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Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
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ShapeHost is a relatively young, rapidly growing Romanian cloud services provider with servers in fifteen different global locations. Its super-fast SSD-based hosting comes with a 99.99% uptime guarantee.

Overview

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Romanian host ShapeHost has been providing cloud services to worldwide customers since 2015. It has multiple data centers located in countries across Europe and North America, and it offers an array of web hosting services including shared web hosting, Linux VPS, Windows VPS, SSD VPS, and cloud solutions.

Features and Ease of Use

ShapeHost’s web hosting services come with the following standard features:

  • cPanel control panel
  • Website builder
  • FTP access
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Instant setup
  • Your own IP address
  • DDoS protection
  • Softaculous one-click installer
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Windows or Linux OS platforms

ShapeHost offers four shared web hosting packages: Shape Dot (with 500 MB SSD storage, 1 shared IP address, and 1 domain), Shape Triangle (with 5 GB SSD storage, 1 shared IP address, and 1 domain), Shape Square (with 10 GB SSD storage, 1 shared IP address, and unlimited domains), and Shape Circle (with 30 GB SSD storage, 1 dedicated IP address, and unlimited domains). All the solutions come with unlimited emails, unlimited traffic, and unlimited monthly bandwidth.

Whether you need a single server or a complex load-balanced cluster, ShapeHost offers a flexible cloud solution. Your tailormade VPS solution comes with an option to install either Linux or Windows as the operating system, and available server configurations include 1 to 8 CPUs, 2 GB to 32 GB RAM, and 30 GB to 500 GB SSD storage.

In addition to offering cloud solutions, ShapeHost offers backup solutions with an easy-to-use graphical user interface for configuring, performing, and restoring backups with just a few clicks. The backup plans come with 40 GB to 500 GB storage, and you can set an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly backup schedule.

SSD-based servers are housed in state-of-the-art data centers located in 15 countries across Europe and North America.

Pricing and Support

ShapeHost’s hosting solutions are so cheap that its lowest Shape Dot and Shape Triangle hosting plans are “out of stock,” but of course this could be merely a marketing ploy.

You can pay for plans on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual billing cycles, but there are no apparent discounts for longer terms. Although you only have to commit monthly as a minimum, you might nonetheless welcome the 7-day money-back guarantee that gives you some time to change your mind.

The 99.99% uptime guarantee means your account will be refunded for the duration of any downtime.

For self-support, ShapeHost provides a limited knowledge base and a set of video tutorials. You can reach out to the 24/7 technical support team by telephone, ticket, or email, but not live chat. I received a reply to my exploratory email in just over two hours:

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Pricing

4.2

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500 MB SSD
Unlimited
$0.50
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
500 MB SSD
Unlimited
$0.50
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Bottom line on ShapeHost

Although ShapeHost has only a short history as a company in the web hosting industry, it is one of the fastest-growing hosting companies in Romania. With data centers located in 15 countries (and growing) around the world, its commitment is clear, and its hosting solutions are backed by responsive customer support.

Pros

  • SSD storage to boost performance
  • Extremely cheap hosting solutions
  • 99.8% uptime guarantee with a compensation plan
  • Highly responsive 24/7 customer support team

Cons

  • No live chat support
  • No SSL certificates

Shape your web presence with SSD hosting from ShapeHost.

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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