Pakish Hosting is based out of Karachi, Pakistan and has been providing hosting services since 1997. They currently have a presence in both Pakistan and Canada and also offer hosting out of data centers in Pakistan, the U.S., and the U.K.
Features and Ease of Use
You certainly feel spoilt for choice when looking at Pakish Hosting’s selection of plans. Although it’s mostly centered around shared hosting, you can opt for U.S. or U.K. hosting, Linux or Windows hosting, WordPress hosting, and even managed hosting options.
The company also has plans for resellers as well as video hosting for streaming websites. Plus, you’ll even find VPS and dedicated servers, so scalability won’t be an issue for those managing business websites.
Its shared hosting packages come with a solid set of features, including these as standard:
- SSD storage
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free domain registration
- Free migration services
- Free SSL certificates
- Daily website backups
With Pakish Hosting, you can maintain your website using cPanel and Softaculous for Linux or Plesk for Windows. Beginners can easily build a website using the freely-provided RVsitebuilder.
The one gripe I have about Pakish Hosting is that its Windows hosting plans seem incredibly limited compared to the Linux plans. For instance, on the 2nd tier Linux shared hosting plan, you get unlimited databases and email accounts; on the 2nd tier Windows plan, you only get four databases and eight email accounts. This is likely due to the cost of the Windows license, but the lower resource caps and smaller feature set will prove a strong deterrent for many.
Pricing and Support
Pakish Hosting has quite a number of options for shared hosting. A free domain registration and SSL certificates come with most plans, so you’ll save some money there. All shared hosting plans also come with a 30-day money back guarantee.
Considering all the freebies and resources you get, it’s incredible that Pakish Hosting has managed to keep its prices so low. Plus, if you opt for a longer billing cycle, you’ll also get a discount on your purchase.
The company accepts payments through a wide range of banks as well as a variety of online payment methods like PayPal and MoneyGram.
Pakish Hosting proudly states that it’ll never outsource any of its support and that all support queries are taken care of in-house by trained technicians. Support is 24/7/365 and is available primarily via a ticket system and email, though there’s also a phone number for pre-sales inquiries.
You can also reach support via live chat on the Pakish Hosting website or on instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Skype. If you’d prefer the DIY route, there’s a pretty extensive knowledge base where you’ll find useful information and tutorials.