A subsidiary of DiggDigital, ParkInHost provides low-cost shared hosting and VPS (Cloud, Linux, and Windows) hosting in addition to dedicated servers and premium customer support. They were founded in 2014 and have data centers in the United States, Russia, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Features and Ease of Use
A fast and reliable web hosting service, ParkInHost provides you with everything necessary to set up and run your website efficiently. Some of the tools and features in their arsenal include:
- 24/7 premium support
- Cloudflare CDN
- 9% uptime guaranteed
- Instant setup
- Latest PHP versions (with support for previous versions)
It’s clear from their shared hosting packages that their goal is to bring quality web hosting packages to the Indian market while still doing their best to retain the affordability typical of an Indian hosting provider. For instance, their entry-level Start Up plan affords its users 100MB SSD storage along with all the advanced features listed above: this is rare for an Indian web host, as most would only offer regular HDD storage without any CDNs or server performance accelerators. Sadly, no free domain is included in most of their packages (except for their top-tier shared hosting plan, Platinum).
ParkInHost also offers a good number of VPS packages. You can choose between their Cloud VPS, Linux VPS, or Windows VPS, all of which guarantee you fast speeds and a minimum of 99.98% guaranteed uptime (100% with the cloud VPS). Depending on the type of VPS you’ve chosen, you get either a SolusVM or a Virtuozzo control panel with full root and SSH access. Note that if you’ve chosen a Linux-based VPS, your virtual server will be unmanaged, so you’ll need a good degree of experience and technical knowledge to effectively maintain your server.
During the checkout process, you can customize your server based on your RAM, SSD storage, or processor needs. All VPS customers enjoy instant deployment of their servers upon payment.
If you operate a website or enterprise-scale app with heavy traffic and workloads, you should consider their dedicated servers. Note that these are also unmanaged, so you’ll need to hire tech-savvy personnel to maintain your server. With these dedicated servers, you get your pick of data center from multiple locations around the world. All servers come with full root access and support Enterprise SATA/SSD/SAS drives with standard DDoS protection.
Pricing and Support
For an Indian web host, they’re actually one of the pricier options in their local market. However, their quality of service is also a notch higher than most of their local competitors, so that’s the trade-off you’re making. That said, ParkInHost is also one of the cheapest offshore VPS hosting companies — if privacy and security are your main concerns on a tight budget.
Their dedicated servers and colocation services are affordable too. I like the fact that they back all their plans with a 15-day money back guarantee (which applies even to their VPS hosting, but not their dedicated servers). This gives you a window to explore their hosting plans and see what works for you before you really put down any money. Also, with their SLA, if your network is down or uptime erratic, they’ll even give you one month of hosting for free.
ParkInHost has a dedicated support team that’s available 24/7 to resolve your hosting issues. From what I’ve seen, they’re a friendly and helpful lot. You can reach them via email, live chat, or telephone. But that’s not all: they also have an FAQ and basic knowledge base where you can learn about hosting, file management, databases, website transfers, and account security.