London-based Nuclear Hosting is a relatively new hosting provider that opened for business in 2017. It is committed to using open source technologies to bring down the price of hosting. The best bit is that Nuclear Hosting offers a totally free and very generous hosting plan.
Features and Ease of Use
Except for domain registration, you can find all your hosting needs satisfied by Nuclear Hosting’s hosting that features the following:
- 99.98% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited number of hosted domains with a VIP membership
- Free and premium SSL certificates
- Webmail hosting with up to unlimited accounts
- Automatic daily backups
- 10 GB free storage and unlimited VIP storage
- Unlimited data transfer with all plans
Although Nuclear Hosting provides its own custom control panel rather than the popular cPanel, you needn’t worry about missing any essential features. You can manage your DNS settings and backups, and access your webmail and databases.
The one-click installer helps you install CMS applications such as WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, and more. Developers get support for the essentials such as PHP, Cron jobs, and SSH access.
Nuclear Hosting’s hosting uses SSD and NVMe storage for optimal performance. While it also provides other related services such as a VPN, hosting doesn’t include a CDN, so you’ll have to source one from somewhere else if it’s something you need.
Pricing and Support
Nuclear Hosting’s packages and prices are very simple. You can choose between the completely free hosting plan or the single paid hosting plan that gives you access to unlimited storage, bandwidth, and domains. Although this VIP Membership plan provides good value for the price you pay, its high price means there is an affordability gap.
You might try to bridge the gap by upgrading the free hosting plan by paying for more domains or more storage, but bear in mind that you won’t get the 24/7 support and backups that you would get with the VIP Membership. But since there no money-back guarantee as far as I can see, you might take the free plan for a spin as a first step.
You can pay for hosting using PayPal, bank transfer, or cryptocurrency. There is no month-to-month billing, and payment periods start at three months, but there is a two-month discount if you pay annually.
Paying customers can get 24/7 support via email/ticket or live chat, and even free hosting customers get access to support during working hours on weekdays. Responses are not always as rapid as I would like but the agents are helpful once you are connected.
On the vendor’s website, you will also find decent documentation with a wealth of topics and tutorials in a very logical and easy-to-follow format.