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  • User Friendly
    2.0
  • Support
    1.6
  • Features
    2.0
  • Reliability
    1.6
  • Pricing
    2.0
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Heart Internet Reviews and Expert Opinion

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $3.69 - $16.07
VPS $17.79 - $80.11
Dedicated Server $118.69 - $534.15

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Tammy J

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Tammy J,
4.8
I have been with Heart for a very long time and don't want to change. They have been great from the beginning. My site is up. It loads quickly. What else could you ask for.
I was a little concern...Read Moreed when I signed up because they didn't offer a phone number to call for tech support. I prefer calling to tickets so I didn't like that. Fortunately, however, I haven't really had to use their support at all so this is not an issue.Less

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Dan Slade
Dan Slade from United Kingdom,

Avoid at all cost

1.4
Heart Internet was great when I first started using them as a Reseller, and I was happy to recommend them to everyone. However, in the last couple of years they have nose-dived at a spectacular rate (but their prices haven't). Con...Read Morestant outages, being billed for services I didn't ask for and being refunded with credits instead of putting money back into my bank. Emails being lost, and an almost blanket ban on any email sent from any domain hosted on Heart servers to any BT email address. The final straw came when they just deleted 2 exchange email accounts with over 10 years of business emails after I specifically asked them to keep these accounts. No back-up to restore the data, either! 10 years of emails gone, and all I got was an apology, and a support message saying 'There's nothing we can do about it, sorry. Is there anything else I can help you with?'.

This is only the tip of the iceberg regarding the problems I've had with Heart Internet over the last couple of years. And now that I've moved all my resold accounts to a new provider I realised how awful their service has become.

Avoid at all cost.
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Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

Expert Overview

Great services and reliable hosting for all customer types

Heart Internet offers many great hosting options to choose from, including reseller hosting, VPS or dedicated servers.  They have been around for quite a long time.  They were purchased by Host Europe Group, which is the largest privately held hosting company in the EU.  They do operate mostly independently, however, with just the backing of the larger company for support.

This hosting company was founded when several top employees of Webfusion broke away to start their own hosting company.  These were individuals who started the reseller hosting option, so they really provide a lot of great features in this area.

Their Linux-based shared hosting is well maintained, which is very important.  Many hosting companies that have VPS and dedicated options really only put shared hosting out as an afterthought, but that is not the case here.

Overall, this is a great UK based hosting company that can meet the needs of virtually any sized website.

9
SUPERB!
Rated by Michael Levanduski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    8
  • Features
    10
  • Reliability
    9
  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

Great uptime guarantees for VPS & Dedicated packages

If you sign up for a VPS package you will be given a 99.99% uptime SLA.  For the dedicated servers, you get a 99.9% uptime guarantee.  Both of these are great, and reflect the fact that they have put a lot of work into their data center, the hardware and the software as well.  In the event that they don't meet these SLAs, they will provide you with a credit on your account for a full day's service for each hour beyond 4 hours that your site is down.

While the shared hosting packages don't come with any type of guarantee, they also don't experience much down time at all.  Customers are generally happy with their reliability at every level.

Features

Lots of great free and premium features available

In addition to all the standard features that you would expect from a hosting company, they also offer a variety of great little extras.  Based on the hosting package you choose, there will be a long list of features that come included.  Things like picture gallerias, automatic backups, and much more.

You can also pay extra for things like dedicated IP addresses, premium email boxes with extra storage and more.  They really make it easy to get exactly what you need from their services.

They also provide initial setup options where they can help get your site up and running quickly and easily, which is perfect for non-techie people who are just starting up a new website.

Support

Great support but no phone option

The technical support provided by Heart Internet is actually quite good.  The one major problem with it, however, is that they don't offer a call in number.  You have to work with their online ticketing option in order to get service.  Many people, especially those with higher end hosting needs, like having the ability to call in and speak directly with the support techs.

In addition to their online ticketing system, they also have very active social media accounts where they can provide help when needed.  When working with techs on social media or through their official ticketing system, they are very competent and can fix most issues very quickly.

Pricing

Great prices at all hosting tiers

Heart Internet hosting offers some of the best prices for their hosting at all the levels. From an entry level package that is under 3 Euros per month all the way up to their dedicated servers.  When you look at all the different features that you're getting at each level, it is easy to see just what a great deal they are offering.

They also have a 30-day money back guarantee where they promise a 'no-fuss' refund.  If you're not happy with the services or the price, you can always move on, which is nice.

Summary

Great hosting for all types of UK websites

Overall, Heart Internet offers great hosting at all levels. From the most basic of shared hosting to advanced dedicated servers, and everything in between.  Due to the fact that they offer such a wide range of services, this is a great company for any sites that are just starting out, but have a lot of potential.  You can always move from a simple shared hosting plan up to more powerful services as your site gets more popular.

Pros:

  • A wide range of hosting package options
  • Many features to choose from (some for a premium price)
  • Fair prices at all levels
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Nice up time SLAs for VPS and dedicated hosting packages

Cons:

  • They only have a custom control panel (it is a nice one, but many people prefer cPanel or Plesk)
  • No phone support

Heart Internet Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Starter Pro 5 GB 30 TB Unlimited $3.69 3.6 Details
Home Pro Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $11.13 2.0 Details
Business Pro Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited $16.07 2.1 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Base 50 GB 1 core 1 GB $17.79 3.6 Details
Plus SSD 25 GB 2 cores 3 GB $56.37 3.6 Details
Pro 50 GB 4 cores 6 GB $80.11 2.7 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
1 320 GB 2 x 2.33GHz 4 GB $118.69 3.6 Details
2 500 GB 4 x 2.50GHz 8 GB $192.88 3.6 Details
3 1.95 TB 4 x 2.93GHz 16 GB $296.74 3.6 Details
4 3.91 TB 8 x 2.40GHz 16 GB $415.44 3.6 Details
5 600 GB 8 x 2.80GHz 32 GB $534.15 3.6 Details

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