Founded in 2006, Latvia-based UA-Hosting also has offices in Ukraine and other European countries. Its servers are located in the U.S.A., the Netherlands, Singapore, Russia, and the U.K.
UA-Hosting’s English- and Russian-language website presents prices in U.S. dollars and sells shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration.
Features and Ease of Use
UA-Hosting offers shared hosting on servers in the U.S.A. and the Netherlands, but the plans appear to be identical. The four levels of hosting — SSD BASIC, SSD BUSINESS, SSD ENTERPRISE, and SSD VIP — vary in disk space, hosted websites, databases, estimated page views, and monthly bandwidth. Otherwise, they have these features in common:
- ISPManager 5 Business control panel
- Softaculous installer
- Free website builder
- Free SSL certificate
- SSD storage
- 99.5% uptime guarantee
Hosting accounts are managed via the ISPManager 5 Business control panel. Although I usually prefer one of the more popular cPanel or Plesk control panels, ISPManager is considered to be up among them in terms of ease of use. It includes the Softaculous installer for a plethora of popular applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, Opencart, Typo3, and phpBB.
As an alternative creating a CMS-backed website with one of the aforementioned programs, you could use the free website builder to build a professional web presence without having to be a professional web designer or developer. It include hundreds of readymade layout templates for you to customize with your own text and graphics.
Pricing and Support
UA-Hosting’s prices are quite affordable compared with European and international competitors. You can pay by various methods, including bank transfer, credit/debit cards, PayPal, and even Bitcoins, on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual billing cycles. There is no money-back guarantee, as far as I can see, so you’d have to be confident about committing for a full year (if that’s the billing cycle you choose).
Although self-support resources seems to be scarce — a few frequently asked questions and an almost-bare knowledge base — the one-to-one support is better. You can make contact via telephone, ticket, email, or live chat, and I got quick answers to my questions via the live chat channel.