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Hostinger Review: Domain Names up to 90% Off

8.9
very good
Dave Platt

In a Nutshell

Hostinger is ideal for users looking to set up and host a domain and WordPress run site, who are not highly-skilled coders or website designers. Hostinger is a premium web hosting service for anyone looking to try out WordPress web design and hone their webmaster skills. It advertises a 99.9% uptime, which is ideal for high-traffic websites concerned about disruptions in service.

pros

  • Unlimited bandwidth with most plans
  • Free templates and drag-and-drop builder

cons

  • Fairly confusing, busy dashboard and interface
  • Complaints of slow loading times

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Ease of Use

The dashboard for the hosting service is rather busy and complicated, though with a little practice even novices should be able to get the hang of it, and they can easily contact customer service if need be. The website builder is a different story—it has the sort of simple, drag-and-drop setup that makes website building a breeze even for beginners.

Pricing and Plans

Hostinger advertises its plans as being as cheap as $.99/month for single web hosting and only $3.99/month for business web hosting, but you have to read the fine print. The $.99 price is only available if you order a 48-month plan for the single web hosting package. Otherwise, the price varies, from $1.59/month for 24 months to $2.99/month for 12 months and $9.99 for a single month. Likewise for premium web hosting. The advertised price of $2.19/month only applies if you order a 48-month package. Otherwise, the price depends on your commitment: $3.79 for 24 months or $5.99 for 12 months. 

The 3 hosting plans are shared, premium, and business. With the shared plan you get only one website and one email, 30GB of disk space and 100GB bandwidth. The premium plan includes 100GB of disc space, and the business plan includes 200GB. Both the premium and business plans include unlimited bandwidth, 100 websites, free email accounts, a free domain name, and better power and speed.

For domain names, one that ends in .xyz is only $.99/year, while a .live is $3.50/year and a .com is $8.99/year.

Website Building Features

Hostinger features hundreds of templates, grouped by theme. The platform advertises that all websites built with Hostinger’s site builder are 100% SEO friendly and work on all mobile device screens. The builder can incorporate Ecommerce features for small businesses, including an online store and PayPal widgets.

The templates are edited with an easy drag-and-drop interface.

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Hostinger Wordpress website load time

Hostinger features a 24/7 live chat customer service option. Two queries were answered quickly—one was placed late in the evening and within 8 minutes a representative had logged on and answered the query, even though the system said there was a queue. The site also features an extensive knowledge base, and if questions can’t be answered there or the live chat isn’t responsive, a service ticket can be submitted. Hostinger is clearly proud of its live chat, which pops up often at the bottom of the screen. While this could be a nuisance for some viewers, the service is responsive and helpful.

VPS and Cloud Hosting

Hostinger describes its “Cloud VPS” as having “blazing speed” and a no-downtime policy, which should keep your website running quickly and online at all times. Its VPS system has its own control panel and is easily customizable.

The cheapest VPS server plan is the startup plan, which is available for $9.99/month. Hostinger’s priciest plan, the cloud global plan, runs $69.99/month. The difference of course is in speed, storage, and bandwidth. With the startup plan you get 3GB RAM and 200GB disk space. The cloud professional plan, at $18.99/month, offers 6GB of RAM and 250GB of disc space, while with the cloud global plan you get 16GB of RAM and 300GB of disc space. All the cloud plans include unlimited bandwidth. 

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Hostinger plans

VPS hosting is a good idea if you need the greater speed to deal with increased traffic, and you want more control over your web hosting. If these aren’t priorities, and you run a basic website with modest or low traffic, shared hosting should be enough.

Shared and Dedicated Hosting

Hostinger does not currently offer any dedicated hosting options. The only options are shared, cloud, or VPS.

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Conclusion

Other website hosting companies have better names and more obvious and flexible pricing options. Nonetheless, Hostinger is an affordable web hosting service that has a number of scalable options for websites. It promises great speed and an almost perfect uptime rating. Combined with solid customer service, Hostinger answers the needs of most webmasters.

About

Hostinger was launched in 2004 as a Lithuania-based company called “Hosting Media.” The company today boasts 39 localized services worldwide and over 29 million users. Hostinger grew out of the site 000webhost.com, which still offers completely free web hosting—though without many of the features provided by Hostinger’s paid service.

David Platt writes for top10.com. He developed an extensive working knowledge of background check and data management services in his time providing support for military access credentials with respected biometric security service provider SureID. He has further developed his internet security skills in completing a Bachelors of Science degree at Portland State University.

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8 months ago

I have been with Hostinger for over 5 years now and have needed help from support. They were prompt with a response and at resolving the problem.

8 months ago

It was a very convenient, useful, unique, and innovative solution for my business needs.

8 months ago

Great web hosting site and the price is great if I buy a yearly subscription. Also it is very easy to navigate without any errors, even a beginner like me can do it easily without hiring a pro to do it for you.

8 months ago

It gives you complete control over your domain name and DNS zone. Additionally, you can create subdomains, parked domains, redirects, and additional domains. It is free website builder and has a lot different templates. Once you choose a template you can customize everything on your page.

9 months ago

Hostinger has great customer service and provides a quality and secure hosting service for my website at a reasonable cost.

9 months ago

They made setting up very easy with WordPress and when we had a problem they were quick to help solve it. The price is very reasonable for the space we need as well.

9 months ago

It has all the features you could possibly imagine. If you like variety or different algorithms, this would be the best host for it.

9 months ago

It's a really nice place. It's so fancy and I will recommend it to all my friends.

9 months ago

Great service is being provided by them, they have a great live chat support , replies to customers complaints on time.

9 months ago

I love the value and cost for the money and it has great customer satisfaction.

10 months ago

I really like this and makes me wonder what on earth will come next. This is great.

10 months ago

Because It render a good service for me that was why I gave them that kind of kudos to them...

10 months ago

It has great features and it is highly effective with great class of protection and has unique services.

10 months ago

The Hostinger platform is easy to use and the pricing is not too bad. I would definitely recommend it.

10 months ago

Hostinger is one of the best hosting services I have used in the long run. They have zero to minimal down time and they also have one of the best customer service I have seen so far.

10 months ago

Hostinger is my favorite website hosting resource. I think they offer the best value for my money with the best features.

10 months ago

They scored 5 stars all the way across. They are that good and their service is awesome

a year ago

Hostinger is the best app which I used for hosting. It is easy to use and users find this way qucker than others.

a year ago

Hostinger gives you complete control over your domain name and DNS zone. In addition, you can create subdomains, parking, redirects, Cloudflare, and additional domains. All of this can be done under the hosting section and scroll down to the domain.

a year ago

I rate Hostinger 5 stars for many reasons. First, I had no problem with any of the hosting, the service was great.

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