Hostinger Review

Web Hosting is a very neglected field of web development and is not taken into account seriously until and unless you have to choose a web host among 1000s of other web hosts. 

What do you search for when you are deciding to choose a web host to host your website? What are the top requirements that anyone should have while choosing a web hosting service for their online business? Let me tell you, the web hosting service you choose should provide a great loading speed, uptime, and overall performance of the website should be extraordinary. 

Hostinger could be an amazing choice for you if you are starting up your business or deciding to expand your online business. Hostinger is known for its amazing loading speed, price, and offering solid and dependable plans to its customers.

What is Hostinger?

Hostinger is a web hosting company that was founded back in 2004 in the name of Hosting Media, and however, after reaching 1 million users, it rebranded itself to Hostinger. In just over a decade, Hostinger was able to exceed its user base to 29 million people worldwide, which is impressive growth. 

To have a user base as extraordinary as that, Hostinger must have been providing services that no customer wants to choose any other web host.

From lighting fast server speeds to affordable hosting plans to different free/unlimited features it provides, it has been standing stronger in the field of web hosting.

Why Hostinger?

As I have already mentioned the major features Hostinger provides to its customers due to which the user base has increased significantly over the past few years.

There are still many features Hostinger offers and is the basis for its rock-solid performance. The key features of Hostinger are as follows:

Uptime

Uptime is the amount of time your website should be online and as per what any user would say your website should be online almost all the time, isn’t it? And yes Hostinger is here to provide you with the uptime of almost 99.97%, which is incredibly well. The only time your website would kind of fail to be online is when the server is under maintenance or any other technical backlash.

Lighting fast speed

One of the reasons why Hostinger is known worldwide is because of its lighting fast speed. The server speed Hostinger provides is 369ms and let me tell you if any web host provides the speed of 369ms then you should stick up to it.

Money-back guarantee

Like all the other web hosting service providers, Hostinger also offers 30 days money-back guarantee to its customers. 30 days is quite a lot of time to know if any web host works for you or not. If Hostinger would not be able to solve your problem of web hosting of your online business, you can get a refund and move on with other web hosts as well.

24/7 customer support

Customer Support is very important if any organization wants to keep a long term relationship with its clients or customers. Hostinger offers customer support 24/7 and all 365 days of the year. The support is provided through online chat, which is only accessible if you are logged in to Hostinger. However, it does lack phone call support.

Multilingual customer support

Not only 24/7 customer support, Hostinger does not actually disappoint. It is equipped with a support team that are skilled in multiple languages and hence, you do not have to worry about the language barrier between yourself and the team. Hostinger does know how to make their customers happy and keep on subscribing to their plans again and again.

Free Domain Name

At the same price, and with no hidden expense, Hostinger offers you a free Domain name for the first year of your subscription. You do not need to worry about the domain name and extra fees to pay for that, if you are a beginner and have no idea what would you require to set up your online business, Hostinger got you covered.

Free Website Builder

This feature is focused on a beginner as well. If you are one of them and have no idea about how to develop a website, then Hostinger got you covered on this one as well. It offers a free website builder to its customers as well.

Beginner-friendly

The extremely easy to use interface is also one of the main aspects to look after before you commit to any web host. Hostinger is extremely simple and you get one-click install on many of the things that you would require to set up an online business.

Affordable Pricing

Hostinger has been renowned worldwide for its extremely affordable pricing. The shared hosting starts at %0.80 per month, which is as cheap as buying a cup of water in the morning. And providing services at a cheap price does not mean the performance is degraded because Hostinger is known for providing an amazing performance for a reasonable price.

Free Site Transfer

Hostinger also offers its customers with free site transfer for your first and single site. Site Migration is really expensive and offering the customers with a single site transfer for free is commendable.

Hostinger Plans

Hostinger does offer traditional hosting plans, as well as WordPress hosting, however, it lacks the more complex dedicated hosting. The hosting plans Hostinger offers to its customers are as follows:

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting is the cheapest hosting service present out there and the simplest as well. Here, a single server hosts multiple sites and due to which the cost is pretty low. The system resources are shared on-demand, and each user gets certain bandwidth, databases, disk space, emails, etc as offered by the host.

Hostinger offers 3 different sub-plans under Shared Hosting as, Single Shared Hosting, Premium Shared Hosting, Business Shared Hosting that costs $0.80, $2.15, and $3.45 per month respectively.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting is more complex as compared to Shared Hosting as the resources or facility to host the data or your online business is derived from the cloud. It refers to virtual hardware from a cloud vendor and is a slightly new idea among other plans. The main advantage of using cloud hosting is that you do not have to manage or worry about the data centers and also you get high protection/security.

Hostinger offers its customers with three different sub-plans under Cloud Hosting and they are Cloud Startup, Cloud Professional, and Cloud Enterprise that costs $7.95, $14.95, and $27.45 per month respectively.

WordPress Hosting

WordPress Hosting is mostly used to host the WordPress website only. It is pre-configured to host a WordPress website efficiently, where the support team is equipped with the WordPress technicians. It has many similarities to traditional web hosting services, but what it does differently than any other web host is the ability to install WordPress easily.

Hostinger offers its customers three different sub-plans under WordPress Hosting and they are Single WordPress Hosting, Premium WordPress Hosting, and Business WordPress Hosting that costs $0.80, $2.15, and $3.45 per month respectively.

VPS Hosting

VPS or Virtual Private Server Hosting is one step below the dedicated hosting as it mimics dedicated hosting under a shared environment. It is similar to the Virtual Operating System that you use on your computer using VMWare or Virtual Box. Rather than buying a whole server for yourself, you rent a part of the shared server that you will use to host your online business.
Hostinger offers its customers with different sub-plans under VPS Hosting on the basis of vCPU used and they are:

  1. 1 vCPU for $3.95 per month
  2. 2 vCPU for $ 8.95 per month
  3. 3 vCPU for $12.95 per month
  4. 4 vCPU for $15.95 per month
  5. 6 vCPU for $23.95 per month
  6. 8 vCPU for $29.95 per month

It also offers different Windows VPS Hosting plans which are listed below:

  • 2 GB for $26.00 per month
  • 4 GB for $62.00 per month
  • 8 GB for $120.00 per month
  • 16 GB for $250.00 per month

Final Verdict

From personal experience, I would suggest you use Hostinger at least once and I am pretty sure, you would switch your website from any other web host to Hostinger. The cheap price Hostinger offers its plans on is something no other web host can beat. Along with the price point, the loading speed and uptime are extraordinary as well. Would I suggest Hostinger? Yes, I would but only if you are a beginner as it does not have a dedicated hosting plan, you may not have the space to grow in the future if your traffic is significantly high to start with. But if you are just starting with your business and you still do not know how to take it further in the future, then log in to Hostinger for amazing performance and ease of use.

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