Since Host1Plus has been providing quality web hosting services to their customers for many days, I’ve intended to write a review on the web hosting company.
So, this is the Host1Plus review which will discover many exciting features of this nice hosting company.
What is Host1Plus?
Host1Plus is a powerful web hosting company that comes with an unbelievably cheap VPS hosting for its customers. Not only are the VPS packs, there are many other types of hosting services available in this hosting.
Features and benefits
Here are the notable features of the hosting company –
Free domain. All the hosting packs of Host1Plus come with 1 free domain. So, there’s no need to buy a domain for your website for the first year of any hosting pack from the hosting company.
Bandwidth. The bandwidth comes with all the shared hosting plans of the hosting company is unlimited. This means that you won’t have to worry about how much data is being transferred on your website.
Storage. Host1Plus claims that their SSD storage is very fast comparing to other hosting companies. Also, the storage is unlimited.
Dedicated IP address. This hosting company allows you to buy or use a dedicated IP address for free. This is an amazing feature that many other hosting companies lack.
You’ll have to buy a dedicated IP for $2 per month in the starting 2 shared hosting plans. The top shared hosting plan called the Business Pro comes with a free dedicated IP address though.
Discount. Host1Plus doesn’t focus on the discount feature and for that, you don’t see any direct discount offer on the front or any detail page of the site.
But you can get 5% (with the annual purchase) or 10% (2 years) or 15% (3 years) discount depending on the period of your purchase. They also claim that you can save up to 20% for the long billing cycles.
Apart from this discount feature, you’ll also see some discounts in the upgraded VPS hosting plans of the company.
Guaranteed uptime. I didn’t see any uptime guarantee in this web hosting although by reading some other reviews, I found that the hosting company offers 9.99% uptime guarantee.
Domain registration. Unlike many other hosting companies, Host1Plus doesn’t have a direct domain registration option which is really a drawback of the company.
The number of email accounts. Host1Plus gives you the option of hosting as many email accounts as you want on a single hosting pack of it.
The number of domain hosting. The Business Pro hosting pack allows you to host as many domains as you wish, though the other hosting packs of Host1Plus don’t offer this. Those hosting packs have some limited numbers of domains to be hosted.
1-Click installer. The hosting company provides a 1-click installer though it’s not clear whether it’s Softaculous or not.
Control panel. Host1Plus provides the cPanel control panel with its hosting packs, though you have the option of choosing the DirectAdmin as your site’s control panel too.
SSL certificate. Host1Plus doesn’t provide any direct way of purchasing an SSL certificate for a website. This is a great drawback of the hosting company. Also, none of the hosting packs comes with a free SSL certificate.
Backups. There’s an automated backup service comes with the hosting packs of Host1Plus. This is a nice offer because securing your valuable website content has the top importance.
Support. Host1Plus has a 24-hour support facility. Check the support ad here –
Money-back guarantee. The money-back period of Host1Plus isn’t that promising. You’ll get a short period of 14 days for the period.
Hosting plans and pricing
Host1Plus has different types of hosting plans, though there’s no dedicated hosting plan available in the hosting company.
Here are the shared hosting plans of the company –
You can see that all the 3 shared hosting packs are bundled with a lot of crucial features.
And you’ll see that the VPS hosting packs of Host1Plus are really very cheap –
You’ll be happy to know that the hosting company has many cloud hosting packs too –
There are 4 reseller hosting packs are also available in the hosting company –
So, check the hosting plans and choose your preferred one. I hope that you can easily find out a preferable hosting pack from the different options.
Two performance tests are very common in my hosting review. The tests are the speed and the uptime records.
Let’s check the speed of Host1Plus server. To show you the speed test of the hosting’s server, I’m using the PICKUPHOST as usually.
Here are the settings that I had to set as to check the speed of the company –
The server location has been set as the US. Finally, clicking on the “Speed Test” button has shown the following speed –
So, the speed of the hosting company is 35 ms which is really a good speed. In fact, the tool considers this speed as a Turbo speed.
And now, I’ll show you the uptime records of the hosting company. I’ve recorded the uptime for the last couple of months.
Here are the uptime scores –
November 2016: 99.9%
December 2016: 100%
January 2017: Missed to recording
February 2017: 99.9%
You can see that the uptime is also very promising.
So, from the performance tests, we can say that Host1Plus performs very well as a web hosting company.
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Pros and cons
- $2.25 VPS hosting pack is an amazingly cheap hosting
- Unlimited disk space and bandwidth
- Dedicated IP address is very easy to buy (also, free with some packs)
- No direct domain registration facility
- There’s no dedicated hosting plan available
Verdict and your decision
This is the final part where I’ll go for the final verdict. So, how good the hosting company is can be known in this part.
I’ll rate it according to the quality of the company’s services. Truth be told, the hosting company deserves a 4-star rating.
Now, it’s your turn to check the hosting company and decide if it really suits your exact requirements.