With more than ten years of experience in the industry, SPRIT.ORG is an Austrian web hosting company based in Vienna. More than 30,000 webmasters already rely on their services, and their clients include some big names such as Sony, BAWAG, and ABB. SPRIT.ORG’s products are basic shared web hosting solutions with big enough resources for media-rich sites. This provider’s website can be switched between the German and English languages.
Features and Ease of Use
While SPRIT.ORG is missing one or two features, they do provide a basic range of plans with everything you need to successfully host a website on shared infrastructure. They also offer all of the following:
- Domain registration (free domain for the first year)
- Free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt, plus purchasable certificates
- Data backups
- Multidomain hosting for up to 30 domains
- Unlimited data transfer
- Relatively high storage limits of 15 GB, 30 GB, and 50 GB
SPRIT.ORG’s servers are housed within data centers located in Vienna, Austria, which makes this a hub for network infrastructure in the region. With highspeed connections and multiprocessor systems, you should get good hosting performance.
Although the Basic plan is sold for a simple web presence, you should be able to house a large website with 15 GB of storage and unlimited traffic. You also get unlimited subdomains and free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, but not the multidomain hosting that is limited to the Multi plan.
All products come with a browser-based control panel and a one-click script installer, so you can install the most important web apps such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. PHP, MySQL, and Perl are also provided and supported. Their solutions also come with iWeb support, password-protected areas, and website statistics tools.
Full email functionality includes unlimited accounts, 3 GB to 10 GB of email storage, POP3/IMAP/SMTP support, 256-bit SSL encryption, multi-device compatibility, and spam blacklisting.
Pricing and Support
While not the absolute cheapest, SPRIT.ORG’s simple and straightforward shared web hosting packages are definitely still at the lower end of the price spectrum. What does make their prices almost unbelievably low is the list of additional freebies: a free domain for the first year with annual billing, a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, generous storage limits, and unlimited data transfer. SPIRIT.ORG also doesn’t charge any setup or registration fees, and will also help you migrate your website for free.
Yes, there’s a catch. With no money-back guarantee and no short-term billing option, you need to be confident about committing for at least a year.
SPRIT.ORG doesn’t really do 24/7 support, so it’s a bit hit-and-miss in terms of whether you’ll get a response if you request support outside of their core office hours. Response times during business hours are good, and the excellent support people do have some sense of urgency when solving your issues. They offer a callback service for when they’re not immediately available, and they also publish an FAQ section, but sadly no knowledge base.