Pasarhosting is the web hosting division of Aksimaya (aka. PT Pusat Media Indonesia), so it is branded “Pasarhosting by Aksimaya.” According to its copyright notice, this hosting brand began its life in 2005.
Pasarhosting’s stated mission, unsurprisingly, is to offer affordable web hosting while maximizing quality and providing the best service. Well, they all say that, don’t they? What is more telling is this provider’s commitment to prioritize speed above all else, though it doesn’t do SSD storage as far as I can see.
In addition to its home country of Indonesia, Pasarhosting also has servers in the United States and Singapore. Its “old style” website is in Indonesian unless translated by your browser.
Features and Ease of Use
Pasarhosting provides a comprehensive suite of web hosting services including email hosting, Windows hosting, Linux hosting, radio streaming, and video streaming. The Linux and Windows shared hosting packages are quite different from each other, so I’ll take each one in turn, but first I’ll tell you that you always benefit from 99.9% uptime, 24/7 support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
The Linux Hosting comprises two packages – Economy and Business – with a choice of server location (Indonesia, Singapore or USA) for each, and three price levels for each. Don’t worry, the combinations are all laid out for you in a handy comparison table.
The Economy plans provide 100 MB to 500 MB disk space, 10 GB to 30 GB monthly bandwidth, and 5 to 15 MySQL databases. The Business plans provide 1 GB to 5 GB disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited MySQL databases.
All Linux hosting plans also feature:
- The cPanel control panel
- An optional dedicated IP address
- ClamAV antivirus
- FTP account(s)
- Email with POP3/SMTP access and SpamAssassin filtering
- MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin
- Between 1 and unlimited domains and subdomains
- AWStats and other statistics
- Cron jobs
The Windows Hosting comes in two Plesk-powered packages: Plesk Personal and Plesk Corporate. The Personal plans provide 10 MB to 100 MB disk space, 2.5 GB to 15 GB monthly bandwidth, 1 to 10 MySQL databases, and 1 to 3 MSSQL databases. The Corporate plans provide 250 MB to 2500 MB disk space, 25 GB to 250 GB monthly bandwidth, 15 to unlimited MySQL databases, and 3 to unlimited MSSQL databases.
All Windows hosting plans also feature:
- Microsoft SQL Server
- PHP, Perl, and Python
- AWStats and Webalizer
- CGI / FastCGI
- WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and more applications
Pricing and Support
Pasarhosting’s prices (in Indonesian rupiah) are some of the cheapest you will find for shared hosting, but as you would expect, the Windows packages cost more than the Linux packages. At the checkout, you can pay extra for a dedicated IP address and additional bandwidth.
For the Linux packages, the minimum term ranges from one month to one year (depending on the size of the plan), and you can save 15% on an annual plan when a monthly option is also available. The “get out” afforded by the 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about making an annual commitment.
Pasarhosting provides 24/7 online support through multiple support channels including SMS, live chat, ticket, and telephone. For an efficient one-to-one discussion with an expert, I can recommend the live chat route which I tried for myself:
Pasarhosting provides a knowledge base for self-support purposes, but it contains only eight articles.