Leading Bulgarian hosting company ICN.Bg was founded in 2004. It is ranked among the top 10 largest hosting companies in Bulgaria, with a market share of 4.13%.
This company offers cloud-based hosting solutions along with SSL certificates, domain name registration, DDoS protection, and cPanel licenses. ICN.Bg’s website is available only in Bulgarian.
Features and Ease of Use
- ICN.Bg’s hosting solutions include the following standard features:
- Unlimited bandwidth
- PHP versions 4.x – 7.x
- Perl, Python
- 30 backup copies
- Free SSL certificate
- Unlimited MySQL databases on SSD
- Cloudflare CDN + Railgun
- DDoS protection
- Free domain
- Free IP address
- Free SSH access
As an alternative to the preconfigured shared hosting plans, ICN.Bg’s cloud hosting solutions allow customers to optimize their costs by customizing their resources. Also, via the cPanel control panel, customers can modify each component of the cloud infrastructure and add more resources as required. The management of the cloud server has been made even easier by the ICN.Bg Cloud App mobile application that gives complete control over virtual machines.
The cloud-based platforms have options to create multiple snapshot backups on virtual machine servers. These backups are created automatically by the R1Soft Server Backup Manager.
ICN.Bg’s Supermicro servers are housed in several Tier III data centers located in Bulgaria, Germany, and the United States. The servers are equipped with the latest generation of Intel, Hitachi, Kingston, 3Com, and WD components for high reliability. For maximum performance and data security, this hosting firm also uses RAID 1 to RAID 10 arrays, SCSI, and SAS. 24/7 server monitoring ensures a guaranteed 100% uptime.
Pricing and Support
Priced in Bulgarian lev, ICN.Bg’s hosting packages are offered at pretty standard prices. You can choose a billing cycle from monthly up to ten-yearly (really!), with substantial discounts for the 12, 24, and 36-month cycles. Unfortunately, there is no free trial period and no money-back guarantee to make you feel better about making a major commitment.
You can reach ICN.Bg’s highly responsive 24/7 customer support team by telephone, email, contact form, or even in person. I received a response to my exploratory email within six hours.
For self-support, this vendor’s ‘Help’ link leads to a surprisingly well-populated knowledge base, and there is also a regularly updated blog.