Online Server (which is registered under the name Pasargad Data Hosting Company) was launched in 2011. It’s one of Iran’s most experienced and oldest web hosting companies, and it offers a wide variety of services such as shared hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, domain registration, SSL certificates, and software licenses.
The Online Server website supports the Persian and English languages, although only the menus seem to switch into English.
Features and Ease of Use
There are several shared hosting plans, which differ depending on whether you want cPanel Linux or Windows hosting, and whether you wish to be hosted inside or outside Iran. You can also get SSD VPS and dedicated servers here.
The so-called compact hosting plans provide you with:
- cPanel control panel
- 10 MB to 40MB hosting space
- 1 GB to 2 GB monthly traffic
- 1024 MB to 1792 MB dedicated RAM
- 900 MHz to 1200 MHz CPU
- 20 to 35 concurrent server connections
- Unlimited parked domains, subdomains, and addon domains
- Unlimited databases and FTP accounts
- Free website migration
Other characteristics such as backups and the number of websites you can host are not spelled out on the website.
The LiteSpeed Web Server provides better performance than Apache, and CloudLinux isolates you from the adverse effects of other hosted users, so your website should enjoy optimal performance. Reliability is assured by the use of SoftRAID and HDD RAID, which protect you from potential disk data disasters. It’s surprising, therefore, that Online Server on achieves 99% uptime, which is way below the industry average.
The Linux virtual servers allow root access via SSH while Windows servers support RDP for remote connections, thereby providing complete control over your VPS. You can easily scale your server resources (memory, processing power, etc.) without shutting down your server.
Pricing and Support
Shared hosting plans start dirt cheap. Although prices are shown in tomans (tens of rials), you pay in Iranian rials on annual or biennial billing cycles via three banks: Parsian, Mellat, or Saderat. With some plans (such as cPanel plans) you can get a free .ir or .com domain. The 7-day money-back guarantee is insufficient time, in my opinion, to accurately assess the services.
For self-support, there is a surprisingly well-stocked knowledge base. Alternatively, you can contact this company via telephone, support ticket, email, or live chat. Not only did I get quick answers to my questions via live chat, but also I received a reply to my support ticket in less than 10 minutes: