Hostinger Review 2017
Are you looking for a reliable and cheap web hosting?
If yes, you’re at the right place.
Here, I am going to review Hostinger, a hosting company that has filled a big gap in the online industry. They provide reliable hosting services at dirt cheap prices. Do you know, when I started my blog, I was struggling to pay my hosting bills for over 6 months, I saved my money by not partying, traveling by bus instead of car etc. If I would have known about Hostinger at that time, it would have been amazing.
Now, you might be thinking how a cheap web-hosting can provide reliable services?
Hi5, I also thought the same and that’s the reason, I spent few days testing it myself. Universal Blogging Tips is hosted on SiteGround and I am very much satisfied with it, but for my side projects I tried my hands on Hostinger and it worked out really well.
Here, I am going to give you a walk-through of Hostinger.
Hostinger has been in the web hosting space for over 13 years providing free hosting to everyone. They provide hosting to over 29 million users in 178 countries and today, there are driving a new client in every 5 seconds and over 15000 sign ups daily. Isn’t it amazing?
Types Of Web Hosting They Offer
1. Cheap Web Hosting – Starting from $2.15/month. Check it out here.
2. VPS Web Hosting – Starting from $4.95/month. Check it out here.
Now, let’s dig into cheap web hosting and check out its features.
Walk-through of Hostinger Hosting
Once, you select your plan, you will be asked to make an account and make the payment.
Here is how the dashboard looks like.
The dashboard shows your orders and allows you to manage them without any hassle. Now, let’s have a look at its cPanel panel where you can manage your email accounts, manage SSL certificates, access file manager etc.
Believe me, this is the best cPanel I have ever used. I never got lost while using it because it’s interactive.
Now, there’s no need to dive into each and every folder of cPanel because they are all same.
Easy Domain Management
Manage Your Billing With Ease
Some Hostinger Hosting Features I Love & I needed The Most
1. Free SSL Certificate
As you know SSL certificate is now ranking factor that Google uses to determine your website rankings in search results. I use SSL certificates on all my blogs but I don’t like paying for it. It really hurts. That’s the reason I got the Hostinger business plan which delivered free SSL certificates.
Note: Free SSL certificate is only available for business plan users.
2. Free Domain Registration
When we are starting a new website, I don’t think we like too many bills coming in for domain, hosting, website setup etc. So, free domain registration makes me happy.
Note: Free domain registration is NOT available for single domain hosting users.
3. Regular Backups
Do you have time to take regular backups? I don’t think so. It’s frustrating and time-consuming for me. With single web hosting and premium plan hosting, you get weekly backups while with business plan hosting, you get daily backups.
4. Money-Back Guarantee
I know money is valuable for everyone, a lot for me, LOL! That’s why I always look for money back guarantee before buying any product/service. Hostinger offers 30 days money back guarantee.
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Hostinger pricing for Single web hosting and Premium web hosting is worth the money but Business plan hosting gets a bit expensive based on its features.
My recommendation for the users would be to go with Premium web hosting as I find it value for money according to its features. Once you are satisfied and need more features, you can upgrade to Business plan. You can choose your desired plan based on below Q&As.
Do you want to host a single domain?
If yes, go for single web hosting.
Do you want a free domain?
If yes, go for premium or business web hosting.
Do you want to multiple email accounts?
If yes, go for premium or business web hosting.
Do you want a website builder?
If yes, go for any plan
Do you want a free SSL, daily backups, and ultimate live support?
If yes, go for the business plan. ( I have opted for the same).
Ease Of Use
It’s not that I am writing this article based on what is written on forums or other websites. I am writing this as I have tested the hosting myself and I am currently using it. No doubt, you won’t face any hassle while registering your domain, finding files and folder etc. If you do, their experienced staff is eager to help you out.
Disk space and Bandwidth
Single web hosting plan offers 10 GB of disk space and 100 GB of bandwidth while premium and business plan hosting offers unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth. Even if you are hosting on Single web hosting plan, you need not worry until and unless you are running auto-script or auto-blogging on your site.
Customer support was one of the reasons that I migrated from HostGator to SiteGround for Universal Blogging Tips. I hated HostGator customer support. Hostinger delivers ultimate 24/7 customer support. Though business plan owners are given a priority still it’s value for money.
What do you think about Hostinger cheap web hosting? I am eager to hear it from you in the comments.