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Years ago, our founders realized that many online service providers lacked the skills and vision needed to provide truly integrated, holistic, and flexible online solutions. In addition, these mavericks realized that many businesses were paying far too much money for far too little results.

That's why in 2002 they launched MochaHost - The Online Central.

MochaHost special...Read Moreizes in providing professional hosting, web design, e-commerce, and Internet promotion services.

At MochaHost, we believe that the key to success is to provide professional services and support, at a well balanced price.
Become a part of our community today and experience the difference!
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Money Back: 30 Days

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $1.95 - $6.21
VPS $7.98 - $44.98
Dedicated Server $19.00 - $169.00


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Mureed alAttar

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Mureed alAttar,
I have been with MochaHost - Mocha2 (Linux) G5 Reseller Plan since 05/07/2016, it is a year and a half now, and I satisfied with the service and the great support team. The package in comparison to ot...Read Moreher hosting companies has some features will not even get in another place like: Mocha Load Protection, Never Reboot Protection, Lightning Fast Guarantee and they give you 180 days money back guarantee. They claim that they have a 100% Uptime Guarantee but the service get down or more than 3 hours and no one even told us about that or even gave us a indemnity! i really do not why. I surprised when i told that reseller plans has no lifetime discounts as other plans on the same company, and I wonder why don't they support Let's Encrypt on their reseller plans.

But although my experience is not too long in this reseller plan but I have tried them with vps to my friend and as always the support team is incomparable and have well-informed team, ticket support and live chat, they can solve any problem as fast as they can.

Mureed alAttar
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Andrea D'Angelo

Cheaper than others, faster than others

After some years with Mochahost I tried to switch hosting to a cheaper one (just to cut costs, I was satisfied with the service).
Once dealing with another hosting solutions company (supposedly the best in Spain), I found out the...Read More real value of Mochahost: incomparable!
The price is *not* high, it seems so, but when you are going to the cheapest ones and find out that nothing is running as fast as with Mochahost, you understand that cheaper prices are simply a candy, but not *really* convenient: to have the same performance you must pay twice or thrice the amount of money payed with Mochahost.
About the support (billing and technical), everything's perfect, people are kind and they know what they're saying. You can be sure about it (another point I have to ask you to pay attention to: the "supposedly best hosting service" was giving me support with guys who sometimes didn't know what I was talking about... Too bad. They lost me before beginning.
So, Mochahost: thanks! I came back few days later and I won't ever leave you again. :)
Jason Shepherd
Jason Shepherd from United States,

Reliable technical service with a few billing hiccups.

Mocha host overall offer a good domain name hosting service. Their DNS service is easy to setup with good reliability.
I’ve had a few hiccups with the billing department though. Just recently for example I got a message saying my...Read More domain was going to expire. After contacting the team though I verified my latest bill had been paid and the message was sent in error.Less
Jason Christopher Morris
Jason Christopher Morris from Mauritius,

Better packages compared to other hosting services.

I recently purchased your package because I realized that it was a better deal compared to my previous host (Hostking) which was billing me $13 per month for nearly the same service. I contacted each big hosting companies before d...Read Moreeciding to settle with you. iPage has a good deal as well but there is a 10MB folder limit which means that you cannot have more than 10MB in 1 single folder which is pretty shocking.

I appreciate that you have Let's Encrypt but I dislike the fact that you don't provide much support when it comes to Cloudflare. Last time I had an issue because there was a sort of conflict between Let'sEncrypt and the SSL certificate (comodo) that Cloudflare issued to me. The only solution that your technical department gave to me was to deactivate Cloudflare. In your "Mocha" package you provide cloudflare + railgun feature but I don't understand that the your technical department wasn't able to fix my issue. If you provide a feature, you should have the knowledge to provide assistance as well pertaining to it.

Something else that I don't appreciate is that there is a limit of 512M PHP resource allocation per website when my account has 1024M. The customer support explained to me that it is a restriction on shared hosting. Honestly, I would say that I am wasting the other 512M half because my websites doesn't run together thus I am not using the entire capacity my account have.

Most customer agent start their message with "hello" and normally doesn't say anything else after that. In such case I should write "please refer to my question" to trigger an answer from the agent. It would be good that after a chat is assigned to an agent, the agent refers to the question that we previously typed without the need for us to ask it a second time.

Besides that, I am pretty impressed that the technical department responds to my tickets pretty quickly and I am 90% satisfied with the results.
Leo Russ
Leo Russ from United States,

Ridiculously Bulgarian

I've spent countless hours with this outfit trying to rectify a simple billing issue - they charged twice for the same period. No, the don't argue, they just keep sending the same meaningless "we can offer to apply the [over]charg...Read Moree to the next billing cycle". Dozens of times. I just learned they are located in Bulgaria, and that explains my experience - I've been there, and was amazed with the level of stubbornness.Less
Marcellus Tabor
Marcellus Tabor from United States,

Long time MochaHost Customer. Great Products, Great Uptime, Great Service....mostly

I have been a MochaHost customer for over 10 years now and for the most part the experience has been very positive. I believe I have around 20 hosted sites and domains parked with them. them ranging from my band's website to a num...Read Moreber of photo sharing and blogging sites. MochaHost's service has been everything I have needed. THey provide me with the tools I want and the platforms I use. Also, their support has been phenomenal. I frequently use the live Chat which has proven to resolve most of the issues I have raised with them in a timely manner. Now there have been some bumps along the way. MochaHost did cost me a domain when I paid for the domain to be renewed and MochaHost did not do it which resulted in me losing the domain. That happened twice. I'm still sad. I believe that the billing interface is just very old and outdated. The information in it is not consistent and it makes planning for renewals a challenge. MochaHost should modernize it and also provide it's end users the ability to renew all domains at once and provide apps that help with the management of renewals.Less
Andrea Verri
Andrea Verri from Italy,

Solid Hosting

I've been with them for a little over 2 years, NEVER had any downtime, NEVER had any issues
The customer support is great and always available 24/7
Great pricing
The improvement i would suggest is the design of the billing area. Works perfectly but it looks a little old
Michael Muyambango


My names are Michael Muyambango and I registered and have been hosting my domain; caretechzambia.com with MochaHost since June 2016 and I am subscribed to the Business (Linux) G28 package.
First and foremost, It was not an easy t...Read Moreask to make a decision which hosting company I was going to use. However, and fortunately enough for me, I used the "whois" service to research one of my favorite sites and found that it was hosted by MochaHost. I visited the mochahost.com and indeed, I was impressed by how easy the user interface (website) was. Clear instructions on what to do from one step to the other was readily available. Secondly, being fresh from school and a novice then, when I subscribed to MochaHost, I found the process of registration very easy - thanks to the MochaHost Support team that provided invaluable support services as and when I sought assistance. I had other accounts hosted by other service providers hence my well informed opinion about MochaHost support team. In addition, living in a third world country where technology is in its infancy stage of being appreciated, the decision whether to have a website or not is not an easy one. This is because as valuable being online is to any business, it is also costly and as a startup company minimizing costs is of the essence. Which brings me to yet another reason I will go with MochaHost any given day; the pricing is very reasonable for the type of service being provided and the efficiency of the service. Furthermore, the user interface of the cpanel (frontend), support and billing are very user friendly with tips/help notes to assist the users, failure to which; there is nothing the support team will fail to handle through e-mail, live chat or call.
However, objectively, I feel there is a bit more that needs to be done on advertising and putting mocha in peoples' faces. Promotions and other perks to engage current subscribers and prospective ones. If I had not researched further on the site that was appealing to me that day I would not have known MochaHost existed. Otherwise MochaHost's performance far much meets my expectations and in some cases exceeds them. With the foregoing I am very certain that MochaHost is my singular choice for Hosting services.
Keep up the great work!
Michael Muyambango
Domains: caretechzambia.com, landworxzambia.com, centralchamberszambia.com and zenithmarketinginc.com
Package Plan: Business (Linux) G28

Expert Review

Michael Levanduski
Michael Levanduski
Hosting Expert

MochaHost Expert Review

MochaHost was launched in 2002 with affordable yet flexible hosting plans as its guiding star. Since then, the company has gone on to become a top choice for users that want budget-friendly prices but are unwilling to compromise on hosting features.

Our MochaHost review revealed that the company’s comprehensive plans give you a lot of value for the cost of subscription. It’s not only developers that have a lot to gain from MochaHost’s featureful plans. Beginners are also given a lot of tools to help settle into web hosting with ease. With a rare 100% uptime guarantee and super-fast load times, MochaHost is a web hosting solution to watch.

Pros and Cons


  • Enjoy a lifetime discount that lets you renew your plan at the initial price you paid – or for less.
  • Keep your website running consistently thanks to MochaHost’s Never Reboot Protection.
  • Hit the (web hosting) ground running with a free website builder and free website transfer help.
  • Get the help you need quickly from MochaHost’s tech experts via 24/7 live chat, ticketing and phone callbacks.
  • Protect your website with 24/7 network monitoring, RAID 10, firewall and malware protection.
  • Take MochaHost out for a test drive with a 180-day risk free guarantee – if you’re not happy with your plan, you get the remaining months’ payments refunded.
  • Use ultra-fast load speeds to move up the Google SEO ranks and expand conversions.


  • The wide selection of MochaHost plans can be confusing for newcomers.
  • While the company’s core prices are very low, for customers that require add-ons the costs can accumulate.
  • MochaHost’s basic plans are really meant for light traffic. If your traffic starts to pick up – you’ll have to scale to a costlier plan.

Pricing and Payment Methods

Among the world’s many affordable web hosting providers, MochaHost stands out as being exceptionally cost-effective. Part of this is due to the company’s LifeTime Discount, which covers most MochaHost products and means that your renewal prices will be the same or less as the initial price you paid. Moreover, if you use a MochaHost coupon, you can likely reduce your total payments quite a bit.

MochaHost offers cloud, reseller, VPS, and dedicated hosting, with most cloud hosting plans optimized for CMS, Java, and e-commerce platforms. The company’s most basic cloud hosting plan, Soho, starts at $1.95 a month and covers hosting for one website, unlimited bandwidth and storage space, unlimited email accounts and SSL certificates.

However, if you want access to slightly more advanced features – the company’s website builder or 1-click app installation – you’ll have to upgrade to MochaHost’s business cloud package. Reseller plans start at $9.47 and include the WHM control panel, free SEO tools, the website builder and a choice between Linux or Windows servers.

Users that require or prefer more privatized servers can choose from MochaHost’s feature-rich VPS or dedicated packages. The starter VPS package with a Linux server, Ristretto4, is from $7.98 monthly and gives you 40 GB disk space, smartphone support, and even a newsletter or email marketing app.

MochaHost’s dedicated Linux cloud servers start with Altura-3 at $19.00 monthly and offer 50 GB SSD storage space as well as letting you choose between managed and unmanaged servers. We were definitely impressed with MochaHost’s very low prices, though we would advise users to read the fine print – some features listed are actually add-ons and can bump your signup prices.

Ease of Use

There are a lot of things going for MochaHost. Beginners can do well for themselves with the company’s website builder and unlimited email accounts. Clear explanations of each plan’s features on the MochaHost website are complemented by the company’s expansive knowledge base, which provides easy-to-follow instructions for both billing and technical issues.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention MochaHost’s developer pack, which addresses the majority of the advanced tools we look for in a hosting provider. An intuitive PHP selector tool gives you a choice of 6 PHP versions to configure, manage and adapt your PHP extensions and applications. The 50 MySQL accounts that come with even the most basic cloud hosting plan gives you a lot of flexibility for managing your web content.

Load Times and Reliability

MochaHost has really put a lot of effort to provide the best of the best when it comes to uptimes and load times, and it shows. The company’s Never Reboot Protection updates servers without having to power them down, and this in part accounts for MochaHost’s 100% uptime guarantee – a rarity in today’s web hosting landscape. Our months of tests were able to confirm upwards of 99.99% uptimes, placing MochaHost at the pinnacle of hosting reliability.

As far as load speed goes, MochaHost has several different factors, including SSD drives with caching boosts, geo optimization and state of the art servers contributing to its incredibly fast load times. The result? Over our months of testing under different traffic conditions, MochaHost’s load times averaged between 850-1000ms, half or less than Google’s recommended hard limit of 2s.


On the whole, MochaHost provides the features we like to see. Beginners are empowered to dive into the thick of things with the company’s intuitive website builder, a 1-click installer for over 450 apps directly from the MochaHost cPanel, and free website transfers. You can also easily build your online business up with unlimited email accounts and free SSL accounts.

Developers also have it good with MochaHost. We liked how the company let us customize our back-end with different programming languages, and how easy it was to choose a PHP version with MochaHost’s advanced PHP selector. Both beginners and advanced users can benefit from a range of security features, such as malware and spam monitoring, and weekly automatic backups.

A word of caution: some standout MochaHost features are only available after an upgrade – if you stick with MochaHost’s most basic plans, you may not have access to all of the dazzling features the company has to offer.

Customer Support

One of the things that we really enjoyed about MochaHost was the detailed information they provide about the different features that come with each plan. Instead of leaving hosting newbies to frantically Google these unfamiliar concepts, MochaHost takes pains to explain what your getting – and why it’s important.

Live agents are available 24/7 via live chat, but you can open a ticket through the website or call MochaHost’s toll-free number to receive a callback. The company’s large step-by-step video tutorial library walks beginners through different setup procedures, and its knowledge base also includes written guidance for more advanced users.

User Reviews

Our expert reviews don’t take web hosts’ marketing for granted – we test each host over a period of months to see if they actually live up to their hype. After reading our analysis, explore our user reviews to discover whether MochaHost makes the grade.


On the whole, we were impressed with how well MochaHost balanced its affordability with featureful packages. Beginners have access to the types of tools and support that make the initial plunge into web hosting less daunting. Developers are also home safe with features like support for various programming languages and MySQL extensions.

The name of the MochaHost game is choice, and the fact that you can have three tiers to choose from within each plan, as well as choices between Linux and Windows servers and a variety of servers optimized for different popular platforms, really sealed the deal for us. With MochaHost you do get what you pay for, and it’s important to scroll through your plan to ensure you’re signed up for the features you really wanted.

That said, MochaHost is constantly innovating to deliver better consistency, speed, support, and safety for your website, which is something that strongly resonated with us.

MochaHost Prices, Plans & Features - 2021

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Soho - Linux Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 1 $1.95 8.4 Details
Business - Linux Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $3.48 9.0 Details
Soho - Windows Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 1 $2.48 8.2 Details
Business - Windows Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $3.98 8.9 Details
Mocha - Linux Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $5.59 8.6 Details
Mocha - Windows Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $6.21 8.2 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Ristretto4 40 GB 1 x 1.20GHz 512 MB $7.98 8.7 Details
Core 20 GB 1 x 2.40GHz 1 GB $9.95 9.7 Details
Perfetto1 60 GB 1 x 2.40GHz 2 GB $9.98 8.6 Details
Perfetto2-R2 80 GB 1 x 2.40GHz 2 GB $13.48 9.4 Details
Perfetto2 80 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 2 GB $14.98 9.4 Details
Perfetto1-R2 60 GB 1 x 2.40GHz 1 GB $18.17 8.0 Details
Perfetto3-R2 100 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 2 GB $17.98 5.8 Details
Perfetto3 100 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 3 GB $19.98 4.8 Details
Perfetto4-R2 150 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 4 GB $22.48 4.4 Details
Perfetto4 150 GB 3 x 2.40GHz 4 GB $22.48 6.5 Details
Perfetto5 200 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 4 GB $26.98 9.4 Details
Perfetto5-R2 200 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 6 GB $26.98 8.7 Details
Perfetto6-R2 250 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 8 GB $31.48 10 Details
Perfetto6 250 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 6 GB $35.98 6.6 Details
Perfetto7-R2 300 GB 6 x 2.40GHz 10 GB $40.48 8.7 Details
Perfetto7 300 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 8 GB $44.98 9.2 Details

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Altura-3 50 GB 1 x 2.40GHz 2 GB $19.00 8.7 Details
Altura-3 100 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 4 GB $30.00 8.7 Details
Ankola-3 100 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 4 GB $24.00 5.8 Details
Ankola-3 100 GB 2 x 2.40GHz 6 GB $35.00 10 Details
Barista-3 200 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 6 GB $47.00 2.0 Details
Barista-3 200 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 8 GB $52.00 8.0 Details
Barahona-3 300 GB 6 x 2.40GHz 8 GB $64.00 8.7 Details
Barahona-3 300 GB 6 x 2.40GHz 10 GB $69.00 8.7 Details
Matari-3 400 GB 8 x 2.40GHz 10 GB $81.00 9.6 Details
Matari-3 400 GB 8 x 2.40GHz 12 GB $86.00 8.7 Details
Moshi-3 500 GB 10 x 2.40GHz 12 GB $98.00 6.4 Details
Moshi-3 500 GB 10 x 2.40GHz 14 GB $103.00 8.7 Details
Moshi-4 600 GB 12 x 2.40GHz 16 GB $120.00 8.7 Details
Moshi-4 600 GB 12 x 2.40GHz 18 GB $125.00 8.7 Details
Moshi-5 700 GB 14 x 2.40GHz 20 GB $127.80 8.7 Details
Moshi-5 700 GB 14 x 2.40GHz 22 GB $147.00 2.0 Details
Moshi-6 800 GB 16 x 2.40GHz 24 GB $164.00 8.8 Details
Moshi-6 800 GB 16 x 2.40GHz 26 GB $169.00 8.7 Details

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