Expert HostPapa Review 2018

Overview

Located in n Niagara Falls, NY and Oakville, Ontario, Canada, HostPapa is an inexpensive, highly reliable web hosting provider. Offering customers a 99.9% uptime guarantee, high-performance servers, unlimited resources and an impressive list of supplementary features, HostPapa is a recommended choice for personal, as well as small business users, who are looking for 100% green hosting for their website

Ease of Use

HostPapa is very easy to use, providing customers with full FTP access and an intuitive, flexible control panel (cPanel). Users will also be able to take advantage of the service’s extensive script library, custom cron jobs, and custom error pages, making it a recommended web host for both novice and experienced webmasters.

In addition to its ease of use, HostPapa is exceedingly reliable, equipping its users with a 99.9% uptime guarantee and CloudFlare technologies that are designed for website optimization by enhancing website performance via traffic routing through global networks, filtering out resource-draining requests such as unwanted traffic and static content caching via a sophisticated cloud-based content delivery network.

Bandwidth & Disk Space

HostPapa's business plan, which offers their best value, provides unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth. 

With unlimited disk space you can scale and grow your web hosting without having to pay any additional storage fees. This disk space includes website files, computer files, and even email storage. Furthermore, with unlimited bandwidth, you'll never be charged extra for bandwidth fees.

Hosting Plans

HostPapa offers 3 hosting plans with varying features. Their Starter plan, perfect for small blogs and websites, is currently $3.95 per month and includes 2 websites, free domain registration, 100GB of disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and other essential features like 24/7 support, free one-on-one training, 99.99% uptime, and more. The Business plan, ideal for small business owners, currently offers the best value and at the same price as the Starter plan, you get unlimited websites, unlimited disk space, plus even more essential and advanced features. Finally, the Business Pro plan costs $12.95 per month and offers all the features of the Business plan plus a variety of performance and security enhancements. 

Website Creation

In addition to their hosting services, HostPapa also offers a DIY website builder, allowing you to register and build a site in minutes. Their easy drag & drop designer and 100's of responsive templates are perfect for beginners.

HostPapa offer 4 website builder plans, starting with the Starter plan at $2.99/month which includes 3 pages, 120 templates, and HTML editing. Their Premium and Enterprise plans include unlimited pages, even more templates plus extra features like one-click publishing to Facebook, Google Maps, and more.

WordPress Hosting

All of HostPapa's plans offer 1-click WordPress setup and can ost WordPress blogs. They also offer separate WordPress hosting plans where users can also benefit from specific WordPress features like WordPress super caching and auto-installed WordPress.

Technical Support

HostPapa's support has come a long way and they now proudly boast 24/7/365 customer support via phone, mail, email, and even fax. They even go as far as to have localized support numbers for over 20 countries across the globe, ensuring that you always have someone to turn to.

Plan 1
Price $1.95 per month
Disk Space Unlimited
Bandwidth None

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Pros
  • 100% green hosting
  • Money back guarantee
Cons
  • Website builder is lacking
Bottom Line
Environmentally-friendly hosting with tons of supplementary features
Server OS
Linux, Windows
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9.8
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9.3
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9.1
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8.3

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