According to its Facebook page, Czech hosting provider Station.cz started its journey in July 2011. Among the nation’s largest domestic registrars with over 9000 customers, Station provides domain services not only in the Czech Republic and Slovakia but also to customers all around the world.
As well as domain registration services, Station also offers a handful of web hosting plans plus world hosting plans. The Station.cz website is available in English and Czech.
Features and Ease of Use
Station offers six shared hosting plans plus “world hosting plans” that provide you with FTP space, MySQL databases in your chosen location, and email services on Czech servers. With the shared hosting plans, you get:
- 99.9% availability
- 1 GB to 65 GB disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- 1 to 30 domains
- MySQL databases
- PHP 5.x and 7.x support
- Daily backups
You get FTP/FTPS access to help you transfer your files securely, and SSH allows you to take complete control of your hosting environment. For email, the usual protocols (IMAP, POP3, and SMTP) are supported. The full list of features also includes MariaDB (MySQL) databases, PHP 7 (with most modules), and .htaccess.
You can secure your site using the automatically generated free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, and you can benefit from the one-click WordPress installation if you’re not sure how to set up a website from scratch. Station also provides you with DNSSEC to enhance your domain security.
Pricing and Support
Station’s shared hosting plans are dirt cheap. You can pay in Czech koruna (CZK) via PayPal, credit cards, or WebMoney on billing cycles from monthly to biennial (including a nine-month option). There are no long-term discounts, no trials periods, and no money-back guarantee as far as I can see.
Station’s customer support desk can be contacted by telephone during shortened working hours on weekdays. Alternatively, you can submit the online contact form or send an email, but (unfortunately) my exploratory email received no reply. This wouldn’t be so bad if sufficient self-help were available, but there is no knowledge base or any other self-support resource as far as I can see.