Created by a group of seasoned industry professionals in 2005, WebhostingPad currently hosts over 150,000 domains worldwide. Since its formation, WebhostingPad has expanded tremendously, with much success attributed to its $1.99 hosting fee. Despite being a smaller hosting site, WebhostingPad’s offerings have attracted a number of dedicated users around the world. WebhostingPad’s client base, primarily personal users and small to medium sized businesses, reap the benefits of having access to hosting services for a remarkably low price, but it’s difficult to discern whether WebhostingPad’s other features compare.
WEBHOSTINGPAD BASIC FEATURES
All WebhostingPad users have access to the following features:
- Unlimited Hosting Space
- Unmetered Monthly Bandwidth
- Free Domain Name
- Free Sitebuilder
- 99 Percent Uptime Guarantee
- $200 in Free Marketing Credits
- Unlimited Email Accounts
- Unlimited Email Forwarders
- Unlimited Autoresponder
- Unlimited Parked Domains
- Unlimited Subdomains
- 24/7 Customer Support
WEBHOSTINGPAD EXTRA FEATURES
WebhostingPad also includes a few bonus features, as well as several e-commerce offerings for all of its users. A few of these include:
- Message Board
- Mailing List
- Image Galleries
- Php Form Generator
- 24/7 Security
- Advanced Firewall
- Password Protected Directories
With an upgraded “Power Plan” or “Power Plus Plan” users have access to the following features:
- SSL Certificate
- SSH Access
- Advanced Spam Filter
- Advanced Web Stats
- Business Directory Listing
- Advanced Security Scan
Clearly, one of WebhostingPad’s major selling points is its very low price. Users can purchase the basic “Power Plan” services for as low as $1.99 annually, for a three to five year commitment. However, prices do increase with add-ons, and if you’re interested in purchasing the hosting space for less than three years. For example, if you’re interested in purchasing hosting space for two years you would pay $2.99 per month annually. If you’re looking for a one year commitment, you would pay $3.99 for that year alone. If you’re purchasing a new domain, as opposed to using one you already own, protecting your personal domain by enabling the domain privacy option also costs $5.00 annually, regardless of your chosen hosting package.
The “Power Plus Plan,” which includes a few additional features like an Advanced Spam Filter and Advanced Web Statistics, start at $3.99 for a four to five year commitment, $4.99 for a three year commitment, $5.99 for a two year commitment, and $6.99 for a one year commitment; all paid monthly.
Given WebhostingPad’s messaging centered on its affordable rates, it’s natural to think that there may be a few lapses in its performance. Overall, there are a few inconsistencies with this service’s performance, mainly with its promised 99 percent uptime guarantee. Users, particularly those with lower tiered plans, have reported sluggishness and slow loading times for their sites during regular business hours. If you’re looking for a place to host a site that will attract heavy traffic, or one that will need top-notch functionality at all times, this downside is something to consider.
WebhostingPad 99 percent uptime promise also comes with a few things to note. This promise covers accounts for solely the network and web server uptime, but does not cover areas where WebhostingPad deems itself unaccountable. These areas include, but are not limited to, IP blocks, backbone provider failures, domain registrar issues, etc.
WEBHOSTINGPAD CONTROL PANEL INFORMATION
For the novice and expert alike, WebhostingPad’s control panel is easy to use, toting few bells and whistles. Offerings are pretty standard, with options for backup, email, tracking traffic statistics, and managing FTP accounts, subdomains, database, and site tools. Per usual, WebhostingPad’s control panel also comes with advanced tools for its more tech savvy users.
WEBHOSTINGPAD CUSTOMER SUPPORT
In addition to promoting low prices, WebhostingPad’s secondary selling point is centered on its customer support. Available 24/7, customers can either contact U.S. based representatives over the phone, or they can access help via Live Chat online. However, instant messaging capabilities for Live Chat are not always available. Live Chat options are narrowed down to sales, support, and billing; and customers only need to provide their name and email address prior to submitting their question or concern during times when the instant messaging service is not running.
WEBHOSTINGPAD MONEY BACK GUARRANTEE
WebhostingPad advertises a 30-Day Money Back guarantee for all of their customers. If you’re not happy with the services provided for any reason, you can get a full refund – provided you cancel your account within the 30 days SignUp grace period. Do be aware, the following services are not included in the 30-Day Money Back guarantee: account renewals, additional items and services, and domain name registration.
Though most of us are attracted to low prices and what may seem like a great deal, it’s important to remember the importance of quality as well. WebhostingPad’s $1.99 monthly service offer (for a three to five year commitment) may sound like a steal, but it comes with a few downsides that affect its quality. The main selling points; price, customer service, and 99 percent uptime guarantee; come with major caveats. If you’re running a business, or you need to host a site that will attract heavy traffic that needs to be available to web users 24/7, WebhostingPad may not offer the premium kind of services you need. This product is best suited for limited personal use if you’re willing to commit to the services for three to five years.
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WebHostingPad is OK
This is the hosting provider that I originally selected because of it\'s price. It was just OK. Since then I have moved on to BlueHost and am 100% happy
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