HostMonster Review
Editors Review
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Host Monster began as one of the second-generation leaders in domain names and web hosting services, and has held itself to a strong standard of excellence ever since. With low hosting prices, robust features, a wide range of plans, and praiseworthy customer service, Host Monster has continued earning loyalty from new web hosting customers, year after year, since 1996. Add to that a guarantee that you’ll spend less than two minutes on hold when you call Host Monster’s support team, and you have a web hosting provider we’re happy to recommend, both for business and personal websites.



Based in San Diego? No. This host is based in Provo, Utah.

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Host Monster doesn’t mess around. They use Quad Opteron hardware, and fully tweaked web hosting software, for the best performance you can get at Host Monster’s price range. Their data center design, choice of hardware, tech expertise, and key redundancies help them guarantee a 99.9% uptime for all their customers’ websites.



Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not satisfied with your HostMonster account, cancel within 30 days for a full refund. And, as every HostMonster account is non-contractual, you can also cancel at any time and receive a prorated refund for the remainder of your current hosting term.



Ease of Use

Whether you are a web novice or a tech, Host Monster had you in mind when they rolled out cPanel as the control panel for their web hosting plans. The cPanel web hosting system combines many tools into one simple desktop – email account creation and management, a file browser for your website, domain name controls – the works. Host Monster’s cPanel also includes Fantastico, a system that automatically installs popular web software on demand, such as Joomla.




Technical Support

Host Monster’s support team will answer your call within two minutes – and they guarantee that. But for you self-starters, they also offer extensive tutorials and digital handbooks for their features. Throw in a forum for community support, and a FAQ for quick answers to the basic questions, and Host Monster becomes a one-stop shop for launching and maintaining any kind of website.



At Host Monster’s price point, it’s refreshing to see explicit promises such as POP email and detailed email controls, unlimited subdomains, and generous limits on bandwidth, disk use, and database storage. They offer an extended range of applications that you can install right away, such as WordPress. All this is attached to some of the cheapest web hosting offers we’ve ever tracked.



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