Pakistan Web Host has a long history (since 2003) of providing hosting services in Pakistan. They are as much a website design and development company – specializing in e-commerce and social networking – as they are a provider of shared website, WordPress, VPS, and dedicated server hosting packages.
Features and Ease of Use
Pakistan Web Host provides simple shared web hosting solutions and server products with a wide range of auxiliary support services:
- Free domain registration with plenty of domain extensions
- Up to 10GB of web hosting storage
- Daily backups
- Unlimited bandwidth with web hosting
This vendor’s straightforward hosting comes with no showstopping features. However, all the essentials are provided, such as webmail hosting, PHP support, backups, and the cPanel control panel. You can also set up web hosting or VPS hosting on Linux or Windows with the Plesk hosting manager. Although you can’t get the most intensive VPS or dedicated server solutions, you can get up to 500GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and 3000GB of bandwidth.
As already alluded, Pakistan Web Host provides a range of additional features and services including WordPress security, business email hosting, reseller hosting, and web design. You can also set up several different cloud applications that are central to your business; e.g., accounting, hotel management, or billing management.
Pricing and Support
While hosting in Pakistan is generally very cheap, Pakistan Web Host’s prices are very affordable even by that standard. And this is particularly impressive because they have a more modern and polished offering than most companies in that country. For web hosting plans, you get a free domain as well as unlimited bandwidth, and you also get webmail hosting.
Pakistan Web Host’s VPS and dedicated server plans are priced more in line with industry averages, but they don’t charge any setup fees for these products.
Unfortunately, only annual, biennial and triennial billing terms are offered for web hosting plans, with no short-term billing options. These minimum commitments wouldn’t be so bad, except that they offer no money-back guarantee and no free hosting trial to mitigate the initial commitment risk. So you need to be sure you want to sign up, in which case you can pay using a variety of methods including PayPal, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, and Easypaisa.
You can access Pakistan Web Host’s 24/7 technical customer support via phone, email/tickets, or live chat via Gmail. This vendor’s technical support staff may not be the most courteous, but they are responsive and helpful. There is also a relatively decent knowledge base containing useful articles on the most important aspects of hosting.