploratory email. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be disappointed to see that the knowledge base is bare and the blog contains a solitary three-year-old post:

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Pricing

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Plan NameStorageBandwidthFree SSLNumber of SitesPrice Plan NameStorageBandwidthFree SSLNumber of SitesPriceLite2 GB10 GB+1$1.56More DetailsAdvanced5 GB20 GB+2$2.57More DetailsPro10 GBUnlimited+3$7.72More Details
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Bottom line on Grapyhost

For low-cost hosting, Grapyhost could be worth a look, but bear in mind that its website appears to be part-baked, and I failed to summon a pre-sales support response.

Pros

  • Low prices
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Free SiteLock Lite security
  • Accepts payments with Bitcoins

Cons

  • Dysfunctional website
  • No money-back guarantee or trial period

Check out Grapyhost’s cheap hosting.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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