Features and Ease of Use
Lionhost’s six shared hosting packages are the Basic Plan, Starter Plan, Home Plan, Super Plan, Silver Plan, and Golden Plan. They vary in terms of storage, monthly bandwidth, FTP accounts, email accounts, and MySQL databases, but they have these features in common:
- 99.9% to 99.95% uptime guarantee
- R1Soft daily backups
- Free SSL certificate
- Search engine optimization
- Free DNS hosting
- cPanel control panel
- Softaculous installer
- SSH access
The industry-standard cPanel control panel provides a user-friendly interface for complete control of your website hosting. Use it to manage your files, FTP accounts, email accounts, domains, backup intervals, and website statistics. SSH access allows you to access your control panel remotely, from any device anywhere in the world.
The incorporated Softaculous installer helps you install all your required applications with just a few clicks. These include (but are not limited to) WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop, phpBB, and TYPO3.
Pricing and Support
Lionhost’s prices are about average among Greek hosting providers. Except for the Basic and Starter plans, packages are payable by PayPal or credit cards on billing cycles from monthly to biennial. The 30-day money-back guarantee might make you feel better about biennial billing because you can get out early if anything goes wrong.
For self-support, Lionhost provides a comprehensive knowledge base that contains many useful tutorials and articles. Although customer support is only available via a ticket system, and although it took a few attempts to get all my questions answered, the initial reply was rapid.