Reviews and expert opinion X-Hosting

Ranked 2666th from 3627 Web Hosting
4.1
  • Features
    4.2
  • Ease of Use
    4.1
  • Support
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.1
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
While X-Hosting's website looks very dated and unappealing, its uptime (as measured by me) suggests that my website, and yours, might enjoy equally good uptime. Check out this Ukrainian provider for hosting, virtual servers, and dedicated servers.

Overview

X-Hosting

X-Hosting is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

Ukrainian hosting provider X-Hosting deals in domains, web hosting, VPS/VDS, and dedicated servers. It also offers website audits and SEO services to customers who want to promote their online presence. X-Hosting’s website is in Russian.

Features and Ease of Use

Since X-Hosting’s VPS/VDS solutions are managed via the ISPManager Lite control panel, and since its website says nothing to the contrary, I have to assume that the same control panel is offered to shared hosting customers. I can tell you with more certainty that shared hosting customers benefit from these features:

  • Unmetered web traffic
  • RoundCube webmail with POP3/IMAP4/SMTP
  • Own DNS server
  • MySQL databases
  • Cron jobs
  • FTP accounts

It’s nice to see that X-Hosting supports scripting and programming tools such as CGI, various versions of PHP, and phpMyAdmin. You can secure your site with SSL and upload files via FTP, but unfortunately, there is no root access via SSH.

If shared hosting isn’t sufficient for your needs, you can order a pre-configured VPS/VDS with HDD or SSD storage, or you can customize a VPS with up to 8 CPU cores, 8 GB of RAM, and 100 GB of storage. The sliding calculator shows you how much you will pay for the resources you pick.

You can get a dedicated server for your more demanding web projects. As soon as you have paid, the technical specialists will set up your server with your preferred operating system (CentOS, Debian, or Ubuntu) and all the essential apps you’ll need. Once set up, you’ll get full access to your server.

As added value for this review, I monitored the X-Hosting.com.ua website for 13 hours from eight regions to check that it was available throughout. Therefore, I’m quite confident that my websites (and yours) will be accessible around the clock:

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Pricing and Support

Like many other hosting providers, X-Hosting’s multiple hosting packages with different tariffs could leave you a little dazed and confused about which package to choose. I suggest you start at the bottom and scale up to unlock more disk storage as your needs increase.

More than 15 payment methods are accepted, and billing cycles range from one month to one year. If you’re unsure about signing up, you can test-drive the web hosting for ten days or test-drive a VPS/VDS/dedicated server for seven days. Request a trial by sending a verified email along with your mobile number.

Unusually for a server provider, you can request a refund within seven days for any VPS, VDS, or dedicated server. Just send an email or submit a ticket with your reason for requesting the refund.

When you submit a query via the company’s contact form (on the help page), a ticket will be created for your case. My test ticket received an automated response in Russian, but no follow-up:

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Pricing

4.1

Dedicated Server

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Bottom line on X-Hosting

X-Hosting could be a good hosting service provider, were it not for its unresponsive customer support and outdated website, but I’m not convinced that signing up would be good value-for-money.

X-Hosting might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Risk-free hosting solutions
  • Seven-day free trial
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Unmetered monthly traffic

Cons

  • Website only in Russian
  • Poor pre-sales support
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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