Features and Ease of Use
Hostalia offers Linux and Windows shared hosting plans that will suit small and medium-sized businesses. These are some of the features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- Multiple domains per account
- Free domain registration
- Daily automatic backups
- Unlimited traffic
If you’re looking to host a WordPress website or one programmed with PHP, then the Linux hosting should serve you while the Windows hosting is for ASP.NET and MsSQL databases. For beginners to web design, there’s a one-click installer that supports WordPress, PrestaShop, and a few other web applications.
There’s also a WordPress toolkit to enable you to manage your website marvelously. Through it, you get automatic WordPress updates without having to pay an extra cost for a “WordPress plan”. This can’t be underestimated because a lack of updates can break your WordPress website.
Hostalia uses Solid State Disks to serve its customers. This ensures that customers get to enjoy a significant speed benefit in terms of raw data transfer and more. Plus, it offers one of the latest versions of PHP and HTTP /2 protocol to ensure that customers enjoy as many benefits as possible.
This company provides anti-virus protection and free SSL certificates for every domain on your account. With the latter, you don’t need to spend extra on SSL and you still reap the benefits of encrypted communication and SEO.
There are even more resources available on the dedicated servers and VPS. Be aware, though, that the tables for the hosting features in some of the pages are broken, so you might need to look carefully to understand them.
Pricing and Support
Hostalia provides monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual cycles, and its prices are quite cheap for the features on offer. Sometimes, it even gives promotions like three months hosting for free. That’s more than enough to test the service and also give you a headway into gaining traction.
Don’t forget that the vendor offers free domain registration, as well. Unlike other providers that offer it for one year of hosting, I noticed it was still free when I chose one-month billing. It accepts PayPal and credit cards.
Also, Hostalia offers a 30-day money-back guarantee – which is fast becoming the industry standard.
The dedicated servers and VPS are reasonably priced and for first-time customers, the introductory rates are slightly lower than the renewal rates.
Customer support is available through email and phone 24/7. Also, it has a knowledge base with a few guides.