Turkish web hosting provider Performans (“Performance” in English) provides shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and email hosting. Since 1999, it has served provided than 4,000 customers with web hosting and 7,000 customers with domain registration services.
Performans is based in Istanbul, and its website is in Turkish.
Features and Ease of Use
Performans offers a number of web hosting options including shared Windows, Linux, and WordPress hosting. The entry-level LNX01 shared Linux plan provides 1,000 MB of storage, 10 GB of monthly bandwidth, five email accounts, and ticket-based support. The more substantial LNX03 plan provides 5,000 MB of storage, 50 GB of bandwidth, two MySQL databases, and 20 email accounts. Customers can use the Plesk, cPanel, or DirectAdmin control panel.
WordPress hosting plans start with small resource allocations: 250 MB of storage and 2,500 MB of monthly bandwidth. For a little more data, the top WordPress hosting plan comes with 1,000 MB of storage, 10,000 MB of bandwidth, and 10 email accounts. You can host one website with the WordPress plans.
Shared hosting features include:
- Anti-spam and antivirus
- Multiple control panels available
- SSL available
- Free domain with some plans
- Ticket support
- Telephone support with some plans
Customers who only want email hosting can choose from various individual and corporate email hosting plans that feature from 1-50 email accounts and include spam filtering, shared calendars, auto-answer features, up to 30 MB attachments, and SSL support.
SSL certificates are available as an annual add-on purchase with hosting orders. You can choose from certificates provided by RapidSSL, GeoTrust, Comodo, and Symantec.
Pricing and Support
Pricing for the Performans hosting plans is very affordable, at the low end of the pricing scale within Turkey or anywhere else in the world. The entry-level shared Linux plan costs less than a cup of coffee per month and it provides an adequate amount of data and features. Even the higher level plans with more data are still priced below the average for a large international web host.
Email hosting prices are very competitive considering that an annual plan costs about 80% less than a major international provider.
Customer support can be accessed via telephone, ticket system, and email, but which support channels you can use depends on the plan you pick. Unfortunately, I never received a reply when I tried to contact the company.
For self-support, Performans doesn’t offer much beyond a blog that hasn’t been updated since 2017: