California Based Hosting
HostTech is focused primarily on offering shared hosting solutions, though they also have domain name registration, SSL certificates and a few other hosting related services to offer as well. The company has low prices and fairly good service, which makes them a great choice for most people who just need basic hosting. They don't have the higher end hosting features that some other companies offer, but in most cases that is not needed anyway so it is not a big deal.
They are very affordable and will be more than enough for most people who are considering using their services. They also have a 60 day money back guarantee, which is significantly longer than most companies offer.
Uptime & Reliability
Little Info Available
I looked around their site and did not see any type of uptime guarantee. I also looked for actual users who may have talked about their experience and didn't find anything of use their either. While they seem to have a nice hosting company, there just isn't enough information to go on when evaluating the reliability. I don't expect there would be any issues, but it sure would be nice if they had a guarantee or something to ease any worries.
Quality Features for the Price
Given how affordable this hosting company is,k you will quickly see how great the features are. If you're comparing them to a higher end hosting company though, you'll find that some things are missing. First, you only have three packages to choose from. The lowest level is limited to 1 gig disk space and 10 gigs bandwidth, which is reasonable. They also limit you to 5 email addresses, which is a bit low. As you move up to the higher end hosting option you'll get unlimited everything, The middle and high end package also include a free domain name, so that is really nice.
Included with your package is the cPanel system, WHM, easy installation scripts, and some other nice options. You'll also get some marketing tools like $100 Google AdWords credit if you opt for the highest end hosting option they offer. For most people, this company has everything you'll need and a little more.
Quality Tech Support
The tech support seems to be quite nice. They don't provide enough information about it though. You can use their ticketing system to get assistance and from what I can tell they are there on site 24/7. They also have a nice knowledge base to review if you want to learn more about their services or perform any type of self-help.
Very Great Pricing
The base level pricing starts at $1.80 per month and goes up to $17.40 for the highest end. You can save money by paying annually too, which is fairly standard. One really nice thing is that for the first year, you get the first three months for free. This can help you to get everything up and running quickly and easily so you know that it will work out before really investing too much into the site.
Good Hosting for Entry Level Sites
If you're looking for hosting for a personal blog or small business page, this company can meet your needs. They are located in the US, which many people will like. They have very reasonable packages with great prices in most cases. They also have some nice perks if you opt for their higher level hosting option.
- Low Prices
- 60 Day Money Back Guarantee
- No Uptime Guarantee
- No VPS/Dedicated servers
Typical Hostech Prices
|Service||Monthly Price Range|
|Shared Hosting||$1.80 - $17.40||3 plans|