Reviews and expert opinion ShivaHost

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

Iranian host ShivaHost offers only shared hosting solutions, and they come at higher-than-average prices. Unfortunately, I found the support to be poor.


Overview

ShivaHost Overview

Iranian host ShivaHost offers quality solutions to help its clients build and maintain a robust online presence. Its English-language website sells shared hosting, domain solutions, and WHMCS modules (which are only available in the separate store pages).

Features and Ease of Use

ShivaHost offers three WordPress-optimized Linux shared hosting packages that provide you with.

  • SLA-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 10 GB to unlimited space
  • 100 GB to unlimited bandwidth
  • Up to unlimited websites
  • 3 to unlimited MySQL databases
  • 50 to unlimited email accounts
  • Daily automated backups

Hosting accounts are managed via the DirectAdmin control panel, and you get a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate to secure your website. Under the covers, your website will sit on NVMe SSD storage that is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage.

If you run (or want to run) a reseller hosting agency, small web hosting company, or I.T. service company, the WHMCS modules may be of interest for billing and client management.

Pricing and Support

ShivaHost’s shared hosting plans are priced higher than the average.

Pay in U.S. dollars via various methods (PayPal, WebMoney, CoinPayments, and Perfect Money) on monthly to triennial billing cycles. You can get discounts for billing cycles longer than a month, and the 30-day money-back guarantee should make you feel better about making a major commitment (because you can get out early if anything goes wrong). Note, however, that refunds don’t apply if you paid with a cryptocurrency.

Contact ShivaHost’s customer service team via email, contact form, support ticket (only for registered users), or live chat. At the time of this review, the live chat hadn’t been active for a month, and my pre-sales contact form submission went unanswered.

ShivaHost Support

Self-support resources seem to be scarce, and there is no knowledge base or similar resource, as far as I know.

Comparison

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Pricing

4.0

ShivaHost Web Hosting

Plan NameStorageBandwidthNumber of SitesPrice Plan NameStorageBandwidthNumber of SitesPriceSINGLE10GB100 GB1$4.99More DetailsBASIC20GB200 GB10$7.99More DetailsPREMIUMUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited$11.99More Details
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Bottom line on ShivaHost

ShivaHost could be worth checking out if you’re looking for Iranian hosting and you don’t mind paying higher-than-average prices.

Pros

  • SLA-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Significant discounts for longer billing cycles
  • WHMCS modules available (for resellers)

Cons

  • No pre-sales support response
  • No self-support resources

Visit ShivaHost for Iranian hosting solutions.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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