Host1Plus, the provider of affordable hosting solutionsto small, mid-size and large organizations, was founded in the year 2008 with their first datacenter in London, UK. They have been adding to their infrastructure, services and customer base ever since and today they have successfully established themselves as a reliable, international hosting company in this highly competitive industry.At the time of writing this review, they have over 10 datacenters and 35,000 customers.
Host1Plus offers Shared, VPS, Dedicated and Reseller hosting plans. They have a separate SEO hosting plans in VPS and dedicated server hosting. Apart from web hosting, Host1Plus also offers domain name registration/transfer and SSL certificates.
Starting from just $.83 per month, they have 4 different plans in shared hosting – Starter, Personal, Business and Business Pro. If your website does not use a database in the backend, you are in all likelihoodgood to go with the Starter plan; else, you should consider the next plan onwards.
If you have a high traffic website or are looking to host some complex application, then you should consider their VPS hosting offering. There are 4 plans to choose from – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. It’s interesting to note that their VPS pricing starts from mere $2.5 per month, which is even less than the cost of a shared hosting package from other providers.
Dedicated Server Hosting
If you want to use the whole server without dividing it into virtual compartments to share with other users, then dedicated server hosting is what you need. The pricing of dedicated hosting basically depends upon the type of CPU you go for. Host1Plus provides quite some options, beginning with Celeron Quad Core priced at $69 per month and going up to Intel Quad Core Xeon at $189 per month.
Both VPS and dedicated servers are fully configurable in terms of server location, RAM, HDD, Bandwidth, Operating System, control panel, applications and licenses, additional IPs, billing cycle, etc. This gives customers complete flexibility to build and pay for a hosting package as per their requirement.
Host1Plus has multiple datacenters located across various places around the world. The VPS hosting packages give you a choice of Los Angeles, Chicago, São Paulo, Frankfurt andJohannesburg as your server location. This helps you further boost the speed of your website by choosing a location nearer to your target audience.
Host1Plus has a systematic support system through various channels including ticket system, knowledgebase, tutorials and online chat. They have local support for several countries like United States, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Brazil and South Africa. Their support team is quite knowledgeable and friendly. You also have the option to subscribe for Extra-care Support (paid) for advanced level support like on-request service, direct instructional help, etc.
Money Back Guarantee
Host1Plus hosting comes with a money back guarantee of 14 days. Though the chances are that you’ll hardly ever need to use this option, even then just in case you need to, this is additional cushion of safety to try out their services without any risk. However, note that the money back guarantee is only for hosting and is not applicable for third party products like domain name registration, SSL certificate, etc.
When selecting a web host, it’s important to take into consideration the feedback of their existing customers. Host1Plus has been reviewed by over 2,000 of their actual customers who have given them an overall rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5).Now combine this with their ridiculously cheap pricing, and you’ll need no further reason to try them out.