Hostmonster Review

Hostmonster Overview

Hostmonster has been providing web hosting services to businesses and personal web sites since 1996. This puts Hostmonster up there with the longer running web hosting providers which should mean they are not going to disappear overnight and take your valued web sites with them.

Hostmonster Datacenter

Hostmonster uses the latest technology in hosting and uses high performance Quad AMD Opteron Servers for serving your web sites, UPS Power Back-up/ Back-up Generator for keeping your servers online in the event of a power cut, as well as mirrored storage backups, this allows your sites to be served quickly and reliably.

Hostmonster's $6.95 Per Month Plan

Currently they are offering astounding value for your $6.95 per month (24 month signup), their plan includes UNLIMITED storage space, and UNLIMITED data transfer per month, this amount of storage and transfer puts their plan up there with the most valuable plans going in the sub $10 per month price bracket.

Other standout features provided with the Hostmonster plan

UNLIMITED Storage Space
UNLIMITED Bandwidth Per Month
5000 Email Accounts
Unlimited Domains
Unlimited Sub domains
24/7 Network Monitoring
24/7 Email Support
POP3/IMAP Email Access
MySQL, PHP, Python
Frontpage 2000/2002/2003 Extensions
Linux Servers
Custom Cronjobs, SSH (Shell Access)
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
SSL Support

Hostmonster Control Panel & Scripting Support

Hostmonster utilize cPanel, just as many other hosts. Over the years cPanel has proven itself to be user-friendly, and an easily configurable control panel, for this reason cPanel has become the market leader in hosting control panels. There are literally hundreds of articles available on its usage, this makes cPanel very easy to learn for customers that are new to web hosting.

Typical of most cPanel hosts, Hostmonster supports addon domains, and currently Hostmonster supports UNLIMITED addon domains. During our testing, adding multiple domains was very simple, and worked as expected and without fault. Initially Hostmonster do not offer SSH (shell access), but this can be enabled if you upload a copy of your photo id via the control panel, or fax a copy of your photo id, such as a driver's license to Hostmonster. Since cPanel also includes Fantastico, installation of many popular scripts is made simple, requiring little in the way of user input during configuration.

Customer Support

Hostmonster offers excellent customer support. They provide a help center that is accessible from their home page. Answers to common questions can be found here. If a customer still requires support, they may submit a support ticket. In addition they also provide a toll free telephone support service. Support is available 24/7 to help you whenever the need arises. In our experience with Hostmonster support, they have always been courteous, and responded to any issues quickly.

Conclusion

We recommend Hostmonster to anyone looking for an affordable web hosting solution that is feature rich and reliable. Their hosting package is excellent value for money at only $6.95 and stands out as one of the best shared hosting packages available. Providing UNLIMITED storage, and UNLIMITED bandwidth allows you to create a large web site without the worry of running out of room any time soon.

Hostmonster technical support have proven themselves knowledgeable and a joy to deal with, Hostmonster support was only too happy answer all of questions in a timely manner. As a result, we recommend Hostmonster without any hesitation.

I hope you found this Hostmonster review useful. If you feel they are not the host for you, please have a read of our other web host reviews.

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