Reviews and expert opinion Hosting Ireland

Ranked 1105th from 3906 Web Hosting
4.3
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.4
  • Support
    4.2
  • Pricing
    4.3
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Hosting Ireland provides a comprehensive range of hosting services. The prices are fair and it offers some great beginner-friendly tools, just be cautious that not all plans are backed up automatically.

Overview

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If you are in a hurry, and just want the bottom line: for the same price as Hosting Ireland you can get much better servers with 24/7 support with Hostinger, so why even bother?!

Hosting Ireland provides services to thousands of Irish businesses. The company has an active Facebook page with thousands of followers, and several positive reviews from customers. The website and support are available in English.

Features and Ease of Use

Hosting Ireland offers a comprehensive range of hosting services from shared hosting to dedicated servers. Some of the core features of the shared hosting plans include:

  • 9% or 99.99% network uptime guarantee
  • Manual backups available
  • Domain registration optional
  • From ten to fifty websites
  • SSL certificates available
  • 200GB, 400GB, or unlimited bandwidth
  • 10GB, 25GB, or 30GB disk space

Hosting Ireland collocate its servers in a Dublin, Ireland based data center with IP connectivity available through multiple IP carriers. The servers are monitored 24/7 and come with firewall protection. The hosting plans come with cPanel, an easy to use and popular control panel, and you can choose from Windows, Linux, WordPress, or Java hosting plans.

The plans come with a premium one-click installer with more than 445 programs for popular CMS programs (WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal) and e-commerce software (e.g., Magento and Zen Cart). It’s an extra cost but you can get a website building tool, which comes with hundreds of responsive templates and thousands of images as well. The tool can be used without any coding skills or more advanced users can add HTML, JavaScript and CSS, as required.

There is support for PHP versions 5.4 to 7.2 (great news) and git version control. If you upgrade to the business plans, you’ll get backup included (be careful, this is not included in some of the lower packages, although they can be manually done).

Pricing and Support

The plans are inline with similar companies, if slightly cheaper. I’d say, given the level of resources and value added features, the prices are good value for money. Take into account that SSL certificates and domain registration are added costs.

Plans can be purchased in monthly or annual terms, with discounts offered for longer terms. As well as offering a thirty-day money-back guarantee, in some instances, with a credit card, you can also get a free trial.

I was quite impressed with the size of the knowledge base on this website. I had a lot of questions and nearly all of them were solved by searching the help desk, which is quite rare. If you don’t find the information you need and you still need to get in touch, you can call, email, or create a support ticket.

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The customer service promises include: acknowledging any customer communication within 24 hours, resolving issues within 48 hours, and responding to any complaints within seven working days.

Pricing

4.3

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Bottom line on Hosting Ireland

Hosting Ireland offers a simple and easy to use website with straightforward plans, which are competitively priced. While there is an uptime SLA advertised, I could not find the document to back it up, though for some, that’s not a deal breaker.

Before you make a decision, we highly recommend you check out some alternative hosting companies, which we highly recommend.

Pros

  • Good value for money
  • Support for PHP version 7.2
  • Website building tool and premium one-click tool
  • Excellent knowledge base on the website

Cons

  • No uptime service level agreement document on website
  • Limited ways to get in touch
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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