Have I mentioned that I’m a huge fan of European web hosting companies? I’ve reviewed several different providers from lots of regions but the European web hosts are just as preferable as my native ones. What can I say? I have a soft spot for them so I keep looking for new companies to host my websites with and find ones worthy enough for a review.
On a very fine day last month, I stumbled across Hosteur, a Switzerland based company and decided to give it a shot as I first thought it offered the basic hosting solutions. But upon being acquainted with them shortly afterward, I was very pleased to notice that Hosteur is much more than just a hosting company.
In addition to professional web and cloud hosting services, it offers a wide variety of solutions that very few providers are capable of granting. Hosteur offers services such as domain name registrations and transfers, cloud services, pre-configured VPS/Cloud, web accommodation, SSL certificates, SMS marketing, backups, SAAS solutions, dedicated servers, and much more.
After using many of these services, I have to say that I haven’t yet come to regret it. Without further ado, let’s start with this review and get you guys familiar with the wonder that is Hosteur.com
Hosteur was established way back in 2003 and after garnering more than 15 years of expertise in the web hosting industry, the company is now considered as one of the premium providers of hosting solutions, cloud computing and outsourcing.
Hosteur has five data centers scattered in the regions of Europe, namely Aix-en-Provence, Sophia Antipolis in France, Lausanne in Switzerland, and Sofia in Bulgaria. The company has hosted over 30,000 websites and has a clientele of more than 100,000 happy customers.
Hosteur was brought together with one goal and that was to build a hosting infrastructure that meets all of our needs.
Compatibility and performance
The one thing which makes Hosteur’s service packages so reliable and trustworthy is its flexibility. The company optimizes top-notch hardware with the latest IT technology installed on the servers. Up to 200 FTP connections can be withstood so file transfers can be done without any hassle.
Hosteur has support for PHP 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.1, and 7.2 which makes the development of your site easy and smooth. In fact, it is very convenient in creating a website from scratch. There’s a website builder, although it is not free and could only be availed at an additional price, that helps you make the website of your dreams without any technical knowledge of coding.
Hosteur is one of the most secure web hosting providers in Switzerland. I was left speechless when I became aware of the security milestones Hosteur has reached in their 15 years of hosting and cloud computing expertise.
Hosteur was granted ISO/IEC 27001 certification back in 2019 which confirms that the company has always maintained the ISMS (Information Security Management System) standards and has abided with the international security norms. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification ensures that there are no data thefts, data amendments, or other losses.
Hosteur is also certified with HDS which attests that all the personal health information that you choose to share with Hosteur will be secured and confidential. Although Hosteur is headquartered in Switzerland, the company has the majority of their clientele from France; therefore, this Certification is in compliance with the French laws.
In terms of physical security, Hosteur’s hardware has around-the-clock CCTV surveillance and multiple anti-intrusion and anti-fire systems. You cannot find a web host more protected and safer than Hosteur.
99.9% uptime SLA
If you want your website to perform exceedingly, then you shouldn’t compromise with its uptime. The uptime response is more crucial than you initially thought. Poor uptime can result in unhappy clients and a bad reputation for your website.
Frequent downtimes can cause your websites to be unavailable every once in a while and it’d end up making your website sluggish. Hosteur makes certain to give almost perfect uptime SLA and on the rare occasion when a problem occurs, you can avail the Delays of Intervention tickets and derive the time of server availability. Hosteur goes as far as paying compensation if your site isn’t live within the period guaranteed by the company.
Unwavering customer support
Customer’s care and satisfaction should be one of the foremost priorities for a web hosting provider. Unless you’re some sort of hosting guru, you’re going to need assistance from Hosteur’s team every once in a while. Especially since they provide such a wide array of services, many people aren’t equipped to manage everything on their own.
You can reach the team either by the ticketing system or by directly call them on their toll-free number. I found the team to be both professional and friendly at the same time and the members seem committed to sorting out your queries for you.
Hosteur’s web hosting packages range from $2.22/mo to $11.16/mo.
Hosteur‘s French cloud hosting plan can be availed at 6.59 USD.
You can create custom Cloud VPS plans that are starting at $31.31/mo.
Hosteur has introduced a unique product named RAGNARØKKR. This intuitive and easy-to-deploy product is a cloud platform developed for enhancing the cloud environment. You can get it at $0.0037 per hour for a dynamic cloudlet. However, if you reserve a cloudlet in advance, up to 60% discount could be availed.
- ISO/IEC 27001 and HDS certified
- 99.9% Uptime SLA
- Anti-theft, anti-intrusion, and anti-fire systems
- Around-the-clock technical support
- Free SSL certificates
- Simultaneous 200 FTP connections
- Malware and virus protected
- Customizable error pages
- A little expensive
Well there you have it; a detailed review of Hosteur, Switzerland’s leading company which offers web hosting and cloud computing solutions with the utmost expertise. It’s got everything you could ever ask from a premium host.
The servers perform faster than most hosts I’ve tried recently and the internet connection speed is recorded to be 10GBPS on the servers. You also get a free domain for a year and an SSL certificate. Even the busiest websites can work exceedingly well once hosted with Hosteur. The servers rarely ever face any downtimes, and even if it does once in a blue moon, the team sorts out the problem before half of the users even notice there was one.
I was tremendously happy with Hosteur’s services and I’m sure you’d be as well once you check them out. If you’re looking for a classy European web host, you’ve got one right under your nose. Be wise and pick ‘em.