Founded in 2008, HostSlim has grown to provide hosting for over 10,000 customers ranging from individuals with hobby websites to large E-commerce stores and applications. It operates its own floor with its equipment in Alticom data centers located in the Netherlands.
The company provides shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), dedicated servers, reseller hosting, colocation, and domain registration. Its website is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
HostSlim offers three shared hosting plans that are not for simple websites. It provides more resources than many of its competitors in shared hosting. These are some of the features that customers get to enjoy:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily automatic backups
- Anywhere from 5GB to 100GB SSD
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
- Unlimited bandwidth
Each of HostSlim’s automatic backups is kept for seven days in the system before it’s replaced by the newest backup. Also, it allows cron jobs, so you can set up another backup system or any other automated task for yourself.
HostSlim offers dedicated vCPU and RAM. Usually, you’d only get that from a VPS or dedicated server. Even better, the provided vCPU and RAM is a lot for shared hosting. On the top plan with a 100GB SSD, it provides 6114 MB RAM and 6vCPU.
With the vCPU, you’re assured that your server can handle storing more information and processes without having an adverse effect on your site’s performance.
Add that to the SSDs that HostSlim provides, and website performance should be top-notch. Also, its global network is of over 1.2Tbps
HostSlim protects its customers from DDoS with hardware DDoS filters on its network. You can also request paid DDoS protection if you need to.
The company supports PHP, Zend, Ioncube, CGI, and Perl, and you can install applications in one-click through the Installatron application installer. It’s provided in the control panel that HostSlim offers and it supports over 200 applications.
HostSlim provides Site.pro, a website builder that has a drag-and-drop feature and supports E-commerce and other kinds of websites.
Pricing and Support
HostSlim offers one of the lowest shared hosting prices for the features that it offers. Its plans are cheaper than similar offerings with similar features from almost any other competitor. In addition, its VPS, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers are low-priced when compared to many of its competitors offering the same service.
These low prices are possible because it runs its own floor in a data center rather than reselling other services.
HostSlim offers a one-month subscription for VPS and dedicated server customers but shared hosting customers have to pay for a year at a time. The company provides a 14-day money-back guarantee; but you’ll have to cancel your account and then open a ticket to request a refund.
Customer support is available, but not 24/7. The support staff works every day from 8:00 AM to 11:59 PM via live chat, email, knowledge base, and ticketing system. I submitted a ticket and got a response the next day.