HostingSpace was launched in September 2008. The company offers a range of hosting services including shared hosting and Virtual Private Servers. Its website and customer support are in Romanian and they target Romanian based businesses, serving them through its data center in Iasi, Romania.
Features and Ease of Use
HostingSpace offers Linux shared web hosting with four plans available to choose from. Its first plan starts at 5GB which is enough space for a simple and most starter company websites. These are some of the features of its shared hosting:
- Daily automatic backups
- 99.9% server uptime guarantee.
- From 5 GB SSD to 200 GB SSD Space for shared hosting
- Bandwidth from 200GB to 4000GB
The company provides the Softaculous one-click installer which you can use to easily set up over 120 including CMSes like WordPress for quick website development. It also supports PHP and Python programming. Plus, it features a PHP selector to support different PHP file formats. There’s no website builder so you’ll have to stick to a CMS if you wish to build your websites by yourself.
Shared hosting management is on cPanel which is relatively easy to use for beginners but shouldn’t take much time to get used to due to the segmentalization of tools.
One top-notch feature that this provider offers is CloudLinux for better server function. The operating system is paired with CageFS. What that does is provide a better shared server where every customer is restricted in its own cage from using other customer’s resources and the spread of malware. This also helps HostingSpace appropriately share RAM. Its allocated RAM is a lot for shared hosting and that’s a great thing.
HostingSpaces serves premium offers as well with better RAM and other VPS-like features. It also comes with SSH access and a free .ro or .com domain and this is not included in the other shared hosting packages.
Pricing and Support
HostingSpace offers a 30-day free trial for individuals and businesses to test its services. After that period, you can pay for six months. That’s the least subscription period for shared hosting. Its prices are low-cost. However, there’s no free SSL on offer. Plus the web hosting plans don’t come with a free domain. You only get one on premium hosting. Premium hosting isn’t so cheap but for its features, it’s reasonable.
Although there’s no help center, its blog section contains many tutorials from the basics to more technical issues in managing web hosting. For discuss with a person, you can raise a ticket. Unfortunately, there’s no phone or live chat support for immediate connection. Nevertheless, the team works 24/7 and I received a reply in less than one hour when I opened a ticket.