Hostinger Review Summary
Don’t be fooled by the low sign-up prices that Hostinger is boasting, this is far from your average budget host. They excel in both speed and uptime performance which is hard to come by at this entry point price tag. Be aware though that renewal prices can hit your bottom line.https://www.hostinger.com/
- Highly competitive pricing
- Seven different data centers available
- Good spread of hosting plans
- Free domain name on Premium and Business shared hosting
- User-friendly control panel (hPanel)
- Wide range of payment options accepted
- Git environment available on shared hosting
- Full root access and live chat with VPS plans
- No auto-setup support for free SSL
- High renewal pricing
Editor's Review & Recommendation
2 Minute Video Summary
With excellent statistics in both performance and uptime, Hostinger is already a great candidate as a web hosting choice. It also has a wide range of services which adds good value as well. For product line, they offer everything from domain names to any kind of hosting you might need so there’s no worry about having to shift host when your site grows. In ancillary services, users can also benefit from a free website builder.
I feel that Hostinger may sometimes get the short end of the stick since many people who assess them are likely be surprised at the prices. With shared hosting plans starting from as little as $0.99 per month, it can be easy to mistake them for an inferior hosting company with lesser product quality.
The reality is sadly a double-edged sword. Hosting offers extremely competitive value at those prices because it is certainly no slouch in performance or features. The sad part is that once the sign-up honeymoon period is over, their prices renew at significantly higher rates.
Still, think of it as having a good honeymoon with a great partner rather than think of the pain of renewal.
In terms of cost, some would consider Hostinger a little high up on the scale but considering what they offer I think it is a fair price, especially combined with sign-on discounts and the anytime money-back guarantee.
Different Ways to Use Hostinger
For Newbies and Individual Bloggers
The much higher hosting renewal prices at Hostinger may impact bloggers more significantly than others simply because the long-term cost is so much higher. The only way I can see this working is if you were to sign up to take advantage of that ridiculously low initial price and then move once renewal is due.
For Freelancers and Small Businesses Owners
Similarly, freelancers and small business site owners may have challenges accepting the long-term cost of Hostinger plans. Despite the high renewal price, Hostinger still remains a top choice for freelancers. The bright spot though is that there is a very useful website builder tool available and an easy to use control panel.
The Zyro website builder harnesses the power of AI to help users build websites quickly. AI writer and AI HeatMap are two groundbreaking features that help with this. With Zyro, small businesses and freelancers can launch professional websites in minutes even without knowing how to code.
For Online Shops
Strangely enough, Hostinger doesn’t seem to have moved to capitalize on the eCommerce hosting trend. The only indication that it might be able to support online stores is the fact that it has a 1-Click installer, which you can likely use to add any application you might need such as PrestaShop.
For Agencies and Developers
The unique needs of agencies and developers are only partially met with Hostinger shared plans. In terms of tools, they’re only offering Git which is useful, but far from what a complete developer environment needs. Staging is also possible but much of it must be manual as there doesn’t seem to be automated staging facilities available.
Getting Started with Hostinger
Onboarding with Hosting can be quite reassuring as they seem to have country-specific sites. This means that when you start the buy-in process you’ll be looking at familiar local currencies instead of facing only the US dollar everywhere.
You can choose a contract period of a month, annual, bi-annual or every four years, and this is where you realize that the massive discount promised is only valid on their longest-term contract. Once payment is made, just hang on a little while and you’ll start receiving your account details from their automated system.
Hostinger uses hPanel as its client management system. You can manage all Hostinger products and account details within the same dashboard. It servers as a simple alternative to cPanel.
You can also manage your web hosting functions such as domain, DNS zone editor, configure hotlink protection, file and database manager, set up passwords, and more using Hostinger's hPanel.
One of the biggest pain-points I find with Hostinger isn’t the price, but what comes after you’ve decided to move to them. The lack of free site migration services may impact a lot of less experienced website owners.
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Hostinger Plans & Pricing
"Best Budget Web Hosting For Beginners "
I’m a designer that needs reliable web hosting services. Hostinger is just phenomenal in terms of quality and customer service. Besides, the user interface is among the best. Intuitive and easy to use. Unlike other bigger sharks out there who only cares about jacking you for more money after first year.
"Great, But not the Best"
If You Have a Limited Budget For Hosting or If You are someone who is Just Starting out, I would Suggest You go with Hostinger without any Second thought. However, if you own a Big Website with Millions of Traffic and Looking for cloud Hosting, Please Choose any other hosting Provider. Hostinger Cloud Services are Not up to the mark.
"Best Budget Web Hosting For Beginners "
I have using them to host my 2 websites for 3 months. When it comes to customer support they are super fast
"Best Performance Yet Affordable"
Well, there are lots of other cheap hosting providers in the market. But the facilities Hostinger is providing are unmatchable. It is the best choice for beginners. I am using Hostinger for the past 1.5 years and I am 100% satisfied with it.
"Fab Hosting Company"
Hosting Support is outstanding. I have a few accounts for my clients and the uptime is always great.
And when it comes to the cost, its super cheap. You won’t regret, once you subscribe for it. I can recommend go for 4 years to enjoy every penny.
I am using it since 2016, super happy!
"Hostinger is good for price"
One day I enquired about Hosting plans and I need to host my new site. But for my simple query they took around 18 hours to reply. I was shocked and the representative replied to me that if you need more websites to host within the current plan you have to upgrade to premium, which was not what I am expecting to hear from them.
I thought about what kind of support they are providing, even though for simple query they couldn’t answer well. I escalated this issue to the next level and got cleared my doubts within 1hour.
So my point is sometimes we have to make noise in order to get good support. All are humans and need guidance to make steps. I still recommend them because they are providing the best pricing to their hosting spaces. For support, you have to take care and monitor them well.
"Good affordable solution"
I have been using hostinger for a year now and haven’t faced any issues. I started as a newbie but never faced any issues. Customer service is always great.
"Looking for lesser budget hosting Go for Hostinger"
I would love to suggest Hostiner because it is the best and cheap hosting provider with a reputation. I just purchased their basic plan to check out the service and response for the support query.
One day my website crashed completely and facing some slowness in loading the DB and all. After all, I have given several tickets they responded very slowly.
I have prepared a thorough mail for the service and asked to re-attach their chat support in the control panel.
After the review through their FB page and mail, they have changed the server for me within 1 hr.
Then I found amazing results for loading the site and no issue reported hereafter. We have to cry for the support and you have to do it for your sake.
The chat support is taking some time lag, otherwise, they are good. For a beginner, it can opt for sure.
"Highly Reccomended Web Hosting Company"
I tried several hosting companies including the industry leaders and popular web hosting companies such as Hostgator, Godaddy, Justhost etc. Hostinger offers a similar service at a very affordable (I MUST SAY CHEAP) rate. I must say that so far, their uptime has been 100% for me (since the day I signed up). Their customer service is prompt and helpful. I am hosting my tiny startup’s website and I can pay Monthly! Very convenient.
"I love their live chat and customer services "
They are great at helping me in every step of the way, and they offer amazing prices! I’d definitely recommend and I’ll be using them for my future clients. I have just started in the web designing world and they have been extremely helpful. That’s life changing!
"Exceeded expectations "
Being a novice is hard enough when starting out, however one thing I have learnt whilst starting my online journey is to partner yourself with experts and in this case Hostinger has more than delivered on several occasions.
I have had a number of hosting packages in the past and I was a bit nervous at the cool discouts offered by Hostinger as usually cheap is not often cheerful. However, I have had excellent service with them. They answer all my questions and usually solve my problems. So, far it has been a really great experience and i recommend them to everynone.
"Good customer service"
Very good customer service and helpful team in any questions regarding website and hosting.
El soporte de hostinger es muy bueno, dan respuestas claras y te atienden de una forma muy cordial.
The hostinger support is very good, they give clear answers and they attend you in a very cordial way.
Martijn de Frankrijker
"Quick AF support!"
Read great reviews, saw cheap prices, decided to go for it, and…not disappointed! Great service with very, very quick, and helpful staff.
"Limited supports "
I signed up nearly one month ago and could not get the email accounts work after many trials. In general, their supports are good but sometime very hard to get hold of, leaving my online inquiries unattended for a long time. We have not yet set up our website and only tried emails. It appears our Outlook clients (versions from 2007+) do not completely match their servers and cannot download or pull the emails from their servers.