LiquidNet Ltd. (trading as Irish Hosting) uses cloud technology to provide hosting services to a diverse set of clients. This ICANN accredited domain registrar has data centers around the world, and it strives to minimize outages for smooth operations.
Irish Hosting’s services include shared hosting, VPS solutions, WordPress hosting, domain registration, and SSL certificates. This Irish host’s website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Irish Hosting offers four cloud-based Linux shared hosting packages, and one WordPress hosting package. It also provides several VPS packages (KVM, OpenVZ, and customized solutions), dedicated servers, and semi-dedicated packages. The Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free domain
- Super-fast SSD drives
- Unlimited storage and bandwidth
- Five to unlimited MySQL databases
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- One to unlimited domains
- Multilingual control panel
- Custom 404 error pages
- PHP 4/5/7 support
- IMAP, POP3, SMTP
- Site statistics
- Daily backups
The one-click script installer helps you install hundreds of web apps such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and PrestaShop, so you don’t need to be (or to hire) a web developer to populate your website with content. The SSL certificate generation lets you secure your site, and the Memcached and Varnishweb accelerators will speed up your visitors’ web experiences.
Once your website is up and running, the premium hosting backup service will protect you against the loss of valuable data.
Pricing and Support
Irish Hosting’s hosting prices are higher than average, and they can be paid in a range of currencies via PayPal or credit/debit cards. While shared hosting is only available with annual billing, other kinds of hosting (VPS, dedicated servers, and semi-dedicated packages) can be purchased on monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual billing cycles. There is a 30-day free trial that gives you a month to try before you buy.
24/7 customer support can be accessed by telephone, ticket system, or live chat, but I couldn’t find a live chat link. To make matters worse, my pre-sales test ticket went unanswered. Since I wasn’t signed up (or signed-in) as a customer, I wouldn’t expect to benefit from the advertised one-hour response time, but I would expect some response. This wouldn’t be so bad if there were publicly-available self-support resources, but it looks like you have to be logged in to access this provider’s video tutorials and frequently asked questions.