Features and Ease of Use
Telia’s hosting packages come with the features you would expect to find in just about every standard hosting package on the market. Here’s what you can expect from them:
- Web-based control panel
- Domain registration and transfer
- DNS management interface
- 100-250GB disk storage
- MySQL/MariaDB databases
- Unlimited email addresses
- Unlimited transfer bandwidth
- CGI application support
- Private IP address
- FTP access
Telia gives its customers access to the Voog multilingual website builder, which allows them to build functional websites using a drag-and-drop interface and over a dozen modern templates. You should be able to work comfortably with the small number of templates, and you can customize them with your own images. This website builder also has a versatile blog option that lets you create posts and set publishing dates in the same way as you would with WordPress.
No customer in their right mind would want to host their website on a platform that doesn’t offer backup and recovery options, and with Telia, there’s little to worry about because they do daily backups that are retained for seven days. You can recover all your important information or files in the event of accidental loss or deletion.
Telia’s packages are e-commerce-friendly. You can easily build an e-shop with product listings, an integrated shopping cart, and a payment gateway secured with premium SSL.
Pricing and Support
Telia’s virtual servers come with enough features and storage to host just about any kind of website. I think their pricing is fair and well within the market range, and you can get an additional 1GB storage for a reasonable fee. Monthly data recovery from their backups is slightly expensive, but it’s worthwhile for any business that runs mission-critical websites.
I have every reason to believe that Telia’s support is available in Russian, English, and Estonian, although I haven’t put this into practice via live chat. Telephone support is also available between 8.00am and 9.00pm (GMT+2), and you can also email the company or contact them via an online contact form. There is no knowledge base, as far as I know, and no FAQs, but I believe that the support team should be able to help you with any hosting issues.
How much does Telia cost?Telia offers plans from $5 to $14. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which Telia plan should I get?My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. Telia can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from Telia here.
How good is Telia’s customer support?Telia is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of Telia being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.