Founded as Clover Web Hosting in Kyiv in 2007, Ukranian company Persheron LLC rebranded in 2012 after setting up its own data center in Ivano-Frankivsk city. This data center is equipped with brand-name equipment and is continuously monitored.
Persheron provides virtual hosting, domain registration, virtual servers, rental servers, and colocation services. Its website is available in Ukrainian, Russian, and English languages. Navigating the website is easy, but I had trouble trying to order a hosting service.
Features and Ease of Use
Persheron provides a convenient user panel that integrates a billing manager, FTP panel, server control panel, webmail panel, web server panel, and domain manager. From this dashboard, you can run scheduled tasks (Cron jobs), deploy antivirus protection, upload MySQL databases, and restrict user access by blocking suspicious IP addresses.
Other hosting key features include:
- Unlimited traffic
- Zend Optimizer support
- FTP accounts
- Programming/scripting tools
- Free SSL certificates
- 24/7/365 monitoring
If you want to create a dynamic database-backed website, you’ll be pleased to see support for the PHP, Perl, CGI, and SSI scripting languages. You can manage your MySQL databases using phpMyAdmin, and there is a pgAdmin control for PostgreSQL databases.
Once your website is set up, you shouldn’t forget to back up your databases, websites, and files. If the worst should happen, you can restore a backup from your control panel. In terms of security, the firewalls and DDoS protection should keep attackers at bay.
If shared hosting isn’t sufficient for your needs, you can sign up for a faster configurable VPS that’s cheaper than a full rental server, and manage it using the cPanel or ISPmanager control panel. Dedicated servers are also available with a choice of Linux, FreeBSD, Fedora, or Ubuntu operating systems. Access your server via IPKVM or VNC.
Even with its seemingly powerful hosting equipment, Persheron’s Tier 2+ data center seems to have experienced some network availability issues. Since the annual uptime average is 99%, which is below the industry average, I set out to see for myself how Persheron’s own website performs, and it didn’t go well. There was an instance when uptime fellow below 80%, and there were outages in Istanbul, Meppel (Netherlands), St Petersburg, and Tallinn (Estonia):
Pricing and Support
Persheron provides you with low-cost web hosting in a secure hosting environment, and the hosting plans come with incremental discounts: 15% off a three-month plan, 22.5% off a six-month plan, 30% off an annual plan, 40% off a two-year plan, and 50% off a three-year subscription.
Persheron claims to offer personalized technical support via online ticket and email, but my support experience fell short of expectations. When I couldn’t log in to my newly-created account (and therefore couldn’t submit a support ticket), I sent an email to find out what was wrong. Unfortunately, Persheron’s systems rejected my email message as suspected spam: