When we wanted to get a hosting package to start this blog, I asked my friend Jeya for some recommendations. Jeya does a lot of IT and tech stuff. He told me to check out iCore. At that time, I have not heard about it. I found out later that iCore is actually Malaysian hosting company based in Johor.
When Fazlin and I saw the packages on their website, we found out that the price range were surprisingly affordable (especially for someone who is just starting out a blog like us) in comparison to other leading providers we were considering as well at that time. Most of the packages also comes with regular backup services and some even with free lifetime.
The most important point for us is their support team. I know this because we email them a lot of questions whenever we are stuck on some configuration settings or just simple stuff like getting issues trying to upload a picture on our blog. Vennes, Jacqueline and the rest of iCore team are there to respond to me within 24 hours (which is pretty damn good by Malaysian standard).