When we started our web design agency, finding a GREAT web host was one of our main priorities!
It took us well over a year to actually find the perfect host (we went through a LOT of web hosts). And as you might have guessed it, we settled on Panthur as the host for our main business site + the majority of our side projects (yep, they’re that good)!
Reasons why we chose Panthur (and you should too)
- Reviews: It was actually hard to find a bad review… which is really rare for a web host.
- Uptime: We’ve never experienced down-time. When you’re a web design agency, down-time can be disastrous!
- Pricing: The perfect balance between cost and value, and this only got better when they recently upgraded most of their server specs.
- Support: This is the big one, last time I checked, the average response time is 20 minutes… that’s insanely fast!
- Ease of use: The whole system is setup to be as user-friendly as possible, and it shows!
Yep, already convinced, take me to their site! OR Keep reading to find out more about their history & hosting plans.
Panthur actually started as a non-commercial organisation that offered secure and fast web hosting services. As their reputation grew in the industry, and they gained more recognition, Panthur started creating hosting solutions commercially.
Since 2009, a LOT of Australian businesses hopped on & are using Panthur’s reliable hosting services (and with good reason).
At its core, Panthur offers the following plans:
- Economy Web Hosting (budget option)
- Business Web Hosting (the recommended plans – we have 2 bronze plans)
- Stealth Web Hosting (for epic performance!)
- Reseller Hosting (if you’re a web dev/designer and want to provide hosting for your clients)
Inside each plan, they have additional plans that allow you to pick the most appropriate hosting for your needs and budget. They all come with automatic back-ups and a free diy restore service in case anything goes wrong, the back-ups go as far back as 90 days!
When it comes to pricing policies, Panthur is pretty flexible. For all the hosting services, you’ll be able to pay monthly, every 6 months, every year, every 2 years or every 3 years. If you decide to go the distance with Panthur, and subscribe for a longer period of time, they offer discounts up to 20%.
Economy Web Hosting
This is the most basic offer, suitable for small and medium-sized websites that can handle a decent amount of traffic. It’s relatively cheap, personally I wouldn’t host any forums or e-commerce sites on this plan, but it’s perfect for small business sites. You get to pick from 3 sub-plans: Mini, Advanced and Professional.
Their Mini plan offers 1,000 MB storage and 100,000 MB bandwidth, while the Professional plan gets you 5,000 MB storage and 500,000 MB bandwidth. Panthur’s Advanced plan is something in-between. The pricing for Economy Web Hosting starts at $5 per month.
Business Web Hosting (Our Recommendation!)
Business web hosting is their second solution – still affordable – that comes with larger resources compared to the economy hosting. This is the one I usually recommend for any business, it can handle a LOT of traffic!
Business Web Hosting also has 3 options: Bronze (starting at $20 per month), Silver ($30/month) and Gold ($60/month). Interesting thing about these plans, is that they only differ in storage space, while everything else including bandwidth is unlimited. This narrows your choice down to a single factor, clever how did they structured that, makes the process easy even for the less tech-savvy among us.
Stealth Web Hosting
Stealth Web Hosting is a form of dedicated hosting intended for resource intensive websites and platforms that receive a lot of traffic (I’m talking about massive e-commerce sites, forums, community sites, etc). In storage space, this solution isn’t much different from Business solutions. But it stands out in performance. Here are the 3 plans:
- Puma, 10,000 MB pure SSD storage, 4 GB RAM and 4 CPU cores. ($50/month)
- Leopard, 30,000 MB SSD HDD, 6 GB RAM and 6 CPU cores ($100/month)
- Panthur, 50,000 MB SSD HDD, 8 GB RAM and 8 CPU Cores ($150/month)
These are some mind-blowing specs for a server right? This shows how serious Panthur is with their hosting solutions. They also have something called “priority ticket-based support”, which applies to only to Stealth Web Hosting. It means that if you have a question or an issue, you’ll be able to connect with an expert within minutes. To ensure fast and reliable service on this hosting plan, Panthur puts a maximum of 50 accounts on the same server.
Reseller Hosting (For Web Agencies)
This plan allows you to manage a set of accounts from a single cPanel. If you’re new to this, reseller hosting is ideal if you’re a web designer/developer and you need a place to host your clients websites. This hosting service starts at $30 per month. It is very similar to Economy Web Hosting. The only significant difference, is that you’ll be able to manage things and create new accounts within your cPanel.
Why Choose Panthur
We use them for our main business website… massive approval stamp right there!View their site & Get started