This will be my short review of 1984hosting.com (English) or 1984.is (Icelandic). I stumbled across them while searching for a host that supports free speech. I had heard numerous things about Iceland, like how they made their government officials resign and hammered the bankers for their role in the financial collapse between 2008 to 2011, and don’t forget their wonderful International Modern Media Institute. I was sold on the idea of free speech on this tiny island country and I’ve always liked exotic locations to host my content from. So I eventually bought their shared hosting plan for $120 USD (per year), it was really expensive but I thought for a whole year its not too bad and it might pay off in the future at least in my mind. Some might say, why spend so much on shared hosting when you could get it for cheaper elsewhere? Well for one, I like to support organizations that support free speech and don’t have a crazy TOS forbidding you to do so many things (also I like their flag).
So if you are looking for a location to host your free speech content in, Iceland is a great place due to its protection of journalists. Now lets get down into detail, according to their home page they offer unlimited storage, data transfer and domains. Obviously nothing is really unlimited and I’m sure they would tell you to stop or suspend your account if you start uploading Terabytes of data in a short period of time. But nonetheless this is impressive for Iceland as bandwidth is very expensive there.
When I purchased it I got the details straight away in an email. To login to your panel you go to management.1984hosting.com and press “Goto Control Panel”.
You will be redirected to the i-MSCP control panel where you can manage your web hosting account.
You can do everything you’ll ever need here like easily adding SSL certificates on domains, managing databases, creating FTP users, email addresses for as many domains as you want and viewing statistics, even accessing FTP through Pydio.
I’ve found that their webmail for domains is excellent and I’ve switched over to using it fully due to it being so easy to use and of course hosted in Iceland! Using FileZilla for FTP was very slow to my surprise and I wasn’t impressed with the speed of transfers. Queued files just kind of sat their uploaded 1 then 2, then paused for a couple seconds and continued. It took an abnormally long time for WordPress to upload. This is the only real downside I found, some might prefer C-Panel web hosting but i-MSCP works good for me and it’s open source. Overall I am satisfied with 1984‘s service. Even though the price tag of $120 yearly is a lot to shell out it pays off not having to manage your own web server and peace-of-mind knowing that backups of your databases are done daily. I highly recommend 1984!