WebHostingPad Review

WebHostingPad Review Summary

WebHostingPad is a rather limited-service hosting provider that caters primarily to the lower end of the market. It remains firmly entrenched in the shared hosting space, keeping things simple for users. Lack of room for growth may pose a problem for ambitious site owners.

https://www.webhostingpad.com/
HostScore
73.00%
Response Time
131.44ms
Uptime
100.00%

WebHostingPad Pros

  • Free 1st-year domain name
  • Free Weebly website builder
  • Automated backups
  • Unmetered resources
  • Free domain name and SSL
  • Site migration included

WebHostingPad Cons

  • Limited room to grow
  • Backups are only weekly
  • Expensive site restoration from backup
  • Let's Encrypt SSLs available on supported servers only

Editor's Review & Recommendation

WebHostingPad brings back memories of times when things were simpler. Instead of offering everything but the kitchens ink in hosting, it stays focused on shared hosting plans alone. This is a double-edged sword in some cases.

For new users or those who want to run more simple websites like personal blogs, WebHostingPad is a great one-stop solution. You get all the vitals you need with their plans, including a website builder, free domain name and SSL, plus unlimited resources.

Impressively, they offer access to the Weebly website builder which is known to be highly user-friendly and competent.

For small business owners or freelancers - WebHostingPad isn’t ideal. You’re stuck within a very limited space that doesn’t give much leeway. Of course, if you’re willing to trust in the reliability of shared hosting for your business - the offer to use Weebly at this price can be attractive.

While they do claim to be “eCommerce ready”, how effective shared hosting with no real upgrade options can be is dubious. Online stores need volume, performance, and reliability - not exactly what shared hosting can bring to the table.

There are also a few notable points in their very lengthy terms and conditions document that needs some scrutiny. For example, while they do weekly backups, this is only for sites below 3GB in size. It will also cost you $39.95 to restore a site from any of those backups.

Honestly speaking, this is kind of a touch-and-go solution. However, for those really green to web hosting their low starting prices can make WebHostingPad a good launch point into the world of web hosting.



WebHostingPad Performance

WebHostingPad Shared Hosting Uptime

Shared hosting uptime for WebHostingPad is tracked from the US, with seven backup locations. Average uptime for the past 30 days has been 100.00%.

WebHostingPad Shared Hosting Response Time

Average aggregate response speed for WebHostingPad is 131.44ms. WebHostingPad shared hosting response time is checked every four hours from ten locations.

WebHostingPad Plans & Pricing

WebHostingPad Shared Hosting
Power Plan
$1.99/mo
/per month
Free 1st-year domain name
Let's Encrypt SSL
Unlimited Websites and domains
Standard performance
Automatic backups - up to 3 GB

Power Plan Plus
$2.99/mo
/per month
Free 1st-year domain name
Trust CA certificate
1-Click WordPress
Optimized performance
Any size 1-Click

WebHostingPad VPS/Cloud Hosting
VPS Gold
$19.95/mo
/per month
80 GB disk space
250 GB bandwidth
2 dedicated IP address
VPS Platinum
$44.95/mo
/per month
200 GB disk space
1500 GB bandwidth
3 dedicated IP address
VPS Managed
$84.95/mo
/per month
300 GB bandwidth
3000 GB bandwidth
Fully-managed server

WebHostingPad User Satisfaction

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