Reviews and expert opinion Hosting Lotus

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Hosting Lotus is a reputable domain registration and web hosting company with years of experience in shared, cloud, and VPS hosting. They primarily serve the Thai market, offering plans for both individuals and businesses.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
50 Gb
2
$1.35
Unlimited
100 Gb
4
$2,00
Unlimited
150 Gb
6
$2.70
Unlimited
200 Gb
8
$4,05
Unlimited
250 Gb
10
$5.40
Unlimited
300 Gb
12
$6.76
More Details

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
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Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
20 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.35
30 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2,00
40 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.70
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$4,05
60 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.40
70 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$6.76
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
20 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.35
30 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2,00
40 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.70
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$4,05
60 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.40
70 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$6.76
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
100 GB
10
$8.12
20 GB
200 GB
20
$9.74
30 GB
300 GB
30
$12.99
40 GB
400 GB
40
$16.24
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$19.49
60 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$22.73
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
100 GB
10
$8.12
20 GB
200 GB
20
$9.74
30 GB
300 GB
30
$12.99
40 GB
400 GB
40
$16.24
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$19.49
60 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$22.73
More Details

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
50 GB
10
$5.41
20 GB
100 GB
20
$6.77
30 GB
150 GB
30
$8.12
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
2 GB
10 GB
2
$1,89
3 GB
15 GB
3
$2.70
5 GB
20 GB
5
$4.05
10 GB
50 GB
10
$5.41
20 GB
100 GB
20
$6.77
30 GB
150 GB
30
$8.12
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WordPress Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
5 GB SSD
200 GB
1
-
$4,06
10 GB SSD
300 GB
1
-
$5.41
15 GB SSD
400 GB
1
-
$6.77
20 GB SSD
500 GB
1
-
$8.12
30 GB SSD
600 GB
1
-
$9.47
30 GB Sata
200 GB
1
-
$4.06
40 GB Sata
250 GB
5
-
$5.41
50 GB Sata
300 GB
10
-
$6.77
60 GB Sata
400 GB
15
-
$8.12
Unlimited
Unlimited
20
-
$9.47
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
5 GB SSD
200 GB
1
$4,06
10 GB SSD
300 GB
1
$5.41
15 GB SSD
400 GB
1
$6.77
20 GB SSD
500 GB
1
$8.12
30 GB SSD
600 GB
1
$9.47
30 GB Sata
200 GB
1
$4.06
40 GB Sata
250 GB
5
$5.41
50 GB Sata
300 GB
10
$6.77
60 GB Sata
400 GB
15
$8.12
Unlimited
Unlimited
20
$9.47
More Details

Bottom line on Hosting Lotus

Hosting Lotus is a reputable domain registration and web hosting company with years of experience in shared, cloud, and VPS hosting. They primarily serve the Thai market, offering plans for both individuals and businesses.

 

Features and Ease of Use

Hosting Lotus features a number of “unlimited” shared hosting plans: essentially, you get to pick the feature you want to have a virtually unlimited capacity of. For example, you can select unlimited databases, unlimited hosted domains under a single account, unlimited storage, or simply opt to have everything unlimited.

Hosting Lotus doesn’t own their own data center. Instead, they’ve partnered with MetraBuzz Cloud Co. to lease their servers for their customer base. This data center offers a 99.9% uptime SLA; Hosting Lotus does not offer an uptime guarantee of their own.

Hosting Lotus also has a number of specialized cloud hosting plans optimized for select CMSes — namely, WordPress, Moodle, and Joomla!. The features of these hosting packages are very similar, however. Plus, you’ll still have to use the one-click installer to install your desired CMS after purchasing the package; Hosting Lotus does not handle it for you automatically. It appears that the different ranges were created simply to market to specific audiences who already had those CMSes in mind.

With the plans, you get a minimum of 5GB storage, 200GB monthly bandwidth, a single hosted domain, 50 email accounts, and 10 MySQL databases. Sadly, backups for your website data aren’t available — a minus when it comes to WordPress hosting — but as a consolation, you can backup your emails every week and your MySQL databases every day.

There’s nothing extraordinary about the Hosting Lotus website; it’s simple and practical. I do wish they had an English version though. The current website is written entirely in Thai, which makes the service rather inaccessible to non-Thai customers. Similarly, their user interfaces, online store, and support documentation are all written in Thai.

 

Pricing and Support

Hosting Lotus is priced affordably, but they’re not the cheapest in the market. This is especially pertinent when you consider that most hosting providers located in countries with lower GDPs tend to price their services much lower for their local markets. While Hosting Lotus seems to have done so, it appears that their packages are designed to appeal more to middle- to higher-income individuals and businesses.

That said, their unlimited shared hosting and cloud hosting packages are fair offerings for business owners. These give you all the features you require to launch a content-rich website robust in functionality.

Their customer support seems to be rather mixed. Pre-sales support is spectacular, with their representatives answering my queries very quickly. However, after-sales support seems to be rather lacking: their knowledge base is sparsely populated, and responses to support tickets take a while. They also have an email and telephone number you can reach them at, but bear in mind that you’ll have to communicate in Thai to use these.

 

Summary

Hosting Lotus is a decent Thai hosting provider with solid offerings for businesses in their local market. However, they don’t have lite versions of their hosting packages or any money back guarantees, so they may not be the most suitable for businesses and individuals just starting out.

Pros:

  • Fast pre-sales service
  • Telephone support available
  • Diverse hosting packages
  • “Unlimited” shared hosting plans

Cons:

  • Website in Thai language only
  • Technical support is slow
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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