HostMonster has been around since 1996 and hosts millions of websites on their servers. Whether you are looking to host a single website or a bunch of sites, they have different levels of hosting plans that can accommodate your needs. In 2010, HostMonster and BlueHost were purchased by Endurance International Group. Throughout this HostMonster review, we will be taking an in-depth review of their features, services, uptime, reliability and pricing offered by HostMonster.
In terms of the hosting features offered by HostMonster; you will have unlimited web storage (100 GB on the Starter plan), unmetered bandwidth and the ability to host an unlimited number of websites (except on the Starter plan). Additionally, when you sign up under the HostMonster contract, you will have access to a free domain name for the first year. After the first year, the domain name will be considered yours and you can move it to any domain registrar you’d prefer.
When purchasing web hosting services from a hosting company, you should really think about the level of customer support you’re going to be receiving. With HostMonster, will be able to reach their technical, billing and sales support teams in a number of ways. Their technical support team is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They are also available through a ticket support system and live chat (sometimes takes longer than ticket system or phone).
The uptime and reliability of servers is very important and downtime is one thing many clients cannot afford to have, especially if a website has a crucial monetary purpose to it. Business websites need to be online to make money and HostMonster has a the industry standard 99.9% uptime guarantee. Of course, servers have hardware and software that does need to be maintained so there will be some downtime. HostMonster uses the same datacenters as BlueHost and in 2013-2014 there were a few downtime periods that lasted several hours.
The value for money of the hosting services offered by HostMonster is quite competitive. When you are getting unlimited space, bandwidth and no limit on the number of sites you can host on the Plus and Business Pro plans; it really gives you a high value. For someone who is looking to host a few websites that do not consume a ton of CPU usage, this could be a good solution. They put less accounts on their Business Pro plans for customers that require more resources.