Reviews and expert opinion XenonHost

Ranked 722nd from 1962 Web Hosting
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Features
4.3
Pricing
4.3
Support
4.1
Server locations
Romania
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Romanian hosting company XenonHost offers SSD-based shared hosting plans with excellent features and high resource allocations.

Overview

XenonHost

XenonHost is a Romanian web hosting brand of SC Edelweiss SRL, and as such has been providing Romanian-based hosting since 1999. This is not one of the leading providers in Romania, but it does offer a range of plans with some excellent value-adds. Its website is in Romanian only; however, the support pages can be switched between 30 different languages via the built-in Google translate plugin.

Features and Ease of Use

XenonHost offers all the usual website hosting services, including VPS, dedicated servers, domain registration, and shared hosting. The shared hosting plans come with the following core features:

  • Guaranteed average server uptime of 99.5%
  • Weekly backups available for disaster recovery
  • Free .ro, .com, .net, .org, .eu, .us, .biz, .info, .us, .biz, .info domain with annual plans
  • Unlimited add-on domains included in all plans
  • SSL certificates available for purchase
  • From 500 MB to 2 GB SSD disk space
  • Unlimited traffic across all shared hosting plans

The Romania-based servers use Intel Quad-Core processors, SSD storage, and Linux operating systems. XenonHost guarantees an average server uptime of 99.5%, which is lower than the industry norm, and – judging by the terms and conditions – there isn’t any credit in the event of excessive downtime.

The good news is that the plans all have high resource allocations with unlimited traffic, email accounts, subdomains, FTP accounts, MySQL databases, and addon domains. My only reservation is that the disk space is low, ranging from 500 MB to 2 GB SSD disk space.

As well as high resource quotas (apart from the disk space), these plans come with a good range of features for both beginners and advanced users. Beginners get the Softaculous and Fantastico one-click installers, and a free installation of the TrendyTools website builder to help you create your website without coding knowledge. Advanced users have access to PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby on Rails, as well as Cron jobs and SSH access.

All plans come with daily and weekly backups, although these are only for disaster recovery purposes and are not guaranteed.

Pricing and Support

Considering the level of resources and features, the prices are in line with similar companies in Romania and abroad (if not a little cheaper). Also, don’t forget you get a free domain with annual plans.

The plans can be purchased on six, twelve, and twenty-four-month terms, with no discounts for longer commitments. You can upgrade or downgrade for free at any time, which is pretty uncommon.

Quite a few add-ons are presented at the checkout, which I don’t particularly like, but I can understand this in the context of the otherwise reasonable prices. These add-ons are things like an SSL certificate, SpamExperts email security, and the Weebly website builder.

Self-support options are quite varied and include FAQs, tutorials, and an announcements page. Fewer facilities are provided for summoning support from a real human; there is a support ticket submission form but no phone number and no email address unless these are hidden away behind the customer login page.

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Unfortunately, the live chat was offline during Romanian business hours. So I sent a message via the offline live chat window but received no response for five working days… and counting.

Pricing

4.3

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
500 MB
Unlimited
$1.43
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
500 MB
Unlimited
$1.43
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from XenonHost

Bottom line on XenonHost

XenonHost offers a range of SSD-based hosting plans. You don’t get 24/7 customer support with this budget brand, but you do get affordable, feature-packed plans with some unlimited resource quotas.

Pros

  • The shared hosting plans are all affordable
  • SSDs are in use on all plans
  • Beginner-friendly website building tool and one-click installer
  • Support for PHP, Perl, and Ruby on Rails

Cons

  • Live chat was offline during business hours
  • The uptime guarantee is low and not backed by compensation

Buy feature-packed affordable hosting from XenonHost

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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