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With over 1.7 million websites, Hostmonster has been consistently providing web hosting solutions for thousands of customers since 1996. Their services are ideal for personal websites and small to medium-sized businesses which can benefit from Hostmonster’s feature-rich shared hosting plan. Their hosting packages start from $3.95 per month and includes the 'uinlimited' hosting package found on the best shared hosting plans

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    Information:

  • U.S.A
  • 2006
  • +1 866 573 4678

Reliability & Uptime

To ensure that their customers’ sites don’t experience any downtime, Hostmonster monitors their servers 24/7. They also have a backup generator and they offer courtesy site backups for all of their clients. All plans include Spam Assassin Protection against viruses and an SSL Secure Server to provide a safe environment for e-commerce.

Support

Hostmonster’s support team can be reached via email (an online ticket system), live chat (with an average wait time of 5 seconds), phone support (866- 573-4678), or by mail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customer’s requests for support can be tracked using the Support History option on the main site’s Helpdesk. Hostmonster’s support team is based in the U.S., specifically Provo, Utah. The company promises that they won’t outsource their services so that they can always provide superior support for their customers.

Price

Hostmonster’s offering their award-winning shared hosting package for as little as $3.95/month. The price includes unlimited bandwidth and space, unlimited emails, a free domain with signup, site builders, e-commerce tools, advertising credit, numerous SimpleScripts (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla…), multimedia features, and programming tools (PHP, Perl…). You don’t need a coupon or specific coupon code to get the best price for hosting at Hostmonster, just use the link on this page.

User Friendly

Hostmonster’s plan includes a user-friendly control panel, which helped the company receive an award for best cPanel hosting in 2011. Prospective customers can try a live demo of the control panel even before signing up for a Hostmonster account. This includes a help wizard which explains all of the features of hosting through how-to videos, knowledgebase articles, and a user forum. Hostmonster has included various features to help users create and modify their websites, such as free site builders, support for numerous content management systems, and free advertising credit to help their clients improve their online marketing campaigns.


    Hosting information in short

  • CMS

    1-click installation and support for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, and b2evolution.

  • Marketing Credits

    Users receive $75 worth of Google credit.

  • Email Features

    Unlimited POP3/POP3 Secure Email Support, IMAP/Secure IMAP Email Support, Forwarding Email Accounts, and Email Autoresponder. Three different web based email solutions, webmail and spam assassin prote

  • eCommerce

    Features included are SSL Secure Server, OS Commerce Shopping Cart, Agora Shopping Cart, Free Generated Certificate, Password Protected Directories, Open PGP, and GPG Encryption.

  • Programming

    Support for PHP 5, Perl 5, Python, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Custom PHP.INI Files, Javascript/DHTML, Flash/Shockwave, Frontpage 2000/2002 Extensions.

  • Databases

    MySQL databases and PostgreSQL databases included.

  • Server Info

    Use of Linux operating system, customized apache web server, quad processor performance servers, and UPS power back-up generator. Courtesy site backups are included.

  • Site Management

    FTP access, additional FTP accounts, Cpanel hosting are included in shared hosting.

  • Sitebuilding Tools

    Free drag and drop site builder is included with purchase.

  • Domains

    Unlimited domain hosting, parked domains, subdomains, and add-on domains are included. One domain name is free for the first year.

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