Reviews and expert opinion Thaibizhost
Thaibizhost is a subsidiary of Thaibiz Provider Co., Ltd an internet service provider that began its operations on March 3, 2004. Since then, the hosting company invested in high-end hosting infrastructure housed in Thailand so that it can meet the requirements of business enterprises in Thailand and beyond.
Its offerings include, among others, shared web hosting, dedicated servers, VPS, colocation services, and domain name registration services. While some parts of the Thaibizpost website are only available in Thai, others also come with an option of the English language.
Features and Ease of Use
Thaibizhost web hosting solutions incorporate the following standard features:
- PHP 5.2.9, Perl 5.8.x, CGI
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- phpMyAdmin support
- cPanel control panel
- Daily backups
- Firewall protection
- IP addresses
- Windows/Linux OS platforms
Thaibizhost web hosting solutions are powered by world-class hosting infrastructure housed in a data center in Thailand. Located at the telecommunication building (CAT), the data center is connected to both International (IIG) and local (NIX) internet backbones, allowing the easy and fast exchange of information within the country and abroad. This also guarantees high transmission speeds while preventing problems caused by signal lines.
Thaibizhost dedicated servers SATA storage disks with RAID 1 configuration from the Dell manufacturers. RAID 1 array provides improved performance as it consists of data mirroring where data is written identically in two independent disk drives. However, capacity is only 50 percent of independent disk drives as compared to other RAID levels.
This hosting firm offers both Linux and Windows hosting plans that come with a choice of a variety of databases and scripting languages. Customers can also select their web management systems including either cPanel or Plesk control panel.
Thaibizhost website has a poor design with a very hard to navigate interface. Some of the contents on the websites seem outdated and the vendor still uses adobe flash player for some of its content. Besides, the last time the website was updated was over 10 years ago, with the copyright footer reading 2006.
Pricing and Support
Thaibizhost hosting solutions come across as some of the most expensive in the Thai market. While they come with free setups and a free domain name, the prices still remain way too overarching. Additionally, the hosting plans are offered with inflexible annual billing cycles. I decided to go ahead and place an order, but the static bar returned a critical error with a “Could not connect to the database” message.
None of the vendor’s web hosting solutions come with a return policy or free trial period. Moreover, although the vendor boasts of high uptime, it does seem to commit itself to an uptime guarantee.
Customers can contact Thaibizhost support desk via telephone, live chat, and email. The vendor has also availed a hotline telephone support available out of office hours for its web hosting, VPS, colocation, and dedicated server customers. All the same, the hosting company does not have a ticketing system.
Besides, the vendor’s website lacks a knowledgebase section.