WORTHY HOST is a web hosting company that only offers shared servers. If you need better security than you can get on Virtual Private Servers (VPS) or cloud hosting, you wouldn’t get that here. This company doesn’t also provide domain registration services like most web hosting companies.
Its website is available in French only and its servers are located in …
Features and Ease of Use
WORTHY HOST offers three shared hosting plans with varying features. Shared hosting customers get to enjoy the following features:
- Automatic backups
- Free SSL
- One, five, or ten websites on one plan
- Anywhere from 10GB to 200GB storage space
If you’re a freelancer or you don’t have an employee in your business, you can take the Personal Offer (base plan) and not have to bother about purchasing email address from another provider. Bigger businesses can take either the Premium or Business offer with 10 and 20 email address respectively. Medium-sized organizations and above will find this too small though.
The storage space is ample and even digital product e-commerce stores will be able to run on those.
It provides dedicated IP addresses on the top two plans. This has a lot of benefits. For example, you can view your website faster during periods of high traffic. Also, you might want to finish developing your website before pointing it to your domain, it’s your IP address that you’ll use for that. It’s also beneficial for online stores that don’t use their own gateways as well as for email reputation.
You can connect to your server through secured shell if you’re on any one of the top two plans. SSH isn’t allowed on the base plan. Another thing that is restricted is cron jobs. While you can’t create any on the base plan, you can create five or ten on the other plans.
WORTHY HOST provides Softaculous applications installer for beginners who don’t understand how to create or manage databases and want to handle hosting and website development by themselves. With it, you can install more than 300 web applications including WordPress.
Pricing and Support
WORTHY HOST offers low-cost hosting. Its prices are one of the lowest in the industry for the features offered on them.
Even with that, it provides free SSL. You don’t want your visitors to get a notification that your website isn’t secure which can increase your bounce rate. So, this free certificate is a great perk because you don’t have to spend on a certificate.
WORTHY HOST has only one subscription period, which is a year. It doesn’t provide month to month hosting. It honors requests for refunds though, but you’ll have to request the refund within 14 days after paying for a plan.
Purchasing a hosting plan isn’t straightforward. Unlike most other companies that have cart and checkout pages so that you can pay immediately, this one uses a long process. You’ll have to fill a form on its websites. Then, a sales agent will confirm your order based on the form and send you a payment page where you can either use PayPal or your credit/debit card to pay.
Customer support is another part of this web host that I am not impressed with. The support agents are only available through email. There’s no live chat, phone, or ticket support. Also, it has no knowledge base. I sent an email but never got a reply, even more than three weeks later.
Its blog section might help you solve a few hosting issues.