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Reviews and expert opinion Si-Shell.net

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4.2
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Si-Shell.net is a full-service website hosting provider located in Slovenia. They provide a range of customizable shared hosting plans as well as 24/7/365 technical support.

Overview

Si-Shell.net was only founded in 2006, but they’ve since registered over 3,700 domains. As a team of industry experts, their aim is to provide well-priced, fast website hosting with superior support. As a Slovenian company, Si-Shell.net has servers in data centers in Slovenia and Germany. Their website is in Slovenian, as is their support.

Si-Shell.net featuresFeatures and Ease of Use

Si-Shell.net offers a good range of services including shared hosting, Magento hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers, domain registration, and SSL certificates.

The key features of their shared hosting plans are:

  • 99.9% uptime, albeit with no Service Level Agreement (SLA) to back this up
  • Six daily backups
  • Free domain registration with purchase of 24-month hosting contract
  • From three to 24 add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificates
  • From 5GB to 50GB disk space
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • Unlimited email addresses and MySQL databases

One notable feature about Si-Shell.net is their option to build a totally customized package. While they do provide four base packages for shared hosting, customers can also choose to configure a plan based on their requirements. For example, you may increase your storage space, add extra domains or MySQL databases, choose between cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin control panels, and select PHP or ASP.net support. This is one of the most flexible vendors I have seen for shared hosting. However, while the customizability is great for expert users, beginners may find the options complicated and prefer to stick with the base plans.

In terms of value-added features, they’re a little on the lean side. For example, while they offer the Softaculous one-click installer, this includes only 150 programs instead of the 300+ in the full version. Also, they offer support for PHP, but only up to version 5, which is a far slower version than PHP 7.2. They also don’t support advanced scripting languages such as Ruby on Rails, Rails, Javascript and so on, which will be off-putting for more advanced users.

A quick note regarding their uptime: I was little surprised that it wasn’t listed on their website, so I contacted support who stated they have 99.9% uptime for shared hosting. This isn’t backed up by a SLA though.

Pricing and Support

Their entry-level package is very affordably priced for the European web hosting space. However, their higher-tier packages are pricey for what they’re offering. That said, the packages do include a free domain (upon purchase of a two-year term), free SSL certificates, and multiple domains, so you certainly get plenty of inclusions.

They offer a variety of contract lengths ranging from a no-obligation monthly plan and three, six, 12, and 24-month terms. The monthly price reduces nicely as you choose a longer term. While they don’t offer a free plan or free trial, they do offer a 15-day money back guarantee.

Si-Shell.net takes pride in their 24/7/365 technical support service via telephone and email, which is great. Their pre-sales support is a little less clear as they don’t advertise their business hours. That said, their phone number and email address are readily available on the website. They do have a large knowledge base and a network status page for DIY enthusiasts. While I’d love to see live chat available, I have to say their support is comprehensive and they’re always very quick to respond via email.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
5 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
15 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
35 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
50 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
5 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
15 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
35 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
50 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
More Details

Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
5 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
20 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
30 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
60 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
5 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
20 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
30 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
60 GB of disk space
unlimited data transfer
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
10 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
1x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
512 MB of memory
20 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
1x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
1 GB of memory
40 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
1x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
3 GB of memory
70 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
2x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
6 GB of memory
110 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
2x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
8 GB of memory
up to 1 TB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
up to 8x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
up to 64 GB of memory
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
10 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
1x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
512 MB of memory
20 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
1x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
1 GB of memory
40 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
1x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
3 GB of memory
70 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
2x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
6 GB of memory
110 GB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
2x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
8 GB of memory
up to 1 TB of disk space ( RAID10 )
unlimited data transfer
up to 8x 2.0 - 3.45 GHz virtual processor (vCPU)
up to 64 GB of memory
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from Si-Shell.net

Bottom line on Si-Shell.net

Si-Shell.net offers a quality web hosting service with 24/7 technical support. Their lack of a clear uptime guarantee may be of concern to larger companies for which downtime would equate to revenue loss, however.

Pros:

  • A variety of contract lengths
  • 15-day money back guarantee
  • 24/7/365 technical support
  • Flexible plans with many configuration options

Cons:

  • Higher-tier plans can be expensive
  • No live chat available
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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