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 Card||My Site||Business||Business #2||Portal||Portal-25||Portal-100|
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.
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