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  • Uptime Guarantee
  • MySQL
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Leadhoster Introduction

Leadhoster is a Web Hosting Brand operated by AttractSoft, a large design, development, and hosting company based in Europe, which also owns several other popular web hosting sites such as Zettahost, Awardspace, Reseller Cluster, and Alotspace.

Each of AttractSoft’s brands is focused on a different sector of the web hosting business. The Leadhoster brand is focused on small and medium-sized businesses, mostly in North America and the UK.

Services and Specialties

Leadhoster provides a fairly conventional array of Shared and VPS (or “Cloud”) hosting plans, with remarkably little to distinguish any of them from similar offerings from other companies.

Shared hosting, aimed primarily at Small Businesses, is available in several tiers, based on limits to certain key features in lower-cost plans.

There is a free shared hosting plan, which places strict limits both on usage specs like bandwidth and disk space and also on specific tools and features, like cron jobs and SSH access. Support is also limited for free plans.

All paid shared hosting plans offer unlimited disk space and bandwidth (subject to the usual fine-print throttling), but lower priced plans place limits on features like the number of website and domains that can be hosted and the number of email addresses supported. Lower-cost plans also limit access to tools like SSH and Cron jobs.

Leadhoster has several different Virtual Private Server plans. Some are explicitly labeled as such, while others are sold under the confusing heading “Semi-Dedicated.”

As with most VPS plan providers, these are offered in several tiered configurations, with pricing relative to the amount of bandwidth, storage, and CPU power being made available.

Along with “VPS” and “Semi-dedicated,” Leadhoster also offers several tiers of “Managed Cloud Server” hosting, which looks to be just another way to purchase Virtual Private Server hosting. It is unclear what specific services are implied by the word “managed.”

Leadhoster also provides web design services and access to an easy-to-use website builder.

Technology

Leadhoster’s variously-named VPS plans run on the XEN virtualization software, which provides a user experience more similar to a dedicated server than that available with the more-popular Virtuozzo virtualization tool. With XEN, each virtual server has an independent kernal, allowing for more customizable operating system configurations.

Leadhoster also uses a proprietary web hosting Control Panel, instead of other commercially available tools like cPanel or Plesk.

No information is available on Leadhoster’s datacenters or their hardware configurations.

Service and Support

Technical support is provided through an online ticketing system available through the hosting control panel. Leadhoster does not offer phone support.

Security and Backups

Customers are responsible for their own backup and other conventional security. It is reasonable to assume that Leadhoster takes care to secure their servers and data centers, but no specific information about their security protocols is available.

Uptime Guarantees

Leadhost’s hosting plans guarantee 99.9% uptime, subject to the usual exclusions:

  • Leadhost is not responsible for down time caused by customer actions or negligence
  • Leadhost is not responsible for down time caused by third-party apps or infrastructure providers
  • Downtime caused by regularly scheduled maintenance is not counted toward this guarantee.

Costs and Payment Policies

Leadhoster’s free plan is one of the few free hosting plans not underwritten with on-page advertising. Additionally, their shared hosting plans and VPS plans are all below average in price, making them a decent discount provider.

Summary / Conclusions

Leadhoster is geared for small and midsized businesses, and it fits that group well. It is relatively inexpensive for what it provides.

Because of its unique control panel and some of its other quirky features, it probably is not a great fit for entry-level bloggers and other people who really don’t have much technical experience. They would likely do better with a more standardized plan from a major-market provider.

However, Leadhoster’s comparatively low-cost VPS plans make it a good fit for budget-conscious small and mid-size businesses who need either a web site host or an enterprise server for internal operations.

Leadhoster Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
Small Business Hosting ASP.NET PHP PostgreSQL Python Perl MySQL Unlimited Unlimited $2.19/month
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Mid-Size Business Hosting ASP.NET Advanced Poll cURL Catch-all email Crontabs CGI Access Unlimited $0.00/month
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Starter VPS Debian Linux Uptime Guarantee PayPal Password Protected Directories Live Chat Support 15GB 250GB $9.50/month
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Pro VPS Debian Linux Uptime Guarantee PayPal Password Protected Directories Live Chat Support 25GB 500GB $18.50/month
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Advanced VPS Debian Linux Uptime Guarantee PayPal Password Protected Directories Email Forwarding 50GB 1000GB $34.00/month
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Starter Semi Dedicated PHP PostgreSQL Python Perl MySQL Uptime Guarantee 30GB 350GB $7.50/month
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Pro Semi Dedicated PHP PostgreSQL Python Perl MySQL Uptime Guarantee 40GB 700GB $12.49/month
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Advanced Semi Dedicated PHP PostgreSQL Python Perl MySQL Uptime Guarantee 60GB 1000GB $18.00/month
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Free Intro Hosting PHP Linux Perl MySQL Free GD Support 250MB 5GB $0.00/month
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Leadhoster Features

All Features

  • Advanced Poll
  • Catch-all email
  • CGI Access
  • Crontabs
  • cURL
  • DokuWiki
  • Email Forwarding
  • GD Support
  • ImageMagick
  • IMAP Support
  • ionCube Loader
  • Mailing Lists
  • MediaWiki
  • Password Protected Directories
  • PayPal
  • PHP 5
  • phpMyAdmin
  • phpPgAdmin
  • PhpWiki
  • PmWiki
  • POP3 Support
  • Ruby
  • Shared SSL
  • SMTP
  • Spam Filter
  • Tiki Wiki
  • Webalizer
  • Webmail
  • Zend Optimizer

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