Premium Technologies’ servers sit in data centers in Chicago (U.S.A.) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
This host’s shared hosting is categorized as cloud hosting, e-commerce hosting, and SEO hosting. Regardless of the category, you can expect to find these features:
- 100% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates for life
- 80 GB to unlimited disk space
- Free lifetime domain name
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Automatic backups
I like the fact that some of the offerings are for life — i.e., a free domain and free SSL for life — but this sounds a little too good to be true. Some of the packages also provide unlimited email addresses and unlimited domains per account.
Premium Technologies provides the cPanel control panel (which works with Linux) and the Plesk control panel (which works with Windows and Linux). They are equally easy to use, and they both include a one-click installer for popular programs such as WordPress, Magento, and more.
If you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to creating a website, then the website builder will be invaluable in helping you build a blog, a website, or even an e-shop. And if you do know what you’re doing, you’ll be pleased to know that you can code a database-backed website with PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby on Rails, JSP, and MySQL or with ASP.NET, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft SQL.
Underpinning it all is super-fast and reliable SSD storage with RAID 10 mirroring to guard against disk data disasters.
Pricing and Support
Within each of the hosting categories — cloud hosting, e-commerce hosting, and SEO hosting — there are various price plans. Cloud hosting is the cheapest, closely followed by e-commerce hosting. SEO hosting is way more expensive despite apparently offering similar features.
You can pay for plans by bank transfer, BitPay, credit/debit card, or Easypaisa/SimSim/JazzCash, on monthly, semiannual, or annual billing cycles. The longer billing cycles are discounted, and the 30-day money-back guarantee allows you to change your mind within the first month.
If you’re already hosted somewhere else, the customer support team can migrate your website for free. And if you want to contact them for advice on this or anything else, you can do so via telephone, email, live chat, WhatsApp, or Skype. I received a response to my pre-sales queries:
You will also find some self-support resources, such as a set of frequently asked questions.