Features and Ease of Use
Hosting.UA offers a good selection of hosting services including shared hosting, virtual hosting, dedicated hosting, and colocation. As standard, their shared hosting plans come with the following core features:
- From one to unlimited add-on domains
- SSL access with dedicated IP address
- From 500MB to 70GB disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Choice of Linux or Windows operating system
Don’t be fooled by this company’s basic website; their shared Windows and Linux hosting plans are actually surprisingly feature-packed.
Their five levels of Linux hosting – Minimum, Start, Standard, Premium, and Elite – come with 500MB, 1GB, 10GB, 30GB, and 70GB disk space respectively, and all come with unlimited bandwidth. The Minimum plan starts you off with one domain and two subdomains, and you can go all the way up to the Premium and Elite plans that come with unlimited domains and subdomains.
The three Windows packages – Base, Extended, and Maximal – come with 5GB, 10GB, and 20GB disk space respectively, and again all come with unlimited bandwidth. The Base plan starts you off with three domains and fifteen subdomains, and the Maximal plan gives you unlimited domains and subdomains.
These hosting packages are lacking beginner-friendly one-click installers and website building tools, but their support for advanced features is pretty solid. The Linux plans support PHP, Ruby on Rails, Python, Django 1.5, Node.js, Perl, Tomcat, and SSI. The Windows plans support PHP, ASP.NET, Perl, Ajax, and SharePoint. All plans come with unlimited FTP access, and the top three plans also offer SSH and anonymous FTP.
Pricing and Support
Hosting.UA’s prices are in line with local and international competitors; not super-cheap, and not overly expensive. You can customize your plan a little at the checkout by adding additional disk space or dedicated IP addresses. SSL certificates are included, but domain registration costs extra. Plans are only available on annual terms, but unfortunately, you can’t easily pay online at the poorly designed checkout pages.
They offer “around the clock” support to a specific telephone number, email address and Skype handle, as well as separate contact information for general enquiries during usual weekday business hours (minus the lunch hours 1.00pm to 2.00pm).