TECH WATCH: Founded in 2008, Hosting24 Has Loyal Group Customer Base
By Space Coast Daily // June 5, 2018
Founded in 2008, Hosting24 is one of the few web hosting providers that has earned respect among the people in a very short span of time. Although they are not a big name in the industry relatively yet, they have a loyal customer base.
Perhaps, the biggest reason for it is their unlimited hosting service that they are offering at an affordable price. The other reason could be that they are a part of popular Hostinger network, which is globally renowned for offering quality hosting solutions.
At present, together they have more than 29 million users in 178 countries. The company says, on an average, they receive 15 thousand new signups every new day. In addition to this, they have 8 data centers in different locations across the globe and their services are localized in 39 countries.
Since many newbies seem interesting in this small yet interesting hosting provider, we thought we should take an in-depth look at their services. So without more ado, let’s begin it.
Services Available at Hosting24
Shared hosting is not the only service that you get at Hosting24. They have a solid line up of services available. They offer Reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and domain names as well. Let’s know about these service in a detail.
A domain name is the address of your site that users type in their browsers to access your site. Therefore, it is necessary you put some thought into picking a domain name. Well, Hosting24 domain name checker tool can help you in that. The tool allows you run a search for your desired domains and check their availability. If you are preferred domain is not there, it will show you the best matching options.
In addition to this, domain registration also seems a piece of cake at Hosting24 as they claim to offer an instant registration.
The good thing is that the company is registered at ICANN domain registrar that ensures that the company is a genuine domain provider. There are different types of domain name extensions available at Hosting24 such as .com, .org. Xyz, .net, .online, .tech, .store, etc. you can choose anyone according to your requirements.
Shared hosting is a good hosting option for people who don’t need a lot of resources. Such hosting service is adequate to serve any kind of small blogs and small company websites. Hosting24 has 3 plans under its shared hosting service.
Except for basic plan, rest of their plan comes with unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited accounts and unlimited FTP users. It means you are going get unlimited shared web hosting experience with them.
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If you think your project has started growing and need more resources, VPS hosting can be a good option for you. It supercharges hosting experience by offering a complete control over your site.
Indeed, VPS hosting runs through virtual private servers and mimics a dedicated server within the environment of shared hosting. So, if you are looking for a hosting solution between shared hosting and dedicated hosting, VPS hosting is what you need.
Hosting24 Linux VPS hosting offers easy resource distribution and comes with advanced features such as dedicated IPv4 and IPv6, root privileges, secure shell access, etc.
In addition to this, their all VPS hosting plans are supported by single-click OS reinstall, weekly backups, SFTP support, recovery mode features, SFTP support and much more.
Hosting24 has 8 plans under this hosting service.
See the pricing below:
Want to begin your own web hosting brand? Hosting24 lets you buy hosting service in bulk and sell it to your customers. They have 2 reseller hosting plans: CPanel Reseller Starter and CPanel Reseller Business.
CPanel Reseller Starter, which is the basic plan comes with the 50 GB of disk space, 500 GB of bandwidth and 50 cPanel accounts. While the other plan offers unlimited reseller hosting experience as you get unlimited disk space, bandwidth and cPanel accounts.
Unlike many hosting providers, Hosting24 supports Web Host Manager (WHM) and a powerful cPanel infrastructure making it easier for users to manage hosting services for their customer. With these features, you can easily set hosting package, hosting rules and resource limitation for your customers.
In addition to this, both of their plans also feature single-click installer, automatic backups, free SSL certificates, custom nameservers, DDoS protection, 24/7 support and free domain name with the annual plan.
Seeing these features, we can the company actually cares about the requirements of their users.
What’s Good & Bad?
One of the best ways to analyze a hosting provider is seeing their pros and cons. So let’s take a look at some pros and cons of Hosting24 so that you can determine what is the best for you.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
It would not be wrong to say that company’s 30-day money back guarantee is differentiating them from their competitors. Where some of the leading companies avoid offering any refund policy, this small company has proudly mentioned it on their website. Regardless of the plan you choose, Hosting24 all plans are protected with the 30-day money back guarantee. Within this period, at any moment you feel the platform does not suit your requirements, you cancel their service and ask for a refund.
24/7 Live Support
Except for basic plans, rest of the plans are supported by 24/7 Live Chat. They have a dedicated team that is available day and night to assist you. Apart from chat support, the company also offers Ticket support system that lets you raise a ticket for your queries.
Free Website Builder
This is an important feature, especially for those newbies who want to build a professional website without a seeking a professional help. Hosting24 supports a visual web builder that lets users build a website in just 3 steps. Simply, they have to choose a web template out of 100s of options, drag and drop the content and click on the ‘publish’ button.
With Hosting24 cPanel hosting you can easily manage different aspects of your site. The company says that their cPanel web hosting admin panel has been developed and improved over the years. Therefore, they understand each and every requirement of their users.
If you will read reviews about their cPanel, you will find the people are satisfied with their features. The company offers Softaculous auto installer along with other features such as web file manager, hotlink protection, IP deny manager on its control panel.
Needless to say that WordPress is the leading CMS platform at present. From normal blogs to professional e-commerce websites, it lets you create anything you can imagine. Hosting24 has WordPress optimized server that gives you optimized speed for WordPress sites.
In addition to this, their single click script installer feature lets you install the current version of WordPress in just a few moments which is quite an easy method than manual installation.
Hosting24 also supports free WordPress transfer. If you are not happy with the services of your current provider, their team can assist you with the migration of your website.
The company says they have an in-house administrator that have developed a reliable platform that offers the highest uptime possible. The company guarantees 99.9% uptime even for their shared hosting service which is better than industry standard uptime i.e. 99.95%. If you want to test out their uptime result, Uptime Robot tool can be helpful for you. It is a free tool, which monitors uptime status every 5 minutes. To use this tool, you need to install this tool on your site that is hosted with Hosting24.
If you really want to test uptime, make use of their 30-days money back guarantee privilege. Choose any of their plan and test uptime using this tool. If you find frequent downtime or poor uptime, quit their service and ask for the refund.
Hosting24 seems quite dedicated in this section as all its plans come with advanced CloudFare DDOs protection. Moreover, they also support an antivirus scanner that automatically detects lethal viruses and Malware. God forbid, even after these security measures your site get affected by viruse, you can retrieve your entire website data easily because Hosting24 provides a weekly data backup feature for free of cost.
Note- Most of hosting providers charges extra money for backup while it is free in Hosting24.
Although we didn’t find any significant cons of Hosting24 that we should share here. Still, we would like to mention few things that need to be improved. Remember, with every hosting provider there is always a room for an improvement.
No SSL Certificate in Basic Plan
Except for basic plan, rest of the plans offer a free SSL certificate. Maybe they have not included it in a free plan because SSL certificate is usually used by sites that capture sensitive data of their users such as credit card details and other personal information and basic plan is not ideal for such website.
Daily Backup is Missing
As we said above, the Hosting24 basic plan comes with weekly backup, not daily backup. Nevertheless, there are many ways that can help you get a daily backup of your site.
On the basis of their features and services, we can say the provider holds the capability to accommodate even the complex requirements of an eCommerce website. All their plans are inexpensive and offer adequate features in comparison to competitors. The company nicely combines features and affordability. As a result, you may consider giving it a try.
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