Sparked Host LLC started as Electrum Host in July 2017 until rebranded in April 2018. This host offers budget and enterprise Minecraft hosting, as well as other game hosting, web hosting, Budget and Premium VPS hosting, Discord Bot hosting, and associated services (such as domain registration). Sparked Host also offers Hytale hosting for immersive role-playing games.
To date, Sparked Host has sold more than 20,000 servers, accumulated over 2,000 active clients, and answered 20,000+ support tickets. While its website is in English, its WHMCompleteSolution-powered client site supports many more languages.
Features and Ease of Use
Sparked Host offers two shared hosting plans (Starter and Unlimited). These two shared hosting plans provide you with:
- cPanel control panel
- 4 to unlimited addon domains
- 5 GB to unlimited SSD storage
- 20 GB to unmetered monthly bandwidth
- 10 to unlimited email accounts
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- 4 to unlimited MySQL databases
- DDoS protection
- Free SSL
- 24-hour automatic backups
Since this host provides the Softaculous auto-installer, you can easily install popular applications like WordPress, Joomla, and PrestaShop without having to be (or hire) a web developer. For something more specialist, you can get NamelessMC (to host a Minecraft website) or SSH shell access (to control your website hosting).
The use of SATA SSD with RAID-10 ensures performance, reliability, and resilience, and you get SLA-backed 99.99% guaranteed network availability.
Pricing and Support
Sparked Host’s shared hosting plans are cheap. You can pay for them via PayPal and Paymentwall on monthly or annual billing cycles. There is a 24-hour money-back guarantee that refunds you if you have a valid reason. In my opinion, this guarantee is restrictive, and the timeframe is too short to assess the services accurately.
Customer support is available 24/7 via telephone, support ticket, email, or live chat. I contacted the live chat to ask if there is a free trial and for confirmation on the 24-hour refund policy. I had to wait a while for a response and only got an answer to my first question:
If you’re looking for self-support resources, you can check out Sparked Host’s knowledge base, frequently asked questions, or YouTube channel.