Hostmonster Hosting Reviews

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FREE Domain
FREE Site Builders
1-Click WordPress Install
24/7 Support
Instant Setup

Great reasons to choose Hostmonster

Want2Host users rate Hostmonster 3.0 out of 5 – Good.

HostMonster specialises in competitively-priced shared web hosting. The team present their services around a simple package with the option to upgrade and get additional features. The company was launched in 1996, so that makes it a well-established web hosting company compared to some newcomers.

HostMonster is an American company based in Provo, Utah. It is a sister company to BlueHost and FastDomain. Like its sister companies, HostMonster appears to have been acquired by the Endurance International Group, a huge web hosting organisation with over 2 million customers and 40 different hosting brands under one roof.

Hostmonster Hosting Plans


1. VPS Hosting


STANDARD

ENHANCED

PREMIUM

ULTIMATE

$29.99 PER MONTH

$14.99*

FIRST MONTH
$59.99 PER MONTH

$29.99*

FIRST MONTH
$89.99 PER MONTH

$44.99*

FIRST MONTH
$119.99 PER MONTH

$59.99*

FIRST MONTH
Dual Core
2 GB RAM
30 GB
1 TB/month
Free Domain Name
1 IP
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)
Dual Core
4 GB RAM
60 GB
2 TB/month
Free Domain Name
2 IPs
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)
Triple Core
6 GB RAM
120 GB
3 TB/month
Free Domain Name
2 IPs
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)
Quad Core
8 GB RAM
240 GB
4 TB/month
Free Domain Name
2 IPs
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)

2. Dedicated Hosting


STANDARD

ENHANCED

PREMIUM

$149.99 PER MONTH

$74.99*

FIRST MONTH
$199.99 PER MONTH

$99.99*

FIRST MONTH
$249.99 PER MONTH

$124.99*

FIRST MONTH
Dual core, 2.3 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor
3 MB cache
4 GB RAM
500 GB (RAID 1)
5 TB/month
Free Domain Name
3 IPs
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)
Quad core, 2.5 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor
8 MB cache
8 GB RAM
1000 GB (RAID 1)
10 TB/month
Free Domain Name
4 IPs
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)
Quad core, 3.3 GHz Intel® Xeon Processor
8 MB cache
16 GB RAM
1000 GB (RAID 1)
15 TB/month
Free Domain Name
5 IPs
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)

JustHost offers a fairly typical shared hosting plan which is aimed at the budget end of the web hosting market. It’s the kind of hosting that’s ideal for running non-resource-intensive scripts and software, such as light ecommerce websites and blogs.

The company only offer Linux as an OS, and the only advancement on the basic shared hosting plan is a reseller option. In this respect, there is little to mark them out from their peers. Most of the functionality on their shared plan is unlimited, and the only price drop they offer is obtained by signing up for a long plan (36 months or more).

JustHost doesn’t offer cloud hosting, preferring to keep its hosting packages to the basics only.

Hostmonster Features


All Features


Features Overview

Unlimited Disk Storage
Unlimited Domain Hosting
Free Drag and Drop Site Builder
One Year Free Domain Name*
Support International Domain Names
POP3/POP3 Secure E-mail Support Unlimited
IMAP/Secure IMAP E-mail Support Unlimited
3 Different Webmail (Web Based E-mail) Solutions
Forwarding E-mail Accounts Unlimited
Unlimited GB of Site Transfer Unlimited
Add-on Domains Unlimited
Parked Domains Unlimited
Subdomains Unlimited
cPanel Account Control Panel
FTP Access
Web File Manager
Secure Shell (SSH) Access
Server Side Includes
Hotlink Protection
Override .htaccess Support
Log Files
Site Statistics
Customizable Error Pages
Custom Cronjobs
Spam Assassin Protection
E-mail Autoresponder

CGI/Databases

MySQL Databases
PostgreSQL Databases
CGI-BIN
CGI Library
PHP 5
Support for Custom PHP.INI Files
Perl 5
Python
Ruby/Ruby on Rails
MySQL 5 Database Server
PostgreSQL Database Server
Javascript Support
DHTML Support
Flash Support
Shockwave Support
SimpleScripts 1-Click Script Installs

Free Website Scripts

Message Forum (PHPBB and More)
Form-mail Scripts
Social Networking Scripts
Blog Support (WordPress, b2evolution, ...)
Mailing Lists
Image Galleries (Coppermine and more)
Poll and Survey Software
Moodle
Tikiwiki
Drupal
Joomla
Project Management Scripts
Help Center/Support Ticket Scripts

E-Commerce Features

SSL Secure Server
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
Agora Shopping Cart
Cube Cart Shopping Cart
Zen Cart Shopping Cart
Free Generated Certificate
Password Protected Directories
OpenPGP/GPG Encryption

Multimedia Features

Streaming Video Support
Streaming Audio Support
Real Audio and Video Support
MIDI File Support
Add Custom MIME Types

World Class Technology

Dual Quad Processor Performance Server
UPS Power Backup
Diesel Generator Backup Power
Linux Operating System
Customized Apache Web Server
24/7 Network Monitoring
Courtesy Site Backups
Multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connections

Hostmonster Money Back Guarantee / Cancellation Policy


You can cancel your agreement with HostMonster via email, phone or online chat, although you need to confirm that your files, emails and databases are all backed up and verify that you own the account/domain. You can cancel within 3 days of opening your agreement and receive a full refund with the exception of any additional packages including SSL, backup, SEO, SiteLock, domain names and domain privacy. If you cancel between 3 and 30 days after your agreement, you will be charged for any free domain names as well as and Postini or Dedicated IP fees.

Hostmonster Security and Reliability


Ecommerce features supported by Hostmonster include an SSL secure server for safe transactions, various options in shopping cart including OS Commerce and Zen, a free generation security certificate for your website, and password protected directories so that your customers can shop without fear.


Hostmonster upholds the standard industry 99.9% uptime guarantee and backs it up with dual quad processor performance servers and UPS power backups, as well as diesel generator backup power. They also have a customized Apache web server and 24/7 network monitoring, and offer courtesy backups to all customers. You can always be assured of the best performance with Hostmonster’s multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections.

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