Features and Ease of Use
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. They back up your data four times per day as standard, and you get rollback capabilities for individual files.
Pricing and Support
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.