Features and Ease of Use
LucusHost offers free (forever) hosting plans and paid packages. There are seven Linux shared hosting packages and eight VPS packages. The Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:
- SLA-backed 99.9% availability guarantee
- 1,000 MB to unlimited storage
- 5,000 MB to unlimited traffic
- cPanel control panel
- MySQL database(s)
- Multiple PHP versions
- FTP access
- Let’s Encrypt SSL
- Firewall, antivirus, and antispam
- Daily backups
Hosting packages come with a one-click application installer that helps you install popular CMS and other apps, including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and PrestaShop. It means you can set up a simple website or even an e-commerce store with not much technical knowledge. At the other end of the expertise spectrum, Cron jobs allow you to schedule regular tasks.
LucusHost’s VPS plans let you choose between SAS and SSD storage, depending on your performance priorities. RAID 10 uses a combination of mirroring and striping for improved speed and resilience.
Pricing and Support
LucusHost’s paid Linux hosting packages are affordable, and at the time of writing this review, you could use a promotional coupon to get even lower prices.
You can pay for plans via various methods (debit/credit card, PayPal, or bank transfer) on billing cycles from monthly to triennial, but not all terms lengths are available for all plans. If you’re tempted by a triennial term, you’ll be pleased to hear about the 15-day test period (to try before you buy) and the 30-day money-back guarantee (to get you out if you change your mind).
LucusHost’s customer support team can be contacted by telephone, email, or online contact form. My exploratory email was answered within a couple of hours when I asked about the uptime guarantee and a few other things: