Despite its Dutch-sounding name, Hosterdam is not located in Amsterdam. This is the web hosting brand of Slovenian company SIEL, d.o.o.
Hosterdam’s website can be switched between the Slovenian and English languages, and it presents you with a very simple set of services: a single slightly-customizable hosting plan, a very customizable VPS plan, and domain registration.
Features and Ease of Use
Hosterdam offers a single slightly-customizable hosting plan that comes with the following features:
- cPanel control panel
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited databases
- Unlimited email accounts
- Unlimited monthly transfer
- Unlimited FTP users
- Unlimited subdomains
- Unlimited remote access
- Selectable PHP version
When you purchase the plan, the customizable settings include the control panel (actually, only cPanel), the hosting period (1 to 3 years), and the number of domains (from 1 to 50).
Hosterdam’s services are backed by a redundant (duplicated) infrastructure that includes two redundant power supplies and multiple redundant internet connections.
This host has its own IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and it also provides:
- Free content migration from your previous provider
- Free DNS hosting
- Regularly updated software and equipment
As an alternative to hosting, you can purchase a VPS plan that allows you to customize almost everything including the Linux flavor, control panel, disk capacity, memory capacity, CPU, and the number of IP addresses.
Pricing and Support
Hosterdam’s single web hosting plan is priced fairly when you consider that the prices already include VAT and you get lots of unlimited resources. Although you have to commit for at least a year, the 15-day trial period gives you two weeks to try before you buy.
You can reach out to Hosterdam’s support team by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat. The phone and live chat channels are only available during Slovenian office hours, which is a little restrictive. The live chat window tells you if an agent is available, but my attempt to connect was unsuccessful, possibly because I asked my initial question in English.
Self-help can be sought from the FAQ page and the Hosterdam Wiki, but don’t expect to learn too much before you have to contact the company for additional information.