Reviews and expert opinion Offshore Servers

Ranked 2529th from 3629 Web Hosting
4.1
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.3
  • Support
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.0
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
If you want private and anonymous hosting on offshore servers, that's what you get with Offshore Servers' Russian servers. But it looks like you pay a high price for privacy.

Overview

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Offshore Servers provides worldwide customers with private and anonymous hosting, which it claims to be reliable and affordable. Its servers are located in Russia, and its website is available in English. 

Features and Ease of Use

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Offshore Servers offers a wide range of hosting services, including shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated server rentals. Its hosting plans provide the following features:

  • 99.9% uptime 
  • Backups four times per day
  • Domain registration (available for purchase)
  • Up to ten add-on domains
  • SSL certificates (available for purchase)
  • Up to 80 GB disk space 
  • Up to unlimited bandwidth

Offshore Servers offers all the expected hosting features. For example, its plans come with SSD storage (which is faster and more reliable than HDD storage) and the cPanel control panel (to manage all aspects of your hosting). The one-click installer includes 300 CMS and other software programs such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. You also get MySQL databases and unlimited FTP accounts

Servers are located in a Russian data center that claims to provide totally private and anonymous hosting, but I don’t see as much detail as I’d like to see about this aspect, so I suggest you seek additional information if this is important to you.

I’m impressed by this host’s backup options. Your data is backed up four times per day as standard, and you get rollback capabilities for individual files.

Pricing and Support

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The higher-than-average pricing may be the price you pay for the increased privacy, but I can’t be sure exactly what this means. 

Contract lengths range from one to twelve months, and there is a significant discount for the twelve-month term, but no money-back guarantee to make you feel better about making the commitment. Although you have to pay extra for a domain and an SSL certificate, it’s good to see that you get website migration for free with an annual plan.

Customer service is available via live chat, tickets, and an online contact form. However, the live chat was offline whenever I wanted to try it. For self-support, there is an empty knowledge base and an informative blog which (unfortunately) hasn’t been updated for more than a year.

Pricing

4.0

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Bottom line on Offshore Servers

As its name suggests, Offshore Hosting offers offshore hosting on Russian servers, which should ensure your data is private and anonymous. However, it’s pricey, and the uptime is not backed by any compensation plan.

Pros

  • Private and anonymous hosting
  • Premium one-click installer
  • Monthly plans available
  • Free website migration with an annual plan

Cons

  • Limited customer service options
  • Empty knowledge base

For offshore hosting on Russian servers, see Offshore Servers.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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