My name is Anshuman Gaur, the author of this website. But this is not my first website. I started my blogging journey in March 2019, when I was looking to buy a hosting plan. After researching and comparison of different hosting plans from various hosting providers, I chose Hostinger India.
I deployed my website with Hostinger’s single website hosting plan. It’s been 2 years and I am in a position to give you all an overall review of Hostinger’s services. It offers the cheapest plans in the market, so it is a go-to option for beginners. But is it really the hosting platform for beginners? Let’s find out the answer!
Hostinger Hosting Review – My Personal experiences
Hostinger has hosting plans ranging from Rs. 59/mon to Rs. 229/mon. For US Citizens it is from $0.99/mon to $3.99/mon. These plans different features and limitations. As I said, I opted for Hostinger’s Single Website Plan and it was a satisfactory experience at this price. It was not outstanding nor appalling. The Plans price might change with time.
The thing with Hostinger hosting is that you have to put a little extra effort to smoothly run your website. Obviously when you upgrade your hosting plans then it will be much easier.
Hostinger has various kinds of hosting packages to choose from. Although I will talk about shared web hosting today because it has the best plans for beginners, but here are different types of hosting provided by Hostinger:
- Shared Web Hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- WordPress Hosting
- Cpanel hosting
- VPS Hosting
- Minecraft Hosting
- Cyberpanel VPS Hosting
Cons of Hostinger Hosting – The downtime I Faced
Hostinger guarantees 99.9% uptime which sounds pleasant but isn’t. The downtime I experienced with my website looks way more than this. Website downtime for even 5 minutes is bad. It can harm your website’s reputation.
In a shared hosting plan, I use the Jetpack plugin for site uptime monitoring. I get an email from Jetpack if my website is down, I used to get a lot of those. Somedays, my website experiences downtime for more than 30 min, which is really frustrating.
So, I would say that the biggest con of using shared hosting from Hostinger is its server downtime. Although, now the problem is resolved, thanks to the Hostinger customer support team. The Customer Support Team of Hostinger is the solution to all the problems and its biggest advantage.
Also, the H-panel provided by Hostinger feels a bit on the slower side to me. Although it has great features and user interface sometimes I feel the lag between page loadings. It is not a very big concern but it is a bit annoying.
Pros of Hostinger Hosting – The Friendly Customer Care
I was facing downtime issues with my server and I contacted Hostinger Customer Support. I should tell you that it is not 24*7 fast Support as claimed by Hostinger. You may have to wait for 15-20 min to get a reply from them, but after that, your problems will be resolved quickly.
As I was facing server downtime, I requested Customer Care to move my website to a different server. In shared hosting, as the servers get shared among different applications, server overloading is a common issue. Anyway, they took the job into their hands and moved my website to another server. I didn’t have to do anything except asking them and it was done. Its been 3 months till now, my website never faced downtime issues.
I even got an extra SSL certificate for free from Hostinger Support Staff. I don’t exactly remember the matter but I asked them for some discount over the hosting fee. They didn’t give me the discount but provided a free SSL certificate for one of my domains. So, play a little smart, ask for favors, you will get some good results.
I am really very impressed with the Support, they are always there for your help. Even if you are not logged in to their website, you can easily chat with them through your email.
Another advantage I want to highlight is the 30 days moneyback guarantee. Yes, it’s true! Try Hostinger and host your website. If you feel that Hostinger’s platform is not good then you will get a full refund of the hosting charge you have paid. Remember that it is only the hosting plan fee, not the domain charges. If you have purchased a domain name from Hostinger then it belongs to you for one year. You won’t be refunded for that.
I would say that I am in a satisfactory situation with Hostinger. It gave me value for money services and support. The cons are there but not unsolvable. I am still hosting my websites in Hostinger, although I have upgraded the plans because of multiple sites.
The shared hosting plans are the most affordable plans for beginners who want to start their website journey.
Hostinger Shared Hosting Plans
Hostinger Shared Hosting offers three packages:
- Single Web Hosting
- Premium Web Hosting
- Business Web Hosting
Hostinger Plans and Features
All these plans have different features to offer, according to the need of the user. Let’s first see the common features provided by Hostinger with all plans:
- SSD Storage: Even at lower prices Hostinger gives SSD Storage options in all plans to the users. SSD’s are way faster than Hard disks and provide optimal performance in the website’s performance.
- Free SSL Certificate: An SSL certificate is a must-have for websites. It secures the website by encrypting the internet connection. Without an SSL certificate, the web browser will indicate your website as not secure to visit.
- WordPress Installation: Hostinger provides WordPress installation for all the hosting plans. Even if you don’t know to code, you can easily create websites by using WordPress.
There are many more features included that you can check out from the Hostinger Shared Hosting Plans overview.
Note: If you don’t see the price in your currency, change your country from the dropdown near the Hostinger logo in the header. Look at the image below.
Single Web Hosting
It is suitable for hosting a single website in its initial phase. The 30GB SSD Storage is big enough for a single website. Your website will be able to handle around 10,000 visits per month. It is not limited to 10,000 visitors but it is just an approximation. If your website is optimized then this hosting can handle some more visitors easily.
Important features of Single Web Hosting:
- 30 GB SSD Storage
- 1 Email account
- 1 Subdomain
- Approximately 10,000 visitors per month
- Free lifetime SSL certificate for a single domain.
- WordPress Installation available
- 30 days money-back guarantee
Premium Web Hosting
If you have more than one website to host then you should go with Premium Web Hosting Plan. You can host 100 websites in a Premium Web hosting plan. The visitors limit is approx. 25,000 with 100 free Email accounts. It is a kind of a gimmick because you will never host 100 websites, but showing big numbers always work. In the case of Free SSL, you will only get it for a single domain. For other domains, you have to buy an SSL certificate.
You will also get a free domain name of your choice.
Important features of Premium Web Hosting:
- 100 GB SSD Storage
- 1 Free Domain
- WordPress Installation
- 30 days money-back guarantee
- Unlimited Databases
- 100 Subdomains
Business Web Hosting
If you have a business to groom, then use Business Web Hosting. It is a perfect solution to business needs. It offers 100 Websites with 1,00,000 monthly visitors capacity. The 200 GB SSD has enough space for all the website’s data. It also offers 1 free Domain and Free CDN for a single website.
Important Features of Business Web Hosting:
- 200 GB SSD
- Free CDN for a single website
- 1 Free Domain
- Daily Backups
- 30 days money-back guarantee
If you still haven’t looked at Hostinger’s plans then please do. If you want to start your website and have a tight budget then go for Hostinger. It always gives you value for money.