Since there are so many aspects we judge these service providers by, it is difficult not to find at least one or two things you dislike about them. In this case, it’s the strict payment terms and the conditions in which your site can get shut down. Read our full review to get a better picture of what the provider is offering.

 

Product description

Tsohost offers a lot of solutions for shared hosting, VPS and dedicated servers hosting. For those of you merely starting out, there is the cloud hosting plan, with four predefined packages that can fit any budget.

The Lite plan:

  • Has a starting plan of £ 14.99 per year
  • 500 MB web space
  • 5 GB bandwidth
  • 10 mailboxes
  • 2 multisite hosting
  • 3 MySQL Databases
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL Support
  • Free Daily Backups
  • 1 free migration
  • 1-click apps

The most expensive of the shared hosting plans is the Ultimate plan.

  • Has a starting price of £ 19.99 per month / £ 199.99 per year
  • 100 GB web space
  • 1000 GB bandwidth
  • Unlimited mailboxes
  • 100 multisite hosting
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL Support
  • Free Daily Backups
  • 10 free migrations
  • 1 click apps
  • Hybrid hosting

The Standard and Professional plans are the intermediary versions of the service, offering potential clients a choice when the cheapest option offers too little and the most expensive one offers too much.

You will also find the option of cPanel hosting. If this is new to you, the provider explains that is it a carbon copy of your previous site and the service is good for when you want to migrate. The main guarantee of this service, which otherwise looks like a regular hosting plan, is the fact that you get to work with cPanel. The service is also dedicated to people who are migrating resellers whose clients are used to cPanel and would like the same service.

They have optimized hosting services for anything from reseller hosting, WordPress hosting, Joomla hosting, Magento hosting, PrestaShop hosting, Forum hosting and even Ghost hosting.

As far as managed servers go, you have your choice of Linux VPS, Windows VPS, dedicated Linux server, dedicated Windows server.

The Linux VPS package is made up of 5 plans: Regular, Large, Super size, Super size+ and Powerhouse. Prices for these services vary between £39.99 per month and £209.99 per month. Depending on how much you are willing to pay, you could have:

  • 1 – 8 Xeon Cores
  • 768 MB – 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 20 GB – 160 GB SSD RAID 10 Storage
  • 400 GB – 6000 GB Bandwidth

For the dedicated Linux server, you also have four pricing plans, varying between £298.0 per month and £899 per month.

Accessibility

Tsohost is a service based in the UK. It was founded in 2003 and since then it has consistently increased the value of its services, while maintaining the same management team. This proves that they are here to stay, they are dependable and not out to get a high number of clients only to sell everything at one point.

The service is considered reliable, with great and tested Uptime. Their speed is 32% faster than that of many other providers on the same segment and they offer great, English speaking tech support. Here is the thing, though. Despite that the hours during which real agents are available by phone have been extended to 7 AM till 12 AM, this still leaves people outside Western Europe uncovered in case of an emergency occurring in another time interval. Otherwise, they offer 24/7 ticket support or email service.

There is also the issue of only accepting payments in pounds, meaning that if you are transferring money from a different currency, expect the exchange rate to make a difference in your budget, depending on how big is the sum you need to pay.

There is no built-in website builder, although company officials keep announcing one soon. On the other hand, there is cPanel, which is always a welcome piece of news.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Unlimited hosting space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • cPanel, Plesk and WHM control panels
  • 9% Uptime guarantee
  • Linux and Windows based servers
  • Daily backup
  • Free migration services
  • 32% faster speeds
  • Free domain
  • WordPress hosting
  • MySQL databases
  • PHPMyAdmin
  • A variety of scripting and languages (ASP, Django, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby on rails)
  • SSL certificates

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • One click installs of apps such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento, PrestaShop

Cost Concerns

The great thing about Tsohost is that the prices you see upfront are the prices you are going to pay. Unlike other providers that openly promote their lowest introductory fees, then hike the price considerably upon renewal, this does not happen here.

There is also a 60 days money back guarantee in case you feel the service fails to meet your needs completely.

And there is always the exchange rate concern. If you have low fees to pay, then you might not feel that much of a difference. However, if you are going for a dedicated server, the sum being higher, you will notice the difference in your account.

Downsides

  • Their low costs come with some strings attached, and you will not know this if you do not READ (yes, that’s right) the Terms and conditions. Therefore, while keeping their prices low, the company asks for its fees to be paid quickly and it makes no exception when anything happens to block the transaction. If, for example, a changed date on your credit card is not letting your payment go through and you have missed the payment deadline, they will close your website. Even if you do make payment, you need to notify them by e-mail and specifically ask them to put your website back up.

Therefore, to benefit from their low prices without the risk of a shut down website, you need to keep a close eye on payments and constantly make sure that everything is as it should be: one time and in the exact place.

  • Another downside consists of the fact that not all plans have free domain names.
  • Also, their phone service is not available in all time intervals.
  • There is no website builder.
  • They do a little upsell. Expect that.

Conclusion

Despite its minor shortcomings, Tsohost is a reliable hosting service. Which is more than enough said when referring to hosting providers.