Reviews and expert opinion TAG.Hosting
Russian website hosting company TAG.Hosting was founded in 2012. Its old-fashioned website is in Russian, but it offers an above-par money-back guarantee. There are plenty of positive customer reviews on this provider’s website despite it not having a social media presence.
Features and Ease of Use
TAG.Hosting offers a full range of hosting services, and its shared hosting packages come with the following core features:
- Server uptime between 99.8% and 100%.
- Automatic daily backups, retained for seven days
- One free .ru or .po domain name
- Up to 25 add-on domains
- SSL certificates available
- Up to 10,000 MB disk space
- Unlimited monthly traffic
You get the usual FTP access, MySQL databases, and phpMyAdmin, plus Perl, CGI, and Cron jobs to schedule regular scripts. Developers also benefit from PHP support, but (unfortunately) the slower version 5 rather than the latest version 7.
At the other end of the expertise spectrum, beginners can benefit from WordPress-specific plans, with this company’s technical team handling the installation and updates for you. As well as WordPress, the shared hosting plans are compatible with other popular CMS software such as Joomla, Bitrix, and MODX.
Pricing and Support
TAG.Hosting’s prices are in line with other Russian and many international website hosting providers. You get a domain name for free, but you have to pay for an SSL certificate.
Where TAG.Hosting really stands out is with its three-month money-back guarantee which is much longer than the 30 days offered by many other hosts. You can also try before you buy, by taking advantage of a ten-day free trial.
Unfortunately, TAG.Hosting’s support is extremely limited, having only one email address for sales, support, and billing. I can’t tell you exactly what times the technical support is available, but I can tell you that you can summon sales assistance during working hours on weekdays. For self-support, there is a surprisingly comprehensive “questions and answers” knowledge base: