Czech company Hosting Zdarma offers a variety of hosting services including shared web hosting, domain services, email services, and content management systems. This provider manages almost 14,000 domains for mainly local Czech customers, and its website is in the Czech language.
Features and Ease of Use
Hosting Zdarma offers three shared web hosting plans that differ in terms of disk space (200 MB to 10,000 MB), monthly data transfer (20 GB to 80 GB), and the number of CPU instructions / server threads. The entry-level ‘Start’ plan is ideal for individuals and businesses looking for a smaller online presence, but those dealing with higher traffic demands will need the Komplet Plus plan.
All three hosting plans come with:
- 24/7 server monitoring
- Online domain management and DNS administration
- Full IPv6 and IDN support
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate
- Support for .htaccess
- GD and cURL library
- SQLite and MariaDB database
- Daily FTP/database/email backups
- Unlimited access via FTP(S) and SFTP
- Antivirus protection
You also get tools like Webmail, phpMyAdmin, and statistics/logs to help you manage your domain and gain useful insights about your visitors. Also, an auto-installer is provided for popular CMS systems (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal) and e-shops (PrestaShop, osCommerce, Zen Cart).
Hosting Zdarma offers “Service availability over 99.9%” which is a little low by industry standards.
Pricing and Support
Hosting Zdarma’s shared hosting plans are available at very low prices, and you get discounts for annual plans. But despite such low prices, this company doesn’t compromise on quality.
You can pay for plans monthly or annually via bank transfer (Czech koruna only) or via an online payment gateway that accepts Visa and Mastercard. There is no free trial period, but customer services confirmed to me that you can request a refund within 14 days.
It’s surprisingly difficult to contact this company via conventional methods such as telephone or email (except for sales), and they encourage you to fill out an online form for assistance. This means registering a free account and submitting a ticket, which is what I did to test the support service. I’m pleased to say that my question was answered within an hour:
One of the best things about Hosting Zdarma is its incredibly comprehensive Help Center, which contains one of the most complete knowledge bases I have ever seen: