Reviews and expert opinion MegaHoster

Ranked 2522nd from 3623 Web Hosting
4.1
Features
4.0
Ease of Use
4.1
Support
4.1
Pricing
4.3
Server locations
Virginia Beach
Strasbourg
Amsterdam
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Although MegaHoster is a no-frills provider of average hosting plans, this need not be as negative as it sounds since this host still offers good value for the little money you pay.

Overview

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MegaHoster (aka MegaHoster.Network or MegaHoster.Net) has been providing services since 2004. It describes itself as offering “a full range of telecommunication and IT services,” but for our purposes here, it does dedicated servers, VPS, and (most importantly) website hosting. 

Although this vendor’s website can be switched from Russian into English, this simply triggers a Google translation. 

Features and Ease of Use

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MegaHoster sells shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and data protection services. As standard, its hosting plans make these features available:

  • 100% uptime aspiration
  • Backup services
  • Domain registration
  • Up to 40 add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Up to 40 GB disk space 
  • Up to 400 GB monthly traffic

You can manage your hosting using the DirectAmin control panel, which is something of a poor relation to the more popular cPanel. However, the plans are still compatible with the significant CMS systems (i.e., WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal) as well as some of the more obscure ones (such as HostCMS, MODX, LiveStreet, and Shop-Script).

Hosting plans come with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate plus all the usual developer features such as MySQL, PHP 5 (unfortunately, not the faster version 7), and Cron jobs to schedule regularly-executing scripts. 

If you wonder about the different hosting types (e.g., Europe Hosting and U.S.A. Hosting) when you visit the MegaHoster website, I can tell you that the features and resources are pretty much the same (except for on the VIP plan) regardless of location. Your location choices are the PowerLoft Manassas data center (in the U.S.A), the DataDock data center (in Strasbourg, France), or the EvoSwitch data center (in Amsterdam, Netherlands). 

Pricing and Support

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MegaHoster’s prices are quite low; in line with similar Russian hosts, but lower than other international providers. You get free website transfer and a free SSL certificate, but you have to pay extra for a domain name. Only six-month billing cycles are available; therefore you won’t benefit from monthly flexibility or long-term discounts, and there is no money-back guarantee or free trial as far as I can see.

Although there is no live chat (which I usually like to see), you can make contact via Skype, telephone, ticket, or email. There is a client zone for additional technical assistance and a well-stocked knowledge base that covers a range of topics.

Pricing

4.3

Bottom line on MegaHoster

Although MegaHoster’s features aren’t exactly mega, its prices are mega-low for what you get. And you can choose to be hosted in Europe or the U.S.A.

Pros

  • Comprehensive knowledge base
  • Several customer support channels
  • Well-priced plans
  • Free website transfer and an SSL certificate

Cons

  • Only version 5 of PHP
  • Limited features (reflected in the prices)

Find low-price, no-frills hosting at MegaHoster.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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