Founded in 2016, and based in Ontario, Canada, Saturn Domains provides Linux shared hosting, WordPress-optimized hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated server hosting, reseller hosting, and domain registration. It also provides SSL certificates, SiteLock, and CodeGuard, and it uses Intel Xeon processors and SSD storage for high-performance hosting packages.
The Saturn Domains website is in English, but I found it sometimes to be unreachable.
Features and Ease of Use
Although Saturn Domains offers an array of services including VPS and dedicated servers, many of you might be interested only in the shared Linux or WordPress plans, so those will be my focus. The shared Linux hosting starts with the Personal plan that includes hosting for a single domain, 100 GB of storage, unmetered bandwidth, and 100 email accounts. Shared Linux plans also include Varnish Cache for fast loading times.
As for the WordPress hosting plans, the Starter Lite plan comes with one WordPress installation, a dual-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 5 GB of storage, and unlimited email accounts. WordPress hosting plans also include a global CDN, CodeGuard backups, and SiteLock security.
The following additional features can be found across the hosting plans:
- SSD storage
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Weebly website builder
- Varnish Cache
- Auto-install apps
- Anti-spam protection
- Virus protection
- Website backups
You get three options for creating your website – Website Builder, Weebly, and Impress.ly – all of which are offered as monthly subscriptions that include web hosting. Website Builder is a generic drag-and-drop tool with some dated-looking website themes. Weebly is the popular web builder service that can be used to make simple websites, blogs, or e-commerce sites. Impress.ly is an “intelligent” website builder that works by gathering information about you or your business, e.g., from Facebook, and then creates a responsive website from the content it finds.
When it comes to WordPress hosting, I also mentioned CodeGuard (which automatically backs up your website to the cloud) and SiteLock (the malware detection system that monitors for malicious activity). The latter includes a trust seal to give your customers confidence.
Pricing and Support
Saturn Domains offers pretty competitive pricing for website hosting, with the entry-level shared Linux plan costing about the same as a fast food meal per month. For this price, you get a good amount of storage, unmetered traffic, and several of the essential features. WordPress plans are priced slightly higher.
You can purchase plans on term lengths from one to ten years, with a discount (for example) of 6% when you commit to two years rather than one.
Customer support can be accessed by telephone, email, or Facebook. Since Saturn’s website was sometimes unresponsive (inexplicably failed to load), I reached out through Facebook for an immediate response: