Founded in 2015, Hostiko is committed to delivering fast, reliable, and affordable solutions to get websites up and running. Its services are domain name registration, shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, reseller hosting. Its office is in Delaware, in the United States, and its servers are housed in data centers in Chicago, New Jersey, and Dallas, U.S. It also has servers in Europe and India. The company’s website is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
Hostiko offers six shared hosting plans. Three are for those on a tight or low budget and the other three are its standard plans. If you choose any of them, you get to enjoy the following features and benefits:
- 99.9% uptime
- Five domains per plan
- Unlimited disk space
- Daily automatic backups
- Unlimited bandwidth
The company provides cPanel as a management tool for customers. Through it, you can configure hosting settings, upload website content with FTP, manage your MySQL databases, and take & restore backups.
You can either write your code from scratch or design/code using the help of a web application. Installing web applications is easy with this company. You don’t have to deal with databases and such, all you need to do is use the provided one-click installation tool for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla!.
Hostiko also provides a website builder tool that comes with over 500 templates to get you online in a few minutes. If you don’t like its custom website builder, you can use RVSiteBuilder, also provided in cPanel.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the gold of digital marketing. You need to rank high enough for potential customers to get to you. Hostiko knows this and has provided Attracta SEO tools and 30 other built-in tools to enable you to submit your website to Google for indexing and use the right tips and practices to boost your website’s visibility.
To enhance performance, this company has provided easy access to CloudFlare CDN straight from your cPanel dashboard, as well.
Pricing and Support
The budget plans are, well, budget. Very pocket-friendly, as you would expect based on the name. The standard plans are just slightly higher-priced than the budget plans but they still remain low-cost.
Hostiko offers a monthly subscription plan, which leaves things flexible on your end in case you’re not satisfied with the service. Also, it has a standard 30-day money-back guarantee policy in place to mitigate your risk and provide you with a full refund if you aren’t satisfied. There’s no free trial.
The VPS plans aren’t expensive and dedicated hosting plans are priced at competitive rates that are in line with what you’ll get elsewhere.
Although this provider only has a small knowledge base section, its support agents work 24/7 to make up for that. You can reach them through phone and fax. There’s also a contact form on the website which I used to contact them for clarification on a few issues. I didn’t get a reply, despite waiting for over a week.