ISPHuset is a Norway-based web hosting provider founded in 1998. ISPHuset has two data centers in Norway and Sweden that provide the backbone of this company’s web hosting solutions. The company is ranked among the top 30 largest hosting companies in Norway by market share. And currently, they are responsible for hosting over 70,000 customers worldwide. The ISPHuset website is only available in Norwegian.
Features and Ease of Use
ISPHuset offers a wide range of hosting-related solutions including: web hosting, domain name registration, dedicated servers, VPS, email solutions, and colocation services. Some of the features included in this vendor’s web hosting packages are:
- Free DV DigiCert SSL certificate
- Free emails
- MySQL and MS SQL databases
- Both Windows and Linux OS
- DNS admin included
ISPHuset uses virtual servers that are powered by Hyper-V from Microsoft as well as Xen/KVM from OnApp. This improves the performance and reliability of the vendor’s virtual servers. If you need dedicated servers, this vendor offers two configurable dedicated options that can cover most of your hosting-needs: Dedicated Server Standard and Dedicated Server PRO.
Both of these packages come with enough memory, disk space, and CPU power for almost any task. The Dedicated Server Standard package comes with Single CPU Quad Core e3 3.4Ghz while the Dedicated Server PRO comes with Dual CPU 6-Core Intel Xeon e5.
The ISPHuset shared web hosting solution is available in two packages: Web hosting Standard and Web hosting Pro. Each of the two is available for both Windows and Linux OS platforms. Web hosting Standard is the cheaper package. It comes with 1GB disk space and 10GB monthly bandwidth. Web hosting Pro is the premium shared hosting package and includes 10GB disk space and 300GB monthly bandwidth. Both plans come with five free email accounts with 5GB storage space each.
ISPHuset customers are somewhat satisfied with its availability. All the same, the vendor does not commit itself to an uptime network guarantee. While this hosting provider offers backup services, they are available as an additional solution billed separately. In addition, its website is unappealing and a little too basic.
The vendor performs nightly incremental backups as well as monthly full backups in its efforts to safeguard its customers’ website data hosted on its servers. ISPHuset can also offer off-site backups to its data center in Sweden upon request.
Pricing and Support
ISPHuset shared hosting solutions are quite expensive. This is possibly because the vendor includes a free DV DigiCert certificate and five free email accounts with an allocated storage space of 25GB in its packages. Though the prices are listed without the Norwegian krone sign, I guess it is assumed that they are in that currency, given that the vendor targets businesses in Norway. ISPHuset has flexible billing cycles that include monthly, quarterly, biannual, and annual subscriptions. The hosting firm offers no free trial or money-back guarantee.
You can reach ISPHuset’s technical support team through telephone, ticketing, and email, although live chat is not available. The team is available 24/7 and makes every effort to provide satisfactory hosting solutions to its customers. When I sent the vendor a support email inquiring about its WordPress hosting solutions, I received a response in less than 3 hours.
However, the vendor does not have a knowledge base set up on its website.