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Ukrainian hosting provider UNLim24’s somewhat old-fashioned website can be switched between the English, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. This company claims to provide cheap hosting and VPS plans, so let’s see.
Features and Ease of Use
UNLim24 offers shared hosting, virtual servers, domain names, and SSL certificates. Its shared hosting plans come with these features as standard:
- Almost 100% uptime record
- Backups with most plans
- Domain registration available
- Up to 50 add-on domains
- SSL certificates available
- Up to 25 GB disk space
- Unlimited monthly traffic
The hosting plans provide plenty of features for beginners, including a free Site Builder website-building tool and the Softaculous installer for popular CMS software such as WordPress or Drupal. Rather than the more usual cPanel, you get the ISPmanager control panel to manage your hosting. It allows you to schedule Cron jobs for regular tasks rather than having to execute them manually each time.
I can’t be sure about the support for expert features such as SSH, and I couldn’t ask because the live chat was offline when I wanted to try it. Having said this, the VPS and VDS plans come with full root access and are compatible with all operating systems.
Pricing and Support
Shared hosting prices seem to be in line with (if not cheaper than) similar local and international competitors, as long as you don’t choose a top tier plan. The VPS and VDS packages are incredibly affordable. Bear in mind that the base plan doesn’t include some features such as backups or a free domain, so you’ll have to upgrade if that’s what you want. In all cases, SSL certificates cost extra.
As its name suggests, UNLim24’s customer support is 24/7, but with a significant caveat. There is no telephone or email support, as far as I know, so you have to make contact via live chat. So far, so good, except that the live chat was offline when I wanted to try it during working hours on a weekday. If you have to resort to self-support — and it looks like you will — I’m happy to say that there is an adequate knowledge base.