Rune Host operates on a subdomain of another hosting company, RunHosting, which is a little off-putting. Despite its very retro-looking website, and its news feed having not been updated since 2014, this company still seems to be operational.
Features and Ease of Use
Potential customers will be delighted to see that Rune Host offers a free shared hosting package that comes with 1 GB disk space, 5 GB monthly bandwidth, 1 FTP account, and 1 email account. It also comes with 30 GB MySQL database storage, PHP 5 and phpMyAdmin.
Whether free or paid, Rune Host’s web hosting solutions also include the following features:
- RAID redundancy
- Shared SSL certificates
- Firewall protection
- Website statistics
- PHP 5 support
- MySQL databases
- Free domain name
- Zacky tools installer with 50+ scripts
256-bit encryption SSL certificates are offered from leading providers including RapidSSL and GeoTrust. Servers use RAID configurations for data redundancy, but actual backups are only mentioned in passing, so it’s hard to assess the backups in terms of frequency, etc.
Rune Host’s servers are housed in modern data centers in Europe and the U.S. They are equipped with high-availability clustering facilities and redundant network infrastructure for improved performance. However, there is no uptime guarantee as far as I can see.
Pricing and Support
Rune Host’s hosting solutions are quite affordable, and you get a free domain with your hosting plan.
You can pay for your hosting on flexible billing cycles from 3 months to 5 years, with discounts depending on the length of your commitment. The 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about making a multi-year commitment because it gives you an opportunity to change your mind within the first month.
You can contact the customer support (sales) and 24/7 technical teams via U.K. and U.S. telephone lines during working hours on weekdays. Alternatively, you can fill out the online contact form.
There is no such thing as a knowledge base on Rune Host’s website, but there is a basic FAQ page to help with self-support: