Hostinger Detailed Review

Hostinger is known for its reasonable prices and offers its services starting at $0.99 per month for the initial period. What else can you get in less than $1?

This platform is great if you want to launch your first website but after the initial pay period, you’ll need to pay $7.99 per month.

The only downside of this is that you don’t get an SSL certificate but on the cheapest setup, you can host one website and also get one email account to start with.

Pricing


  • Single($0.99/month): for launching your first site.
  • Premium ($2.19/month): Great deal if you’re planning to launch a couple of sites, with decent traffic. It provides you with a free domain name for the first year.
  • Business ($3.99/month): Best plan for normal website projects. Gives you a free SSL and daily backups, along with a free domain for the first year.

Account Setup


While many hosts are annoyingly vague about the low-level details of their packages, Hostinger spells out almost everything in a lengthy comparison table. If you care that the baseline Single Shared Hosting plan only allows one cron job and doesn't support SSH access, for instance, you'll discover that here.

Choose a plan, click Buy and you're presented with various subscription options (usually that's monthly billing along with one, two- and four-year plans). Mostly these work as you'd expect: the headline price quoted on the site is for the longest term, and you'll pay a little more for shorter subscriptions.

There are plenty of payment options available, including PayPal, credit card, and Bitcoin. After you make the payment, the website link will take you to a simple startup wizard and a welcome email quickly arrives with more details.

WORDPRESS HOSTING


Hostinger's WordPress facilitating enhances the common plans in a few significant manners. Indeed, even the least expensive Starter plan offers a single WordPress site with 10GB of SSD storage, free SSL, and WordPress speeding up, for a minuscule $1.99 over the underlying four years, and $7.99 when you restore.

Upgrading gets you more extra room, uphold for additional sites, and Jetpack Free on the Business WordPress plan. You're however actually limited with 100 email accounts, 100 domains, etc - and in the event that you really need to make more than 100 sites, that may be an issue because the higher plans are prominently more costly. Extra highlights with more costly plans incorporate the capacity to deal with different WordPress sites from one dashboard, programmed module updates, and daily backups.

Several WordPress specific features include-

  • 1-click WordPress installation
  • Hosting on WordPress-friendly servers
  • Enhanced security via BitNinja
  • 24/7 support from WordPress experts
  • Custom-built LiteSpeed modules on all servers for additional speed

CREATING A SITE


Hostinger's setup wizard opens by finding out if you need to enroll for a new domain, move space from another organization, or utilize a current domain yet leave it with the current registrar.

You're allowed to choose the location where you want to host your website, helpfully: North America, the UK, or Europe.

The last 'Start site' step offers five alternatives to assist you with making your site.

Install WordPress will take you to a clear WordPress installer that is easy to set up with just one click. All the default settings are sensibly assigned, and after choosing an admin password we can set the system up easily.

Zyro Builder is Hostinger's web designer. This covers every one of the basics, with around 200 responsive layouts, simple intuitive customizations, and alternatives to install recordings, maps, online media gadgets, and basic internet business highlights.

It's not for advanced users – there's no blogging platform, for instance – and design is more about the mild tweaking of a template than building something new from scratch. But it's capable of creating some quality sites, and there are no annoying restrictions on page numbers or site size to get in your way. (That's very unusual for a free website builder in budget shared hosting.)

File Manager opens a program-based record administrator where you can transfer your site. This is most useful for small static sites, but you could also use it to manually install more sophisticated apps, perhaps setting up custom databases and editing configuration files.

Access Manager is an additional instrument that permits you to give others admittance to your Hostinger account, empowering them to chip away at making or dealing with the site with you. Everyone gets their own login, and the people you invite don't get full access to your account. They're able to create or edit a website page, for instance, but by default, they can't buy a new product with your stored payment details or change account details such as your registered email address.

On the off chance that you would prefer not to focus on this at the present time, you can skip everything and head straight for Hostinger's very much planned cPanel-like site manager, where you'll discover tools for getting sorted out spaces, subdomains, databases, SSH access, emails, FTP records, and much more.

Email Hosting


Hostinger offers email-only hosting, which is useful if you want to receive messages using a custom domain and you're not interested in setting up a website.

There are two options from which you can choose:

  • Business Email, which gets you a 10 GB account, calendar/task management, spam protection, and an email migration tool.
  • Enterprise Email, which gets you everything that comes with the Business Email plan plus more storage (30 GB), file and folder sharing, document management, HTML email templates, and alerts/reminders

SECURITY


Most plans come with a free SSL certificate issued by Let's Encrypt. The SSL certificate protects the privacy of transmissions between your server and your visitors.

Hostinger also offers its users protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

BACKUPS


Depending on your hosting plan, you might get automatic backups. Some plans offer weekly backups, while more premium options will come with daily backups.

You can, however, perform backups manually whenever you'd like using your control panel.

24/7 SUPPORT


It's important for web hosts to have a good support system as everyone needs a helping hand sometimes. Clicking 'Help' on Hostinger's Control Panel opens the service knowledgebase.

It has a search box to help you with Emails, Privacy issues, Setup & Install, Hosting & Website, Account & Billing, Security, and Domains. Using Search gets you to access more articles, though, and they prove to be more useful. Searching for 'permissions' gives you advice on setting file and folder permissions, as well as referring to specific error messages ('403 forbidden'). Entering 'change PHP version' immediately highlights the correct cPanel module. The content of these articles is basic but enough to point users in the right direction.

Hostinger has a big tutorials section with far more detailed articles: 'How to Make a Website – the all-in-one Guide', 'How to Launch a WordPress website', 'How to back up your emails', and more. These seem well-written and genuinely helpful, but, bizarrely, they can't be located from the knowledgebase search box.

Still, if you can't find what you need, support is available 24/7/365 via live chat and a ticket-based system.

CONCLUSION


Hostinger's starter accounts have some huge cutoff points, however, they'll actually work for a few, and otherwise, its products offer a lot of highlights and incredible cPanel-like site management at an exceptionally reasonable cost.

Pros:

  • Great features and performance for the money
  • 1-click WordPress installation
  • Accepts Bitcoin

Cons:

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