Romanian web hosting company HostClean was founded in December 2010. It offers cPanel shared web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers along with several radio hosting plans and gaming servers. Also, domain registration and transfer services.
To give you an idea of its size, from 2010 to 2017, the company has handled nearly 20 thousand tickets, 3m+ phone calls, and almost 160,000 online support chats from more than 70,000 customers.
HostClean’s website supports Romanian, English, and twenty-four additional languages (via automated translation).
Features and Ease of Use
HostClean offers six cPanel shared hosting plans (Standard and Business), six reseller plans, nine radio SSD server plans, six reseller radio SSD plans, six VPS, one VDS KVM, and one dedicated server plan. The “Standard” shared hosting plan provides you with:
- LiteSpeed Web Server
- 5 to 15 hosted domains
- 1 GB to 3 GB SSD
- Unlimited traffic
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- 10 to 35 email accounts
- 5 to 25 MySQL databases
- PHP 5.5
- Webmail access
- SMTP, IMAP, and POP3
- Antispam and antivirus
- AWStats website
Since these plans come with the Softaculous one-click installer, you can install more than 300 popular programs such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, or osCommerce without any technical expertise. As an alternative to setting up a CMS-backed website, you can instead use the RVsitebuilder drag-and-drop website builder to create a professional-looking website without having to code it yourself.
HostClean uses software RAID for its VDS KVM solutions for improved data storage performance and enhanced security. It also offers radio hosting services and gaming servers, which not all hosts do.
While HostClean’s website talks about 99.9% uptime, it also says that it strives for 100%, and the status page shows that the company consistently achieves 100% uptime.
Pricing and Support
HostClean’s shared hosting plans are priced competitively, and you can save 10% and 20% (respectively) with the semi-annual and annual plans rather than choosing monthly or quarterly billing. Not all billing cycles are available for every plan, but where you can sign up for a full year, the unconditional 30-day warranty should make you feel better about doing so.
You can pay for plans in euros or Romanian leu (RON) via PayPal, bank transfer, credit cards, Paysafecard, or SMS. However, there is potential for confusion since prices are advertised in EUR but then displayed in RON at the checkout.
You can summon support via telephone, ticket, email, 24/7 live chat, Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, or online form. I received some rapid responses via the live chat and Facebook Messenger channels:
Self-support is provided in the form of a reasonably well-stocked knowledge base.