LankaHost has been one of Sri Lanka’s leading web hosting providers since its establishment in 2006. It primarily offers cPanel-based shared, Windows, WordPress, and business hosting packages to local SMEs. With over 6000 active domains and over 6000 clients, LankaHost prides itself on delivering quality services in the form of domain registration and server hosting for webmasters.
Features and Ease of Use
While LankaHost’s offerings are by no means extensive, it does offer a selection of shared hosting packages with an above-average feature set. With its packages, you’ll find features such as:
- Free SSL certificates
- PHP and MySQL 5 support
- 99.9% uptime
- SSD storage
- Your choice of Linux or Windows OS
- Softaculous app installer
- Daily or weekly backups available
The feature set is surprisingly robust considering LankaHost’s size. You’ll even find over 245 applications pre-installed with Softaculous, along with support for up to PHP 7.0.
If you opt for LankaHost’s business hosting packages, you’ll find much better performance here: websites are hosted on Intel Xeon Quad Core servers with ECC DDR3 RAM and connected to a network with 1Gbps speeds.
You’ll also be able to take advantage of the Weebly website builder — though you’ll have to purchase the BIZ 2 GB package at minimum. Uptime guarantees for business web hosting packages are excellent at 99.99% as well.
Pricing and Support
LankaHost’s prices are as low-cost as the provider claims they are. The business hosting packages are particularly good value, since you get a ton of value-added features and can host up to ten domains on SSD-powered hard drives.
LankaHost also offers a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re unsatisfied with its services in any way.
The default currency for payment is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
LankaHost’s support system is quite satisfactory. Response times for inquiries and complaints are fast despite the inexpensive prices. Also, there is a knowledge base coupled with cPanel video tutorials to help new users get acquainted with the platform.