Founded in June 2016, Spidyhost is an India based company that provides web hosting services, servers, and domain registration. It has more than 300 customers with 200+ registered domains. It serves customers through servers that are located in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. Its website is in English only.
Features and Ease of Use
Spidyhost offers shared Linux hosting for simple websites, Cloud Linux and Windows hosting for higher-level websites. Customers on any of these plans will enjoy these features and resources:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate
- Free .in domain on some plans
- Weekly automatic backups
- Two or unlimited addon domains
- Unlimited disk space
With its load balancing cloud platform, your website will be able to stand traffic spikes. It ensures that when there’s a spike in traffic, your traffic is spread across different servers to ensure that there’s no negative impact on your website’s performance. This feature also helps you not get affected by a traffic spike from another user on your server.
Another performance accelerating feature is Solid States Disks. These processes data faster and is more reliable. Plus, it has caching servers to store content closer to your website visitors. Once a static content is cached using Edge caching, every subsequent user gets served content directly and faster from the caching server.
Spidyhost uses CloudFlare’s DDoS protection to mitigate attacks, filter/block malicious traffic, and protect your data. Its capacity is 15X bigger than the largest DDoS ever recorded.
Developers can program with PHP and Python. It also supports Ruby on Rails and CGI. Beginners are not left behind. There’s a one-click installer that supports more than 300 scripts including WordPress and Drupal. It also has website builders including RvSiteBuilder and Zyro SiteBuilder. All you have to do is pick a theme, drag and drop modules in your page, and publish.
Pricing and Support
There are three plans on each shared hosting category. Spidyhost offers them at low-cost prices. The low prices are a plus and it adds a free SSL and if you want to use a .in domain, you’ll get it for free on some plans.
You can pay with PayUMoney, Paypal, or your credit/debit card.
Subscription periods start from one month. You can use this to mitigate your risk. If it isn’t that good, you don’t lose out too much.
If you do choose to pay for 12 months at a go and end up unsatisfied, you can get a refund if you contact it within 30-days after your initial payment. You wouldn’t get 100% of your money back because it will take out transaction fees and taxes (that were inclusive and not mentioned at checkout).
I had a few questions and I went to its knowledge base but only found solutions on updating my nameservers, so I had to contact customer support. I did that through email and received a response not too long later.
It also has phone, ticket, and live chat support but these channels don’t have agents on them 24/7. They work from Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GMT +5:30.