Reviews and expert opinion Ikoula

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4.3
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi
Web Hosting Expert
Ikoula is a French web hosting provider with two data centers located in Reims and Eppes, in addition to partnerships with two other data centers in Paris. Fluent in 13 languages, their customer support is multilingual, as are their services. They’ve been in operation since 1998 and have clients in more than 60 countries around the world.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.05
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.64
250 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.28
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.05
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.64
250 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.28
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
1 core
1 GB
$6.87
70 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$10.58
120 GB
4 cores
3 GB
$14.81
150 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$23.81
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
1 core
1 GB
$6.87
70 GB
2 cores
2 GB
$10.58
120 GB
4 cores
3 GB
$14.81
150 GB
4 cores
4 GB
$23.81
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
1.95 TB
0.80GHz
0 B
$7.93
1.95 TB
2 x 1.00GHz
0 B
$15.34
1.95 TB
2 x 2.80GHz
8 GB
$10.58
1000 GB
4 x 3.00GHz
16 GB
$15.87
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$21.17
3.91 TB
4 x 3.70GHz
32 GB
$58.23
3.91 TB
6 x 3.50GHz
64 GB
$84.70
3.91 TB
6 x 3.50GHz
128 GB
$254.13
1.95 TB
4 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$15.87
1.95 TB
4 x 2.53GHz
8 GB
$33.87
5.86 TB
8 x 2.26GHz
32 GB
$201.18
1.76 TB
12 x 2.00GHz
64 GB
$264.71
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
32 GB
$127.06
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$1,164.78
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
1.95 TB
0.80GHz
0 B
$7.93
1.95 TB
2 x 1.00GHz
0 B
$15.34
1.95 TB
2 x 2.80GHz
8 GB
$10.58
1000 GB
4 x 3.00GHz
16 GB
$15.87
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$21.17
3.91 TB
4 x 3.70GHz
32 GB
$58.23
3.91 TB
6 x 3.50GHz
64 GB
$84.70
3.91 TB
6 x 3.50GHz
128 GB
$254.13
1.95 TB
4 x 2.50GHz
4 GB
$15.87
1.95 TB
4 x 2.53GHz
8 GB
$33.87
5.86 TB
8 x 2.26GHz
32 GB
$201.18
1.76 TB
12 x 2.00GHz
64 GB
$264.71
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
32 GB
$127.06
1000 GB
4 x 3.40GHz
16 GB
$1,164.78
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
Unlimited
1 core
1 GB
$13.76
80 GB
Unlimited
2 cores
2 GB
$22.23
150 GB
Unlimited
3 cores
8 GB
$50.82
200 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
16 GB
$82.58
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
50 GB
Unlimited
1 core
1 GB
$13.76
80 GB
Unlimited
2 cores
2 GB
$22.23
150 GB
Unlimited
3 cores
8 GB
$50.82
200 GB
Unlimited
4 cores
16 GB
$82.58
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A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Ikoula

Bottom line on Ikoula

Ikoula is a French web hosting provider with two data centers located in Reims and Eppes, in addition to partnerships with two other data centers in Paris. Fluent in 13 languages, their customer support is multilingual, as are their services. They’ve been in operation since 1998 and have clients in more than 60 countries around the world.

 

Features and Ease of Use

Ikoula offers shared, cloud, VPS, and dedicated server hosting packages. They were actually the first in France to offer 100% online dedicated servers, which is a testament to their mission to offer cutting-edge solutions to their customer base.

Their shared hosting packages are well-crafted and excellent for individuals, businesses, and e-commerce store owners. For starters, here’s what their entry-level package offers:

  • 10GB storage with the option of adding up to 50GB for a small fee
  • Free domain registration for the first year
  • Host up to 10 domains
  • Unlimited traffic
  • 1 MySQL databases with the option of adding up to 25 more
  • 10 email accounts
  • 1GB email storage

The 10GB storage is noteworthy, since most entry-level packages at that price range only give 1GB. Plus, the package also comes with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and a one-click installer including applications like WordPress, Joomla!, and Magento, meaning budding e-commerce website owners can even launch a decently-sized online store. Being able to host up to 10 domains was also a nice perk — most entry-level plans would’ve capped it at one. Of course, Ikoula also has a specialized PrestaShop hosting plan which offers far more resources — but also comes with a bigger price tag.

Ikoula provides a simple account management portal with every hosting account. This allows you to adjust the various settings of your account or track your visitor analytics. Also, they’ve provided the use of iKeepinCloud, which allows you to synchronize, backup, and restore your websites in a single click via FTP.

If you’ve outgrown a shared server, Ikoula also has scalable cloud and VPS hosting packages, along with dedicated servers for enterprise-scale customers.

Ikoula doesn’t appear to have an uptime guarantee for their shared hosting packages, but my tests yielded an average uptime of 99.99% — pretty impressive by industry standards. Their WordPress managed hosting packages and dedicated servers have an uptime guarantee of 99.99%.

 

Pricing and Support

Ikoula’s shared hosting packages are affordably-pricedcheaper, even, than similar offerings from their competitors. They offer discounts for new subscriptions as well as longer term contracts.

This affordability extends to their cloud and VPS hosting packages. The former also features hourly billing, so you can scale your package up and down as needed and only pay for the resources that you use.

Unfortunately, there’s no free trial or free plan available. Ikoula also does not appear to have any money back guarantee.

Support-wise, Ikoula has an extensive Wiki available in 14 different languages. Their support representatives are also available via telephone, email, or live chat. Disappointingly, however, their live chat isn’t open 24/7 — and when I tried to access it, it was written entirely in French. This means that customers who don’t speak French may have to stick with either email or Ikoula’s knowledge base to get help.

 

Summary

Ikoula is definitely amongst the best hosting providers in France when it comes to offering quality at affordable prices. Their e-commerce package and affordable entry-level shared hosting package impressed me the most, especially because they make it easy for non-technical people to launch their own online stores.

Pros:

  • Feature-rich packages, even for entry-level
  • Dedicated PrestaShop e-commerce package
  • Support for numerous programming languages
  • Inexpensively priced

Cons:

  • No money back guarantee
  • Live chat not 24/7
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi
Jabran Kundi is a blogger, a web developer, and a passionate writer. He loves to talk about the web.

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