Pro Web is based in Riga, Latvia. This company offers shared hosting, domain registration, and servers. It has been in the business since 2005 and has its servers in a data center that’s located in Latvia. Its website is available in Latvian only.
Features and Ease of Use
Pro Web offers four shared hosting plans with ample storage space that go from 10GB on the base plan to 100GB on the top plan. They run on the Linux operating system and come with these other features:
- Daily automatic backups
- Anywhere from one to 50 hosted domains
- Free SSL
- Unlimited traffic
Although it takes automatic backups, restoring the backups for you will cost you. Now, this isn’t much different from a few other providers so it’s necessary that you make your own backups from time to time. You can use cron jobs to do a bit of automation.
Pro Web uses Solid State Disks (SSD). You probably know – or don’t – about how great they are for website performance and hosting experience. The SSDs are on RAID 1 mirroring. It offers excellent read speed as well as data availability if the other drive was to fail.
It supports FFMPEG for video/audio encoding and decoding. For other programming tools, it supports PHP with multiple versions available. Here’s also Ruby, Rails, CGI, Python and Perl support.
One thing that Pro Web lacks though is beginner-friendly features. Starting with its provided control panel, ISP Config isn’t the best for beginners to web hosting. It’s not so easy to understand and doesn’t come with as many tools like cPanel or Plesk.
Also, the company doesn’t provide a website builder. It supports CMSes like WordPress and Joomla! on the servers but doesn’t have an installer to make the process easy and quick. You’ll have to go back to the old ways of setting up databases and connecting the application to the necessary settings on your server.
Pricing and Support
Pro Web offers free SSL to every shared hosting customer but those on the base plan. You can also set up your website with its free subdomain. Fortunately, the prices at Pro Web are low. You get shared hosting for a pretty affordable fee but you can’t pay for one month. Its lowest subscription period is six months.
Then, it goes on from there to 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, and 48 months. There are discounts for purchasing a longer-term with 30% on 12 months and more as you go higher. However, beware that it doesn’t have a money-back guarantee. Unfortunately, there’s no free trial or version that you can use to test its service.
Although it has a phone number, it isn’t for technical support. You should only call when you have accounting issues. For technical support, it only provides an email address. That’s a bit of a downside for me. Personally, I love live chats; they are quick and I could get a fast solution.
Also, this company doesn’t have a knowledge base. So, I reached out via email but never got a response despite waiting for a week.