Reviews and expert opinion TheHost

Ranked 1720th from 1972 Web Hosting
4.1
Server locations
Kiev
Frankfurt am Main
Moscow
James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert
The Host is a web hosting service in Ukraine that offers basic services. Due to a lack of features, they are only recommended for basic sites and is not recommended for true beginners.

Pricing

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
102.4 MB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$0.75
512 MB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.00
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.50
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.73
3 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.00
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.28
3 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.52
25 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.00
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.91
100 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$8.66
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$14.87
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
102.4 MB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$0.75
512 MB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.00
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.50
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$1.73
3 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$2.00
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.28
3 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$3.52
25 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.00
10 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$5.91
100 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$8.66
25 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$8.90
50 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
$14.87
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
25 GB
1 x 1.20GHz
256 MB
$4.12
50 GB
1 x 1.60GHz
320 MB
$5.31
100 GB
1 x 2.20GHz
384 MB
$6.51
125 GB
1 x 2.80GHz
512 MB
$8.90
10 GB
1 x 3.30GHz
512 MB
$8.90
150 GB
1 x 3.40GHz
768 MB
$11.11
175 GB
2 x 2.20GHz
1 GB
$14.87
25 GB
2 x 3.30GHz
1 GB
$14.87
200 GB
2 x 3.40GHz
1.5 GB
$20.84
50 GB
2 x 3.30GHz
2 GB
$26.81
75 GB
3 x 3.30GHz
4 GB
$41.73
150 GB
4 x 3.30GHz
8 GB
$59.64
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
25 GB
1 x 1.20GHz
256 MB
$4.12
50 GB
1 x 1.60GHz
320 MB
$5.31
100 GB
1 x 2.20GHz
384 MB
$6.51
125 GB
1 x 2.80GHz
512 MB
$8.90
10 GB
1 x 3.30GHz
512 MB
$8.90
150 GB
1 x 3.40GHz
768 MB
$11.11
175 GB
2 x 2.20GHz
1 GB
$14.87
25 GB
2 x 3.30GHz
1 GB
$14.87
200 GB
2 x 3.40GHz
1.5 GB
$20.84
50 GB
2 x 3.30GHz
2 GB
$26.81
75 GB
3 x 3.30GHz
4 GB
$41.73
150 GB
4 x 3.30GHz
8 GB
$59.64
More Details

Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
320 GB
2 x 2.90GHz
4 GB
$41.57
1000 GB
4 x 3.30GHz
15.6 GB
$83.19
Plan Name
Storage
CPU
RAM
Price
320 GB
2 x 2.90GHz
4 GB
$41.57
1000 GB
4 x 3.30GHz
15.6 GB
$83.19
More Details

Bottom line on TheHost

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The Host is a web hosting service based in the Ukraine that’s been in business since 2007. While providing a wide range of hosting and shared hosting services, they don’t offer much in the way of advanced features. It’s definitely not for beginners, and only suitable for basic sites that won’t need advanced features.

 

Features and Ease of Use

The Host offers plans that are intended to provide basic services and not much else. Below are the basic features you get with most plans:

  • Host multiple sites on most plans
  • Unlimited subdomains
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Database access available
  • DNS management
  • PHP versions 5.2-7.2 available
  • Regular backups

Overall, I find their features somewhat average and they don’t offer much in the way of features that set them apart from the average provider. Features such as AntiDDoS, Additional IPs, and more are available, but for an additional fee.

This is not a good host for beginners because it doesn’t offer any form of auto-installer or drag and drop builder. They will install WordPress or other CRMs for you, but you will have to pay a fee to do so. Otherwise, if you know what you’re doing, you won’t have any issues using their cPanel. Just don’t expect much in the way of advanced features.

The Host offers seven levels of service, all with the basic features already mentioned. The differences are outlined in the following chart:

Business CardMy SiteBusinessBusiness #2PortalPortal-25Portal-100
Domains13610152550
Storage100MB500MB1GB3GB10GB25GB100GB
Databases138152550100
Mailboxes2610UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
SSH AccessNoNoNoYesYesYesYes

 

I’m not a big fan of the amount of available storage on most of these accounts relative to the number of domains you can host. Also, SSL certificates are not free for these plans. However, you do get a 40% discount on Business #2 and higher.

 

Pricing and Support

Overall, your best value is to go with Business #2 or higher. Those plans have the greatest features and also feature monthly pricing. Otherwise, you must prepay for six months to a year of service. They do offer some free access, but you must contact them for access.

The Host has several options for support, including a robust Wiki page and telephone support located in Russia and Ukraine. They don’t offer live chat support, but they have email support along with a Facebook page. According to the Facebook page, they respond to Messenger requests within a few hours.

 

Summary

Overall, I find The Host a basic web hosting service that can get the job done for basic websites, but it lacks many features that more advanced users will need. It is not recommended for beginners as there are no auto-setup tools that come free with the service.

Pros

  • Host multiple sites on most plans
  • Robust support page
  • Unlimited subdomains
  • Regular backups

Cons

  • No auto-installer or drag and drop builder
  • Many advanced features are add-ons
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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