Founded in 2000, Mythic Beasts is an internet service provider based in the United Kingdom. They have servers in multiple worldwide data centers and have grown from a single machine to hundreds of servers worldwide. Whilst they don’t advertise how many customers they currently have, they have continually grown their infrastructure, which suggests plenty of customers trust them. Their website and support are available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Mythic Beasts offers a variety of website hosting packages including WordPress hosting, shared hosting, dedicated servers, colocation, and virtual private servers. They also offer SSL certificates and domain registration.
In terms of their regular shared hosting website plans, Mythic Beasts offers four simple plans – Standard, Plus, Super, and Jumbo – with disk space increasing from 5 GB to 150 GB and bandwidth increasing from 25 GB to 750 GB (depending on the package).
In general, Mythic Beasts’ plans offer the following features:
- Daily automatics backups
- Domain registration available at extra cost
- From one to twenty databases, depending on the package
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
- Unlimited domains
- SSH access available with all plans
- From 5 GB to 150 GB disk space
All plans come with unlimited domains, which is a really nice value-add, but there is no explicit uptime average or guarantee (which is unusual). Also, unlike other providers, this provider’s WordPress plans are pretty prominent. The three plans – Shared, Business and Enterprise range from 10 GB to 8TB in disk space, as well as including free setup and 24/7 monitoring.
Experts will love the SSH access, PHP support, and MySQL databases. Beginners will enjoy the one-click installer for popular programs such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. All plans come with SSL certificates included.
Mythic Beasts has servers located in multiple worldwide data centers including three in London, one in Amsterdam, and one in California. They have a fully autonomous network, and all data centers have UPS systems backed by generators.
Pricing and Support
Mythic Beasts’ bottom two packages for standard website hosting are acceptably priced compared to local and international competitors, but the top two plans are quite pricey. Similarly, the WordPress hosting is very expensive, although it comes pre-installed, is fully managed and backed up, and is monitored 24/7.
You can pay for plans monthly, quarterly, or yearly. While you pay less when you commit more, you might still like to start with a slightly more expensive no-obligation monthly plan because they do not offer a free trial or money-back guarantee.
During the checkout process, you have the option to add SSH access for a small monthly fee. Please note that domain registration is not included and will incur an additional cost. However, the good news is that SSL certificates are included at no extra charge.
Customer service is very limited. There is an email address for sales and technical queries, but they do not have live chat or telephone support. Nevertheless, I have been pleased to receive rapid and cheerful responses to my email enquiries, and I was happy to see a well-populated Twitter feed with a server status section.