Reviews and expert opinion OBHost

Ranked 2102nd from 2543 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.1
Pricing
4.1
Support
4.2
Elijah Charbonneau
Elijah Charbonneau
Web Hosting Expert
Based in Pakistan, OBHost provides competitive shared hosting as well as VPS, dedicated server, game server hosting, domains, and VOIP phone service

Overview

OBHost

Based in Karachi, Pakistan, OBHost was founded in 2014 and provides shared website, VPS, dedicated server, and game server hosting as well as VOIP phone service, and domain registration. The data centers used are located in Germany, the U.S., Canada, Poland, and Pakistan and the company’s website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

OBHost

OBHost offers shared hosting plans based on its German or U.S. servers, both of which have the same basic features. Common features include:

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Free SSL certificate
  • DDoS protection
  • Free website migration
  • Website builder
  • Free trial
  • CloudFlare
  • LightSpeed optimization
  • 10-day money-back guarantee

The entry-level offering includes hosting for one website, 300MB SSD storage, and 3GB monthly bandwidth. Stepping up to the next tier, customers will get hosting for two websites, 3GB SSD storage, and 100GB bandwidth. For more data, users may opt for the third-tier plan, which includes hosting for six websites, 8GB SSD storage, and 300GB monthly bandwidth.

Additionally, each shared hosting plan includes five sub domains, five databases, five email accounts, and five FTP accounts.

Shared hosting plans with OBHost include a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, however, customers also have the option to purchase an upgraded SSL. OBHost offers domain validation, business validation, and extended validation SSL certificates from these reputable providers: Comodo, Symantec, GeoTrust, and Thawte. SSL certificates may be purchased as one, two, or three-year subscriptions.

OBHost is also a provider of dedicated game server hosting powered by highly available DDoS-protected enterprise servers. Features include redundant hardware with automatic failover, redundant storage, and dedicated CPU and RAM. Some of the specific game servers include Counter Strike, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Team Fortress 2. Game servers are hosted in Frankfurt, Germany.

Pricing and Support

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Pricing for OBHost shared hosting is fairly competitive. The entry-level plan costs less than a cup of coffee per month, however, the included data allowance may not be enough for more than the simplest of websites. The second and third tier plans have data levels more closely similar to top international providers’ entry-level plans, and OBHost’s pricing for these is on par with other SSD shared hosting plans.

Compared to other Pakistani web hosts, I found OBHost’s entry-level shared plans to be similarly priced, although some other competitors offer unlimited storage for less money per month than OBHost charges for 8GB storage. So, customers will want to compare prices, especially if they need large amounts of data.

Shared hosting plans can be purchased in short or long-term agreements. Term lengths are monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, biennial, and triennial. There are no discounts given for longer term lengths, however, there was a 30% off promotion for first time customers at the time of this review. You can contact sales to receive a free hosting trial and a 10-day money-back guarantee is included as well.

For support, OBHost’s sales desk is open from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, while customer support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Support options include live Messenger chat, telephone, email ticketing, and Twitter. I reached out to sales via Messenger chat in the morning and heard back within an hour.

Pricing

4.1

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
3 GB SSD
100 GB
-
2
$2.99
8 GB SSD
300 GB
-
6
$7.99
25 GB SSD
Unlimited
-
20
$15.99
300 MB SSD
3 GB
-
1
$12.99
1 GB SSD
100 GB
+
1
$3.45
5 GB SSD
300 GB
+
1
$6.95
10 GB SSD
500 GB
+
2
$11.25
30 GB SSD
1000 GB
+
5
$16.99
Unlimited SSD
Unlimited
+
10
$38.25
Unlimited SSD
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$59.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
3 GB SSD
100 GB
2
$2.99
8 GB SSD
300 GB
6
$7.99
25 GB SSD
Unlimited
20
$15.99
300 MB SSD
3 GB
1
$12.99
1 GB SSD
100 GB
+
1
$3.45
5 GB SSD
300 GB
+
1
$6.95
10 GB SSD
500 GB
+
2
$11.25
30 GB SSD
1000 GB
+
5
$16.99
Unlimited SSD
Unlimited
+
10
$38.25
Unlimited SSD
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$59.99
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
300 GB
x2 CPU Core
2048 MB
$5.20
50 GB
500 GB
x2 CPU Core
4096 MB
$10.60
70 GB
1000 GB
x4 CPU Core
6144 MB
$19.99
100 GB
3000 GB
x4 CPU Core
8192 MB
$40.99
60 GB
4000 GB
1 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
2048 MB
$10.00
100 GB
8000 GB
2 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
4096 MB
$20.00
150 GB
10000 GB
4 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
6144 MB
$30.00
200 GB
15000 GB
4 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
8192 MB
$40.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
300 GB
x2 CPU Core
2048 MB
$5.20
50 GB
500 GB
x2 CPU Core
4096 MB
$10.60
70 GB
1000 GB
x4 CPU Core
6144 MB
$19.99
100 GB
3000 GB
x4 CPU Core
8192 MB
$40.99
60 GB
4000 GB
1 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
2048 MB
$10.00
100 GB
8000 GB
2 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
4096 MB
$20.00
150 GB
10000 GB
4 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
6144 MB
$30.00
200 GB
15000 GB
4 CPU, 2.50Ghz E5-2450v2
8192 MB
$40.00
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
250 GB
4 x 1.8
8GB
$138.00
250 GB
8 x 4.0
8GB
$198.00
250 GB
6 x 3.6
16GB
$318.00
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Price
300GB
Unlimited
WHM Included
$39.99
Unlimited
Unlimited
WHM Included
$49.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Price
300GB
Unlimited
WHM Included
$39.99
Unlimited
Unlimited
WHM Included
$49.99
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Bottom line on OBHost

OBHost is a Pakistani web hosting company offering SSD shared hosting at reasonable prices. Perks include a free SSL certificate, 99.99% uptime guarantee, and a free trial. For gamers, OBHost offers game server hosting, which includes a number of popular game platforms.

Pros

  • 99.99% server uptime guarantee
  • Free SSL certificate included
  • Free data migration included
  • Free hosting trial available

Cons

  • No free domain with hosting
  • No unlimited storage shared hosting option

Buy competitive shared and gaming hosting from OBHost

Elijah Charbonneau
Elijah Charbonneau
Elijah is a freelancer writer, marketer, and technology enthusiast based in SE Asia. He enjoys staying on top of new technologies and learning ways that they can make life better. On his days off, you can find him traveling or digging into a new work of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

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