When it comes to hosting a website, you have at least a hundred options to spoil yourself. But well, we generally opt for the hosting providers that offer robust features at a reasonable pricing. With that being said, I recently came across Hostinger Web Hosting and by checking out their plans and the features they offer, I decided to give it a try.
Hostinger was created in 2004 and today has become one of the best cheap web hosting solutions for many. The aim of the company is pretty clear- to give an opportunity to everyone for unlocking the world of websites. With that being said, this post will walk you through the Hostinger Web Hosting review including features, helpline, pros, and cons.
Features of Hostinger:
I tried out the premium web hosting plan that allows hosting unlimited websites with no disk space limit. Here’s the features of Hostinger:
Suitable Hosting Plans for All:
Hostinger has got three major types of hosting plans
- Shared hosting plans: An affordable and user-friendly web hosting plans that are best suitable for small to medium websites.
- VPS hosting plans: The plans for guys who love to play with technology. Get root access and dedicated resources along with the freedom to set your own regulations.
- Business Hosting plans: This plan is a well-managed and powerful hosting solution suitable for sites with high traffic and running large-scalable projects.
The hosting plans are discussed in detail later in this post.
Free Domain Name Registration:
What’s more than a sweet hosting deal?
A free domain that comes with it. 🙂
Well, free domain names are available for registration with the Premium and Business hosting plans only. This would surely save you some bucks in the long run.
Already own your perfect domain name? Well, you can transfer the domain to Hostinger at no extra cost. This will add another 1 year to your existing domain expiry date.
Free Website Builder:
For the newbies, it might be a hustle to create a website. If you don’t have time to learn much, give a try to the inbuilt website builder.
The Hostinger website builder could be a great choice for building sites with ease. The drag and drop methods with all the tools equipped will aid you in building an SEO optimized and responsive website.
Well, they have a thousand ready-made themes that you can use to get some pre-built elements instantly. Change the fonts, colors, and design like you want it. It’s your own!
Install your own SSL Certificate:
Hostinger provides their own SSL Certificate services for some bucks, but in case you are not interested, you can install your own SSL Certificate.
Hostinger CPanel allows you to configure and install your own SSL Certificate with your own Private Key. This comes helpful and handy when you want to install Free SSL certificates from providers like Let’s Encrypt. Several hosting providers tend to lock it and force their customers to buy a paid SSL plan.
Modern Cpanel Included:
One of the most important tools for maintaining any site is the Control Panel. Hostinger does not offer you with the traditional Cpanel. Yet the larger icons and easy to use interface will definitely help you maintain the website effectively.
Well, the professional users would miss the traditional old Cpanel. Otherwise, the interface and tools are reliable and user-friendly.
Unlimited Access with Premium and Business Plans:
Except for the single shared hosting plan, both the premium and business hosting plans offer unlimited features. The disk space is unlimited, you can create unlimited email accounts, the bandwidth count is unlimited, and most importantly, you can host unlimited websites in it.
I liked the premium plan a lot, as it offers a bang for the buck. This is one of the reasons I chose to test out the premium plan and not the business plan.
As soon as you sign up for any of the top Hostinger hosting plans, you will have free and unlimited email accounts. You can manage these accounts from the Cpanel with ease. Thus, there’s no troublesome regarding the spam filters and usage.
It also offers you the ability to set autoresponders, forward email clients and enable/disable email accounts.
30-Days Money Back Guarantee:
Haven’t made yourself confident enough whether you want to buy? Need peace of mind?
Well, You can try the services Hostinger for 30 days and get your money back, in case you’re unhappy with their services.
Hostinger has almost all the ways to make a payment like Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin, American Express, Maestro, and JCB. Thus, you won’t face any trouble while appealing for your refund.
Last but not the least, I should talk a word or two about the Hostinger customer support.
A customer support is the base of any web hosting service provider. The better the support, the more its reputation.
Hostinger offers support for live chat and tickets. You can get in touch with a support team in minutes. However, if its a complex technical problem, you need to open a support ticket. Rest assured that support tickets get resolved quickly as well.
Apart from such a great customer support, Hostinger has got some great tutorials for your help. From the categories, you can choose the one related to your issue and easily find the solution.
Hostinger Web Hosting Plans:
The shared hosting plans from Hostinger are basically meant for those who have a low budget for their businesses and blogs. They offer us cheap and affordable plans with their unique infrastructure. They offer three plans for shared hosting:
- Single Web Hosting: Host one website with 10GB disk space, 100GB Bandwidth, Cpanel and other basic web hosting features for 3.99$ per month.
- Premium Web Hosting: Host unlimited websites with unlimited disk space and bandwidth, Cpanel, free domain registration and other basic web hosting features for 8.84 $ per month.
- Business Web Hosting: Host unlimited websites with unlimited disk space and bandwidth, Cpanel, free domain registration, free SSL certificate, daily backups and other basic web hosting features for 11.99$ per month.
Hostinger offers 6 different tiers for VPS hosting plans. All the plans have supported have dedicated IP, full root access, 100MB/S network, IPv6 support, and SSD disk drives. They have dedicated live chat support for 27/7 for your help.
The basic VPS server plan #1 start at $9.95 offering you:
- 1GB RAM
- 2GB Burst RAM
- 2.4GHz CPUs
- 20GB disk space
- 1000GB Bandwidth
Whereas, the Plan #6 starting at $79.95 offers you:
- 8GB RAM
- 16GB Burst RAM
- 14.4GHz CPUs
- 160GB disk space
- 6000GB Bandwidth
The VPS hosting plans are for those who have pretty much enough knowledge of web development. Thus, I won’t recommend the young bloggers or web developers to opt for VPS hosting plans.
Hostinger Web Hosting Verdict: Worth it?
Whenever I test out a web hosting, my prime concern becomes the quality of servers, the website loading speed, and the customer support. And I am happy to say that Hostinger managed to get my recommendation in the server quality. The website I created with it loaded fast and I didn't face any issues with it. However, the live support had a 15 min waiting time which is disappointing. But the cheap pricing is again a bang for the buck. My final verdict is that if you are a newbie or run a website with medium traffic then you can go with Hostinger. However, if you are a big business, then quick support time is a crucial thing, and hence, I would not recommend it for you. Decide yourself. 🙂
- Affordable premium hosting plans
- User-friendly interface
- Business-friendly hosting plans
- Easy to use customized control panel
- Choice of data centers available for Asia, US, and the UK.
- Free domain transfer
- Increased prices for renewing hosting
- Free domain only available with yearly plans
- Limited access to support for potential customers
Based on all the features, pros and cons, Hostinger could be one of the best and cheapest hosting solutions for small blogs and businesses. After all, the decision of buying is totally in your hands. Do let us know if you are going to opt for the plans of Hostinger.
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