Reviews and expert opinion Santranico Web Hosting

Ranked 317th from 2543 Web Hosting
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Features
4.4
Pricing
4.3
Support
4.4
Server locations
Chicago
Sydney
Sofia
London
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Santranico is a full-service website hosting company registered in Britain, America, and (as Phenix Technologies) in Algeria. While they advertise U.K., U.S., and Australia hosting specifically – from data centers in those countries – they also use additional partner data centers in Finland and Bulgaria.

Overview

Santranico is a truly international web hosting provider with registered offices in the U.K., U.S.A., and Algeria, and with hosting services delivered from data centers in the U.K., U.S.A., Australia, Finland, and Bulgaria. Their website is in English.

 

Santranico Web Hosting

Features and Ease of Use

Santranico offers shared hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated server rental, and domain registration. As standard, their shared hosting plans come with the following features:

  • 99.9% network uptime guarantee 
  • Daily data backups 
  • Domain registration (free with some plans) 
  • From one to unlimited add-on domains 
  • Free SSL certificate generator 
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth

Santranico offers some beginner-friendly features including their home-grown Hespia control panel (which they consider to be better than cPanel), a one-click installer (for only 50 programs), and a website builder with more than 800 readymade templates. For experts, they support for PHP 4, 5, and 7, plus advanced scripting languages like Node.jsPython, and Perl.

They also provide website visitor certificatesSSH and FTP access, and application-specific hosting for WordPressPrestaShopOpenCartJoomlaDrupal, and Moodle.

All plans come with unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth (with the usual caveats that ‘unlimited’ can never really mean truly unlimited). Also, whilst this provider purports to back its 99.9% uptime guarantee with an SLA, they do not actually offer any compensation if they fail to meet this mandate.

With world-class data center partners in various parts of the world, you get to choose where you want your website to be hosted.

Pricing and Support

Whether you’re looking for U.K., U.S., or Australian hosting, you will see prices displayed initially in U.S. dollar amounts, but you’ll see the equivalent GBP, EUR, AUD or CAD equivalent amounts at the checkout.

Unfortunately, their prices are pretty high when compared to other companies with servers in the same locations. But that said, they do include unlimited bandwidthunlimited disk space, and a free shared SSL certificate. You pay extra for domain registration.

They only offer a 12-month billing cycle, but your reluctance to commit for this long might be mitigated by their 30-day free trial and 30-day money-back guarantee.

Santranico’s 24/7/365 customer support service commits to one-hour response times, with the actual average response time being 20 minutes. You can contact the company via an online contact form, email, live chat, telephone or ticket. When I tried their live chat, they picked immediately and provided a polite, well-informed response within seconds. Their support center also includes video tutorials and FAQs, and there is a link to check the status of your server.

Pricing

4.3

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
$5.83
Unlimited
Unlimited
5
$8.33
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$18.33
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$22.50
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
$5.83
Unlimited
Unlimited
5
$8.33
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$18.33
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
$22.50
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
1 TB
1 Core
1 GB
$1.00
50 GB
2 TB
1 Core
2 GB
$1.00
70 GB
3 TB
2 Cores
3 GB
$1.00
90 GB
4 TB
2 Cores
4 GB
$60.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
1 TB
1 Core
1 GB
$1.00
50 GB
2 TB
1 Core
2 GB
$1.00
70 GB
3 TB
2 Cores
3 GB
$1.00
90 GB
4 TB
2 Cores
4 GB
$60.00
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2x250 GB HDD
10 TB
Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
$65.00
2x500 GB HDD
11 TB
Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
$150.00
4x500 GB HDD
12 TB
2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)
16 GB DDR3 RAM
$160.00
256 GB SSD HDD
10 TB
Intel Atom C2550 2.40 GHz (4 Cores)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
$75.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
2x250 GB HDD
10 TB
Intel Atom D525 1.8 GHz (2 cores)
4 GB DDR3 RAM
$65.00
2x500 GB HDD
11 TB
Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (6 cores)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
$150.00
4x500 GB HDD
12 TB
2x Opteron 4170 HE 2.1 GHz (12 cores)
16 GB DDR3 RAM
$160.00
256 GB SSD HDD
10 TB
Intel Atom C2550 2.40 GHz (4 Cores)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
$75.00
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Bottom line on Santranico Web Hosting

Santranico is a well-established business with access to worldwide data centers and impressive-sounding 24/7 customer service.

Pros

  • Excellent customer service options 
  • 30-day free trial and a 30-day money-back guarantee 
  • Multiple server locations worldwide 
  • PHP version 7 support

Cons

  • Relatively high prices  
  • No compensation attached to the uptime guarantee 
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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