Reviews and expert opinion Hosting Stak

Ranked 1143rd from 2126 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.0
Support
4.3
Server locations
Germany
France
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Web Hosting Expert
Hosting Stak is part of the IT landscape of London. It offers hosting services (including cloud hosting), Forex VPS, and web security solutions.

Overview

Hosting Stak

Hosting Stak started its journey with the goal of providing every customer with the highest quality IT solutions via its myriad of hosting packages. The company was founded in 2016. Apart from web hosting, the London-based company also offers cloud hosting, Forex VPS, and web security solutions to its customers. Hosting Stak’s website is available in two languages – English and Italian.

Features and Ease of Use

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Hosting Stak offers a range of hosting solutions including shared, business, cloud, Linux/Windows VPS, and Forex VPS. In terms of shared hosting, there are three options available: Basic, Professional, and Business. You can also purchase (through Hosting Stak) a wide range of SSL certificates by GeoTrust and Symantec.

Its web hosting packages run on 64-bit CentOS 7 and cPanel. They differ in the amount of resources (storage and bandwidth) as well as add-on domains, subdomains, email accounts, and MySQL databases given. However, all three plans are SSL-ready and come with:

  • Unlimited monthly traffic
  • MySQL version 4.1 and 5.0
  • FTP and SFTP access
  • SpamAssassin, SPF (to reduce spam) and antivirus protection
  • Cron jobs
  • Automatic daily, weekly, and monthly backups activated via the control panel

One value-added feature that Hosting Stak offers is Softaculous, a one-click app installer that you can use to easily install and run many web applications. There’s no mention of how many applications the company’s version of Softaculous includes, but at least the most popular ones — such as the WordPress CMS — are there.

Hosting Stak offers a 99.9% server uptime guarantee, but this seems to only apply to the company’s cloud hosting and Forex VPS hosting services, unfortunately.

Since Hosting Stak’s web hosting plans are compatible with e-commerce scripts, you can easily run osCommerce, PHPads, Zen Cart, phpCOIN, and phpMoney. These plans are also compatible with scripts for forums and portals (vBulletin, phpBB, PHP PostNuke, Mambo, E107, Joomla, eGroupware, phpWebSite, and so on), blogs (b2evolution, pLog, Geeklog, and so on), and collaboration platforms (phpBook, OpenBiblio, pMachineFree, PHPWiki).

PHP eAccelerator, which reduces server loads and boosts your PHP code’s speed by up to ten times, is another of its unique features.

Business and Professional plan customers get access to the integrated Google PageSpeed Module, which would help decrease your webpage loading times significantly.

Pricing and Support

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Hosting Stak doesn’t list its prices on its website, so you’ll have to seek a quotation for the company’s web hosting plans. This makes it rather difficult for potential customers to check its prices against the market averages, unfortunately.

You can pay for these plans in euros via bank transfer, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards.

Hosting Stak doesn’t provide a money-back guarantee, but its terms and conditions state that you may request a refund for the unused portion of the contract.

You can reach Hosting Stak’s customer support via phone, email, Skype, an online form, support ticket, and a live chat. Disappointingly, their live chat wasn’t available when I tried. However, when I sent them an email via their online contact form, this was promptly answered.

Those looking for support resources for a bit of DIY issue resolution will be disappointed with Hosting Stak, as the company offers nothing in this respect.

Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
5000 MB
Unlimited
+
1
20000 MB
Unlimited
+
5
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
5000 MB
Unlimited
+
1
10000 MB
Unlimited
+
3
20000 MB
Unlimited
+
5
More Details

Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
60 GB
8 TB
2 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
2 GB
80 GB
8 TB
2 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
4 GB
100 GB
8 TB
3 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
6 GB
120 GB
8 TB
4 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
8 GB
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
60 GB
8 TB
2 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
2 GB
80 GB
8 TB
2 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
4 GB
100 GB
8 TB
3 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
6 GB
120 GB
8 TB
4 x 3.5 Ghz vCore
8 GB
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
2048 MB
60000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
4096 MB
80000 MB
6 TB
3 vCore
6144 MB
30000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
2048 MB
60000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
4096 MB
80000 MB
6 TB
3 vCore
6144 MB
30 GB HD or SSD
8 TB
3 vCore
2 GB
$33.77 33.77
60 GB HD or SSD
8 TB
4 vCore
3 GB
$56.29
80 GB HD or SSD
8 TB
5 vCore
6 GB
$78.80
120 GB SSD
8 TB
4 Core Intel Xeon
30 GB
$180.14
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
40000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
2048 MB
60000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
4096 MB
80000 MB
6 TB
3 vCore
6144 MB
30000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
2048 MB
60000 MB
6 TB
2 vCore
4096 MB
80000 MB
6 TB
3 vCore
6144 MB
30 GB HD or SSD
8 TB
3 vCore
2 GB
$33.77 33.77
60 GB HD or SSD
8 TB
4 vCore
3 GB
$56.29
80 GB HD or SSD
8 TB
5 vCore
6 GB
$78.80
120 GB SSD
8 TB
4 Core Intel Xeon
30 GB
$180.14
More Details

Bottom line on Hosting Stak

Hosting Stak is neither the most transparent nor the most up-to-date in its hosting technologies. The fact that it doesn’t offer a clear uptime or money-back guarantee on its shared hosting packages is also worrisome and may be a sign to stay away from this provider.

Pros:

  • Ruby on Rails, Python, and other languages supported
  • Scalable server resources
  • A range of SSL certificates available
  • Quick and efficient customer support

Cons:

  • Uptime guarantee not applicable to shared hosting
  • PHP support only up to 5.6.x

Get European hosting from Hosting Stak.

Jackie Goldstein
Jackie Goldstein
Jackie is the Site Manager for Website Planet. He is responsible for the overall development and operation of the website, that serves the website development community. His experience includes both software development and online marketing.

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