InsideMedia SRL – the parent company of HostX, started its journey in 2002. Most of HostX’s equipment today is positioned in the tier three GTS (Bucharest) data center. However, depending on its customers’ requirements, the company also manages servers in other data centers.
With more than fourteen years of industry experience, the company has 7,000+ customers and 150+ web hosting resellers. It has hosted 20,000+ domains, registered 10,000+ domain names, enabled 1,000+ virtual servers and 3,000+ SSL certificates, and resolved 40,000+ help requests. HostX’s website is in Romanian.
Features and Ease of Use
Linux cPanel web hosting from HostX offers everything you’ll need for successful web hosting including the following standard features:
- cPanel control panel
- 99.9% guaranteed uptime
- Unlimited email and FTP accounts
- Unlimited MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
- Webmail (SquirrelMail, Horde, RoundCube)
- Antivirus/anti-spam protection
- Daily backup off-server through R1Soft
- Softaculous with one-click installation of 400+ applications
- SiteBuilder for easy website creation and maintenance
HostX offers free SEO tools, which will help give your web traffic and search engine ranking a big boost, and let you monitor competition. With its L2 SSD and L3 SSD plans, it also offers node.js for fast web applications.
The company offers high-performance hardware (high-tech Supermicro servers with Intel E5 processors with 64GB DDR4 ECC RAM) to host your site. Thanks to its use of enterprise SSD storage in RAID 10 that improves reliability and redundancy, you can enjoy a boost in your app performance by up to 300%. Use of optimized software is another special feature of HostX. With LiteSpeed and LSCache, it helps boost the performance of PHP applications up to twenty times. It uses CloudLinux for optimum security, and KernelCare for automatic kernel updates without rebooting the system.
HostX also offers CloudFlare CDN with Railgun to speed up your website’s content delivery when the content isn’t cacheable.
HostX’s four Linux SSD hosting plans offer 5GB – unlimited SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, and five – unlimited hosted domains. The company also offers four web hosting plans with Windows Server 2016 and enterprise SSD storage. Additionally, its bouquet of services includes two hosting SEO plans, eight reseller hosting plans (four each for Linux and windows), four business email hosting plans, and 12 web hosting plans for popular platforms, in addition to several VPS and dedicated server plans.
Pricing and Support
Shared hosting plans are cheap. However, the prices displayed don’t include VAT (19%), and a single activation fee of EUR 9.99 (plus VAT) is applicable for the monthly payment period. When most web hosting service providers offer free activation today, charging a steep activation fee is definitely a downer.
You can pay for these plans in EUR via PayPal, bank transfer, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro). The available billing periods are monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, annual, biennial, and triennial. You should check your chosen plan’s billing periods as all options aren’t available with all plans.
HostX offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for its shared and reseller services.
HostX’s customer support can be reached via phone, an online form, and ticketing system. I tried the ticketing system and got a reply in less than an hour.
HostX has a well-stocked knowledge base and a useful blog, which will serve those seeking self-help well.