Hosthane is a Turkish hosting company with a reputation for affordable website hosting services. The company has been operational since 2003 and is among the top 30 largest hosting companies in Turkey.
Hosthane offers shared hosting, WordPress hosting, server rental, cloud VPS hosting, and dedicated servers. It also sells domain registration and SSL services together with other web-related products. Hosthane has servers in Turkey and the U.S.
The Hosthane website is only available in Turkish, but you can view prices in U.S. dollars or Turkish lira.
Features and Ease of Use
Hosthane provides budget (Echo, Normal, Professional, and Advanced) and corporate (Start, Normal, Pro, and Extra) shared hosting packages for Linux and Windows.
Some of the budget shared hosting features include:
- Free SSL certificates
- Daily backups
- cPanel (for Linux) and Plesk (for Windows)
- Latest PHP and .Net versions
- MySQL support (unlimited MySQL databases)
- From 1 to 3 hosted websites
- 1-click application installer
Hosthane houses servers that support all kinds of websites and programming languages. Its Windows hosting solutions offer ASP and ASP.net support. However, it encourages its customers to use the more stable, Linux-based PHP and MySQL databases.
The disk space ranges between 2 GB to 50 GB with budget hosting and from 3 GB to 100 GB with corporate hosting. That said, Hosthane works well with small blogs and websites because it supports different CMS scripts, including Laravel, PrestaShop, and WordPress, to name a few.
One good thing about this host is that it offers automatic daily backups (kept for 14 days) with all web hosting packages to safeguard your data (including emails). You can also display your control panel in different languages, including Turkish and English.
Pricing and Support
The Hosthane shared hosting plans range from cheap to moderate. You can choose to subscribe annually, biennially, or triennially.
Unfortunately, this host doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee, nor does it have a refund policy. It does provide a 99.9% uptime guarantee and a free domain name with some packages, however.
To contact Hosthane’s customer support, you can call by phone, send a fax, fill in a contact form (ticket), or send an email. Live chat isn’t an available option.
This vendor assures excellent customer support, but when I reached out to them, they failed to respond. Despite having a small FAQ section for each service, the website lacks a knowledge base that could assist in resolving issues independently.