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HostMonster Website Hosting ReviewHostMonster is a US-based company that was launched in 1996. They are a part of the Endurance International Group and a sister company to BlueHost and FastDomain. HostMonster focuses mostly on their shared hosting plan, but offers both VPS and dedicated hosting at reasonable prices as well.


  • Unlimited Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Free Domain
  • cPanel Control Panel


  • $100 Google Advertising Offer
  • Free Site Builders
  • Free Online Stores
  • Social Networking
  • WordPress, Web Blogs, b2evolution
  • Bulletin Board (Message Forum)
  • Form-mail Script
  • Mailing Lists
  • Image Galleries/Coppermine
  • Poll and Survey Software
  • Support For Custom PHP.INI Files
  • Joomla, Moodle and Drupal
  • Project Management
  • Perl 5, PHP 5, Ruby/Ruby On Rails, Python
  • Javascript/DHTML
  • Flash, Shockwave


HostMonster offers shared, VPS and dedicated hosting. Their primary focus is shared hosting and is available at a price of $6.99 a month. Their shared hosting plan includes unlimited bandwidth, space, email accounts and a free domain. Their plan is quite friendly for newcomers, as it includes a free site builder as well. They also have an affiliate program that rewards those who bring in new customers.

Their VPS hosting options are available from $29.99 a month. This is the cost of the Standard VPS hosting option. This option includes a single core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 30GB of disk space and 1TB of bandwidth. The Enhanced option comes with dual core processing power, 4GB of RAM, 60GB of disk space and 2TB of bandwidth. You can get it for $59.99 a month. The Premium option brings triple core processing power and 6GB of RAM, as well as 120 GB of disk space and 3TB bandwidth and it costs $89.99 a month. Their Ultimate plan offers quad core processing power and 8GB of RAM, 240 GB of space and 4TB of bandwidth at a price of $119.99 a month. The standard plan comes with one dedicated IP address while all other plans come with 2 IPs. All VPS plans come with a free domain name as well, as well as a 50% discount on the plan that you choose (1, 3, 6 or 12-month plan).

They also provide three dedicated hosting plans: the Standard, Enhanced and Premium plans. All dedicated plans run on Intel Xeon Processor power, the only difference being the number of cores within each plan. The plans differ on the size of disk space, bandwidth and RAM as well. The prices range from $149.99 to $249.99, and same as their VPS hosting option, there is a 50% discount for the initial term.


All HostMonster servers run on Linux and Apache web server software and they are updated regularly. The servers are located in Utah and the data center is under 24/7 monitoring and surveillance. They state that they have very good uptime, which is apparently 99.9%, but there is no data that would back up this claim. The data center has UPS backup and an automatic backup system that prevents any accidental loss of data.


HostMonster servers work with cPanel and also offer a cPanel overview on their website. You can browse through various features of the cPanel and get familiar with it. They also offer a modified version of the cPanel that has more features than the regular one.


HostMonster has inbound support that can be reached through the help center tab on their website. Within their help center, there are several options available, and all of them show the status (online/offline) and wait time. You can contact their support by email, phone or live chat. Your email ticket will usually get a response within 24 hours, and the average phone wait time is around 10 minutes, but usually it takes less. The Help Center features video tutorials, a knowledge base and guides, as well as a number of getting started articles.


HostMonster has an anytime money back policy, which isn’t found that easily among hosting providers. If you cancel your agreement within 30 days, you will get a refund of hosting fees in full. If you cancel after 30 days, you will receive a refund for the remainder of the term. There are no refunds for the fees that are paid for registered domains, however, so read their money back policy carefully so there are no misunderstandings.


HostMonster is a solid choice for individuals and small business owners. They offer all the usual features you can find with other hosting companies, but they also have several features that make them a better choice. Their prices are highly competitive and their services are reliable. Their anytime money back guarantee is definitely a big plus as well. 





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