Indonesian web hosting company Hostnic was legally established on April 26, 2011, under the name Indonetmedia Corporation. It was rebranded as Hostnic later the same year, and in 2019, all Hostnic businesses were brought under auspices of Jakarta-based Altro Abirama.
Hostnic’s Tier III data centers are located in Jakarta and Singapore, and its website is in Indonesian (but its cart area supports twenty-seven additional languages).
Features and Ease of Use
Hostnic offers nine shared hosting plans (including a free plan), four reseller hosting plans, three radio streaming packages, three colocation server plans, six cloud VPS, and six dedicated servers. The four shared plans (listed under the cheapest web hosting plans) provide you with:
- A free .com domain (with annual billing on the two higher plans)
- 2 to 5 hosted domains
- 500 MB to unlimited space
- 50 GB to unlimited bandwidth
- 2 to 8 MySQL databases
- 10 to 25 email accounts
- Free AutoSSL
- Monthly backups
- Free migration
You get only the hosting essentials included for free, so you have to pay extra for the Softaculous installer (to install a CMS or other popular apps) and CloudLinux (to isolate you from the effects of other hosted users).
SSD storage delivers faster performance and greater reliability than traditional HDD storage, and the SSD with RAID (on VPS plans) helps guard against disk data disasters. You also get full root access with your VPS for complete control over your server.
Hostnic also offers radio streaming packages and a VPN service.
At the time of writing this review, Hostnic’s 98.671% uptime (recorded over 30 days) is lower than its stated 99.9% server uptime guarantee.
Pricing and Support
You can purchase Hostnic’s plans on billing cycles from monthly triennial, with bigger discounts for longer commitments. The shared hosting is dirt cheap when you commit to a three-year term, and the 30-day money-back guarantee might make you feel better about such a long-term sign-up, but beware that you need a good reason for requesting a refund.
Hostnic provides several self-help tools, including a well-stocked knowledge base, a downloads section, some frequently asked questions, a network status page, and more. You can seek one-to-one support via live chat, telephone, ticket, or email. I got lots of answers to my questions via the live chat channel: