HostPapa Web Hosting Review

HostPapa is an individual hosting service owned by Jamie Opal chuck. Started in 2006 they have grown considerably in the industry serving more than 500,000 customers around the world. Providing hosting service to small businesses at decent pricing is their aim.

Hosting Plans – Decent Package

  1. Starter @ $ 3.95/month
  2. Business @ $ 3.95/month
  3. Business Pro @ 12.95/month

Includes

  1. Free domain name
  2. Websites
  3. Unmetered bandwidth
  4. Starter website builder
  5. 30 days money-back guarantee

The starter plan offers two websites and 100GB SSD storage. The other plans cover unlimited websites, unlimited SSD storage. Business Pro includes website builder of 1000 pages whereas the starter and Business plans have website builder of 2 pages. The additional features like security, backup, and performance enhancement differ in price according to the plan you select.

Pluses

Some of the essential features included in all the plans are:

  1. Free website transfer
  2. Free Cloudflare CND
  3. Free one on one training
  4. cPanel
  5. Access to Softaculous
  6. SSL certificate, etc.

Though having various plans suitable for any type of business HostPapas' charges on renewal and additional features are on the higher side. HostPapa also offers WordPress hosting, managed hosting, reseller, and VPS hosting services.

Pros

Reasonably priced plans

Theplans start with low pricing that can be utilized by the beginners. The plans cover almost all the basic needs of a small business.

Uptime

This hosting provider has an uptime of 99.95% that matches the industry standards. It is one of the crucial factors for sustainable growth.

Speed

The loading time of the website is pretty impressive with an average speed of 705ms.

Resources

Customers have access to knowledgebase, video tutorials, webinars, and downloadable manuals to get started and maintaining the website. The plans include a 30 minutes phone or video assistance from their support agent to get started.

HostPapa boasts of green hosting. Many of their data centers use power generated from renewable sources. They have data centers in 102 cities across 50 countries.

Easy to use

The cPanel control panel, website builder, and installation of application tools are very simple and clear.

Availability of support system

They have award-winning customer support. The users can connect through phone, chat, email, and fax. It is available 24/7/365 in 18 countries. The customers also have an option of connecting one on one with the Papa squad experts.

Startup Pricing

The startup package provides value for money. It has essential features included. It serves the basic purpose of having a website.

Cons

Renewal and discounts

After renewal, the charges get to normal which is high. The offers are applicable only in the long term plan which is one, two, and three years. Three years' plan is the cheapest whereas the other two are a little higher. The managed and VPS are also charged high.

Additional charges

The basic term plan includes only the essential features. Customers have to pay additionally for features like website security, and backup that are offered for free on some of the other hosting services. There is also a cancellation charge applied on 30 days money-back guarantee. The setup fee is not charged only if you opt for a refund policy.

4.5

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