Romanian web hosting provider NSHOST was founded in 2007. They currently have over 2500 clients and primarily serve a local customer base. Their website is available in both English and Romanian, and their prices are listed in United States Dollars, Romanian Leu and Euros.
Features and Ease of Use
NSHOST offers a good selection of hosting services: SSD shared hosting, reseller hosting, cloud-based VPS, KVM-virtualized VPS, and dedicated servers. Some of the core features in their shared hosting plans are:
- Uptime: 99.9% guaranteed uptime
- Backups: Daily backups retained for thirty days
- Domain registration: Free domain .ro or .eu with hosting packages
- Add-on domains: Unlimited hosted domains in all packages except for base plan
- SSL certificates: Free with all website hosting plans
- Disk space: From 2GB to 20GB SSD cloud storage
NSHOST’s shared hosting plans are very comprehensive. They offer the Softaculous one-click installer with an above-average 320+ scripts, cPanel, and daily backups retained for 30 days, along with unlimited subdomains, mailboxes, and FTP accounts.
Code-savvy users can make use of NSHOST’s support for PHP versions 4-7, cron jobs, and remote MySQL access. As standard, all plans come with a variety of security measures including security/antivirus protocols, DDoS attack protection, FTP virus scanning, and firewalls. Unfortunately, they don’t offer support for more advanced coding languages or a website builder, though they’re one of the few providers I’ve seen that actually offers a dedicated IP address with all but their most basic shared hosting plan.
Their infrastructure is solid as well. Their servers are located in a Romanian data center and they offer RAID 10 SSDs for disk reading speeds up to ten times faster than traditional HDDs. They use the latest LiteSpeed Web Server and FastCGI technology, which means your website will run up to ten times faster than a standard Apache Web Server. They also offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee, although they don’t seem to offer any compensation in the event that this level of uptime isn’t met.
Pricing and Support
NSHOST offers four shared hosting plans: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Special. Given the number of value-added features included, they’re one of the more inexpensively-priced providers I’ve seen. SSL certificates, website migration services, and one .ro or .eu domain are free with all plans.
Payment channels include cash deposits, bank transfer, treasury institutions, PayPal, or credit card. While they don’t appear to have a money back guarantee, you can try their hosting for five days with no payment required. Note that once you exit their main website and enter the checkout flow, their webpages are only available in Romanian.
To get support, you can contact them by phone Monday to Friday between 10:00-22:00 GMT+2 or by email 24/7 for technical support. Existing customers can log in to get access to a support ticket system and FAQ section. I’d rate NSHOST’s quality of support above average: they’re quick to respond by email and very well-informed.