Reviews and expert opinion Top.Host

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Greek web hosting company Top.Host tops off its SSD-based hosting plans with a top-class 90-day money-back guarantee.

Overview

Top.HostTop.Host is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

Top.Host was founded in 2005 and has evolved by adding new features almost every year. Its team is comprised of professional technicians who are dedicated to providing the best services in the industry.

The main Top.Host website is in English, but some of the separate support pages are in Greek.

Features and Ease of Use

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Top.Host offers a variety of features to serve different industries. These features include:

  • Unmetered traffic and storage space
  • Security optimization and high uptime
  • Free site migration
  • 24/7/365 monitoring
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Unlimited MySQL databases and email accounts
  • 90-day money-back guarantee

Top.Host offers four web hosting plans. The regular web hosting plans start with standard resources and allow for hosting only one dynamic website, but this can be upgraded to host an unlimited number of websites with additional resources. You get a free domain name, a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate and free professional website migration. You also get free DNS management so you can manage records including SRV, MX, NS, and even CNAME.

If you out-grow the regular hosting plans and need higher resources and higher availability, then the top-tier “Big Bang” package will be the right fit for you. This comes in three flavors on semi-dedicated servers, which generally feature NVMe disks, spam protection, 24/7 monitoring, three daily website backups, and continuous uptime.

Top.Host uses optimized modern technology to provide its customers with secure, elastic web hosting. Furthermore, it has optimized speed and performance using Speed Cache and SSD technology.

As an alternative to shared hosting, you can instead opt for VPS hosting with excellent features including remote reboot, a choice of Windows and Linux distributions, and a choice of control panels. This is activated as soon as payment has been made, and the SSD storage ranges from 20 GB to 200 GB on both Windows and Linux VPS plans.

Pricing and Support

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Top.Host offers averagely-good prices for its products on one-month to three-year billing cycles, with a discount for a longer term commitment on your first order.

You can pay by PayPal, credit cards, Paysafecard, or bank deposit, and you get a very generous 90-day money-back guarantee that gives you a full three months to decide whether you’re fully committed to this provider.

Top.Host takes pride in its 24/7 support, which you can access via live chat, ticket, telephone, or email. I got answered almost immediately when I tested the live chat channel.

If you want to try supporting yourself, you can take advantage of the video tutorials and the detailed knowledge base which – unlike the rest of the Top.Host website – is substantially in Greek.

How much does Top.Host cost?
Top.Host offers plans from $4 to $23. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which Top.Host plan should I get?
My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. Top.Host 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 Top.Host here.
How good is Top.Host’s customer support?
Top.Host is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of Top.Host 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.

Pricing

4.3

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FAIL SERVICE

My business website was down at the time I wanted to transfer the domain from top host to GoDaddy.. The sent to me 5 wrong authorization codes and me and my developers couldn't transfer (but we paid 156euros to GoDaddy) to have the transfer service..I called them 3-4 times at the support phone and they couldn't give me an answer about why that happened..The most unprofessional and stupid service -support ever.8 domains was failed to be transferred out..Which mean you pay but you don't have full authority to use your paid domain names easy.Is like you asking for favor from them to help you..My Lawyer finally took place to solve the problem with them..

September 29, 2019

Comparison

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Bottom line on Top.Host

With data centers in France, the Netherlands, and Germany, Top.Host is a value-oriented web hosting vendor that offers quality hosting services using current technologies for enhanced protection and performance.

Top.Host might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Optimized speed and secure hosting
  • Efficient 24/7 support
  • Flexible billing terms with discounts

Cons

  • No free website builder
  • No one-click app installer
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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