Reviews and expert opinion Green Hosting Malaysia

Ranked 2449th from 3627 Web Hosting
4.1
  • Features
    4.1
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.1
Server locations
USA
Great Britain
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Despite its name, there's not much evidence that Green Hosting Malaysia will help you save the planet, apart from a Facebook post that promises to plant a tree for every 1,000 likes. But its website uses a green color scheme, and both its shared hosting and VPS plans have plant-like names.

Overview

Green Hosting Malaysia

Formerly known as Private Hoster Network, Penang-based Green Hosting Malaysia was founded in 2007. Its simple website design with green tones reflects the overall ethos of this vendor, which is proud to be Malaysia’s first green hosting company.

Features and Ease of Use

Green Hosting’s plant-themed shared hosting plans are called Seed Hosting, Sprout Hosting, Plant Hosting, and Tree Hosting. They vary in disk space, monthly bandwidth, and the number of domains, subdomains, email accounts, FTP accounts, and MySQL databases. However, they all have the following features in common:

  • Daily backups
  • CGI, SSI, Perl, and Python
  • PHP support
  • Cron jobs
  • ImageMagick
  • Audio and video streaming

Beginners and amateur bloggers will find the Seed Hosting plan to be suitable. It comes with 1,000 MB disk space, 10,000 MB bandwidth, one hosted domain, one MySQL database, five subdomains, five FTP accounts, and ten email accounts. More advanced webmasters and small businesses will be more comfortable with the Tree Hosting plan that provides unlimited web space, bandwidth, domains, subdomains, FTP accounts, email accounts, and MySQL databases.

If shared hosting isn’t sufficient for your needs, you can choose from four VPS plansSeed VPS, Sprout VPS, Plant VPS, and Tree VPS. These all include full root access, full server management, free migration, free cPanel with the Fantastico application installer, and the Virtuozzo Power Panel. 

Green Hosting houses its servers in the U.K.’s BlueSquare data center and at several U.S. data centers. Each server has Intel Xeon processors, 2 GB to 4 GB RAM, and RAID-protected SATA II hard drives. While the 99.9% uptime for shared hosting is merely adequate, you get a 100% uptime SLA with the VPS plans

Pricing and Support

For the features provided, and compared with other Malaysian host’s, Green Hosting’s prices are competitive. You also get free setup and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

According to its website, you should be able to contact this company by email, ticket (requires login), telephone, or online contact form, but I was unable to summon any response. If you have to resort to self-support, you may be similarly disappointed since the knowledge base link leads to an error page:

Green Hosting Malaysia

Bottom line on Green Hosting Malaysia

Green Hosting Malaysia is an established provider that offers feature-packed web hosting plans and virtual servers at attractive prices. However, I do have some reservations about the support (since I couldn’t make contact) and the self-support (since the knowledge base link led to an error page).

Pros

  • 99.9% to 100% uptime
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • No setup fees
  • Competitive prices

Cons

  • Unresponsive support
  • No usable self-support resources

For competitively priced Malaysian hosting, go to Green Hosting Malaysia.

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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