Reviews and expert opinion SpaceHost

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

SpaceHost is a relatively new entrant to the German hosting market. On the downside, its prices are high, and I failed to summon a pre-sales support response.


Overview

spacehost mainAlthough its website doesn’t say anything about when the company was started, SpaceHost’s LinkedIn page suggests that it was set up in 2017.

SpaceHost offers a comprehensive range of hosting solutions and related services that include shared hosting, WordPress hosting, virtual servers, dedicated servers, reseller hosting, domain services, SSL certificates, SiteLock, and server monitoring.

The SpaceHost website supports German.

Features and Ease of Use

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SpaceHost offers four shared hosting packages, two WordPress hosting packages, three VPS packages, and three dedicated server packages. It also offers reseller hosting solutions through an “Argo System” program that you have to participate in if you want to resell its services.

The shared hosting packages provide you with:

  • 50 GB to 350 GB space
  • Flat rate traffic
  • 10 to 100 MySQL databases
  • Unlimited email addresses
  • Multiple PHP versions
  • HTTP/2
  • SSH access
  • 5 to 50 SFTP accounts
  • Email spam protection, email virus protection
  • Cron jobs
  • Daily data backups

The included Softaculous one-click installer lets you install a large number of programs for content management (e.g., WordPress) or e-commerce (e.g., Magento).

Once your website is up-and-running, you’ll want to secure it with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate that will give your visitors confidence. Also, on the subject of security, you get DDoS protection to protect you against distributed denial of service attacks and a server monitoring service that alerts issues immediately.

Pricing and Support

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SpaceHost’s shared hosting packages are pretty costly (at around double the average industry price), and you can pay for them on quarterly, semi-annual, or annual terms. Since not all billing cycles apply to all plans, you’ll have to check the situation for the plan you pick. You can pay in euros by PayPal, bank transfer, or direct debit, and you get 14 days to change your mind.

The 24/7 customer support team should be available via telephone, online contact form, or live chat, but I have to tell you that my pre-sales exploratory email received no response. For self-support, there is what looks like a comprehensive knowledge base, but it didn’t work properly for me.

Comparison

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Pricing

3.9

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Bottom line on SpaceHost

If you don’t mind paying almost double the average industry price for your hosting, then German host SpaceHost could be the host for you.

Pros

  • 14-day withdrawal period
  • A comprehensive range of solutions
  • A free SSL certificate
  • Free DDoS protection

Cons

  • High prices
  • No uptime guarantee

For German hosting, see SpaceHost.

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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