Reviews and expert opinion HB.BY

Ranked 1955th from 3918 Web Hosting
4.2
  • Features
    4.1
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.2
  • Pricing
    4.2
Server locations
Minsk
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
HB.BY is a Belarusian domain registrar and hosting provider that provides web hosting services mainly (if not exclusively) to local customers.

Overview

HB.BY

HB.BY is fine, but fine is not good enough. While HB.BY is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

HB.BY was the first Belarusian licensed Microsoft hosting provider, and since 2013 has been the official domain name registrar for the national BEL/BY domains. According to its Facebook page, HB.BY was founded in 2008. This Belarus-based business offers its services only to the local clientele comprised of more than 5,000 customers.

HB.BY’s servers are located in RUE Beltelecom’s Minsk data center, and its website is in Russian.

Features and Ease of Use

HB.BY

HB.BY offers five shared hosting plans plus several Linux and Windows VPS/VDS servers. Some of the notable features of the shared hosting plans are:

  • 1 to 30 sites
  • Parallels Plesk control panel (in Russian)
  • Softaculous installer
  • 0 to 94 databases
  • 5 GB to 50 GB disk space
  • Unlimited mailboxes
  • 0 to 24 MSSQL databases
  • 0 to 70 MySQL databases
  • Discounted BY/BEL domains
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL support
  • Daily file and database backups

HB.BY takes several steps to ensure security and reliability: installing antivirus software on servers, configuring a firewall, and monitoring server status 24/7. Hard drives are combined into a RAID array to protect your data, and SSD storage is used for improved performance. Although this provider’s website mentions uptime in excess of 99.97%, a live chat operator told me about a lower 99.95% server uptime guarantee.

Pricing and Support

HB.BY’s shared hosting plans are cheap and, depending on the term you choose, you can get one or two months of free hosting as a gift. For example, signing up for the “Start” package for 12 months will get you one month’s free hosting. The 100% refund within fourteen days should give you some confidence about signing up for a full year.

You can contact this company’s customer service team via telephone, fax, email, live chat, or online contact form. I received a rapid response when I initiated a live chat:

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Those seeking self-support resources will find a few useful articles in HB.BY’s knowledge base.

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Bottom line on HB.BY

If you’re looking for Belarusian hosting, and you don’t mind paying in rubles and accessing the Plesk control panel in Russian, then HB.BY could be the host for you.

Still not sure if this is the right web host for you? Check out our top recommended web hosts to learn more.

Pros

  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • Owned high-performance professional equipment
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
  • Multiple payment options and billing cycles

Cons

  • Plans payable only in rubles
  • Plesk control panel in Russian
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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