Website Hosting Reviews
Let us help you find the best website hosting company for your needs by sorting through the features that are important to you like: site uptime, fast load times, easy setup, best support, bandwidth, and much more.
Based in Lithuania, Hostinger is a leading hosting service with over 29 million customers worldwide, 8 data centers and servers on 4 continents.
Their main hosting services are shared web hosting, VPS hosting, domain registration and SSL certificates. They prioritize speed, specialized features and high quality support, all while managing to maintain affordable prices.
- Great performance
- Truly the best prices out there, with promos for years
- 24/7 customer service through chat
- Amazing, complete set of features
- Free website builder included
- No access to live chat without an account
- No phone support
- Custom control panel is not geared towards advanced users
Because Hostinger is geared towards less advanced users, its interface was designed to be simple and user-friendly – and we found that it was in fact easy to use, centralized and efficient. Hostinger created their own control panel, which could be a hindrance to more advanced users who are used to standard control panels like cPanel, but for beginners it’s great. Through the dashboard of the control panel you can manage your domains, email accounts, billing information, logins and more.
For support, Hostinger unfortunately doesn’t offer a phone line, but they do have live chat. It’s helpful, with knowledgeable agents a but you’ll only get access if you’re already a Hostinger customer. So if you’d like to make inquiries about their service prior to signing up, you won’t be able to speak to one of their representatives.
However, if you’re trying to make a decision or if you’re curious about different aspects of Hostinger web hosting, check out their tutorials. These are available to everyone, regardless of whether you have an account, and there are over 500 of them that cover all aspects of website development, server management, CMS and more.
Hostinger is without a doubt a great value hosting service. Starting at little over a dollar per month for the cheapest plan, and with other affordable plans, we think you’ll get everything you need (maybe more?) without breaking the bank. All plans include access to their easy website builder, 24/7/365 support, their great control panel, a file manager, weekly backups and Hostinger guarantees 99.9% uptime. Check out the 3 shared hosting plans below:
Single Shared Hosting
– At $1.45/month for the first 2 years, there’s no going wrong. After that, you’ll pay $7.99/month. This package gets you 1 website, 1 database, 10GB disk space, 100GB bandwidth, 1 email account, 1-click installer with access to over 100 apps, including WordPress and more.
Premium Shared Hosting
– For $2.95/month during the first 2 years (then it goes up to $11.95), you’ll get a free domain name (with an annual plan) plus twice the processing power and memory (RAM) of the single shared plan. This includes an unlimited number of websites and email accounts, unlimited disk space and bandwidth, unlimited database access and 3x WordPress optimized speed.
Business Web Hosting
– This plan costs $3.95/month for the first 2 years, then jumps to $15.95. You’ll get everything included in a premium plan, plus four times the processing power and memory, daily backups, an SSL certificate and 5x WordPress optimized speed.
As with many other hosting services, Hostinger offers a standard 30-day money back guarantee. Make sure to read the fine print, as some products aren’t refundable or have special terms. And the best deals are for longer-term plans – if you don’t commit to a year or longer, the price goes up significantly. But the deals for committing long-term are worth it – for paying 4 years of Premium or Business Web up front, you’ll pay the promo price – $2.95 or $3.95/month. Where else will you be able to get 4 years of Premium hosting for $141? Or Business Web for $189?
Characteristics & Tools
Hostinger’s shared hosting service is geared towards beginner to intermediate users with limited budgets – and it’s actually able to provide a great service with tons of exciting features.
Their VPS packages are consistently solid, with great performance – but we’ll focus on shared hosting.
All Hostinger plans include use of their website builder with choice of around 200 templates. It’s not the strongest site builder out there, but it’s certainly not the worst – you can put together a nice site pretty easily.
With the most basic plan, you’ll get FTP access to transfer files, an email account, audio and video streaming, 50 auto-installer scripts and more. If you choose the Premium or Business plans, you’ll get 1 free domain name, unlimited email accounts. Hostinger’s responsive, easy-to-use control panel allows you to manage email accounts, check analytics and usage, malware filters and more.
Hostinger is perhaps the best value web hosting provider, with great uptime, a full set of features and responsive customer support. They certainly surpass our expectations for a clean, simple hosting experience for beginner- to intermediate users, looking to get their feet wet. Their prices are straightforward and generous, and the performance outstrips competition.