HostMetro Review

HostMetro Review Summary

HostMetro is provider of cheap shared web hosting services and doesn't have any kind of hosting plans. However, their plans come with unlimited resources and some freebies that make it an appealing choice for starter websites. The key issue will be in growth since there are no better plans to scale to.
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HostMetro Pros

  • Unmetered resources
  • Free domain name
  • Custom cron jobs
  • Streaming audio/video allowed
  • Website builder included

HostMetro Cons

  • Resource increase is conditional
  • No free SSL
  • Only shared hosting
  • Conditional free site migration

Editor's Review & Recommendation

Founded in 2012, HostMetro is relatively new to the web hosting scene and operates out of the United States. They have chosen to focus their entire business only in the arena of shared web hosting, with the only other ancillary services being the sale of domain names, SSL certificates from GeoTrust, and SiteLock Security Seal.

This makes them a bit of a stretch to swallow for ambitious website owners since those who grow their sites will have to eventually migrate to another hosting company. Still, what it lacks in scalability, HostMetro makes up for in price and features. Offering some of the lowest prices for shared web hosting around, Hostmetro takes that a step further with a Price Lock Guarantee.

If you sign on with them at a set price rate, you are supposedly assured of that same pricing for life, even if they raise rates for new customers further down the road. For this flat rate you get many of the benefits that most hosting companies offer as well. This includes the use of a website builder, email, some developer tools, and even eCommerce support.

The environment is ideal for those who are seeking minimal or very slow and steady growth. The reason for this is the way HostMetro structures their plans. Most hosting plans are actually limited in resources somewhat - but if you need more, you only need to ask them for it. This enables them to ensure extra resources aren't being wasted.

Despite the low prices though, developers might want to give it a miss as development scripts don't seem to be widely supported here.

HostMetro Performance

HostMetro Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for HostMetro is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 99.97%.

HostMetro Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for HostMetro is 131.64ms. HostMetro shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

HostMetro Plans & Pricing

HostMetro Shared Hosting
Mega Max
/per month
Unlimited websites
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free domain
GeoTrust SSL - $2.50/month
SiteLock security - $2.50/month

/per month
Unlimited websites
Unlimited storage
Unlimited data transfer
Free domain
Free GeoTrust SSL
Free SiteLock security
Daily malware scan

HostMetro User Satisfaction

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