HostGoi Review (2020): Worth Singing Up With Them?

If you are looking for a hosting service in India, you may have come across HostGoi but can’t seem to make up your mind?

Well, this review will certainly help you to decide whether HostGoi is worth your time or not.

We review hosting plans based on various parameters like safety, pricing, support, etc. You can check out how we review hosting services and then decide for yourself whether to opt for it or not.

What is HostGoi?

HostGoi, founded in 2018, is a leading web hosting service provider based in India and has data centers in India, US, Europe.

HostGoi

HostGoi, a leading web hosting company offers the best web hosting, reseller hosting, cloud servers, domain name registration, WordPress Hosting, VPS, etc catering to small and large businesses.

This is evident from the fact that they have Colgate, Dabur, Bajaj Capital, Avenues Global School, and many international clients.

So can it give you ‘The Best Bang For Your Buck’?

Well, that’s what we’ll cover in this review today.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Further Information:

Uptime

Uptime refers to the time during which your web host remains up and running.

If you thought 99% and 99.99% mean the same thing, think again!

uptime

According to SLA Uptime Calculator, this would mean downtime of:

  • Daily: 8 seconds
  • Weekly: 1 minute
  • Monthly: 4 minutes and 19 seconds
  • Yearly: 52 minutes and 33 second

According to us, this is very good uptime any company can have.

Pricing and features

pricing features

Things on the pricing side are rather lenient with HostGoi. Probably, HostGoi is one of the most affordable hosting services in the market.

The basic plan comes at just $0.85 per month. Even the Business plan and Standard plan are quite affordable with just $2 and $3.85 per month respectively.

The best part is almost all features in all the plans are similar except the ‘availability part’. For instance, in the Basic plan, you get 5 GB SSD and 10 GB Bandwidth whereas the same is unlimited in the Business and Standard package.

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Ease of use

Ease of use is one of the factors which although isn’t of prime importance but many things certainly depend on it.

It uses Cpanel for easy use along with ready-made website builder tools so that you don’t need complex coding languages.

Personally, we found their interface easy to use.

Customer support

Well, they don’t have videos on their website but they do have blogs for everything.

Yep! I mean EVERYTHING!

customer support

Just to check whether a chatbot was used for chatting or a real human, we tried to ask a different question.

We asked them regarding migration.

customer support

We were happy to get a reply soon from their side and it was a human. Chat was definitely slow but we could find an answer to what we intended.

customer support

As you can see from the above screenshot, they have seven different categories for guidance regarding hosting, WordPress, etc apart from that they have a special section on “how to start a blog” and a detailed ‘hosting guide.’

One thing we particularly noticed about them is that they have an email newsletter to update us. We think it’s a great feature to stay updated.

customer support

support

Although they mention that they have free SSL installation but on their website, they have mentioned charges for the same. We think this is a tricky part and clarity is required here.

SSL

Security

Even if security isn’t really a priority for you, it should still be something you care about because you have crucial data of your visitors.

So how is HostGoi?

HostGoi gives you this guarantee with a range of security features.

security

security

Pros of HostGoi:

  • Great Uptime
  • Overall, decent pricing.
  • Email newsletter to keep us updated is a great feature.

Cons of HostGoi:

  • Live chat was not satisfactory and there is room for improvement in our view.
  • SSL certificates are free with shared hosting plans but they have a validity of 90 days and do not come with a trust seal. To remove this drawback you can opt for a Premium SSL certificate such as Comodo offer Warranty, Organization/Admin Validation, Trust Seal. Validity varies according to the subscription term (1/2/3 yr).
  • JetBackup Daily website backup solution is included in cPanel for free of cost that automatically generates full website backup and stores all the backup in a cloud server. However, it keeps only 5 days old backups, so if the user wants to keep their old backups for a lifetime, then they have to opt for CodeGuard.
  • Video support would have been better in addition to blogs.

Conclusion

Now you can make up your mind about HostGoi’s services in terms of its offers and deliveries.

I’d say if there’s one thing that bothers me about HostGoi, it would be more polished Live Chat Support but it’s still nitpicking.

You can go right ahead & give HostGoi a shot, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

Did you subscribe to HostGoi’s service? Do you have a suggestion, you might like to share? We would love to hear it from you in the comments section.

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