Korea Web Hosting is the Korean division of North American company Hosting Metro, which has been providing hosting services since 1998. Despite the website being in the Korean language, it claims to offer hosting services across North America, so this may well be a Korean facade for the parent company.
Features and Ease of Use
This provider’s range of hosting services includes Linux shared hosting, which comes with the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Automatic daily backups
- Domain registration available
- Up to unlimited add-on domains
- SSL certificates available
- Unlimited monthly traffic
- Up to unlimited disk space
The top two Linux hosting plans provide the Fantastico one-click installer within the popular cPanel control panel, so you can easily install several CMS and other applications. For anyone with more technical expertise, the plans provide support for PHP, Python, Perl, and MySQL databases. But beware that you need to opt for the top-tier plan if you require Ruby on Rails or SSH access.
If you’re looking for Windows hosting plans rather than Linux hosting, you’ll find ASP.NET plans here too.
Pricing and Support
This provider’s prices are in line with other Korean and North American hosts, with the Windows plans understandingly being more expensive than the Linux ones. Domain purchases and transfers cost extra, but you could save this cost by pointing your existing domain registrar’s name servers to Korea Web Hosting.
Prices are displayed in U.S. dollars. You have to sign up for at least a year, and you can get a discount for committing to a multi-year term. There are no self-support resources as far as I can see, but I’d bet that the tutorials on the Hosting Metro parent company’s website would tell you a lot of what you need to know.