Reviews and expert opinion Slim Host

Ranked 1084th from 1916 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.3
Support
4.1
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Slim Host is a Ukrainian website hosting provider with its own Tier III data center and SSD storage. Its plans are well-priced but are geared toward expert website owners.

Overview

Founded in 2013, Slim Host aims to provide “stable and inexpensive hosting.” This Ukrainian business publishes its website in Russian.

Features and Ease of Use

Slim Host intro

Slim Host is a full-service host that provides shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, and domain registration. Its shared hosting plans come with the following core features:

  • High uptime guarantee
  • Daily backups retained for seven days
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
  • Domain registration available
  • Up to 50 websites
  • Up to 15 GB SSD disk space
  • Unlimited website traffic

Slim Host owns and operates its own Ukrainian Tier III data center, which should mean less than 1.6 hours of downtime per year as well as rapid responses to technical issues. International customers can also rent equipment in a German or U.S. data center.

Hosting plans run on SSD storage, which means your website could perform up to 300% faster than if hosted on HDD storage. The provided ‘ISPmanager’ control panel may be less popular than cPanel, but it is reliable.

Expert webmasters will be pleased to see plenty of advanced-level features including unlimited FTP accounts, Cron jobs, and MySQL databases. Also, support for software development tools such as PHP (version 5 through to 7.3), Perl, Python, SSI, and FastCGI.

Beginner webmasters might want to look elsewhere since there is no website builder and no one-click installer advertised on Slim Host’s website (and I couldn’t get customer services to confirm otherwise).

Pricing and Support

Slim Host support

Slim Host’s plans are well priced even though you get no money-back guarantee and no free domain name. Even the Protected Start base plan comes with 1 GB storage, ten domains, and unlimited traffic, so it’s a comprehensive plan at an affordable price.

The plans can be purchased on one, six, or twelve-month terms, and there’s even a discount for purchasing a longer term up front. What’s more, there’s a free SSL certificate with the plans plus one free month thrown in.

Customer service can be accessed by telephone, ticket, live chat, and email from 10 am to midnight, although the reseller pages also hint at 24/7 technical support. My customer service experience was disappointing. Live chat was offline at 8 am on a weekday morning, so I sent an email that received no reply. It’s fortunate, then, that the Slim Host website includes video tutorials and FAQs that might help you to support yourself.

Pricing

4.3

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB (SSD)
+
10
$1.54
Plan Name
Storage
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
1 GB (SSD)
+
10
$1.54
3 GB (SSD)
+
20
$2.50
7 GB (SSD)
+
30
$3.66
15 GB (SSD)
+
50
$4.62
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
15 GB
1
512 MB
$3.85
30 GB
1
1 GB
$5.74
60 GB
1
2 GB
$9.20
80 GB
2
3 GB
$15.36
80 GB
2
4 GB
$18.44
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
15 GB
1
512 MB
$3.85
30 GB
1
1 GB
$5.74
60 GB
1
2 GB
$9.20
80 GB
2
3 GB
$15.36
80 GB
2
4 GB
$18.44
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB (SSD)
ISPmanager 5
30
$3.85
25 GB (SSD)
ISPmanager 5
80
$7.70
50 GB (SSD)
ISPmanager 5
Unlimited
$17.32
Plan Name
Storage
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
10 GB (SSD)
ISPmanager 5
30
$3.85
25 GB (SSD)
ISPmanager 5
80
$7.70
50 GB (SSD)
ISPmanager 5
Unlimited
$17.32
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
15 GB
Unlimited
1 CORE
512 MB
$3.85
30 GB
Unlimited
1 CORE
1 GB
$5.74
60 GB
Unlimited
1 CORE
2 GB
$9.20
80 GB
Unlimited
2 CORES
3 GB
$15.36
80 GB
Unlimited
2 CORES
4 GB
$18.44
20 GB
20 TB
1 CORE
2 GB
$5.00
40 GB
20 TB
2 CORES
4 GB
$7.31
80 GB
20 TB
2 CORES
8 GB
$11.94
160 GB
20 TB
4 CORES
16 GB
$20.79
240 GB
20 TB
8 CORES
32 GB
$38.50
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
15 GB
Unlimited
1 CORE
512 MB
$3.85
30 GB
Unlimited
1 CORE
1 GB
$5.74
60 GB
Unlimited
1 CORE
2 GB
$9.20
80 GB
Unlimited
2 CORES
3 GB
$15.36
80 GB
Unlimited
2 CORES
4 GB
$18.44
20 GB
20 TB
1 CORE
2 GB
$5.00
40 GB
20 TB
2 CORES
4 GB
$7.31
80 GB
20 TB
2 CORES
8 GB
$11.94
160 GB
20 TB
4 CORES
16 GB
$20.79
240 GB
20 TB
8 CORES
32 GB
$38.50
More Details

Bottom line on Slim Host

Slim Host offers expert-level features and SSD-based servers located in multiple global locations. If you don’t need a website builder or one-click installer, you might be attracted by the affordable hosting from a company that owns its own Tier III data center.

Pros:

  • The prices and terms are fair
  • Vendor-owned Tier III data center
  • Plenty of expert-level features
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate

Cons:

  • No uptime guarantee
  • The beginner-friendly features are limited

Get expert SSD hosting now at Slim Host

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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