Features and Ease of Use
ZOTO Host’s hosting solutions include the following standard features:
- One-click WordPress installer
- Unlimited bandwidth
- PHP version selection
- Unlimited disk space
- Web-based cPanel control panel
- Free cPanel migration
- Unlimited email accounts
- Unlimited databases
- SSL certificates
The SSD shared hosting solutions include unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, 1 CPU core, and a private IP address.
One of the outstanding hosting packages offered by ZOTO Host is the managed WordPress hosting that comes with a one-click WordPress installer, automated WordPress core updates, and unlimited SSD storage. Customers can rest easy knowing that ZOTO will install, optimize, secure, and update WordPress, its themes, and plugins.
While ZOTO Host performs daily, weekly, and monthly backups, it encourages customers to keep their own backups safe in case the vendor’s backups fail to restore. It does not offer backups at all for self-managed virtual servers.
With SSD storage in RAID configurations to ensure maximum protection, ZOTO Host’s servers are optimized for speed and security. Loading speeds are also improved thanks to the use of the LiteSpeed Web Server.
The physical servers sit in Tier 4 data centers located in New York and Miami. To assure high availability, these data centers are equipped with N+2 redundant power and environmental control subsystems. However, the 99% uptime guarantee is actually pretty low for a hosting provider.
Pricing and Support
ZOTO Host’s hosting plans are somewhat expensive, maybe because of the 100% SSD-based server storage. These plans come with few feature restrictions.
Plans are priced in U.S. dollars and can be bought on monthly or yearly billing terms, with no apparent discount for an annual commitment. Nonetheless, you get a 30-day money-back guarantee that should give you some comfort if you decide to dive in for a full year.
You can contact ZOTO Host’s 24/7 technical support team by telephone, ticket system, email, or live chat. The team responds quickly to queries, and I received a reply to my test email within an hour. This is fortunate because this company’s knowledge base link leads to a “not found” page.