Web hosting provider Platon Technologies was established more than 15 years ago. It specializes in providing shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated server solutions to businesses in Slovakia and the U.S.
Platon operates its own data center named Chemtech, which was built in 2009, and currently, the company boasts 187 managed servers and over 5,000 hosted domains. The Platon Technologies website can be switched between Slovak and English.
Features and Ease of Use
Platon Technologies’ three web hosting plans are Micro (1 GB web space, 3 mailboxes), Mini (3 GB web space, 10 mailboxes), and Standard (5 GB web space, 30 mailboxes). All these plans allow you to host only one domain, and they come with the following standard features:
- Cloudflare CDN
- SSL certificates
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited emails
- Nginx servers
- Free DNS
- MySQL, SQLite, MariaDB databases
- PHP support
There are two types of multi-hosting: Klasik and Unlimited. In this case, ‘unlimited’ refers to the number of domains (10 vs. unlimited) since both plans come with unlimited web space and unlimited emails.
In addition to single- and multi-domain shared hosting, Platon also provides RAID-protected virtual servers and Intel Xeon-powered dedicated servers.
When it comes to backups, single- and multi-domain shared hosting customers get full regular backup services. Dedicated server customs can purchase MX backup services as an additional package whereas email hosting users have access to free MX backup services.
Platon provides SSL certificates as an extra package, paid separately from the hosting packages. The available SSL certificates include Let’s Encrypt SSL, Comodo SSL, Wildcard SSL, and EV SSL. This company also provides free DNS server solutions (including a free DNS backup service) to its clients.
Platon Technologies’ servers are hosted in its own data center, and they use high-end hardware from top manufacturers such as Dell, HP, Cisco, and Fujitsu. The use of the Nginx web server ensures fast-loading websites.
The 99.9% uptime guarantee is slightly below the industry average.
Pricing and Support
Platon Technologies offers very pocket-friendly hosting solutions, priced in euros, which come with pretty advanced features.
Hosting plans can be purchased on one-month, three-month, six-month, and twelve-month billing cycles, with no apparent discounts for longer commitments. So it appears there is no incentive to sign up for a full year, especially since there is no money-back guarantee.
You can contact this company via email or telephone, but not by live chat or ticketing system, and the support is not 24/7. Unfortunately, I never received a reply to my exploratory email. On the plus side, Platon provides a nicely presented and pretty comprehensive knowledge base for self-support purposes: