Features and Ease of Use
Serveriem.LV offers eight Linux shared hosting plans, and eight Linux VPS plans based on Virtuozzo/OpenVZ platform.
The free starter plan lets you host your website with a domain bought from (or transferred to) Serveriem.LV. There are no hidden agreements or embedded ads, and although there should be no service limitations, I have determined that you don’t get web statistics, MySQL, FTP users, SSH, or Cron jobs with the free plan.
With the free and pay-for Linux hosting plans, you get:
- 1 to 30 hosted domains
- cPanel control panel
- 100 MB to 25 GB HDD space
- 10 to unlimited email accounts
- SSL certificates
- Support for PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, ionCube, Curl, and FastCGI
The five highest plans provide SSH, Cron jobs, and FTP users. Less experienced webmasters benefit from the Softaculous installer for popular CMS and other software such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, MediaWiki, and more. The Business Premium and higher plans also allow paid add-ons for 5 GB disk space and 10 additional domains.
Serveriem.LV offers an SLA-backed 100% uptime guarantee which starts paying out at one minute of downtime and refunds your full monthly fee for downtime lasting over an hour.
Pricing and Support
Serveriem.LV’s shared hosting plans are cheap. You can pay for them in euros by bank transfer or PayPal on monthly to annual billing cycles (with discounted longer terms). However, I have to tell you that VPS plans weren’t available for purchase at the time of writing this review. Although there is no money-back guarantee (as far as I can see), the free hosting plan affords you an opportunity to try before you buy.
Customer support can be summoned by email, ticket, or pre-sales contact form. Unfortunately, my contact form submission seemed to fall on deaf ears.
While this vendor’s website alludes to help pages and video tutorials, I couldn’t find any publicly available self-support resources except for a couple of posts in the news section which seemed to cease in 2011: