According to its Facebook page, this Indian host, which is “a unit of Harvil Media”, was established in 2016 to support small businesses and give back to the community. Its offerings include shared web hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, and domain name registration services.
Features and Ease of Use
Hapih Host provides both Linux and Windows web hosting services in India. Its hosting solutions incorporate these features as standard:
- FTP accounts
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 24/7/365 technical support
- Free SSL certificates
- PHP, Perl, and Python programming
- SitePad website builder
- Softaculous one-click installer
In addition to the listed features, you get unlimited resources, including disk space, monthly bandwidth, databases, email accounts, and FTP accounts.
Depending on your operating system, you get the cPanel (Linux), Plesk (Windows), or WHM (reseller) control panel to manage all aspects of your hosting.
Dedicated servers are located in India, Europe, and the U.S.A. Furthermore, this vendor has collaborated with American cloud infrastructure provider Digital Ocean, thus giving customers an even eider choice of hosting location.
While Hapih Host provides limited weekly database backups, these are not guaranteed, so I suggest you look at the add-on CodeGuard backups that can be restored with just a few mouse clicks if the worst ever happens.
Pricing and Support
Hapih Host’s web hosting solutions are pretty cheap, especially when you consider the unlimited resources you get. And it runs occasional campaigns to give its new customers discount coupons or free domains.
Although monthly prices are advertised (in Indian rupees), you have to commit to one, two, or three years of hosting, with discounts for the two- or three-year commitments. The 14-day money-back guarantee might make you feel a bit better about making a major commitment, but not much better because this is only half the “test time” allowed by many other hosts.
While the refund window is below average, the 99.9% uptime guarantee is about average for the industry.
You should be able to summon the 24/7/365 support team by telephone, ticket, email, live chat, or online contact form. But first, you might be able to find answers to your questions in this vendor’s blog or well-stocked knowledge base: