When it comes to web hosting, price is often an important factor. Although you might be tempted overlooking a poor feature list in order to save money, it is important to do your research ahead. Hostinger Add User
The Hostinger Review will review this option to maximize your budget and give you the information that you need in order to make an informed decision.
In just over a decade, Hostinger has grown from a small web host to one used by over 29 million people, which is due in part to its WordPress specific plans. Hostinger is proud to publicly display its server status and ensures that it remains up-to-date.
It is not surprising that this option is so attractive to new website owners.
We’ll be reviewing key factors such as performance and features in this Hostinger review to help you decide if it is worth your time. Let’s get started!
Let’s begin by looking at some of the Hostinger plans. Hostinger offers a wide range of plans, including dedicated, shared, cloud, virtual private servers (VPS), and cloud options.
Plus, you have the option to choose a WordPress specific plan. This will allow you to get additional support and one-click install. These plans can be used for any website type and are affordable shared hosting. Hostinger gives you the option to choose between single, premium or business plans. If you use WooCommerce, however, Hostinger is the best choice. Hostinger’s features include: Hostinger Add User
- 24/7 WordPress support in 20+ languages
- One-click WordPress Installation
- A free domain name
- Broadband bandwidth practically unlimited
Hostinger’s shared WordPress Plans include an impressive array of features. For most first-time website owners, you’ll have everything you need. Additionally, all this support comes at an affordable cost, which we’ll cover in a second. Let’s first look at the support that you will receive. Hostinger Add User
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Support is the number one feature of hosting. If you’re creating a website using shared WordPress hosting you will likely have some questions. You can find a lot of helpful hints on the internet. However, you will need to know your exact questions. Hostinger Add User
Hostinger’s support team can be reached in over 20 languages, which is a good thing. You can either give them a call or send them a message:
We sent Hostinger a generic inquiry to see how Hostinger would react. We received a response in about four minutes.
The support representative we spoke with was very friendly and helpful. You were provided with useful and relevant information along with screenshots for clarification. Hostinger is easily reachable for general inquiries and their response times are reasonable. Hostinger Add User
It is important to note that the server’s performance is a sign of a high-quality web host. A fast website is essential for providing a great user experience (UX), and keeping your bounce rates low. Hostinger provides these performance-specific features: Hostinger Add User
- Solid State Drive (SSD) hardware
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Custom built cache manager
- Hostinger provides public information about the performance of its servers, which is a great advantage over other hosting providers. This includes uptime data over the last 24 hours and for the previous week and months.
Server uptime is the time that a server remains online and functional. In general, you want to be as close to 100% as possible, as even .1% downtime means ~45 minutes of downtime per month. Above, you can see that Hostinger’s uptime can be a little shaky, which is one of the tradeoffs you’ll make for its cheap prices.
Even 10 minutes of downtime can be experienced per day in this instance, with 99.3% being the most common number. This is unacceptable. Hostinger Add User
These are the features
Fast Load Time – 382 ms
For website users to have a positive experience, page loading times must be fast.
You may have ever tried opening a web site only to be stuck for what seems like an eternity waiting for it to load.
We all have. Hostinger Add User
You probably left it behind for a while. 3 seconds or more is the minimum time it takes to load a website. 30%+ of visitors abandon it.
Hostinger boasts servers in Europe (UK), Asia (USA), and Europe (Europe). Each server is connected with a 1000Mbps connection, which makes loading times stable.
How did they perform during our tests?
Hostinger was one of the fastest 10 hosts we tested, loading pages in an average of 382 milliseconds.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Hostinger offers many payment options such as Visa, Mastercard Mastercard Mastercard Discover Mastercard Mastercard Mastercard Mastercard Discover Bitcoin Maestro American Express, Visa and Paypal.
You can also return your money within 30 days. They offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if they don’t perform as expected.
Be aware that not all products are refundable, and some products have special refund terms, according to Hostinger’s Refund Policy . We’ll save the details for the cons section below. Hostinger Add User
Multilingual Customer Support
Customer support can either make or break a web host.
Your site may go down for any reason, and you won’t be able to reach a customer representative right away. This could result in you losing a lot of sales.
Hostinger doesn’t disappoint. Hostinger boasts a multilingual support team, livechat, and Intercom as their primary support system.
Hostinger accounts do not allow live chat access. We’re glad that Hostinger offers live chat, but it would make more sense if they offered it to everyone.
It’s easy to use the live chat. Once you’ve logged in there is instantly an icon in the bottom right corner of the page.
We asked some technical questions, and received detailed replies supported by links provided by the customer support representative.
It took some time to get the answers (an average of 30 minutes wait …).).
Hostinger also has a huge knowledge base with articles that are short and comprehensive, and you can find guides, information, and answers to questions by yourself. They also have tutorials (everything from website building to SEO) that include gifs and images on how to do things.
The knowledge base allows users to search for articles and choose from three categories:
- General Hostinger Add User
No cost website builder and domain name
Hostinger includes a free website builder (although the popular website builders are better) in their services with any plan you choose. There are many templates to choose.
After you have chosen a template you can edit your pages with the Hostinger website builder.
You can also get a free domain name with premium and business web hosting plans. This will help you save some money over the long-term.
You will need to pay an additional $8.99/year if you require more domains. Hostinger Add User
Simple to use interface
You can monitor logins and update billing information from your dashboard.
The control panel isn’t a traditional cPanel, but large icons make it simple to find exactly what you need and when you need it.
Some users may not like cPanel but this version is perfect for those who are just starting out with web design. Hostinger Add User
Unlimited Features on Premium and Business Plans
Sign up for one or both of the Hostinger plans to get unlimited email accounts.
These accounts can be managed directly from the control panel. This eliminates any guesswork regarding spam filters, usage, or other issues.
You can configure autoresponders, enable and disable accounts, forward emails to a customer’s domain, and set up autoresponders.
Most plans offer unlimited bandwidth and databases, with the exception of the “Single Web Host” plan.
You’ll have 10 GB disk space and 100 GB internet bandwidth with the latter.
Industry-Standard Pricing Tricks but Still Affordable
Many web hosting companies present their prices in a misleading light. Hostinger is one example of such companies, but they are transparent about their pricing more than other web hosting companies.
For example, if you want to take advantage of the awesome $1.39 per month deal for Single Shared hosting, you’ll have to commit to Hostinger for 48 months. Your renewal cost will increase to $2.99/month after those four years.
This is a fantastic deal if you’re prepared to commit to the same host for four years. You could save quite a bit compared to other hosts.
Hostinger’s low prices usually mean that there are compromises in quality. However, Hostinger’s service is quite superior to most other web hosting service providers.
Hostinger is no perfect web hosting service. The trick is figuring out which flaws you can live with and which ones are the deal-breakers.
Here’s a look at what Hostinger is not.
Inconsistent uptime 99.74% (They had three poor months of uptime).
It is important to verify that a web host has uptime.
Hostinger delivered an average of 99.74% uptime with a bit more than 22 hours of downtime over the last year. That’s awful!
When we looked deeper, however, we discovered that the downtime was due a 14-hour-long outage on September 2020. Hostinger’s uptime and speed would be 99.99% if we remove this outage from the overall average.
See stats Last 12-month average uptime:
- July 2021: 100%
- June 2021: 100%
- May 2021: 100%
- April 2021 – 99.93%
- March 2021: 100%
- February 2021: 100%
- January 2021: 99.99%
- December 2020: 99.32%
- November 2020: 99.89%
- October 2020: 99.94%
- September 2020: 95.89%
- August 2020: 99.98% Hostinger Add User
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Most hosting services use a traditional control panel, like cPanel.
Hostinger has created its own control panel – new users might find this easier to use than a traditional control panel. Their dashboard might not be for you if you are familiar with cPanel.
This is why advanced users might not find it appealing. Hostinger Add User
Non-standard Payment Terms
Hostinger’s Refund Policies reveals that there are some exceptions to the money-back guarantee.
What’s refundable on standard terms?
- Hosting (all plans, with the exception of the initial payment after a free trial)
- Domain Transfers (.eu transfer) are an exception. EURid requires a non-refundable transfer charge. The customer must pay the transfer fee again if the transfer is unsuccessful. (.es transfers cannot be refunded.
- SSL Certificates Hostinger Add User
What’s not refundable:
- Redemption fees, domain registration renewals, and privacy protection cannot be refunded. Most domain name registrations are non-refundable. They can be canceled and processed within 4 days.
- Be aware of these exceptions before moving on.
Hostinger Pricing, Hosting Plans & Quick Facts
Here’s an overview of Hostinger’s shared-hosting plans:
Single Shared plan Premium Shared Business Plan $1.39/month
- Domain: Not with a cheap plan.
- Signup is easy
- Money-Back: 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
- Payment Methods
- Hidden Fees and Clauses: Redemption fees, domain name renewals, and privacy protection are not refundable. Most new domain name registrations are only refundable if canceled and processed within four days of registration, not 30 days.
- Upsells: No upsells. Hostinger Add User
- Account activation: Rapid activation
- Control Panel & Dashboard: Custom control panel for hPanel.
- Installation of Apps/CMSs (WordPress or Joomla, etc. ): Easy installation for most popular apps.
Do We Recommend Hostinger?
Yes. Hostinger Add User
Hostinger provides superb speed. Their uptime has been inconsistent over the past 12 month, but it has been generally strong, even excluding three months that performed below average.
The Single Web Hosting plan’s entry-level features and perks are limited. For much more affordable prices, the Premium, Web Hosting, and Business Web hosting plans offer a lot of extra features. Hostinger also offers an unconditional 30-day money-back policy if they aren’t happy with your service.
In case you need assistance, they have a friendly, knowledgeable customer support team that is always available.
These plans are highly recommended by us.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does Hostinger hPanel look like?
While the most popular control panels remain cPanel and Plesk, Hostinger decided to go with a custom option. It’s called hPanel and is easy to navigate. Hostinger Add User
This one definitely has some influences from the ones before it. This upgrade will not be a problem if you have used cPanel in the past. Meanwhile, first-timers should not be scared either – every tool has an explanation in it.
Judging by what I’ve noticed over time, Hostinger is committed to its control panel. So much so that the provider is constantly updating hPanel to make it more intuitive and more comfortable for users. It’s possible for it to change while you are using it. Don’t be alarmed.
hPanel will allow you to access file manager, install applications, check databases, add domains, as well as create email accounts. Every tool has a place in a very logical category. You will find auto-installers for WordPress, Joomla and other content management system under the Website category. There are also options to import/migrate a website.
hPanel can be slow. It can get slow, which is annoying.
The next day you will be able to click through the entire thing with ease as everything is loading at light speed. The next day it will take you 10s of second to load each tool. I’ve never had any issues with it, except for occasional irritations.
Altogether, hPanel is a good tool to manage your website. It offers all the functionality you need, and if speed is not an issue, it’s a great tool. Hostinger Add User
Is it difficult to install WordPress?
Hostinger makes it easy to install WordPress. Just find the WordPress icon in the Websites > one-click installs tool, and click on it. You might not even need it. WordPress installation can be performed automatically when you set up your hosting account.
If you need a second site or skipped the first one, then select WordPress. A window for installation will open.
Fill out the form below with your username, password, email address, and website title.
Hostinger automatically selects the latest WordPress version and creates new databases by default. These settings can be altered if you wish. After clicking the Install button, your website is ready in just a few seconds.
Hostinger creates a management section for WordPress after you have installed it. You can either use Hostinger’s convenient menu (WordPress> Dashboard), or you can return to your main control panel window. Hostinger Add User
In this management area, there’s find a bunch of tools for managing your new website:
Force HTTPs allows you to check whether SSL is active or not and activate it if needed.
You can also Flush Cache if you made changes to the website and they do not appear.
Maintenance mode is a useful tool that makes your site inaccessible for other users. It’s great to keep it on while you build a new website.
Edit Website allows you to access the WordPress Admin panel.
You can also manage WordPress plugins and updates with other tools.
It’s not a big deal, but it improves the user’s experience. So, what’s more in hPanel Hostinger Add User
Hostinger lets me add an email account.
Hostinger can help you create a professional looking email account. You get one account with the Single plan. All other plans can host up 100 mailboxes.
Hostinger webmail is quite functional. It has SpamAssassin protection. You can set up email forwarding and autoresponders.
Enter the name of your mailbox and password, then click Create.
Once done, your new mailbox will appear under the Manage E-mail Accounts tab.
Click on the blue button to reach your actual mailbox.
It’s simple and clean as you can clearly see. The mailbox itself is on the basic side but still better than what a lot of other providers are offering for free.
It works for individuals or small businesses, and allows them to submit their contact forms.
However, you might prefer a separate email server for large-scale email marketing campaigns. This would ensure high deliverability.
Hostinger is simple to use. You’ll find all the tools you need easily accessible, and the interface works well. Hostinger Add User