Pro Hosting Internet Services is a South African company founded over a decade ago. It provides shared hosting, reseller hosting, domain name registration, Virtual Private Servers, dedicated servers, SSL certificates, and email services. Its website is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
Pro Hosting offers shared hosting plans that are grouped based on the control panel each plan uses. So, there is the Plesk hosting plans and cPanel hosting plans. They offer the following feature:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- Anywhere from 100MB to 30GB disk space
- From 1GB to 100GB bandwidth
It provides PostgreSQL databases, MySQL databases, FTP accounts, sub-domains and email accounts on all plans.
A free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate is available to customers. You don’t need to buy one more except if you are an e-commerce business, or want Organization Validation (OV) or Extended Validation (EV).
The shared hosting plans come with a website builder that has over 350 themes with which you can use to design your blog or e-commerce platform without knowing how to code. It features a drag and drop tool for easy WYSIWYG editing.
Also, Pro Hosting provides a one-click application installer. You can install different web scripts like WordPress and ZenCart in a few minutes through the software.
As stated earlier, you can choose the plan you need based on the Parallel Plesk and cPanel control panels. Each of these plans come with similar as well as different features.
For instance, the cPanel plan has security tools like Hotlink protection, Leech Protection and ModSecurity while there’s a free plan under Plesk and WordPress (CMS) optimization tools.
Pricing and Support
Pro Hosting has a total of eight shared hosting plans which comes with affordable prices. It even provides free hosting on the Plesk plan and you only have to pay for domain registration/renewal to use the plan.
Its billing cycles are quarterly, biannually and annually with its highest plans having only an annual subscription. Beware that a setup fee is charged on the quarterly and biennial payment periods.
When you subscribe for one year, you’ll get a free McAfee Antivirus PLUS license for the year.
Billing methods are through debit/credit cards and PayPal. With Pro Hosting, you can choose the currency you wish to pay with to be certain of conversion rates. Provided currencies include Dollars, Euro, Pounds, and Rand.
It offers 14 days money-back guarantee on all plans. It also offers free domain registration with paid hosting which only applies to a few extensions.
Its customer support is available through a knowledge base with tutorials and ticket. I opened a ticket and got a reply a few minutes later.