According to its Facebook page, IHC was founded in 2009. This Moscow-based web hosting company offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, VDS, and dedicated servers. It also provides additional services such as domain registration, backups, IP, licenses, antivirus, website protection against hacking, and SSL certificates. IHC’s website supports Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
IHC has four shared hosting plans that come with the IHC control panel. It also offers a range of other plans with cPanel and ISPmanager, such as; shared premium hosting, reseller hosting, OpenVZ Linux VPS, Hyper-V Windows VPS, KVM VDS, Xeon dedicated servers, and Dual Xeon dedicated servers.
With the shared hosting plans, you get the following:
- 1 to 40 hosted sites
- 1,000 MB to 20,000 MB SSD NVMe disk space
- Unlimited traffic
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
- Unlimited email accounts
- Support for PHP (v5.2 to 7.4)
- DNS support
On the three higher plans, you get a free .ru domain when paying for yearly, half-yearly, and quarterly billing cycles. On the cPanel plans, you get the Softaculous auto-installer, which helps install several popular CMS’s without technical knowledge.
Though the company doesn’t offer an uptime guarantee, it does mention an uptime of 99.9% and above for its VPS, VDS, and dedicated servers.
IHC uses LiteSpeed Web Server, which is 54% faster than NGINX and four times faster than Apache. This significantly improves your website’s performance. The company also uses high-speed SSD NVMe drives that are 185 times faster than HDDs.
For its premium shared hosting plan, IHC uses LSCache for faster speeds, and CloudLinux with CageFS to ensure enhanced data protection.
Pricing and Support
IHC’s shared hosting plans start cheap and remain competitively priced as you increase your resources.
You can pay for these plans in RUB (Russian Ruble) with PayPal, WebMoney, QIWI Wallet, Visa, Mastercard, Alfa-Click (a Russian online banking service), Yandex.Money, or Bitcoin. The available billing periods are monthly and annually, with the annual plans getting you two months of free hosting.
IHC provides a 7-day free trial period for its web hosting and VPS services. The only caveat is that you need to place an order for hosting services and have a balance of 50 Rubles in your account. You can choose to use these funds in the future (if you decide to continue using the services) or request a refund.
This web host offers a money-back guarantee for its shared hosting and VPS/VDS services, which you can claim by deleting your order. However, only the funds that remain unused in your account will be refunded.
You can request a refund for SSL certificates within fourteen days of activation. Please note that ISPmanager domains and licenses are not eligible for refunds.
You can reach IHC’s customer support 24/7 via phone, live chat, email, telegram, and VKontakte. I assume the telegram and VKontakte options are available for logged-in customers because I couldn’t find them.
I used its live chat to seek answers to some pre-sales questions and found it to be quick and efficient.
If you are looking for self-help resources, IHC has a knowledgebase and a news section with recent announcements.