Hispamax Technology is a Spanish company with more than 15 years of experience in the IT sector. Its service includes shared hosting, VPS hosting, web design and development, mobile application development, SSL certificates and audio/video streaming servers.
The company’s servers are housed in data centers that are located in Spain and the United States. Its website is available in Spanish.
Features and Ease of Use
Hispamax’s shared hosting plans are divided into four packages, each with the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited bandwidth
- From 250MB to 5Gb disk space
- Automatic backups
It uses the CentOS operating system on a Linux-based distribution. One advantage of CentOS is that it runs only the basic and stable versions of software thereby reducing the risk of crashes in the system.
Although it takes automatic backups, it’s advised that you take yours as well and store it outside of its servers to enable you to restore it easily if anything was to happen.
Many web hosts support phpBB, but Hispamaz cannot handle it. The use of applications like phpNuke and phpBB that consumes a lot of resources are not allowed on Hispamax’s hosting plans and may lead to suspension of your account. If you want to use either or them or similar applications, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
All packages come with MySQL databases and unlimited email accounts. The company also supports the use of CGI scripts, PHP and other programs.
However, there are certain restrictions on how many CGI and PHP scripts you can run at the same time. If it feels like you’re going past its limit, you’ll get a notification unlike the restriction on phpBB where your account is suspended without one.
Hispamax provides cPanel which comes with the necessary tools for managing your hosting resources and setting up applications.
It also provides a fully managed VPS which comes with unlimited domains, dedicated IP addresses and SSH root access on all packages. You can choose between the cPanelWHM, Plesk or DirectAdmin control panels.
Pricing and Support
Hispamax’s shared hosting plans are designed for individuals and small businesses. It provides four packages that are too expensive for the features that it provides.
The billing cycle is monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual and billing methods are through bank transfer and debit or credit cards. However, you first need to submit your order request through a contact form or phone call before you can make a purchase.
Customer support provides telephone, email and live chat support on its website. The telephone service hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. While Fridays are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
I tried the live chat at different hours and it was always offline so I sent an email but I still didn’t get a reply despite waiting for more than three weeks.