HostMonster is no newbie on the webhosting market. The company was founded in 1996, and if it hasn’t gone bankrupt by now, it means that they know how to do their thing. The webhosting provider is based in Provo, Utah, together with BlueHost which is operated by the same are hosting company.
HostMonster has even received the 2011 Best Web Hosting Award.
HostMonster has some really good features – unlimited domains, a free drag and drop site builder, unlimited additional FTP accounts and three different web based email solutions. If you are into Multimedia services, HostMonster supports streaming video and streaming audio. And if it is your first web hosting provider, HostMonster will help you to submit your website to search engines for free and will give you $75 in Google credits.
They offer some features which are not provided by other companies yet, such as SSH / Shell Access, Ruby on Rails and so on.
HostMonster is not the cheapest provider, with its service available for $6.95 per month. Still, over 1,700,000 websites are hosted by this provider. This is why sometimes the CPU usage is too high and it takes a few seconds to load the site.
For some reason, you usually don’t need technical help between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday – you need it at 12:00pm on a Saturday which also is a holiday. With HostMonster, you won’t have this problem – they 24/7 technical support and promise that the response time won’t be longer than two minutes.
Usually, Hostmonster.Com’s uptime indicators are at 99,90-99,95, though there was one time September 2011 when the server was down for 40 hours. Since then, Hostmonster.Com have been at their best, with practically no downtime.
If you have a personal website and don’t mind that it takes a few seconds to load, then Hostmonster is a good solution with many interesting features and a good record.
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