Hostinger has securely cemented its roots in the retail hosting sector. Their entire ethos revolves around providing customers a workable and affordable solution for their hosting needs. They offer a variety of plans, packages, and hosting types. Some of which are better than others.
Hostinger is one of the hosting worlds great success stories. They started back in 2004 and had gone through some tough times to grow into one of the most respected hosting providers on the market. They currently provide hosting in over 178 countries, they have 29 million clients, and they’re gaining around 20,000 new sign-ups each and every day. They are in direct competition with companies like Bluehost and Siteground.
Today we are going to take an in-depth look at Hostinger and their packages to see what’s good (and what’s not so good) about them. I have a business account set up and ready to test ride. Before we even go into technical details, I have to applaud their site of its user-friendliness. As a first time costumer I can find everything pretty easily.
we’re going to leave no stone unturned today, so grab a coffee and get comfy – because this is going to be a long one.
Let’s get started.
Hostinger offers two main kinds of hosting, their shared web hosting and their VPS solutions. Their shared hosting is undoubtedly their most popular product, and it’s what the vast majority of their 29 million clients currently use.
It’s a shared hosting service and is available in 3 different plans (single, premium, and business), and each provides more features and functionality than the last.
Let’s take a look at them in detail.
As the name suggests, this is Hostinger’s entry-level plan and it’s not exactly “fully featured”. However, at $3.99 per month (and often less with one of their frequent promos) you need to set your expectations realistically.
The basic plan allows new webmasters to dive into the world of hosting with a convenient and affordable service that gets the job done. The plan only allows one website to be hosted on it, and the resources it allocates represent that. You can have 10 GB of data storage, 100 GB of bandwidth, 1 MySQL database, 1 FTP user, and 1 email account.
As you’ll probably agree – that’s a pretty bare-bones package. If you’ve only got one website and you just need somewhere for it to run without any bells and whistles, then it’s a viable option.
However, you may find the one email address limitation to be an issue. Many small businesses will only have one website, but they may have multiple emails. If that sounds like you, then you’re going to need to look at one of the more comprehensive plans.