Sixserve.host is a web hosting brand that’s owned by iFastNet. Much like some of iFastNet’s brands, Sixserve.host offers free web hosting while its premium offers redirected to the iFastNet’s website. Its website is available in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
Sixserve.host offers one plan that’s suitable for hobby websites. These are the provided features:
- 10 add-on domains
- Free subdomain
- 10GB storage
- 100GB bandwidth
Although the storage and bandwidth look to be enough for simple business websites, hosting is much more than storage and bandwidth. For free web hosting, the CPU and RAM won’t be as great as paid plans and as such, you’d get a slower experience.
It does do well with security to an extent with firewalls and Hotlink protection on its Linux servers in cloud infrastructure.
File upload via FTP is limited to 10MB. Custom coded websites might need to upload each file separately. Also, that will pose an issue for manually installing WordPress as the WordPress core is a bit over 10MB.
Fortunately, Sixserve.host provides the Softaculous auto-installer, so you won’t need to bother about manually uploading and installing WordPress and other CMSes. There’s also a drag-and-drop website builder tool for creating websites without needing to write one line of HTML.
It supports MySQL with PHPMyAdmin and PHP. While creating your website, be aware that PHP sendmail protocol is limited to activation emails only. That’s what most PHP programmed websites use to set up contact forms so that they deliver correctly. On the plus side, it provides email accounts, so you can just direct visitors to send emails there.
For a free host, it does provide a few solid features. Another one is a one-click Cloudflare enabler that you can use to connect your website with Cloudflare CDN from the VistaPanel.
Another feature that comes with the control panel is SEO tools that will help you submit your sitemap to search engines and help you get better ranking.
Pricing and Support
As mentioned earlier, Sixserve.host is all about free hosting. You don’t pay anything to get your website hosted with them. If you don’t want to buy a domain, you can use its provided free subdomain (yourdomain.Sixserve.host). Otherwise, you can buy a domain and connect the nameservers.
If you need more features, it offers premium hosting from iFastNet’s website where you can get up to unlimited storage and file upload. That’s low cost with one-month options on some plans.
Sixserve.host doesn’t have a knowledge base but it does have a community forum, email address, and ticketing system that you can use to reach out. Don’t expect a fast response, though, since the service is free. The company promises to respond within 24 to 48 hours, but even then, it’s still not great. I had some pre-sale questions and got errors when I tried to sign up, so I sent an email but didn’t get anything back.