As its name suggests, Irish Domains is an Irish provider of domains and hosting services: web hosting, scalable cloud VPS, email services, and spam filtering. Its core services are delivered from a Tier IV Dublin data center, and its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
This host offers four shared (cloud) web hosting plans and four cloud VPS plans. The shared web hosting plans provide you with:
- 10 GB to 50 GB SSD disk space
- 100 GB to 500 GB monthly traffic
- Hosting for 5 to 50 full websites
- 25 to 250 mailboxes
- SSL support
Every hosting package comes with WordPress preinstalled, so you have a website ready to populate with posts, pages, galleries, or anything else. You can also install several additional applications with just a few clicks from the control panel.
As an alternative to WordPress, you can use the Parallels Presence Builder to create your website using nothing more sophisticated than your web browser.
Irish Domains’ use of SSD storage means faster and more reliable hosting that you would get with traditional HDD storage, and the root access gives you complete control of your hosting environment.
Pricing and Support
Irish Domains’ shared hosting plans are competitively priced in euros on annual terms, with a free .ie domain (at the time of writing this review).
Although this company offers a full refund within thirty days, this is dependent on the services falling short of what was advertised; i.e., it’s not an unconditional refund. However, at the company’s discretion, you can be refunded for your unused balance minus an administrative charge. If all else fails, you can count on your right to cancel with a 100% refund within 14 days under the EU’s distance selling directive.
Irish Domains offers customer support via telephone, support ticket, and email. Unfortunately, my exploratory email received no reply. If you have to resort to self-support, you will find a “Quick Answers” page and a well-stocked knowledge base.