Features and Ease of Use
As you’d expect from a leading web host, Verat Hosting offers the full range of hosting related services. Its shared hosting plans come with the following key features as standard:
- Daily automatic backups
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free Comodo SSL certificate supported and automatically installed
- Domain registration available
- Up to ten add-on domains
- From 5 GB to 30 GB disk space
- From 300 GB to 1000 GB bandwidth
The three types of shared hosting plans (SSD, Linux, and Windows) all come with plenty of beginner-friendly features. The SSD plan and Linux plan both come with SitePro Web Builder (a website building tool with 30 ready-made, mobile-responsive templates) and the Softaculous Auto Installer for more than 300 popular programs.
For expert webmasters, the SSD and Linux plans support all the usual features such as PHP (versions 4.4 through 7.2), MySQL, phpMyAdmin, and FTP accounts. The Windows plans come with support for ASP, ASP.NET, and MS SQL. Whilst the feature list isn’t endless, it’s nice to see that it includes all the latest software versions.
After chatting with support, I can confirm that a free Comodo SSL certificate is supported and automatically installed on all shared hosting plans. Also, remote MySQL connections are allowed from certain IP addresses, but SSH access is not allowed. Verat Hosting offers an industry-standard 99.9% uptime guarantee.
Pricing and Support
This provider’s prices are in line with similar companies at home and abroad but bear in mind that all plans require you to purchase an SSL certificate and domain name separately.
Plans can only be purchased on one-year terms, which is a little inflexible since there is no free trial and no money-back guarantee to get you out if it all goes wrong. What’s worse, when I tried to sign up, the checkout page kept crashing on me!
You can contact this company by filling out an online form or calling them, but there are no clearly displayed business hours. I made contact during what I presumed to be their weekday working hours, and I received a response later the same day:
The Verat Hosting website includes some FAQs, but not nearly enough to help you with your hosting issues.