LankanHost Expert Review 2020

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

LankanHost Rating

  • Reliability
    8.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    10 / 10
  • User Friendly
    9 / 10
  • Support
    8 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
8.7
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Expert Overview

High Quality Hosting Solutions

LankanHost.com is based in Sri Lanka and was founded in 2005 with the goal “to provide high quality web hosting solutions with low prices to all our customers”.  They seem to have been able to live up to that promise from what I can find.  While there isn't too many other reviews or or comments that I was able to find from actual users, what I did see was overall positive.

Uptime & Reliability

Good Reliable Hosting

While there were no statistics available (as is usual for hosting companies) on the web page, offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee. However, on the “order” page the terms show a 99.5% guarantee, a substantial difference.  With the redundancy in communications circuits listed, it would appear, as in virtually every situation, that local conditions would be the weakest link in the connection in regards to providing uptime and service delivery.

Features

Nice Features

While LankanHost is a Sri Lankan operated business, all servers are located in a data center in the United States. The organization provides great detail on the reliability and redundancy built into their operations.

The LankanHost data center has a positive air flow which keeps dust and particulates out and all cabinets are equipped with two fans to circulate the air.  All servers are connected by a 2.5 GB/second network cards. The servers are Xeon quad-core with 4 GB of ram and 3 different hard drives in a RAID configuration to provide maximum performance and availability. Each server also has swappable power supplies to keep uptime at a maximum.

LankanHost has partnered with Qwest telecommunications to provide redundancy in connectivity world-wide, the map on the network page displays multiple routes spanned across US, Europe, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan.

Domain hosting is listed as a service with an estimate of the different timelines listed for activation as well as how long it will take a new site to be listed by Google; the site claims 14 days or less.

Support

Limited Live Support Hours

Customers are able to reach support by submitting an email, phone or a live chat feature. Despite the 24/7 hours displayed on several pages, the live chat displayed “Offline, leave a message” Also, there were two phone numbers, one for 8-5 pm and another 24/7; the email template posted on the site said that it was disabled and to contact an email address.

Pricing

Very Low Prices

At first, I thought that the prices listed were incorrect as a result of the translation, but the native language page didn’t change prices.

Web hosting prices start as low as 50 Sri Lankan Rupees; this translates to $.38 USD per month with a 12-month minimum.  This basic package includes 100 MB of disk space and 2 GB of bandwidth but does not include the free website builder tool offered on the other packages. This package includes hosting 1 domain, 10 subdomains and 1 MySQL database.

The next plan is offered at 100 SLR, ($.76 USD) and increases disk space to 2 GB, 10 GB of traffic, 3 domains, and 10 MySQL databases. The “small business” plan retails at 200 SLR ($1.02 USD) and provides 5 GB of space, 20 GB of traffic, and 20 databases.  The top-rated plan is 500 SLR ($3.78 USD) and comes with 10 GB of disk space, 50 GB of traffic, and 1000 databases.

Summary

Good Discount Hosting with Some Concern

LankanHost appears to be a viable hosting concern with low prices.  However, I was a little concerned by the error messages I received when trying to access the sample web page builder, as well as a link under the “products” page that referenced itself.  Another concern was that the FAQ page only had a few very simple questions with short answers as compared to many companies that have a very robust section geared towards customers answering their own questions to reduce their downtime.

Pros:

  • Very Low Prices
  • Multiple Data Connections
  • Nice Data Center

Cons:

  • No Detailed List of Services
  • Some Pages have Errors
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Typical LankanHost Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $0.67 - $2.70 3 plans
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LankanHost Prices, Plans & Features - 2020

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Price Score
100.04 MB 5.02 GB $0.67 0.0
2 GB 9.93 GB $1.30 0.0
5 GB 24.99 GB $2.70 0.0
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Server Locations

Lansing

A few words from LankanHost

LankanHost Sri Lanka web hosting company.

Our servers, We guarantee an uptime of 99.9% for our servers, which is made possible with to our OC12 & OC48 Internet connections (The capacity of the network that we are part of exceeds 10 GB per second)

The servers that we are using have Duel Xeon processors with 16 GB of RAM and SSDhard drives in a secure RAID configuration, supported by backup servers. Each server is equipped a gigabit network adapter card.. LankanHost gives you speed and reliability at all times.
SERVER LOCATION : USA

Why Us
Imagine 99.9% up time guarantee, 24/7 access to your web site and email through FTP, SSH, Online Control Panel, and WebMail.

Imagine Rs: 50 month (or less for an unbelievable array of features, unmatched by any company, anywhere on the planet. Get Listed Your site in google and our directory Freely just in 14 Days or less.

You are probably wondering how we can charge as much as 50% less than our competition and still be in business, right?

First of all, we run a tight ship. We choose our promotions carefully and ensure every advertising Rupee pays for itself. we streamline our systems and billing processes. we don't have any frills ( like the Rs: 500000 office , chairs of some of the now void things. We also don't waste money on unnecessary things. Believe us, you won't find a better price anywhere in the Sri Lanka.


We are also connected to Qwest® Communication's OC12 line which provides us with redundancy and increased routes to Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Force Filtered Cooling

All the drives, motherboards, and power supplies in our NOC are in cases with a positive pressure filtered-air environment. Two large fans pull filtered air into the protective case, and the components within are cooled by fans which circulate this purified air. The constant introduction of clean air into the case creates a positive pressure environment ensuring that dust and particles remain out.

Redundant Hot Swap Power Supplies Each server has dual-redundant hot swap power supplies. If one of these power supplies were to fail, the server would not go down because each power supply is capable of running the server by itself, indefinitely. Meanwhile, alarms would alert our technicians to the problem; they would restore redundancy with one of our spares and then service the failed supply unit. During all this, sites on our network

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