Russian hosting provider Radisol LLC has been in business since 2010. Its name is an abbreviation of the words “Rational Digital Solutions,” which is what it aims to provide.
Radisol’s website is available in Russian and English.
Features and Ease of Use
Radisol offers a good range of website hosting services, including shared hosting, VDS hosting, server rental, and domain registration. The standard features included in Radisol’s hosting plans are:
- Daily automatic backups, retained for six days
- Up to three free domain names
- Unlimited add-on domains
- SSL certificates available
- Up to 10 GB SSD storage space
- Unlimited monthly traffic
For beginners, all shared hosting plans include a free website building tool and daily automatic backups. The value-added features for developers include PHP (up to version 7), SSH access (on the higher plans), and Cron jobs.
Several security features come as standard: antivirus checking of your website and emails, and a spam filter. All plans also include MySQL databases and unlimited FTP accounts.
SSD storage provides disk read/write speeds up to ten times faster than traditional HDD, and RAID arrays mitigate against the risk of data loss. It’s also good to see a host that uses its own servers rather than simply reselling other companies’ resources.
Pricing and Support
Like other Russian hosts, the monthly fees are affordable. You can pay on monthly or yearly terms, with a two-month discount for making an annual commitment.
There is no money-back guarantee as far as I can see, but shared hosting packages do come with a 10-day free trial that gives you almost two weeks to try before you buy. New customers can also get three months of free hosting and free website migration.
Customer service is limited to telephone (Moscow, St Petersburg, and national numbers) and email (technical, general, and billing departments).
There are no self-support resources as far as I can see, but additional documentation may well be provided to signed-up customers.