Reviews and expert opinion HB.BY

Ranked 1364th from 2640 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.1
Pricing
4.2
Support
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 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:

 

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

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
1.5
+
1
$0.076
Plan Name
Storage
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
1.5
+
1
$0.076
5
+
1
$0.19
10
+
2
$0.27
20
+
10
$0.35
50
+
30
$0.54
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
15GB HDD
1020 MHz
0.30
768 MB
$0.46
20GB HDD
1190 MHz
0.35
1280 MB
$0.59
30GB HDD
2380 MHz
2 x 0.35
2048 MB
$1.13
60GB HDD
3400 MHz
2 x 0.5
4096 MB
$1.53
45GB HDD
1700 MHz
0.5
1000 MB
$0.61
80GB HDD
5100 MHz
2 x 0.75
6000 MB
$2.66
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
15GB HDD
1020 MHz
0.30
768 MB
$0.46
20GB HDD
1190 MHz
0.35
1280 MB
$0.59
30GB HDD
2380 MHz
2 x 0.35
2048 MB
$1.13
60GB HDD
3400 MHz
2 x 0.5
4096 MB
$1.53
45GB HDD
1700 MHz
0.5
1000 MB
$0.61
80GB HDD
5100 MHz
2 x 0.75
6000 MB
$2.66
More Details

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.

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

For reliable Belarusian hosting, stop by HB.BY.

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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