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HostMonster Web Hosting Review

About HostMonster :

HostMonster is a hosting company that was founded more than ten years ago–in 1996. The company says they host more than 100,000 domains. They are a reputable company that isn’t going anywhere. HostMonster is actually owned by BlueHost, a large web hosting company which we reviewed a while back here at Clickfire.

As is often the case with web hosting companies that are owned by larger companies, the product and service offerings are nearly identical. Like BlueHost, HostMonster only offers one plan. Except for some minor differences with the number of databases and email accounts offered, the plan at BlueHost and at HostMonster are virtually the same. The features offered are also the same and actually listed in the same order on the two web sites.

Features:

  • Web Space: 1500 Gb
  • Monthly Bandwidth: 15 Tb
  • Multiple Domains: Unlimited
  • POP3 Email: Unlimited
  • Subdomains: Unlimited
  • FTP Accounts: Unlimited
  • MySQL Databases: 100
  • Free Domain: Yes, Forever!
  • Ecommerce Ready: Yes
  • Website Builder: Yes
  • Money Back: 30 days
  • Support: 24/7 toll free

Price:

Okay, now what about the price? The answer is – it is very much reasonable. Hostmonster offer only one plan which costs $6.95 per month. You can also get a special price of $3.95 for a two year contract if you click through this link. This is among the cheapest in the industry, for the kind of space and bandwidth they offer. Please note that they charge a setup fee, if you opt for a short term contract.

Control Panel:

The control panels offered by the two companies vary only slightly. The BlueHost control panel has a more standard cPanel skin with only minor edits/changes. The HostMonster control panel looks different than the traditional cPanel X theme, but has all of the same features. Everything to manage email accounts, subdomains, databases, etc. is there and works as expected.

Customer Support:

HostMonster offers great customer support and assistance. They have a help center that can be accessed from their home page. Answers to many questions can be found here. If customers still need assistance, they can submit a support ticket. In addition they can contact customer support by calling the toll free telephone number. Technical support is available all day everyday. Potential customers can contact sales support 24/7 by calling the toll free sales number. The customer support staff is ready and able to answer any questions or to help customers with any problems that occur.

Hostmonster provides 24/7 Non -outsourced support with average hold times less than 2 minutes !!!!. This is really excellant and is one of the reasons why HostMonster is way ahead than its rivals.

Bonuses:

Application Installation Wizards
Their simple to use install wizards provides step-by-step instructions for adding a variety of applications to your site–photo galleries, blog software including Joomla , Wordpress and more!

Email
Customize your email address (you@yourdomain.com) to enhance your professional image. Plus, you’ll be able to check your mail from anywhere.

Free Advertising!
Get the word out about your great new site with credits for major search engines, including Google ,Yahoo  . They give you $75 right up front in free advertising.

Point & Click Site Building Tools
Create a professional-looking website with just a few clicks, using a variety of dynamic themes and templates. No programming or HTML experience needed!

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Rating: 2.5/5 (5 votes cast)

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