With headquarters in the city of Székesfehérvár (Fejér County), Hungarian web hosting service provider Webonic was established in 2003.
Whether you need website hosting for a single website, multiple websites, or business websites with higher speed and security demands, Webonic offers it all. From website hosting (including WordPress hosting) to cloud-based premium VPS and dedicated servers, there are plans to suit everyone’s needs.
Webonic’s main website supports Hungarian and English, but its client section supports three additional languages: Slovak, Czech, and German.
Features and Ease of Use
Webonic offers three shared hosting plans plus three WordPress hosting plans, eight VPS plans, and six dedicated server plans. Some of the notable shared hosting features are:
- 1 to 30 websites
- 3 GB to 100 GB space
- 1 to 15 domains/redirects
- Unlimited databases and emails
- An automatically installed SSL certificate (paid add-on)
- phpMyAdmin or Adminer database management
- Virus and malicious software scanner
- DNS records management
Hosting plans also support PHP 5.x and 7.x, plus MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases.
Since Webonic has more than 21,000 WordPress websites running on its servers, it knows what clients want, so it offers five beautiful WordPress templates to easily make aesthetically pleasing websites. Alternatively, there are two website-building plans for anyone wanting to create a website or e-shop with just a few clicks. With the higher plan, you get more than 100 professional templates to choose from.
At the other end of the expertise spectrum, you can manage your website with the shell console and SSH access, or use WP-CLI to manage your WordPress website. From a technology perspective, Webonic utilizes the Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) stack and the OpenStack cloud computing platform. Nexenta SSDs provide enhanced performance along with increased availability and redundancy.
This provider’s Freeweb program is a class apart and is Webonic’s way of giving back to the internet community that helped it in the early days. This program – which is available to bloggers, NGOs, artists, and beginner entrepreneurs – provides basic versions of its three commercial products for free (as long as you pay for your domain).
Pricing and Support
Although Webonic’s shared hosting plans can’t be considered cheap, they are priced competitively. You can pay in Hungarian forints (FT) via Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, bank transfer, or PayPal on monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annual billing cycles. If you’re tempted to sign up for one of the longer terms, you’ll be pleased to see the 30-day money-back guarantee.
For self-support, Webonic includes an FAQ section on each of its plan pages. It also has a blog and a knowledge base containing several informative articles and tutorials (including video tutorials). For one-to-one support, you can contact the company via telephone (during office hours on working days), email, and an online contact form. My exploratory email received a response in less than 24 hours.