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Hostway vs Hostinger

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Pricing
9 hosting plans 17 hosting plans
Starting price $6.95 / month $1.39 / month
Free domain No Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
4.6
Reliability 1.9
4.6
Pricing 2.0
4.7
User Friendly 1.6
4.7
Support 1.7
4.7
Features 1.8
4.6
User Reviews
13 reviews 2392 reviews
Latest positive review
EXCELLENT TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DANIEL ... THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Eileen L. Gonzales,
10
TEN STARS FOR THE OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DANIEL TODAY. HE WALKED ME THROUGH A DETAILED PROCESS STEP-BY-STEP, EXPLICITLY AND PATIENTLY. I HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH HOSTWAY SINCE 2003, AND NOW I LIKE THEM EVE... More N MORE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO YOU. Less
I love hostinger
Suaib Najmul,
10
Wordpress Hosting
hostinger is a awesome hosting provider company there customer sopport is very responsive i using hostinger Wordpress hosting its very fast recommended
Latest negative review
The worst provider I have ever dealt with. Tech support is terrible.
Barbra A Barbour,
2.4
A customer of mine recently purchased web hosting services from Hostway, and it’s been a nightmare since the moment the purchase was made. The salesman repeatedly assured us that we would have Cpanel access, and it’s not even... More available. They assured we could install a shared SSL through them…..it turns out you can, so long as you email it to them every year and get them to install it. I don’t trust their ability to install it based on what I’ve seen so far though.
From the very moment we purchased an upgraded plan, we hadn’t even logged onto the site yet, they took down our original website and hosed our email settings. In the middle of the business day.
For several days I was unable to upload my index.html file, I had to send it to them and ask them to do it. The other files upload fine, just not the index file. At first they attempted to blame FileZilla for the problem, then finally got a workaround where I upload the file into my images folder, contact them, and they move it into the root directory. Not satisfactory, at all. I still am unable to edit my own htaccess file, and it doesn’t look like they care much about fixing that either.
This started last Friday, and today is Tuesday. I have spent literally hours on the phone and in chat with them trying to get this ironed out, and as of 5pm Tuesday it still is not fixed. It takes as long to explain the issue as it does for them to look through their documentation for an answer, because they are not even minimally competent with the technical workings of a server.
Maybe they do okay with Wordpress, I don’t know, but unless that’s your thing steer way way clear of this company.
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Terrible TOS or offshore management
jose hernandez,
2.0
Terrible TOS or offshore management
August 24th, 2021
Service was OK for a few months, most of the tech support requests were answered with "Here is a page how to do it, do it yourself". Lucky I was able to make my own chang... More es.
We host reviews to businesses and people who work for government and the courts.
A dishonest party did not like that we listed their work info (which we copied from their work website)
Thus the dishonest party claimed we posted "private info of a person" to our pages (untrue, in fact this info is all over Google with Google reviews.
We sent screenshots and links to where this info was copied from
However Hostinger ignored us, did not respond, they just suspended our account, this happened several times for 2 domains, all the same complaint and issues. They claimed we violated their TOS and pointed to "terror" as what we did to this person.
We had no choice but to move our sites and domains, where "the next host had no problem". I think part of the problem is Hostinger staff have poor English ability so they did not understand what they were told and instead of trying to understand they just agreed with the dishonest party and suspended their own customers account.
We have written several emails and messages to ask for a refund for the unused services but they ignore us and come back with silly, "you are right" but we did what he had to do BS.
While they get most of their clients from low balling low prices, the custom Cpanel set up is a nightmare and used to stop you from migration away from them. Things are not in normal places and it's over complicated not better than Cpanel.
Once they know you're not happy they ignore you
Tip for consumers:
They will bill extra for each SSL, Not offer Tech support, instead send you to their document pages to figure it out on your own.
Premium Shared Hosting
.com
Auto renewal enabled
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12 months
2021-11-24
-13%
$107.88
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Domain
Auto renewal enabled
Active
12 months
2021-12-12
$12.99
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Domain Privacy Protection
Auto renewal enabled
Active
12 months
2021-12-12
-28%
$5.00
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Products used:
Premium shared hosting
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Shared Hosting
3 plans from $6.95 to $29.95 3 plans from $1.39 to $3.99
Under $4 No

Starter

$1.39 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: 100.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
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Under $8

Starter

$6.95 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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No
Over $10

Flexcloud Site

$12.95 / MO
  • Space: 300 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: other
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No
VPS
6 plans from $19.95 to $109.95 8 plans from $3.95 to $77.99
Under $4 No

plan 1

$3.95 / MO
  • Space: 20 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No No
Over $10

Linux Basic

$19.95 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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plan 2

$8.95 / MO
  • Space: 40 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Cloud Hosting
No
3 plans from $9.99 to $69.99
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

Startup

$9.99 / MO
  • Space: 200 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Website Builder
No
3 plans from $3.90 to $14.90
Under $4 No

Unleashed

$3.90 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Under $8 No No
Over $10 No

eCommerce

$9.90 / MO
  • Space: Unlimited
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
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Data Centers
1 of 6 4 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No Yes
Asia No Yes
Oceania No No
South America No Yes
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
4 of 6 4 of 6
Live Chat Yes Yes
Phone Support Yes Yes
Email Support Yes Yes
Forum Support No No
Video guides No No
Knowledgebase Yes Yes
CMS support
5 of 9 5 of 9
WordPress Yes Yes
Managed Wordpress Yes No
Joomla Yes Yes
Drupal Yes Yes
Magento Yes Yes
Fantastico No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No Yes
Zen Cart No No
OS Support
2 of 2 1 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes Yes
Language Support
2 of 7 3 of 7
PHP Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes
Python No No
Node.js No Yes
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
Database Support
1 of 3 3 of 3
MongoDB No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 3 of 6
PayPal No Yes
Credit Card Yes Yes
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer Yes No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No Yes
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