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HostPapa Review

8.5
very good
Top10.com Staff

In a Nutshell

HostPapa provides green hosting and ensures that the environment is a primary consideration and not an afterthought. Many of the features offered by HostPapa have no limits on usage—for example, space and bandwidth are unlimited in shared hosting and the VPS it offers.

pros

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free premium domain name

cons

  • Some customer complaints for signing up
  • Some reports of slower loading time

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Hosting Technology:

HostPapa has many useful hosting features using the latest technology while remaining green as an entire company. This is an important feature for a lot of people who are looking for ethical hosting, because taking care of the planet is a priority for many, and HostPapa includes this as part of its business ideology.

All the hosting plans have unlimited disk space, bandwidth, email accounts and pages. The only exception to this is the Starter Hosting plan, which is the cheapest and most basic shared hosting package. The plans can be Linux or Windows (with shared or VPS hosting) and you’ll get a free domain or domain transfer, depending on what it is you need. HostPapa uses the very well-known cPanel control panel. This means the control panel is easy to use and shouldn’t pose a problem for people transferring their hosting rather than starting from scratch with HostPapa. It is also especially compatible if you’re using a Linux-based system.

One of the more prominent and professional website builders used by HostPapa is SohoLaunch. It’s an industry gem and has a large number of templates available to use on your website. HostPapa gives you more than 200 apps and plugins that can be used to make your website better. Features such as the shopping cart and Paypal are SSL checked and compatible to make sure all your payments and customer payments are encrypted and secure.

Pricing

HostPapa discounts can be found on a fairly regular basis, so do keep an eye out for those. The price drops can save you over 1/2 off the normal price.

The shared hosting plan for small companies or individuals, known as the Starter Plan, costs only $3.95 / month (for a 3-year plan). This is the only plan that does not give you unlimited space and bandwidth and it’s really meant for individuals who might just want to set up a blog.

The Business Hosting plan is $3.95 per month and it allows you to host an unlimited number of websites. The Business Pro shared hosting plan costs $12.95 per month and ensures you can have a virtually limitless online presence for your business. There is also VPS hosting available and the prices for this vary depending on your needs.

Customer Support

The customer support with HostPapa is genuinely some of the best you can find in the hosting industry. It is of an exceptionally high standard. Not only is email or live chat support available in multiple languages (more of which are being added to the repertoire), it is accessible 24/7. The international presence of the company means they have to accommodate time differences and this benefits the clients all around the world. You can use the video tutorials on offer or choose to have a 30 minute one-on-one session with a HostPapa specialist. The knowledge base is packed with articles, blog pieces, tech updates and up-to-the minute info for clients.

Reliability

HostPapa has the industry expected 99.9% uptime guarantee. This level of reliability is a sign that the company is constantly working to keep servers up to date, monitoring speeds and connectivity and ensuring that clients are kept online. The servers are all first-rate quality and are acquired from recognizable and highly regarded brand names such as HP.

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Building a Site

HostPapa is confident that it only takes 5 minutes to build a website with them. The website builders they provide allow you to customize codes (HTML, CSS etc) and there are so many widgets, add-ons and apps to choose from, you won’t know which to choose first. Examples of what you can add include payment buttons, such as for PayPal. Twitter or Facebook sharing icons are just 2 examples of the many social media sites you can link to your website. The HostPapa premium website builder also allows you to drag and drop content whether it’s text or multimedia photos or videos. The idea is that the whole experience should be quick and easy.

Bottom Line

HostPapa is a reputable, environmentally conscious company that is clearly dedicated to providing excellent hosting. This is the perfect hosting provider for eco-friendly individuals or small / medium sized businesses.

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1 years ago

It was good. Okay speeds, good tools, and good customer satisfaction, I personally think they can did a good job!

1 years ago

Because it took a lot of time to figure out how to use it but once I did, it was so simple and convenient to use

1 years ago

They are really good at helping customers getting what they really need as of services and friendliness

1 years ago

I love it.. It's easy to use and gives good quality. Our site has yet to crash and they are responsive when we have slight issues.

1 years ago

A very good hosting service. It could get confusing sometimes, but it works for us.

a year ago

Not really anything I hate. I like customer support and good hosting service. Our website is safe with them.

a year ago

It's a nice and easy to use hosting site. Very detailed and self explanatory and very easy to navigate

1 years ago

HostPapa offers high quality service with free site building tools and unlimited space. Also it is one of the leaders in web hosting.

1 years ago

This brand was fairly easy to understand and use. I was overall pretty satisfied with the service.

1 years ago

They are an excellent web hosting site. I find them user friendly and have the best customer service.

1 years ago

Friendly service , great deal great price. It's very to use, it's easy to manage the website

1 years ago

Very good and reliable service. Our website has had a couple issues and they've been resolved within 24 hours.

a year ago

I have been pleasantly surprised by the consistency of this service, especially compared to my prior web hosting experience with other companies.

1 years ago

I feel like they could be better but I'm very used to them, so even though it took time to setup, I'm probably going to stick with it.

1 years ago

They are a great website hosting service to work with and easy to use. The quality of the servers is really great.

1 years ago

Cause Hostpapa give me a good service, Its very comfortable and I'm happy with this service.

1 years ago

Simple to use very easy interface to deal with a use can start from the manual to professional

a year ago

Hostpapa is pretty decent. I eventually switched to GoDaddy because they had better options but Hostpapa was a good straightforward service

a year ago

There were some issues I ran into when setting up the DNS server. The UI and overall design of the website wasn't to user friendly and intuitive

1 years ago

I enjoyed how helpful the 24/7 support was with them. They were always quick to respond and help me overcome the problem I was facing with my current site issue. They may not be easy to use but they make up for it with customer support.

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