HostMonster Web Hosting Review
When you have a big network of sites like mine, finding a great hosting company is not that easy. While other webmasters like me that have resembling networks prefer to host their sites on different servers, I am trying to find one reliable company to take care about all my hosting needs. This is how I have found HostMonster and I was especially attracted by their $5.05 fee for month. The usual price is supposed to be $7.95, but I am a client of them from one year now, and the price have always been $5.95.
Let us see what you would get for this $5.95.
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I would not bore you with the classical features every company of this kind has. However, I am sure you were attracted by a few features from the table, and I bet it was the Free online store, and the no-outsourcing feature. I will explain them to you.
Free online store
The free online store is a great feature of HostMonster. You can set up an online store instantly, you won’t even pay for it, and you will also benefit from their security methods. This saves you a lot of money with shopping carts, SSL encryptions, and so. In fact, considering also the Linux hosting feature offered by this company, I could say they are the most suited company when it comes to online stores. If you need one with minimum costs and maximum security, HostMonster is the company for you.
This feature is not known by many webmasters. Usually, even if your bandwidth and traffic are “unlimited,” you will discover that the speed decreases slightly at the end of the month. This is because the hosting company changes your server to a secondary one, once you have reached a certain amount of traffic. You won’t even realize this movement, but your speed will be decreased. Well, this is not the case with HostMonster, and your speed will remain constant as long as you are using their services.
The feature is available directly on the main page of the website. Great place to start your online webmaster career: check if your desired domain is free, and if it is, buy it and start building your page. I must say my page is still not that big to require VPS Hosting, but I will surely try it in a few months.
cPanel free trial
This is another feature that I find convenient. I have my sites completely developed before putting them online ( Hint: you should do the same, as Google would index an incomplete site otherwise, and this will be a major loss for you ). Once I have them developed, I need to find out what kind of hosting is needed for it. Te Demo cPanel lets me test my site, and then I know exactly what kind of hosting is needed for it.