Hosting.kr is a web hosting brand of South Korean company Megazone. It offers a wide range of hosting services out of two IDC data centers, and its website is in Korean.
Features and Ease of Use
This company provides shared hosting, server rental, cloud services, domain registration, and SSL certificates. The shared hosting plans come with the following core features:
- Domain registration available
- Choice of Linux or Windows operating systems
- SSL certificates available
- Up to 10 GB HDD capacity
- Up to 10 GB daily traffic
Hosting.kr co-locates its servers in two Korean data centers, both with 24/7 monitoring and N + 1 systems and power supply lines to minimize power loss. There is no mention of any uptime guarantee on the vendor’s website, and I couldn’t confirm this with customer support, so it’s unclear what downtime you can expect.
There are three types of shared hosting plans: Linux, Windows, and Java Server Pages (JSP):
- Linux hosting comes with FTP accounts and SSH access plus support for Perl, PHP, SSI, and CGI. There is a one-click installer for only three programs; XpressEngine, GNUBOARD, and WordPress.
The Hosting.kr website advertises “home page” mobile-responsive WordPress themes for e-commerce and other business and professional websites. In the absence of any other website builder, this provides a way for novice webmasters to get started.
Pricing and Support
Plans prices range from extremely cheap to overly expensive. Since all the plans come with essentially the same features (just more or fewer resources), it’s hard to justify the price plan differentials. All plans also suffer a relatively high setup fee.
You do get a generous six-month free trial (which is probably the longest I’ve seen) so you can get started with minimal risk, and you can purchase the plans on one, six, twelve, or twenty-four-month terms. A longer term means a larger discount.
The Hosting.kr website includes a substantial “Service Center” that combines numerous help documents, FAQs, manuals, and contact information into a nice little hub for all support-related information.
You can contact the company by email or telephone, or by logging in as an existing customer. Non-emergency issues are dealt with from 9 am to 8 pm on weekdays, and urgent technical issues are handled 24/7/365. Unfortunately, I received no reply for two business days (and counting) when I emailed this company’s customer services.