Although Hosting Cloud’s website doesn’t say when the company was started, its Twitter feed suggests that it has existed since at least 2012. With plenty of professional certifications, this Ukrainian company comes across as a reliable hosting provider.
Hosting Cloud offers shared hosting, virtual and dedicated servers, domain services, SSL certificates, and more. Its website is published in Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
Hosting Cloud offers eight shared hosting packages (categorized as Linux, VIP, an Ruby on Rails), 16 VPS packages (categorized as Linux, Windows, and VIP), and some dedicated server packages. Although this host’s home page also alludes to Windows hosting packages, clicking the “Details” link led me to a “page not found” error page.
The Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 99.98% availability
- 1 GB to 10 GB web space
- 1 to 10 websites
- 5 to 1,000 mailboxes
- POP3, IMAP, and SMTP
- 2 to unlimited FTP accounts
- 1 to 15 MySQL databases
- Multiple PHP versions
- Antivirus and anti-spam
- Daily backup
The hosting packages allow you to install popular programs such as WordPress (for blogging), PrestaShop (for e-commerce), and Drupal (for content management). You also get a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate that will not only give your customers confidence but may also help improve your search engine standing.
If you’re not confident about running your own hosting, you can take advantage of this host’s outsourcing services that allow you to concentrate on your core business.
I should also say that there is an almost-free Lite hosting package, but it has some limitations, and its price goes up after three months.
Pricing and Support
Hosting Cloud’s Linux shared hosting packages are dirt cheap, but the advertised prices are for biennial billing, so you’ll pay more if you choose to be billed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. You can pay in U.S. dollars, Russian rubles, or Ukrainian hryvnias by PayPal, Privat24, WebMoney, or Yandex.Money.
Some plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee that might make you feel better about signing up for two years, and there is a 7-day free trial that allows you to try before you buy.
The 24/7 customer support team can be contacted by telephone, email, Skype, or an online contact form. Or can they? My test form submission as a pre-sales prospect customer went unanswered.
If you have to resort to self-support, you might find some answers on the frequently asked questions page: