Hosterbyte is an Indonesia company that has been providing domain name registration and shared hosting services since its inception in 2015. It serves clients in Indonesia, Singapore, and the United States; its servers are located in data centers in those three countries. Its website is available in Indonesian only.
Features and Ease of Use
Hosterbyte offers different shared hosting plans depending on the data center you want your website to be hosted on. The features of these plans include:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- From 1TB to 10TB bandwidth
- Anywhere from 500MB to 7GB disk space
- Weekly automatic backups
- Unlimited add-on domains
- Free SSL certificates
The shared plans come with unlimited FTP accounts, email accounts, parked domain, and subdomains.
It supports PHP, Perl and CGI programming languages. For databases, it provides MariaDB and PostgreSQL databases. You can control these databases and programming tools from easy to use control panels; It offers DirectAdmin control panel on its U.S.A datacenter and cPanel on its Singapore and Indonesia data centers.
Each plan comes with the Softaculous auto-installer with which you can install numerous applications in one click. This automatic installer is easily accessible from the control panel.
Performance is one thing that Hosterbyte takes seriously. It uses the Litespeed web server which is very fast, secure and has better performance. This is great if you have a busy e-commerce website with lots of visitors. It takes out the risk of downtime and ensures your clients enjoy speed when using your website.
Also, it uses SSD drives on its servers which use faster technology than HDDs and provide better performance.
Hosterbyte provides a WordPress demo on its website so that you can see how fast your website will load if you host with them. Beware though that it’s not a true test as that installation is stripped down and might not have the heavy plugins that you might use.
Pricing and Support
Hosterbyte has over 15 shared hosting plans which all come at cheap prices even with the numerous features it offers. Its subscription periods are monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually. Billing method is only through bank transfer.
It offers free SSL certificates. However, this is only available on its Indonesian and Singapore shared hosting. If you choose to host on its US servers, you will need to purchase an SSL certificate.
Hosterbyte provides customized features and prices just in case none of its shared hosting plans suits your requirements.
Its customer support is available through Telegram, Whatsapp, email, knowledge base with tutorials, and telephone. The support team works from Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
I sent an email to support and received a response about 30 minutes later.