Russian web hosting provider Sprinthost has grown steadily since its founding in 2005, and today it is ranked among the top ten largest hosting companies in Russia by market share. Its mission has always been to offer fast and reliable web hosting solutions to businesses of all sizes around the world.
The Sprinthost website is in Russian.
Features and Ease of Use
Sprinthost offers shared web hosting, VPS/VDS hosting, domain name registration services, and dedicated server solutions. The standard features included in its hosting packages are:
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
- Automatic backups
- SSH access
- One-click installer for popular CMS scripts
- PHP support (versions 5.3 – 7.3)
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
Sprinthost’s three shared hosting packages are VOSTOK-1/EAST-1 (with 5 GB SSD and hosting for up to 5 small websites), VOSTOK-2/EAST-2 (with 15 GB SSD storage for more serious websites), and VOSTOK-3/EAST-3 (with 20 GB SSD storage for larger websites, forums, and online stores).
All hosting accounts come with automatic backups, but no additional details are provided on the vendor’s website. You also get a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and a one-click installer for popular CMS applications, image galleries, and other free applications.
Sprinthost owns super-powerful dedicated servers that come with a convenient and easy-to-use control panel and are configured to host even the most complex websites. This provider’s modern Russian Tier III data center is connected via fiber-optic communication lines, and its internet network connectivity is outsourced to 13 telecom operators.
Pricing and Support
Sprinthost’s hosting plans are affordably priced in Russian rubles, but there are some apparent feature restrictions. You can pay for plans monthly or yearly, with substantial discounts for an annual commitment.
You can take advantage of a 15-day test period to try before you buy, and you also get the reassurance of a 99.9% uptime guarantee (which is slightly lower than the industry average).
Customers can contact Sprinthost’s 24/7 service center through telephone, email, and live chat. If you are a Russian customer, you also have the option to visit their offices on weekdays. I had a successful interaction with a live chat agent in Russian:
For self-support, Sprinthost provides a pretty comprehensive knowledge base.