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    3.6
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    3.6
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    3.4
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    3.8
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A few words from 1984 Hosting Company

1984 Hosting Company was established with the hope to contribute responsibly and ethically to life on the internet. That's why we’re in this business.We have our customer's backs.

We state that 1984 as a company and its officers will always go the extra mile to protect our customers' civil rights, including the freedom of expression, the freedom of the press, the right to a...Read Morenonymity and privacy. 1984 will always do everything within its legal power to inform our customers of any inquiries from any authorities, lawyers or courts into the customer's affairs that we may become aware of. It is essential that the jurisdiction that the company operates in is Iceland, where the IMMI legislation is forthcoming, making Iceland a haven for freedom of the press and freedom of expression in general.

Green, sustainable geothermal and hydro power energy. 1984 commits to environmentally responsible business practices by utilizing only electricity from renewable energy sources and placing emphasis on reaching the highest possible energy utilization efficiency levels. This is achievable in Iceland, because all electricity production meets the aforementioned criteria and the cold climate makes PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) very high, meaning that for each watt used to run servers, storage and network equipment, proportionally very little is used for cooling, lighting and other overhead.

Free Software is software that gives the user the freedom to share, study and modify it. It's not about price -- it's called Free Software because the user is free. 1984 values the freedom and transparency that Free Software offers, as well as the excellent security and reliability track record that the Free Software model offers. 1984 commits to using Free Software wherever possible. To use Free Software is to make a political and ethical choice asserting the right to learn -- and share what we learn with others.
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Money Back: 14 Days

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $2.38 - $8.92
VPS $5.00 - $960.00
Cloud Hosting $44.00 - $124.00
SSL $0.00
DDoS Protection Services $0.00

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Maikel van Weeren

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Maikel van Weeren,
5.0
Was looking for a server with with Iceland's laws and found 1984. For only €12 a month i have a VPS with 2 gb ram, fast install of CentOS7 and running Sentora as hosting panel at the moment. Nice ping...Read More to my country (50ms). Support most of the times responds within 24 hours and gave me the right answer till now. They just introduced restoring snapshots of a VPS which restored my VPS within 10 minutes. With the right setup you can do a lot with a few euros.Less
Eye Kaiser
Eye Kaiser from Canada,
Moved from GoDaddy

Both a very good and sometimes bad hosting service.

4.0
I used to run a blog with Godaddy hosting service until I received a DMCA takedown over a photo of a celebrity I took with my camera and my whole site was removed. When I explained to Godaddy staff and legal that the image origina...Read Moreted from my camera and had metadata proof, their response was, "We do not care for merit of claims, we only obey DMCA, no matter what". Onward to 1984 Hosting, based in Iceland, where they do not blindly follow DMCA takedown "no matter what". That there is some additional vetting of claims instead of mindless obedience. While the price is higher than conventional providers, I got a pretty good value and could register as many domains, have as many email accounts and open as many sites as I liked. The user interface is pretty easy and when stuck, the staff helps out. All was great for several years and I told as many people as I could, to use, 1984 Hosting. There were even times when 1984 staff went out of their way to help me with some issues I struggle with as a beginner web dev. This was the early years as a client. Things became stressful (and left) when some of their staff informed me I was violating 1984 terms and conditions by hosting sites from other people. This is nothing new that staff was aware of. As a beginner web dev, and in school at the time, I was developing sites for non tech-savvy senior citizens who ran old-school camera shops or helping out bands with a website. These are small time sites with tiny traffic (100 visits a week). I was the main admin in all cases. I sent emails to the head of 1984 Hosting to explain what happened and there are indicators on the site that show how little traffic I have. I wish I had sites that brought crazy traffic, overloaded their servers and was developing/hosting Brian Eno's website. I am just a shitty dev working on being less shitty. Management responded and the warnings and threats of account termination continued. Another issue, complaints from people trying to send emails to me and they forwarded error maeesages. 1984 Staff told me that the other party configured their emails wrong and that their email hosting needs to be fixed. These are Gmail and Hotmail senders. So this means I need to ring up Google and Microsoft and explain they need to reconfigure their servers to accommodate 1984 Hosting. This was also recent. Here is what I think happened at 1984; after I signed on, they went through a growth phase and hired a bunch of people and new staff are clueless and management at 1984 Hosting have too many clients to worry about tiny little ones like me. When I went to other hosting providers, I noticed my service was much faster at the new place. At the time, 1984 was a bit slower and I left before they adopted SSD's. Maybe 1984 Hosting is better now and the newer staff has more comprehension...or not. I had good years with 1984 Hosting, but perhaps they are adopting a more stringent model to take on larger clients and little fish like me do not matter.Less
1984 Hosting Company
1984 Hosting Company,
Hi Kaiser,
Thank you for the thorough review. We want to address a couple of things.

1. The Shared Hosting package has no arbitrary limit on the number of sites hosted. We do not, however, allow for third party usage of hostin...Read Moreg. In other words, you can use your hosting package for your own sites, not for other people's sites. We think that is fair.

2. All new hosting is not run on mirrored NVMe SSD storage.

3. We are totally focused on smaller customers. We cater to them almost exclusively. We have never had any emphasis on acquiring customers of the large persuasion.

The 1984 team
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Eye Kaiser
Eye Kaiser,
"We do not, however, allow for third party usage of hosting. In other words, you can use your hosting package for your own sites, not for other people's sites." I spoke with management about this very point on more than one occas...Read Moreion. They said it was fine. So we clearly have a scenario where the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. This does not bode well for the user. Further, if you have a web dev student running sites with little-to-no traffic as s/he cultivates skill, it really is a non-issue. If I am running media sites getting crazy traffic, you have a point. But this is absurd.Less
Maikel van Weeren
Maikel van Weeren from Netherlands,

Great Hosting

5.0
Was looking for a server with with Iceland's laws and found 1984. For only €12 a month i have a VPS with 2 gb ram, fast install of CentOS7 and running Sentora as hosting panel at the moment. Nice ping to my country (50ms). Support...Read More most of the times responds within 24 hours and gave me the right answer till now. They just introduced restoring snapshots of a VPS which restored my VPS within 10 minutes. With the right setup you can do a lot with a few euros.Less
Daniel Martinez
Daniel Martinez from Peru,

HOSTING SCAM

1.0
They delete my account without any reason, and i´m waiting more than 2 week for any response...
1984 Hosting Company
1984 Hosting Company,
Hi Daniel,

We never, ever delete an account without reason and we always explain the decision. We are, without any exception, very hard pressed to remove services or close accounts. We are sorry if you had a bad experience.
Gerardo Martinez Casado
Gerardo Martinez Casado from Spain,

Disgusting experiencie, poor hosting service, NO support

1.2
I've been tested this hosting service and I can tell this is one of the worst hostings I've tested. It doesn't work with cPanel, so its tools are just a few. When you ask things to technical support usually they doesn't know the a...Read Morenswer and they tell anything instead. They answered very rude always. "We don't do the web for you" is the answer I got once when I asked if it was possible to host many sites in one account (multi-domain), so I stayed without knowing if it was possible. No information, no FAQ, no support, I also couldn't set up an email account on the domain hosted. Don't rely on prices, the second and next years they charged an expensive price than the price exposed on the web (I have receipts to prove this). I do not recommend 1984 hosting.Less
Sacred Eagle
Sacred Eagle,
Hello Gerardo,
1984 Hosting does not use cPanel, they use i-MSCP - internet Multi Server Control Panel, it has everything you need to manipulate everything you are allowed to within your account.

Instructions are available on...Read More their website, you are very wrong when you say "No information, no FAQ, no support", this is simply not true. You go to 1984hosting.com and click SUPPORT and choose Knowledge base or FAQ, there you have info on mostly anything you need to know to be able to use your account.

You have obviously not even bothered to take a look at any information on their website since you needed to bother asking "...when I asked if it was possible to host many sites in one account (multi-domain), so I stayed without knowing if it was possible." Well, if you go to 1984hosting.com front page you can't miss to see it in clear text --> Unlimited Domains on Hosting Account Products Price-list ?
Did you ask them about the bill?
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Navid Lukas
Navid Lukas,
Maybe he is talking about the broken links in your footer below

FAQ error (This topic does not exist yet)
http://kb.1984.is/doku.php?id=faq
1984 Hosting Company
1984 Hosting Company,
Hi, just for heads-up. This has long been fixed :)

The 1984 team
1984 Hosting Company
1984 Hosting Company,
Hi Gerardo,

We are very sorry you had a bad experience. We thank you for your review and we will endeavor to do better.

The 1984 team
Håkan Arnoldson
Håkan Arnoldson from Sweden,

great hosting and location

4.8
after having tried a bunch of more or less disappointing hosts i finally found a home here. i have been using them for many years now and staff is always quick to respond and resolve any issue and the new control panel is very good.

also Iceland keeps getting top scores in freedom on the net.
Betsy Griffin
Betsy Griffin from United States,

Avoid like the plague

1.0
Horrible server! Can't even install wordpress. ZERO support. Connection times out 1 out of 3 tries.
Sacred Eagle
Sacred Eagle,
What do you mean by "Horrible server"? It's a standard LAMP server, installing Wordpress on 1984 Hosting server is easy if you know what you are doing. If you don't, then you just need to send an email to their support and ask the...Read Morem to set install a fresh WordPress on your account, and they do it for free. :-)
About the timeouting thing; if you were using plain ftp instead of sftp, that could have been your problem.
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Suzanne Leigh
Suzanne Leigh,
Been hosting with 1984 for several years. Their support is authentic and no question is too stupid. If you couldn't install Wordpress, you were doing something wrong.
1984 Hosting Company
1984 Hosting Company,
Hi Betsy,

We are very sorry you had a bad experience with 1984. We will try to do better.

The 1984 team
Elias Westmore
Elias Westmore from United States,

Wonderful staff and solid ethics

4.8
I have been hosting with 1984 Hosting Company for years. I have used their shared hosting and the VPS service. Both types of service are rock solid, staff is very helpful and quick to respond, they really know what they are doing ...Read Moreand answer qeries promptly and courteously. Uptime is among the best in the business. Highly recommended.Less

1984 Hosting Company Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Limited Hosting 1 GB Unlimited 1 $2.38 2.5 Details
Shared Hosting Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $8.92 3.6 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
VPS #1 25 GB 1 x 3.90GHz 1 GB $5.00 3.6 Details
VPS #2 50 GB 1 x 3.90GHz 2 GB $10.00 5.0 Details
VPS #3 80 GB 2 x 3.90GHz 4 GB $20.00 3.6 Details
VPS #4 160 GB 4 x 3.90GHz 8 GB $40.00 3.6 Details
VPS #5 320 GB 6 x 3.90GHz 16 GB $80.00 3.6 Details
VPS #6 640 GB 8 x 3.90GHz 32 GB $160.00 3.6 Details
VPS #7 1.25 TB 16 x 3.90GHz 64 GB $320.00 3.6 Details
VPS #8 1.88 TB 24 x 3.90GHz 96 GB $480.00 3.6 Details
VPS #9 2.5 TB 24 x 3.90GHz 128 GB $640.00 3.6 Details
VPS #10 3.75 TB 30 x 3.90GHz 192 GB $960.00 3.6 Details

Cloud Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM Bandwidth Price Score
Managed VPS Hosting #1 20 GB 1 x 3.90GHz 2 GB Unlimited $44.00 3.6 Details
Managed VPS Hosting #2 40 GB 2 x 3.90GHz 4 GB Unlimited $80.00 3.6 Details
Managed VPS Hosting #3 60 GB 3 x 3.90GHz 6 GB Unlimited $106.00 3.6 Details
Managed VPS Hosting #4 80 GB 4 x 3.90GHz 8 GB Unlimited $124.00 3.6 Details

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
Let's Encrypt
Free and automatic setup for your sites under Shared Hosting and Managed VPS Hosting packages.
$0.00 $0.00 3.6 Details

DDoS Protection Plans

Plan Name Features Number of Sites Price Score
1984 DDoS
All the 1984 networks are DDoS protected.
Unlimited $0.00 3.6 Details

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