“I have been a paying customer for Hosting24 since August 2018.
I am monitoring Hosting24’s shared hosting servers for Uptime and Performance through my website hostingpill-h24.com.
This review of Hosting24 is based on actual testing done on their servers.”
No matter how many web hosting options are available in the market, it is always great to know more. Each one has certain unique features which would fit your business requirement and budget.
A great way to hit the right hosting option is by remaining watchful about the trending hosting options and get a complete overview of it through a full hosting review.
Yet again I am here to provide you few insights and a review of different parameters for another hosting platform.
This time it is Hosting24.
Hosting24 was first officially launched in 2008 and has been around since 2004. This is headquartered in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Hosting24 is part of the Hostinger and 000webhost which has altogether 29 million users across 178 countries.
Next, let me speak out more about my review for Hosting24.
- Free Website Builder
- Free cPanel
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Email hosting included in the plan
- Security features included
- Good bandwidth and disk space support
- Easy to use website builder
- Supports PHP, MYSQL, and many other one-click installations
How fast is Hosting24?
Hosting24 server speed test – A+. Credit: Bitcatcha
What I like about Hosting24:
1. Pricing Structure:
The first time pricing for a basic plan starts at $2.15 per month with a 48-month plan. The same plan has different flexible payment options ranging from 3 months, 4-months, 12 months to 24 months, 36 months and 48 months.
The plan contains BitNinja Smart Security along with SpamAssassin Protection included for free.
The other more advance plans start at the pricing of $8.84 per month and $11.99 per month. These plans include unlimited websites with Unlimited SSD space.
The pricing structure is beneficial for long-term users.
|Disk Space||10 GB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
2. Huge Disk Space/ Bandwidth:
The plans come with a good amount of disk space. The basic plan supports a disk space of 10 GB which is sufficiently large for a medium sized website.
Also, the basic plan supports a bandwidth of 100 GB. With other plans the disk space, as well as the bandwidth, is unlimited.
Hosting24 shared hosting guarantees 99.99 uptime.
Here’s the average Uptime:
- Mar 2019: 100%
- Feb 2019: 99.99%
- Jan 2019: 99.78%
- Dec 2018: 99.96%
- Nov 2018: 99.99%
- Oct 2018: 99.99%
- Sep 2018: 99.78%
- Aug 2018: 99.93%
Here’s the average Response Time:
- Mar 2019: 1,129 ms
- Feb 2019: 1,404 ms
- Jan 2019: 1,668 ms
- Dec 2018: 916 ms
- Nov 2018: 1,021 ms
- Oct 2018: 949 ms
- Sep 2018: 829 ms
- Aug 2018: 943 ms
Hosting24 Uptime Score: Last 8 months, detailed data you can see here.
This is something that not many shared hosting provides a guarantee. The servers are constantly monitored to address any sudden downtime issues.
You can see latest uptime here.
4. Money back guarantee:
Hosting24 provides a 30-day risk-free trial period. This is irrespective of the plan you choose.
This allows users to try the services before completely committing to it and the user would get a complete refund.
5. Added Security:
Hosting24 provides good support for security features in the basic plan.
The basic plan includes BitNinja Smart Security which provides protection against most popular forms of attacks such as XSS, DDoS, malware, script injection, brute force, and other automated attacks.
Additionally, this also contains SpamAssassin Protection to filter and protect emails by blocking spam. This supports SSL certificates and daily backups at a separate price.
6. Email Support:
Email hosting is included as part of every plan you choose. This uses cloud SMTP delivery to ensure smooth and reliable delivery.
With no added cost, you can get an email Id similar to your domain. While the basic account supports 1 email account, the other plans support unlimited email accounts.
7. Domain Checker:
Using the domain checker, you can find the perfect matching domain. The tool helps in finding the availability of the required domain name within seconds. This makes the domain registration extremely simple.
This also provides other viable options for the domain name. In case your choice of domain name is not available, the intensive matching provides multiple closest options. Thereby helps to scope out better domain naming conventions with domain checker.
8. Free Domain:
A free domain is part of a Premium or Business hosting plan purchased for 12 months or longer duration. A free domain name is included for the first year.
This is a beneficial option in case you are planning to choose a longer duration plan.
9. Good cPanel Support:
Hosting24 support hPanel as well as cPanel. This includes tools for emails, file and MYSQL database management. The cPanel provides some useful analytics along with SEO optimization tools.
The cPanel has support for SSH, SSL, Cron Jobs, and many others.
It has one-click installation for several apps and is used for installing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop and scripts for E-commerce, Content Management, Community building to name a few.
Using cPanel, users can create their own complete or partial backups in addition to the weekly automatic backups.
The cPanel is equipped with additional security features which can be quickly enabled. Some of these features include- Password Protect Directories, IP Allow Manager, Hotlink Protection.
The cPanel is well segregated with different options.
10. Easy to Use Website Builder:
The integrated website builder makes creation and hosting of website simple. This is extremely easy to use with its drag and drop feature and can be easily used by beginners.
It simplifies responsive website building and SEO optimization.
The website builder is user-friendly with multiple template support for websites, blogs, and e-commerce portals. This is fully customizable and requires no coding effort.
What I would like to see on Hosting24:
1. Basic Add-ons missing:
While there are several benefits included in the plan and few added security features included for free as part of the plan, basic add-ons like SSL certificate is charged separately for the low end priced plans.
Similarly, domain registration has separate pricing. Daily backups are charged separately. Website migration is not part of the plan and is charged separately.
2. Higher Renewals:
Hosting24 provides cheaper first-time plans. The locking period for the cheaper plans is more. Renewals for each plan is higher. The more advanced the plan is, the more is the renewal pricing.
3. Live Chat:
Hosting24 has good customer support, however, something that is missing is a live chat option.
A live chat option allows users to quickly resolve issues and is the easiest way to get queries answered. They ensure 24/7/365 dedicated support which is only through an inquiry form available over the website.
However, on a positive note, you can reach them through email or Inquiry form available over the website.
In addition to this, they also provide a dedicated knowledge base, FAQ section and a series of blogs to understand what is trending. The knowledge base is well segregated and easy to browse.
With this, I have provided you a list of features along with pros and cons of using Hosting24. This is a good choice for beginners, for a fact that it is simple to use.
If you are looking for support to a fairly simple and medium traffic based website, then Hosting24 is worth giving a try.
A fact is, this is nominally priced as compared to several hosting platforms and would be a good choice in case you do not worry about paying separately for a few add-ons.
The cPanel and website builder caters to rapid website development. Moreover, they have a 30-day money back guarantee which makes it easier to try this out.