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4.1
Good
  • User Friendly
    4.1
  • Support
    4.1
  • Features
    4.0
  • Reliability
    4.0
  • Pricing
    4.2
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WebHostingPad Reviews and Expert Opinion

Pricing Range

Shared Hosting $1.99 - $5.99
VPS $29.95 - $49.95

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Kim Greenwood

Pinned Review

Kim Greenwood,
4.8
I have been with WebHostingPad for about 6 years and their service has improved to an excellent standard from a few years ago. I currently have 3 hosting plans with them and have had others in the pas...Read Moret. Support requests are handled very quickly and I have never had an unresolved issue. No issues with uptime. Highly recommend!Less

Reviews

Andrew

Worst host i've been with

1.1
Pros:
• It's ok for a website that has a few html pages and very few visitors

Cons:
• As soon as you gain traffic and your 30 day money back expires, they will suspend your account due to high resource usage (wh...Read Moreich is not true)
• It's the worst host i encountered and i don't recommend it to anyone. Stay away from them.
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Torre

Great for small sites/blogs

4.6
Pros:
• very affordable (I pay $50/year)
• simple Wordpress install
• unlimited space
• customer support answers tickets quickly
• allows email hosting with your hosting plan at no additional cost

...Read More>Cons:
• Honestly this works great for my 3 medium sized Wordpress sites but I do see how it could have issues with a larger, possibly eCommerce site.
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Terry

Mediocre at best

2.8
I've had my entire account suspended multiple times for a single website that had been hacked and was sending out spam emails. This of course obliterated my Google rankings for my primary sites while I jumped through hoops trying ...Read Moreto figure out with their IT, which site was corrupted, deleted the site and finally got unsuspended. Total lack of concern for a person's web success. I got no phone call before the suspensions, just an assumption that I was some sort of spam artist.Less
Brandon Jackson

They Were Ok, but you Get What You Pay For

3.0
I was young, had little cash and needed to get up and running to get a job. WebHostingPad did a great job of helping me do just that. Their price and unlimited space was great and I was able to upload my own website to their serve...Read Morer with no issues.

The problems came when I tried installing a custom CMS that wasn't Wordpress. I needed to contact their support to give access to folders, file types and set my server in certain modes so I could run basic functions. Once I got a little bigger and started developing better sites as well as working with clients and hosting demo sites on my server, I realized their random outages were an issue and actually created problems with some clients.

Overall not a bad company to host with, however if you a site that's important to make sure it remains up at all times, you'll want to go to one of the bigger companies or even consider Amazon hosting.
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James Chororos

Great experience overall

4.6
I run a small website for my photography- it's trafficked but not enough where I'd need a VPS. I use a few email accounts through my domain with webhostingpad as well. It's inexpensive and I've never had any problems with my servi...Read Morece. I've used the support system a few times to ask for help setting up my site and the staff was super helpful, knowledgable, and they responded to my requests within minutes each time.Less
Hector Salazar
Hector Salazar from United States,

STAY AWAY

1.0
I started using this service at the end of November 2015. I had no problems for two months. In February I began experiencing frequent down time which slowly progressed and became more frequent. Now it is nearly May and my service ...Read Moreis down more often than not. The company offers a ridiculous 99% up time guarantee. Basically what they are offering is if you experience a years worth of bad service they will give you a months worth of bad service for free. You are better off staying away from this company.Less
Harry L
Harry L from Canada,

Stay away, never sign up with them

1.0
Webhosting Pad is the most terrible hosting company. I signed up a 3-year hosting plan (with a free 1 year domain) with Webhosting Pad on Aug 05, 2016. It's a unlimted plan, but I only got 10G web space. They promised 30 day refun...Read Mored guarantee , but they only let my website SLOWLY work for the first month, after the first month I was unable to login to my cpanel and website was down.
After my cpanel and website completely stopped working on Sept 09, 2016, I contacted Webhosting Pad to request account cancellation with refund , but Web Hosting Pad refused to refund me and suspended my account! I paid $71.64USD for a 3 year hosting plan, but the server only SLOWLY worked for the first month, then completely stoped working. They suspended my account but took my money. Now, I lost $71.64USD, and got nothing from Webhosting Pad.
Webhosting Pad is the most terrible hosting company! STAY AWAY FROM THIS CCOMPANY! SAVE YOUR MONEY!
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WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad,
Hello Harry

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. The reason your account was suspended is because you disputed the payment with PayPal.

We do offer unlimited hosting space. As outlined in our terms of service that you agree...Read More to when signing up, we have disk space quotas on each account that starts at 10GB. If you find you're using up most of your disk space and need more we will increase it free of charge. This allows us to make more efficient use of the server's disk space because the vast majority of customers will never reach that initial 10GB quota.

I'd be happy to have a member of our support team work with you to make sure that your account is running up to your standard. We, of course, want to make sure your website is available and running efficiently at all times.
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Natasha
Natasha,
I agree with you , i have exactly the same problems with them.....sick and tired ..so i am paying somone now to move my site to another host provider....very embarrassing and lost credibility with my clients

Expert Review

Eliran Ouzan
Eliran Ouzan
Hosting Expert

Overview

WebHostingPad: Exciting Features for Small-to-Medium Websites

WebHostingPad hosts more than 300,000 domains worldwide. They offer their clients 99.9% uptime, solid hardware, lots of exciting tools, and a decent set of unlimited options: web storage, bandwidth, domains, MySQL database amounts and email accounts. The pricing policy can be as low as $1.99/month.

Why Choose WebHostingPad?

  • Important unlimited features
  • Intensified security
  • Low prices
  • Stable 24/7 Support

Want to know if WebHostingPad is right for you?

Let's check it out.

7.7
Good
Rated by Eliran Ouzan
  • User Friendly
    7.5
  • Support
    6
  • Features
    9
  • Reliability
    7
  • Pricing
    9

Uptime & Reliability

Questionable Uptime, Good Security

Just like many other companies, WebHostingPad promises that your project will run well 99.9% of the server functioning time. The analysis of their own website shows they're 99.98% online. This is quite a good result. However, a quick glance through any user forum will reveal that 40% of user reviews complain about the regular downtime and just as many users complain about unexpected suspensions. While they promise a compensation in case of long offline periods, there is no way to verify the claim.

Site security comes through the use of extra-secure datacenters located in Chicago, safe hardware, 24/7 server monitoring, and regular backups. Generally, WebHostingPad appears trustworthy.

Features

Plans Stuffed with Great Features

As mentioned, WebHostingPad has a nice set of unlimited features, includin bandwidth, disk space, MySQL databases, email accounts, hosted domains. All these are available without any limits; however, the fine print indicates that you will need to telephone the company to request more bandwidth as the need arises. It is always a good rule of thumb to go over the fine print very carefully when purchasing any hosting plan.

You also will get a free domain name, a website builder, and about $200 for marketing. The package looks really appealing, especially if you need to stick to a budget.

It is also worth pointing out that WebHostingPad has strong script support, great security scanners, and free customized error pages. However, you should bear in mind that many important tools like eCommerce widgets, SSL certificate, advanced spam filters, or advanced web stats are available only in the more expensive Power Plan Plus offers—which cost almost twice as much.

FeatureDescription
Disk SpaceYou get unlimited hard-drive storage with each and every WebHostingPad plan.
BandwidthYou must call and request more bandwidth as the need arises.
Website BuilderTheir own free website builder is included into every plan.
Email AccountsNo limits for emails and many related services. Webmail client is also included.
Shopping CartsOnly OS Commerce Shopping Cart available through the more expensive package.
StatsLog files and website stats for everyone. Advanced stats are available for Power Plan Plus clients.
MySQL databasesNo limits for MySQL databases — host as many as you need.
FTP AccountCan be managed through cPanel. I haven't found any info regarding limits.
Multiple DomainsYep, no limits again! This is specially great if you want to host several websites at once.

Support

Quick Responses

The support center of WebHostingPad seems to offer everything you may need: 24/7 live chat, email support, and phone lines. Many materials are also available for self-study. However, there are no educational videos, which could have been more convenient for some.

Additionally, many users complain that while customer support has a fairly fast response time, the quality of the actual support varies from par to poor.

  • 24/7 live chat
  • Toll-free phone number
  • 24/7 email support
  • Decent knowledge base
  • Poor News page
  • No blog or forum
  • No video tutorials
  • Poor support quality

Pricing

Nice Discounts for 2-Year Purchases

The pricing policy of WebHostingPad is decent. You can get a good set of features for the moderate price of $3.99. However, there's a really good way to save some cash: if you make a 2, 3, 4 or 5-year purchase, your discounts may reach 50%.

You will see some additional offers during the signup process, so make sure to look closely and avoid the extra costs. However, the extras they offer are quite nice if you need them. You can get domain privacy and faster hard drives for only 2$/month, so if you'd like to enable these services, don't hesitate. Don't forget about the 30 day money back guarantee offered by WebHostingPad.

User Friendly

Capable Datacenter

This web host's packages include cPanel, which is one of the most popular control panels for efficient web hosting management. It includes important tools to help you create and maintain a good website for your needs.

The actual WebHostingPad website is also quite convenient: the signup process is easy and all of the functions that you need are always at hand. However, many important features that will improve your website's user-friendliness are available only with the more expensive packages.

Summary

WebHostingPad is a solution for small-to-medium web projects. They offer you a great set of features and fantastic discounts for multi-year purchases. However, don't forget that they only have Shared and VPS plans, so if you make long-term orders these packages may turn out to be less than enough for your project in a couple of years.

Pros

    • Endless bandwidth, storage, etc.
    • Impressive support and security
    • Attractive prices
    • $200 Marketing bonuses
    • Free domain name included

Cons

      • Self-study materials could be better
      • Possible extra fees during sign-up process
      • Only Shared and VPS packages
      • Site maintenance drags uptime down
      • Unexpected suspensions
      • Poor support quality

WebHostingPad Prices, Plans & Features - 2022

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Panel Number of Sites Price Score
Power Plan Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $1.99 7.8 Details
Power Plan Plus Unlimited Unlimited cPanel Unlimited $4.99 8.3 Details
WordPress Basic Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 5 $2.99 9.0 Details
WordPress Pro Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 10 $3.99 8.1 Details
WordPress Premium Unlimited Unlimited cPanel 25 $5.99 5.8 Details

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price Score
Beginner 20 GB - 1 GB $29.95 8.1 Details
Professional 80 GB - 2 GB $34.95 9.6 Details
Premium 160 GB - 4 GB $49.95 7.2 Details

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