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Hostiso - Advanced Hosting Solutions. All in one hosting solutions, from optimized hosting for your app to full app support. Fully managed, secured with lots of free services like SSL, domain, backups, DDOS protection, CDN and much more ...
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Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $3.99 - $9.99
VPS $19.99 - $119.00
Dedicated Server $99.99 - $799.99
SSL $18.00

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Matt D,
5.0
If you read this review and decide not to go with them, GOOD - that means we get to keep them for ourselves.

We moved from a really good Hosting company because I felt we needed more. We did not ge...Read Moret more by moving to Hostiso - I got it ALL.

They are just amazing, simple as that. There is nothing Hostiso cannot handle, nothing they cannot do, nothing they will not help with. I've had problems that were not even with the server or anywhere near "the scope" of what hosting providers "do" but Hostiso started investigating it anyway, they worked with me for well over 5hours AND helped fix the issues. (Keep in mind that it was an issue with a developers code & I was only paying Hostiso $16 a month when this happened) They could have turned their back on the problem I had as it was nothing to do with them, but they jumped in testing error codes, server responses and god only knows what else.
A complete novice could start with them and come out a semi-pro. They also set up everything for you, I switched from a shared hosting plan to a dedicated server plan (DEDI-4) I went to bed while on the shared plan and woke up to the dedicated server - I had 0 downtime reports.

With my old hosting provider, I scored a 54 on google page insights, with Hostiso I scored a 78. My business partner said it was a bad move going with Hostiso - she no longer feels that way.
The only way we could praise Hostiso more is if they were free, but lets get real!

With customer support these guys are second to none. Most providers send you a "love letter" about "what they will do" and "please bear with us", these guys do not. You ask them to fix something and they get right on it - fast, really fast - no, I mean really FAST.

Hostiso have a client for life with us. A special thank you to Paul, Mike, Liam, Tom and Robert - You guys are amazing and a credit to Hostiso.
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Reviews

Ryan Tomlinson
Ryan Tomlinson from Canada,

Server has been down all day - no support response

1.0
My server has been down all day, and I have not had any support response.

I have been with Hostiso for years, and they have always had quick support.

I am getting very worried, and hope the server comes back online soon.
GAURAV GUPTA

Hostiso is Advance Hosting Solution

5.0
SSL
is a privately kept host provider based in Zurich, Switzerland. Along with clients coming from over 150 nations and remain to be one of the absolute most recognized hosts worldwide along with data centers in the USA, Canada, Germa...Read Moreny, France, Singapore, UK, Australia, Japan, Brasil.

Its own impressive technology mixes on-demand abilities along with top-of-the-line service. Depending on the service provider, the trick to a successful business connection is comprehending the customers’ demands and also providing exceptional support based upon that understanding.

For this reason, Hostiso offers a selection of Webhosting solutions, consisting of Shared Hosting, Managed and Unmanaged VPS, Dedicated Hosting, and also Domains.

Hostiso targets to provide its consumers, bodies of all dimensions, along with the highest degree of solution and also support. A highly-qualified staff of professionals, each with over twenty years of knowledge in the market, supports Hostiso.
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Roland Roesbeke
Roland Roesbeke from United States,

Top support & uptime reliability

5.0
Hostiso, IMHO, they provide top support & uptime reliability, plus a decent hosting price. I have 3 websites on a dedicated server, one of the sites has more than 50.000 subscribers. Everything loads fast.
For many years I have h...Read Moreosted on a VPS with them and never had problems.

I had a dedicated server with another hosting company and made a transfer to Hostiso seamless with no downtime. I can't say enough good things about them. The technical support provided by Hostiso is second to none, Chris & Liam took care of my needs, their professionalism and fast response, goes beyond the extra mile.
For 20 years I have hosted with others none came close to Hostiso. Try them, I highly recommend them.
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gaurav
gaurav,
Hostiso is a privately kept host provider based in Zurich, Switzerland. Along with clients coming from over 150 nations and remain to be one of the absolute most recognized hosts worldwide along with data centers in the USA, Canad...Read Morea, Germany, France, Singapore, UK, Australia, Japan, Brasil.

Its own impressive technology mixes on-demand abilities along with top-of-the-line service. Depending on the service provider, the trick to a successful business connection is comprehending the customers’ demands and also providing exceptional support based upon that understanding.

For this reason, Hostiso offers a selection of Webhosting solutions, consisting of Shared Hosting, Managed and Unmanaged VPS, Dedicated Hosting, and also Domains.


Hostiso targets to provide its consumers, bodies of all dimensions, along with the highest degree of solution and also support. A highly-qualified staff of professionals, each with over twenty years of knowledge in the market, supports Hostiso.

GET 90% OFF
https://www.yourchoicesoftware.com/hostiso/
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Iasonas Michailidis
Iasonas Michailidis from Cyprus,
Moved from WordPress.com

Absolutely amazing!! Finally I got the support I was looking for.

5.0
Seriously I've tried at least 15 difference hosting providers, Wordpress, Hostinger, godaddy, whatever you name it. I have NEVER received such a great support as I received from Hostiso. I am a noob when it comes to web developme...Read Morent and any question I had, the support team was quick to help me (Mind that I pay $6/month for a shared hosting plan)!!!

Absolutely amazing. I cannot guarantee them more. I am sure to stay forever a loyal customer :)
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GAURAV GUPTA,
https://www.yourchoicesoftware.com/hostiso/
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Sunny Howard
Sunny Howard

Hands-down the BEST support team I've ever dealt with!

5.0
Hostiso hosting is perfect for beginners as well as professionals. Each package includes the basic features for a new website but also offers many advantages depending on the selected plan. The prices are very good considering wha...Read Moret they offer and it is easy to choose what package is best suited for our needs. Perfect for starting and growing a website. There is no need to change hosts.Less
gaurav
gaurav,
is a privately kept host provider based in Zurich, Switzerland. Along with clients coming from over 150 nations and remain to be one of the absolute most recognized hosts worldwide along with data centers in the USA, Canada, Germa...Read Moreny, France, Singapore, UK, Australia, Japan, Brasil.

Its own impressive technology mixes on-demand abilities along with top-of-the-line service. Depending on the service provider, the trick to a successful business connection is comprehending the customers’ demands and also providing exceptional support based upon that understanding.

For this reason, Hostiso offers a selection of Webhosting solutions, consisting of Shared Hosting, Managed and Unmanaged VPS, Dedicated Hosting, and also Domains.

Hostiso targets to provide its consumers, bodies of all dimensions, along with the highest degree of solution and also support. A highly-qualified staff of professionals, each with over twenty years of knowledge in the market, supports Hostiso.
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Jalen Seguin
Jalen Seguin,
Clearly, you've never used Dreamhost.

I just spent the *entire* weekend trying to manage the migration of a domain to a Hostiso VPS. It's been the WORST experience of my 25 year IT career. Their techs are still claiming that...Read More nothing is wrong, and have given me little to no guidance to resolve the problem. After 3 DAYS of seeking their support for what should be a simple thing, I am still left with 2 domains that are unreachable most of the time.Less
Lukas Len
Lukas Len from Greece,

The best VPS you can find for the price.

5.0
I have been using their Unmanaged VPS 1 for a week and I am very impressed. The VPS is exactly as described on their website. The support is great as I have ran into a problem and they resolved the issue within 30 minutes. Another good thing is that they offer crypto payments which is very flexible.
Muhammad Nasir
Muhammad Nasir from United Arab Emirates,

Contact Details

4.0
Hello,

I signup with Hostiso a month ago, service running ok but I am tired to contact them via tickets / emails, their response is very slow or they will reply after couples of hours

Prices are very good as compared with other Hosting provider,
Features are also good

Regards,
Muhammad

Expert Review

Bruno Mirchevski
Bruno Mirchevski
Hosting Expert

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Last Update | April 2022

Monthly Update – April 2022

Hosting PlansShared Hosting; Managed VPS; Unmanaged VPS; Dedicated Hosting; Domains
Top FeaturesHigh Performance 100% Intel CPU; App Installer and Weebly; 100% SSD Services; PHP 7, Lightspeed, Redis, MariaDB Servers; Free CDN, cPanel, Let’s Encrypt SSL, Domain, Domain Transfers, and Managed Migrations; Free Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Backups; DDoS Protection and Firewalls; 100% Satisfaction Or Money-Back Guarantee
Customer SupportTicketing System; Knowledgebase; Email Support

During April, Hostiso:

  • Continued their coupon offer for 90% off for the first 2 months on all Managed, Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Plans. Coupon code: 90%OFF.

Have you ever heard of Hostiso? If not, it’s time you do. After all, it’s one of the most recognized hosts worldwide!

screnshot of Hostiso's mission, networks and vision tabs

Hostiso is a privately held web hosting company based in Zurich, Switzerland. The web hosting company has a well-established network with data centers in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Singapore, UK, Australia, Japan, Brazil.

Its innovative technology combines on-demand capabilities with top-of-the-line service. According to the provider, the key to a successful business relationship is understanding the customers’ needs and delivering superior support based on that understanding.

For this cause, Hostiso provides a variety of web hosting services, including Shared Hosting, Managed and Unmanaged VPS, Dedicated Hosting, and Domains.

Hostiso aims to provide its customers, entities of all sizes, with the highest level of service and support. A highly-qualified team of professionals, each with over 20 years of experience in the industry, stands behind Hostiso.

Or, well, at least that’s what they claim. Let’s put it to the test. The question for today is, does Hostiso stand true to its promises?

8.2
Good
Rated by Bruno Mirchevski
  • User Friendly
    9
  • Support
    6
  • Features
    9
  • Reliability
    9
  • Pricing
    8

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Getting Started with Hostiso

I am amazed by the welcome on Hostiso’s website. As soon as you visit the site, you will be greeted with an exciting design with eye-catching animation. They claim to offer what’s classified as ‘Beyond Managed Hosting.’

screenshot of home page

Immediately, you can spot the domain offers, listing the most popular alternatives, such as .com, .net, .org, .biz, .store, and so on.

In the top menu, you can find all that Hostiso has to offer – Shared, VPS, Unmanaged VPS, Dedicated Hosting, Domains, Services, and the Affiliate Program. Within domains, you can either transfer or register a new domain.

In Services, you can find a VPN, Sitelock, Professional email, SpamExperts, Weebly, and SEO Tools.

screenshot of Services menu

With Hostiso’s Affiliate Program, you can start generating your revenue. Usually, affiliates endorse this web hosting company due to its quality of service. And Hostiso offers excellent commissions in return.

screenshot of Affiliates menu

As a customer, you need to get to a minimum affiliate commission balance of $100 to withdraw your money. You can do so using PayPal, Skrill, or Bitcoin/ETH. All you need to do is submit a support ticket to Hostiso’s customer support department, and they will take it from there. Then, after 30-60 business days, you will get your profits.

Warning: You cannot withdraw your affiliate commissions as “Credit Balance to your account” or “to settle your due invoices.”

screenshot of Why Recommend Hostiso?

If you scroll a bit down on the homepage, you will get to the web hosting packages.

screenshot of hosting plans

Note: If you go for the annual plans (the ‘billed annually’ option), you can benefit from better deals and discounts.

As you already know (my loyal followers certainly do), the next step is the purchase. And as always, I will go for the shared hosting plan. It allows me to estimate what the web hosting provider delivers at the minimum level. Also, I get to save a few bucks.

So, at this point, I will click on ‘see all…’ within the Shared hosting window. You can also assess these plans from the main menu within the Shared section.

screenshot of Shared Hosting plans

I like Hostiso because it offers premium features in all packages, regardless of the price. As a customer, you can benefit from:

  • cPanel, App Installer & Website Builder
  • Free SSL Certificate, Domain, CDN
  • MariaDB 10.3, PHP 7+, redis, FFMPEG
  • Solid-State Drives (SSD) in RAID 10
  • Backups, DDoS Protection, Firewall
  • 24/7 Premium Support, Help With Anything
  • Free Transfer, Optimization, And More

Better yet, Hostiso offers unlimited sites, unmetered bandwidth, unlimited email, and MySQL in all three shared hosting plans. Therefore, the only difference is the amount of GB Storage. At a minimum, you can get 100 GB storage and upgrade up to 500 GB of storage with the most expensive plan.

screenshot of Premium Features

I will go with the Basic SSD plan. First, click on ‘Order Now.’ It will take you to the following screen. Here, you can register a new domain, transfer a domain from another registrar, use an existing domain and update your nameservers, or use a subdomain from Hostiso.

domain selection screenshot

I will go for the second option and transfer my domain.

domain selection screenshot

Warning: The Free Domain Registration option applies only to .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info domains. For all the remaining domains, you need to pay a fee.

Once I clicked Transfer, I got the following message.

screenshot of message that domain ie eligible for transfer

Once I clicked on Continue, I got to the following section – Configuration in the Shopping Cart.

screenshot of shopping cart

Here, you can review what you are getting with the plan in the Order Summary box on the right.

Next, you can choose your billing cycle – monthly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, or triennially.

Important: Hostiso offers better discounts and free domains in the longer-term plans.

screenshot of billing cycle selection

Within Configurable Options, you can find Location, SSL Certificate, Dedicated IPs, and CDN.

With Hostiso, you can choose from seven locations – Canada (Montreal), USA (St. Louis), Germany (Munich), France (Roubaix), Singapore (Singapore), UK (London), and Australia (Sydney).

location selection screenshot

Next, you get a Free SSL by default. However, you can also upgrade to a Standard SSL, Wildcard SSL, or EV SSL for an additional fee.

SSL Certificate selection screenshot

Going on, you can choose to get one to five additional IPs for your subscription.

Dedicated IP selection screenshot

At last, Hostiso provides the Cloudflare Basic for free, but you can also upgrade to Cloudflare PRO at an additional fee.

CDN selection screenshot

Now, onto the available add-ons. With Hostiso, you can get SiteLock Website Security, SpamExperts Email Security, Powerful Website Builder, CodeGuard Website Backup, SiteLock VPN, Marketgoo SEO Tools, and a Responsive Site Builder.

You can choose from four plans for SiteLock Website Security – Lite, Find, Fix, or Defend.

Sitelock selection screenshot

Hostiso offers six SpamExperts Email Security plans.

SpamExperts Email Security selection screenshot

Furthermore, you can add Free, Starter, Pro, or Business Weebly plans.

Powerful Website Builder selection screenshot

For backups, you can get the CodeGuard Website Backup. At this point, you can choose from seven plans, up to 200 GB per month.

CodeGuard selection screenshot

As a Hostiso customer, you can also add SiteLock VPN.

SiteLock VPN selection screenshot

Hostiso offers Lite and pro Marketgoo SEO Tools.

Marketgoo SEO tools selection screenshot

And at last, you can get One Page, Unlimited, Store, Store Plus, or Store Premium Responsive site builder.

Responsive site builder selection screenshot

Once you add everything to your shopping cart, make sure to check the Order Summary once again. Then, you can click ‘Continue.’

The next step is the domain’s configuration. Here, you need to review your domain name selections and any available add-ons. You can go for DNS Management, ID Protection, or Email Forwarding at an additional fee.

screenshot of Domains Configuration page

Note: If you are to transfer a domain, you need to obtain the EEP code from the current registrar for authorization.

Now, if you went for the third option (using your existing domain and only updating the nameservers), you can skip all this hassle. Instead, you will jump from the add-ons straight to the Review & Checkout.

screenshot of Review and Checkout page

Then, at Checkout, you need to enter your personal and billing information. See, you can sign up with Facebook, Google, or Twitter. However, I will skip the social media platform options and fill in the form instead.

screenshot of Checkout page

Once you enter all required data, you can scroll a bit down to get to the last chance offers.

screenshot of apps you can add to the cart

At last, you need to enter the payment details. At this point, you can go for PayPal, Credit Card, Skrill, Bitcoin & Altcoins. Finally, click on Complete Order.

screenshot of Order Confirmation message

Note: You will receive several emails from Hostiso during registration – a welcome email, one to verify your email address, one to confirm your order, and one to confirm the invoice payment. They are incredibly transparent at all points, which deserves praise.

Setting Things up at Hostiso

Once you enter the Client Area, you will see the following screen.

On the left side, you can notice shortcuts to add funds to your credit balance, update your info, add contacts, order new services, register a new domain, or log out.

screenshot of a Client area

You can also spot Services, Domains, Tickets, and Invoices, and I will cover each of them separately.

Hostiso also offers quick access to its Knowledgebase. All you need to do is enter a keyword or your question to get an answer.

Here, you can also find services as recommended add-ons for your web hosting plan.

Next, you can quickly log in to your server using cPanel or Webmail, review your active products/services, view recent support tickets, open a new one, register a new domain, or refer a friend.

As you can spot, I have a single service. Once I clicked on it, it took me to the following screen. Here, you can review the name, pricing, next due date, and service status.

screenshot of Services

If you click on Active, you will get to more details. From here, you can log in to cPanel or Webmail, change your password, upgrade/downgrade the plan, upgrade/downgrade options, or request cancellation. You can also find all available add-ons, as explained before, on the left.

Hostiso also provides quick access to the Apps Installer, Email Accounts, Subdomains, Addon Domains, phpMyAdmin, Cron Jobs, etc.

screenshot of client area

At this point, I went for the cPanel option. Let’s check what it has to offer.

By default, Hostiso offers a dark version of the cPanel, but you can also switch to Glass.

screenshot of dark version

Personally, I like the Glass style better. screenshot of glass version

Note: Both versions offer the same options. The difference between the styles lies in the design.

In Email, you can find Email Accounts, Forwarders, Email Routing, Autoresponders, Default Addresses, Track Delivery, Email Filters, and Global Email Filters. Furthermore, Hostiso’s cPanel offers Email Deliverability, Address Importer, Spam Filters, Archive, Encryption, BoxTrapper, Calendars and Contacts, Calendar Delegation and Email Disk Usage from here.

News & Announcements, Search our Knowledgebase, Open Ticket, View Support Tickets, Manage Profile, View/Order Addons, Manage/View Billing Information, View Invoice/Email History, Register or Transfer a Domain are all part of the Billing & Support section.

Next, in Files, you can find the File Manager, Directory Privacy, Disk Usage, Web Disk, FTP Accounts, Backup, Backup Wizard, Git Version Control, and File and Directory Restoration.

screenshot of Files panel

Databses covers phpMyAdmin, MySQL Databases, MySQL Database Wizard, Remote MySQL, PostgreSQL Databases, PostgreSQL Database Wizard, and phpPgAdmin.

screenshot of Databases panel

Next, Site Publisher, Domains, Addon Domains, Subdomains, Aliases, Redirects, Zone Editor, and Dynamic DNS are part of Domains.

screenshot of Domains panel

The Hostiso Apps Installer is divided into Scripts and Categories. In Scripts, you can find WordPress, Joomla, AbanteCart, phpBB, SMF, WHMCS, Open Real Estate, MyBB, pH7CMS, Dolphin, Laravel, OpenCart, Concrete CMS, and ClipBucket.

Blogs, Portals/CMS, Forums, Image Galleries, Wikis, Social Networking, Ad Management, Calendars, Gaming, Mails, Polls and Analytics, Project Management, E-Commerce, ERP, Guest Books, Customer Support, Frameworks, Educational, DB Tools, Music, Video, RSS, File Management, Others and Libraries are part of Categories.

screenshot of Hostiso Apps Installer panel

SSH Access, IP Blocker, SSL/TLS, Hotlink Protection, Leech Protection, ModSecurity, SSL/TLS Status, Two-Factor Authentication, and ImunifyAV are part of the Security section.

screenshot of Security panel

Software consists of PHP PEAR Packages, Perl Modules, Optimize Website, Application Manager, MultiPHP Manager, MultiPHP INI Editor, and Softaculous Apps Installer.

screenshot of Software panel

Next, Advanced covers Terminal, Cron Jobs, Track DNS, Apache Handlers, and MIME Types.

screenshot of Advanced panel

Finally, you can find Preferences with Password & Security, Change Language, Change Style, Contact Information, and User Manager.

screenshot of Preferences panel

On the right of the cPanel, you can find statistics regarding your resource usage. In turn, you can see how much of a certain component, such as disk space, domains, or email accounts, you have left to use. For instance, I can use up to three add-on domains, infinite email accounts, infinite MySQL databases, and so on.

screenshot of Statistics panel

Above the Statistics, you can also find General and Server Information. General Information covers current user, primary domain, shared IP (dedicated, if you have), home directory, last login IP, and theme.

screenshot of General Information panel

In Server Information, you can assess hosting package, server name, cPanel version, Apache, PHP, MySQL Version, Architecture, OS, Shared IP Address, Path to Sendmail or Perl, the Perl or Kernel Version.

screenshot of Server Information panel

And that’s more or less all there is regarding the cPanel. It’s an easy-to-use tool that’s incredibly beneficial for beginners. So, now, let’s get back to the Client Area.

You can review your active and expired domains, renew a domain, register a new one, or transfer a domain in Domains.

screenshot of Domains tab

Next, Tickets provides a comprehensive view of all your past interactions with the Hostiso team using the ticketing system. Here, you can filter the messages by Open, Answered, Customer-Reply, and Closed.

Below this section, you can also get support – check announcements, assess the Knowledgebase, Downloads, Network Status, or Open a new ticket.

screenshot of Support tab

If there’s a network issue, Hostiso will list it in the Network Status section. So, you can check the performance at all times.

screenshot of Network Status section

Finally, in Invoices, you can check paid, unpaid, canceled, and refunded invoices. Apart from My Invoices, you can also find My Quotes or Add Funds.

screenshot of My Invoices tab

Hostiso requires a minimum deposit of $10 and a maximum of $100. At a time, you can have a $300 balance at most, meaning you can add three times $100 to reach it.

screenshot of Add Funds page

Performance, Speed, and Uptime

Your website uptime, speed, and overall performance are key components of your customer’s experience. No visitor likes waiting around for your site to load, or worse yet, don’t load at all.

Hostiso provides for a 99.99% uptime guarantee, excluding maintenance. As a customer, you are eligible for a credit for network downtime for any breach of this guarantee.

Note: Network downtime refers to the inability to transmit and receive data caused by failure of network equipment managed and owned by Hostiso, excluding maintenance, including managed switches, routers, and cabling.

Hostiso operates in data centers across three continents – North America, Europe, and Asia. Better yet, all of its data centers are connected to multiple 10-gigabit backbones across the globe.

The provider utilizes high-quality bandwidth providers, major carriers that can guarantee the highest possible availability and speed, or optimal connections worldwide.

Furthermore, Hostiso prevents electricity outages by multiple power feeds, its own power generators, and enterprise-class UPS technology. It protects the facilities by 24/7 human security, biometrics, access control man traps, bulletproof lobbies, and video surveillance.

Note: Your website speed and stability primarily depend on your hosting data center’s location and characteristics. So, it would be best to select only the best facilities worldwide and choose only the most powerful and innovative hardware to build your infrastructure.

screenshot of Server Locations

Hostiso also provides for SSD and CDN, significantly boosting the website performance and speed. See, a solid-state drive (SSD) reads up to 10 times faster and writes up to 20 times faster than a hard disk drive (HDD).

Warning: These are the speeds of mid-range drives in each class. As computer motherboards progress from PCIe 3.0 to 4.0 connectors, the speed differences further increase.

Question: What is a CDN?

Answer: CDN refers to a Content Delivery Network, a geographically distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of Internet content. Essentially, CDNs cache content - web pages, images, and video in proxy servers near visitors’ physical locations.

Level of Support at Hostiso

I stumbled upon a piece of news saying that Hostiso offers live chat support. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

screenshot of Support page

Instead, you can contact the Hostiso team via email or using the ticketing system.

screenshot of ticket

As mentioned, you can open a ticket from the Client Area. You need to click Tickets and Open Ticket, leading you to the following screen to do so. However, even if you don’t have an account, thus have no access to the client area, you can use the form from the homepage.

I will use the Client Area. And as usual, I will ask for a refund.

Tip: If you are unsatisfied with a Hostiso service or you simply don’t need it anymore, you can get your money back within 30 days from the date a service is activated/renewed.

screenshot of ticket (Department selection)

I selected General, which took me to the following screen. See, Hostiso offers several subjects by default. However, if none of them fit, you can also write your own. You can also choose the related service, in my case, the Basic plan. At last, choose the priority – Low, Medium, or High.

screenshot of Submitting a ticket page

When I started writing, Hostiso offered me an article from the Knowledgebase that is found as a suitable suggestion. However, if you don’t find it helpful or sufficient, you can always fill out the form and click Submit.

Note: Hostiso offers refunds on the pre-paid fees less the fees due for the first month of the renewal term. However, the money-back guarantee doesn’t cover tailor-made services, such as domain name registrations, cloud, and dedicated server services, SSL certificates, paid support services, including backup creation and backup restore, and third-party services.

screenshot of the message that the ticket has been created

After your refund is approved, Hostiso might take up to ten days to process it.

Hostiso’s Knowledgebase consists of several categories, including cPanel Email Tutorials, cPanel End User Tutorials, cPanel General, cPanel MySQL Tutorials, FileZilla Tutorials, General, PuTTY Tutorials, RoundCube Email Tutorials, and WordPress Tutorials.

screenshot of the Knowledge base

Security and Backups

Hostiso is one of the web hosting companies that takes its customers’ security very seriously. As a user, you can benefit from many add-ons, firewalls, DDoS Protection, SSL certificates, malware and antivirus protection, backups, and so on.

As mentioned, Hostiso also offers Sitelock VPN and Sitelock Website Security.

Sitelock VPN allows you to shield your data. You can hide your IP address, protect your online identity, eliminate activity logs used for tracking browsing, secure your bank transactions, use military-grade encryption, and be safe on public Wi-Fi networks.

Furthermore, you can use the VPN to stream and browse with no limits. You can access blocked websites; you can bypass local internet censorship, watch streaming services anywhere, play region-locked games, get better deals online, and stay private and anonymous at all times.

Hostiso offers 1-click-setup VPN for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

screenshot of plans

All of Hostiso’s VPN plans include:

  • No Restrictions
  • High-Speed Network
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • OpenVPN, L2TP-IPsec, and PPTP protocols
  • Simultaneous connections on up to 5 devices
  • Apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux
  • Unlimited Server Switching
  • Over 40 Countries
  • Over 1,000 Servers
  • 24/7 US Based Support

screenshot of server locations

Next, Sitelock Website Security automatically scans your website for malware and removes it, thus protecting your online reputation. With the leading worldwide provider in website security, you can rest assured, you will protect your site and visitors against threats.

Question: What types of issues does SiteLock scan?

Answer: SiteLock performs a comprehensive website scan that encompasses file-based malware scanning and removal, vulnerability scanning, and application security and vulnerability patching.

With Hostiso, you can choose from three SiteLock plans.

SiteLock plans comparison screenshot

In turn, you can benefit from a range of features:

  • Malware Scan (proactive monitoring and alerts)
  • Automatic Malware Removal
  • Vulnerability Scans
  • OWASP Protection (protection against the top 10 web app security flaws)
  • SiteLock™ Trust Seal
  • TrueShield™ Web Application Firewall
  • Fast and Automated Setup
  • Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Note: The SiteLock Trust Seal builds customer confidence and is proven to increase sales and conversion rates.

If your website has been compromised, you can also use the SiteLock Emergency Response to recover quickly.

screenshot of SiteLock Emergency Response

SpamExperts blocks nearly 100% of viruses, malware, and spam before they ever reach your inbox.

screenshot of Email page

When it comes to backups, Hostiso performs daily, weekly, and monthly backups on off-site locations. So, if your website fails, you can restore it quickly at any time.

Specific Features of Hostiso

Hostiso is well-aware of its superior qualities, up to the degree that they have a ‘What Makes The Hostiso Awesome’ section on their website. Here’s why you should go for Hostiso over other web hosting providers on the market:

  • High Performance 100% Intel CPU
  • App Installer and Weebly Drag And Drop Website Builder
  • 100% SSD Fully Managed Services
  • PHP 7, Lightspeed, Redis, MariaDB Servers
  • Free CDN (Speeding Up Your Website)
  • 300% Faster Access to Your Files and Databases
  • Easy Point-And-Click Management with the cPanel
  • Free Daily, Weekly, And Monthly Backups
  • DDoS Protection and Firewalls
  • Free Domain Transfers, Optimization, and More
  • Free Managed Migrations
  • Free 24/7 Priority Support
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL, Domain, and CDN
  • Powerful Email and Productivity Apps
  • 100% Satisfaction Or Money-Back Guarantee

screenshot of Hostiso features


Monthly updates

During March, Hostiso:

  • Continued their coupon offer for 90% off for the first 2 months on all Managed, Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Plans. Coupon code: 90%OFF.

During February, Hostiso:

  • Continued their coupon offer for 90% off for the first 2 months on all Managed, Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Plans. Coupon code: 90%OFF.

During January, Hostiso:

  • Offered a coupon for 90% off for the first 2 months on all Managed, Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Plans. Coupon code: 90%OFF.

During December, Hostiso:

  • No updates.

During November, Hostiso:

  • No updates

Summary

To answer the research question – does Hostiso stand true to its promises? It certainly does! With Hostiso, you can benefit from superior technology and in-house management, leading to outstanding performance, reliability, security, and speed. The provider allows for a 99.99% Uptime Guarantee and compensations for anything below the standard. So, you can rest assured. When there are financials involved, your site will indeed be up and running.

Next, Hostiso is incredibly easy to use, even for beginners. The platform is easy to navigate at all points in the process, especially with the cPanel. As a customer, you can also find a useful Website Builder with drag-and-drop features – Weebly.

Furthermore, you can find lots of free premium features along with a bunch of add-ons for further customization, security, and speed. For instance, you can benefit from free SSL, CDN, Domain, and so on. However, you can also upgrade to more advanced versions of the first two, add SpamExperts, Sitelock, etc.

On the other hand, Hostiso is a bit more expensive than its competitors. The second thing I don’t like about it is the customer support. Nowadays, all quality web hosting companies allow for instant, round-the-clock support. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with Hostiso. Instead, you can go for the ticketing system or email support – and that’s all there is.

Hostiso pros

  • A Great Set Of Premium Features In All Plans
  • Lots Of Available Add-Ons And Customization Options
  • Straightforward And Easy To Use cPanel
  • Drag And Drop Website Builder
  • Lots Of Freebies (SSL, CDN, Domain, Transfers, Etc.)
  • Excellent Speed, Security, And Performance

Hostiso cons

  • A Bit Expensive
  • No Live Chat Support
  • No Phone Support
  • No Free Domains In Monthly Shared Hosting Plans

FAQ

Does Hostiso offer backups?

Yes, as a customer, you can expect daily, weekly, or monthly backups with 100GB FREE. Hostiso also offers SSL certificates, firewalls, antivirus, malware, and more, to further protect and secure your website.

Does Hostiso offer a money-back guarantee?

Hostiso offers refunds on the pre-paid fees less the fees due for the first month of the renewal term. However, the money-back guarantee doesn’t cover tailor-made services, such as domain name registrations, cloud, and dedicated server services, SSL certificates, paid support services, including backup creation and backup restore, and third-party services.

What type of hosting does Hostiso offer?

Hostiso offers a wide variety of services, including shared hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, domains, and lots of add ons.

Does Hostiso offer 24/7 live chat support?

Hostiso doesn’t offer a live chat option. For customer support, you can use the ticketing system or email.

Are there free domain transfers within Hostiso’s plans?

Yes, the provider offers you a free domain transfer with the purchase of a web hosting plan. However, you will have to purchase the domain (or extend it) for at least the upcoming year.

Hostiso Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Basic HP 100 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $3.99 9.6 Details
Business HP 250 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $6.99 9.6 Details
Pro HP 500 GB Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $9.99 7.5 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
VPS 1 100 GB 2 x 3.60GHz 3 GB $19.99 9.5 Details
VPS 1.5 150 GB 3 x 3.60GHz 6 GB $34.99 9.0 Details
VPS 2 200 GB 4 x 3.60GHz 8 GB $49.99 8.1 Details
VPS 3 350 GB 6 x 3.60GHz 10 GB $69.99 9.0 Details
VPS 4 500 GB 8 x 3.60GHz 16 GB $89.99 8.2 Details
VPS 5 750 GB 12 x 3.60GHz 32 GB $119.00 9.0 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
DEDIs 4 TB 2 x 3.00GHz 8 GB $99.99 9.0 Details
DEDI 0 4 TB 4 x 3.20GHz 16 GB $149.99 10 Details
DEDI 1 4 TB 4 x 3.60GHz 16 GB $199.99 10 Details
DEDI 2 480 GB 8 x 3.50GHz 32 GB $219.00 10 Details
DEDI 3 960 GB 8 x 3.20GHz 64 GB $259.99 10 Details
DEDI 4 1.8 TB 8 x 2.40GHz 128 GB $359.99 10 Details
DEDI 5 8 TB 10 x 2.30GHz 256 GB $499.99 9.0 Details
DEDI 6 8 TB 12 x 2.60GHz 256 GB $799.99 9.9 Details

SSL Plans

Plan Name Features Warranty Price Score
RapidSSL
256-Bit Encryption
$10,000.00 $18.00 9.0 Details

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