Based in Kerala, India, Host Malabar offers web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, domain registration, SSL certificates, as well as VoIP and game server hosting. Its servers are based on multi-core Xeon processors with up to 10 TB of storage available.
Host Malabar uses U.S., European, and Indian data centers, and its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Host Malabar offers several tiers of shared Linux hosting.
The entry-level Basic package comes with 500 MB of storage, 5 GB of monthly bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited databases. The Deluxe plan gives you 5 GB of storage, 50 GB of monthly bandwidth, 25 email accounts, and seven databases. One level up takes us to the Unlimited plan that provides unlimited storage, unlimited monthly bandwidth, unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, and a free domain.
Shared hosting packages also include:
- 24/7 customer support
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- 320 free scripts
- Backup storage
- Linux or Windows
Hosted customers have access to the Attracta SEO tool that includes sitemap generation, backlinking, SEO audits, content generation, and local SEO services. Attracta is the self-proclaimed largest SEO service in the world, used by more than five million websites.
Host Malabar’s U.S. and German data centers are monitored round-the-clock and are designed with safety, security, and performance in mind. Aside from 24/7 security monitoring, these facilities feature redundant power with emergency backup as well as fast-response systems to extinguish fires.
Pricing and Support
Host Malabar’s shared hosting plans are very affordable; its prices are comparable with other low-cost international providers.
The entry-level shared Linux hosting costs less than the price of a can of Coke per month. Even users wanting to upgrade from this very simple plan will still pay less than similar plans provided by vendors in other parts of the world such as North America. Host Malabar’s plans are also priced competitively with other Indian hosts.
You can pay for hosting on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, or triennial billing cycles. Sign up for two or more years to get a 10% discount.
A few add-ons are available for a fee at the checkout, including dedicated RAM, additional bandwidth, and website backups.
The 24/7 customer support team can be contacted by telephone, ticket, email, or Skype. Unfortunately, I never received a response to my exploratory email. Fortunately, then, there is a knowledge base for self-support: