Reviews and expert opinion Irish Domains

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

Irish Domains is a Dublin-based domain registrar and hosting company that has been in business since 1999. It’s just a shame I couldn’t summon a pre-sales support response.


Overview

irishdomain mainAs 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

Irish Domains-features

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

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.

Comparison

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Pricing

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Bottom line on Irish Domains

For competitively priced shared hosting or a VPS, you could give Irish Domains a try, but I’d want to establish contact with the company before committing to one of its plans.

Pros

  • 20 years of industry experience
  • Tier IV data center in Dublin
  • Competitive pricing
  • A 30-day (conditional) refund window

Cons

  • Plans only payable annually in euros
  • No pre-sales support response

For competitively priced hosting at a Dublin data center, visit Irish Domains.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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