Shellrent is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.
Since starting out in 2006, Vicenza-based Shellrent has offered different types of hosting and associated services to a large number of clients with varied requirements. According to its website, this host handles 22,000 support requests annually, and it activates 90% of its services within one hour. Shellrent has accumulated several accreditations and registrations that enhance its credibility.
Shellrent’s website is in Italian.
Features and Ease of Use
Shellrent offers eight shared hosting packages (four Linux, two Windows, and two Plesk), four cloud server packages, seven private cloud packages, and twelve dedicated server packages. Although reseller packages are also advertised, you can’t get any details without filling out a contact form (and even then I received no response).
The Linux hosting packages provide you with:
- Unlimited space and traffic
- Up to unlimited MySQL databases
- Weekly backups (with daily and monthly options on the highest plan)
- One domain (for the first year)
- Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
- Email service with antivirus and antispam
The auto-installer allows you to install your preferred CMS with no technical knowledge, and the SSL certificates will keep your site secure. SSDs ensure peak performance and reliability compared with traditional HDDs.
Pricing and Support
Shellrent’s Linux shared hosting plans are cheaper than the average market price. You can pay in euros on terms from annual up to quinquennial by bank transfer, debit/credit cards, digital wallet, or PayPal. You get a 30-day money-back guarantee that gives you a month to see if this is the host for you.
You can contact the 24/7 customer support desk by telephone, ticket, live chat, online form, and even fax. Unfortunately, my contact form submission seemed to fall on deaf ears. Fortunately, the Guides & Documentation page provides several useful tutorials for self-help purposes.