BanaHosting offer corporate-level hosting with a focus on speed and an intuitive cPanel.
But is it as good as they say it is?
I put it to the test in my BanaHosting review - this is what I found out.
Brilliant Ease of Use
Banahosting aims to make using their services as simple as possible. If you already have a web hosting package elsewhere, BanaHosting offer to transfer everything across for you. It's a brilliant service, with the whole process being handled by their team. You don't need to lift a finger.
This impressed me right from the start.
Then, I also discovered that their cPanel is very well-organized and you can even try a comprehensive demo at every level of subscription before you buy.
The support area is thorough too, including some really helpful video tutorials to help you get the hang of things. Overall, using Banahosting from the very start to making your own website seems very, very simple.
The three pricing options for web hosting represent excellent value. Unlimited bandwidth and disk space for $4.95 a month is a very good deal.
The other plans are alright as well. Professional-Deluxe is $6.95 and the Corporate-Deluxe is the most expensive option, at $9.95.
However, if you pay for 12 months in advance, you get a 10% discount. This goes up to 20% if you want to pay for two or three years.
Let's take a look at the features to know all of these plans just a little bit better:.
|Disk space limit||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|How many domains allowed||1||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|SSD or HDD used in servers||SSD||SSD||SSD|
|Money back guarantee||30 days||30 days||30 days|
|Customer support||24/7 live chat||24/7 live chat||24/7 live chat|
The offer of unlimited bandwidth and disk space at all price points is definitely a star. The only serious limitation all across the board is that Bana-Starter plan only allows you to host one website. And the difference between Professional and Deluxe plans lies entirely in the hardware and the processing power allocated to the user.
The jewel in the BanaHosting crown is most definitely the user experience. The entire process, from buying the services to using the cPanel is excellently thought-out and fully accessible even with the $4.95 option.
BanaHosting performs well, with a good rating. cPanel works well and I had no issues with lag.
I did think that FTP connections were a bit slow, though. And while I certainly don't have any particular complaints, I'm not necessarily convinced by their claim that their hosting is 400% faster.
Summarizing My BanaHosting Review
The hosting business is very competitive, and in order to be successful, you have to be much, much better than the competition.
In many ways, Bahahosting are really doing quite well. The package you get for the price is very competitive.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Starter-deluxe and Professional-Deluxe packages, but I'm not convinced that the Corporate-Deluxe offers enough to be worth paying extra.
But what did you think? Do you think that this hosting provider is worth it?
Please also feel free to comment below if you have any BanaHosting reviews of your own.