Having started out more than ten years ago, Minerva Hosting is still “obsessed with quality.” This is not just its corporate slogan, and this company’s high quality hosting solutions are design to ensure your website’s availability and data protection.
Miverva Hosting’s website supports Spanish.
Features and Ease of Use
This provider offers four shared hosting plans – Mini Plan, H10, H20, and H50 – which are ideal for small and medium websites. It also offers three reseller hosting plans, three fully managed VPS plans, and dedicated servers that can be customized to fit your needs.
The shared hosting plans differ in terms of disk space (200-2000 MB), bandwidth (3-50 GB), the number of FTP accounts (10-unlimited) and email accounts (10-unlimited), databases (10-unlimited), and mailing lists (2-unlimited). While the first two plans provide no additional domains, you’ll get one and four additional domains with the H20 and H50 plans respectively. All these plans come with:
- A multilingual cPanel control panel
- Softaculous one-click installer with 400+ scripts
- PHP 5.6 and 7.2
- Monthly, weekly, daily, and remote backups
- Cron jobs for scheduled tasks
- Free security certificates
With all these plans, you can get additional features (disk space, data transfer, and a unique IP address) at an additional cost.
One of Minerva Hosting’s most interesting features is its variety of backups on offer. While weekly data backup is the norm in the hosting industry, Minerva takes daily, weekly (remote) and monthly backups, which means you’ll get six differently-dated backups in at least two locations. All servers use RAID disks to ensure data redundancy so your data can be rebuilt from the data on the other disks in the event of a disk failure.
Minerva Hosting uses leading network providers, so your data will travel through the networks of Tier 1 providers Comcast, Cogent, Verizon, and Level3. Although Minerva doesn’t offer any server uptime guarantee, its servers aren’t overloaded thanks to its preferential agreement with the data center.
Pricing and Support
Minerva Hosting’s shared hosting plans are incredibly affordable, and you can save even more money by opting for annual billing with a month’s free service. Other billing cycles include monthly, quarterly, and half-yearly, but it depends on the plan. You can pay in euros by bank transfer, credit/debit cards, or PayPal.
If you’re cautious about committing to a plan, you can get some comfort from the 15-day money-back guarantee that effectively gives you two weeks to change your mind.
The only way to contact this company’s customer support team is via a ticket system, via which I received no response. Existing customers can also log into a client area where they will presumably get better support, but a telephone number, live chat, or email address for prospective customers wouldn’t go amiss.
Minerva Hosting’s knowledge base contains 56 FAQs, 12 detailed manuals, and 5 video tutorials, which should be of some use to you if you like supporting yourself.