Hostinger is quickly establishing itself as one of the web hosting leaders. They are pretty large company, that is independently owned (not part of EIG brands, such as HostGator/BlueHost) with multiple offices across the globe. They are hosting over 30 million domain names!
The company offers shared, business, and VPS hosting – currently only Linux based. They offer variety of payment methods, including BitCoin and other cryptocurrencies !
Couple of key points about Hostinger. Pros:
Performance: Their speed, uptime, response times are one of the best in the category. Part of the advantage is due to having 7 data centers located across 5 continents: North America (USA), Europe, UK, Brazil, and Asia.
Custom Control Panel: Hostinger has a sleek and extremely user friendly custom built control panel, which enables a very fast development, feature releases and feedback loop with the customers.
Support: Hostinger Customer Success department provides support 24/7 and is ready to answer all of the questions in a matter of seconds. All of the agents are highly skilled and professional. They do have live chat assistance, which is available once you become their client, and login to their system.
WordPress optimizations: HTTP/2 and IPv6 enabled, PHP7, NGINX caching, GZIP compression, spam and threat detection. This enables Hostinger to serve up to 3x more requests per second.
– HTTP/2 Support Nginx and Apache dual web server architecture
– Dual Cache (Dedicated Memcached + Nginx Cache)
– SSD RAIDs for maximum IO speeds
– Daily Backups
– Latest PHP 7+
– HA Network setup
– Cloudlinux + LVE Container per account
Price: Hostinger is well known for having always low pricing, and special promotions. They do offer standard 30 days money back guarantee.
Payment methods: Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover and etc.); PayPal; Crypto Currencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other Crypto Currencies are supported);Other local payment methods in local markets are also supported.
Couple of important notes. Cons:
Their lowest package includes only 1 database and 1 email box only, and no SSL (which is a must for any websites nowadays), this is why we are not including this plan in our listing.
Their second plan, currently on sale for $2.95 /month also does not include free SSL, both of their lowest packages don’t include Daily Backups.
They do not have price renewal guarantee like some of the other providers listed in our directory, and their renewal price appears to be 3-4 times higher than their initial price!
Also, their standard shared hosting packages are not developer friendly since they do not include support for Python, Ruby, PostgreSQL, NodeJS.
North America (USA), Europe, UK, Brazil, and Asia.
Live Chat: Yes, for existing clients, after login.
Address: Hostinger International Ltd., 61 Lordou Vironos Street, 6023 Larnaca, Cyprus
Why Choose This Company
Overall we see Hostinger as a great value based company with aggressive initial pricing. This will be a good fit for clients needing a shared hosting package, which can easily scale to a bigger plan or a VPS, especially for those looking for a company with a data center locally and not just in the USA. Their lower end packages are not developer friendly, so if you are looking for that, we recommend checking the rest of the companies listed in our directory.
We are giving them 4.5 starts, due the lack of critical features on their two lower packages such as SSL, and Daily Backups, and high renewal pricing.
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