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Hosting24 - First Class Hosting with Affordable Pricing

Written by Kevin Liew on 05 Apr 2018
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Hosting24 is a relatively small but interesting web hosting provider, with the domain hosting24.com, and a loyal group of clients and enough visitors to stay running. In this article, I will be doing an in-depth review of its services to determine whether it is worth the money. Its parent company Hostinger has done quite well so far, and this translates down to Hosting24.com. It recently made this switch to the Hostinger Cloud, and this translates to improved customer support, allowing for faster query processing similar to those experienced by Hostinger customers. Also, the switch to Hostinger provides more scalability to the Hosting24 platform which proved difficult on the old infrastructure.

Hosting 24 has some services which they provide which include shared web hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, reseller hosting and domain names. Simple shared web hosting is good for users who don’t require a lot of resources, and when they feel the need to upgrade their hosting experience, there are VPS and dedicated hosting plans available for purchase. Reseller hosting is great for those who already have their client, and there’s the opportunity to use Hosting24 to purchase domain names.

A few other features which make Hosting 24 stand out are:

A LARGE TEAM OF WEBSITE DEVELOPERS

With plenty of software designed just for beginners, Hosting24 is perfect for those looking to get their first website. Hosting24 is intuitive, easy-to-use and provides loads of freedom, and this host’s lineup of web builders is a great little perk.

ENHANCED SECURITY

RAID disks and automatic backups on the Hosting24 plan ensures you don’t lose your data and the extra security against malware means you worry less about hackers.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN HOSTING24 PACKAGES

Hosting24 has three packages:

  • Single - This is a single website plan which comes with 10GB of disk space and 100GB of bandwidth.
  • Premium - The premium plan comes with some features not present in the single plan. It provides hosting plan for an unlimited number of websites, SSD disk space which means you have websites which load so much faster and some other factors.
  • Business - The business plan gets you everything on the premium plan and several other unique features like a free SSL certificate and daily backups. This plan is great for business.

PRICING FOR THE HOSTING PLANS

Hosting24 has a comprehensive price range to cover different needs. Whether you're a beginner or looking to host a commercial website, Hosting24 price is affordable but it's packed with great specification.

Renewal of the hosting plans is quite simple as all you need do is pay the same amount of money as you did before and you will get the same period of hosting.It also provide almost all types of methods to make your payment too. From different credit cards to PayPal and even Bitcoin.

WHAT FIRST IMPRESSIONS DOES THE HOSTING24 PLAN CREATE?

At first, it may seem like Hosting24 doesn’t have so much going for them but nothing is further from the truth. The Hosting24 plan offers three solid hosting plans with CloudFare, DDoS and sever-level malware protection on par with what obtains with many of the big companies.

There are so many differences between the single and premium plan and when you consider that the 48-month plan will only set you back by $70, it makes a lot of sense to go for the premium plan. The same reason almost applies to the premium and business plan, but I think the difference is still slightly negotiable. Unless super low costs are your highest priority, then the least plan you should go for is the premium plan.

HOSTING24 CUSTOMER SERVICE

There are no doubts that customer service is an essential aspect of any business and on examining Hosting24, I discovered it provides two types of customer service:

  • Live Chat
  • Tickets

Hosting24’s live chat service has an adequate wait time, and it typically takes 5 to 15 minutes to get connected although it’s difficult to tell exactly how much time is left in the chat. However, the chat service providers on Hosting24 are very knowledgeable and know most of the issues by heart, and it creates the feeling of talking to a real human being.

Their ticket service is pretty snappy, and it takes between 1 to 2 hours to get a reply which is often straightforward and precise. Overall it’s pretty decent, and even though not as detailed as one may like sometimes, the speed in reply is a massive compensation.

HOSTING24’S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

So far Hosting24 has performed well but how efficiently does their hosting plan perform and I found it to be very impressive. It terms of its response time I would say it’s A+ and it does a good job of handling code-heavy websites although you can’t say it’s exactly amazing it gets the job done pretty well.

As regards the sever uptime, it performs well, and this is due largely to the fact that they upgraded their servers recently. This used to be their biggest drawback, but from all indications, they seem to have fixed it.

CONCLUSION

Hosting24 is doing a lot of things right, and their purchase process is more complex than just picking one. However, it is made in a manner in which anyone can understand. Their plans are relatively inexpensive and provide a lot of features. Despite not having any fancy headlines or investing so much in marketing, Hosting24 nicely combines reliable services with decent customer support.

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