GoogieHost Review

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Paul Mahony

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2019 October 2nd

GoogieHost was founded in 2012 in India, with its founder (Indian blogger Rajesh Chauhan) intending to solve issues in Indian IT. Since then, GoogieHost has become an international operation and provides a variety of different services to both home and business users.

But is this Asia-based hosting provider worthy of your attention?

A Confusing, Concerning Business Model

Googiehost is not like most hosting providers. And that isn't actually a compliment.

Things can actually get quite a bit confusing. Let's start off with the website.

googiehost review landing page

It's not a looker, sure. But that's not the issue. When you click on the ‘Paid Hosting’ link on GoogieHost's header, it automatically defaults to Interserver.net, which I have covered before.

So, you can't actually pay for hosting directly from GoogieHost, but instead from its partner.

Additionally, GoogieHost does specifically mention YouStable.com, which it launched in 2016 in order to provide premium website hosting facilities at an affordable price. But if you want to buy something from them directly? No such luck.

This means that GoogieHost doesn't get all of the services under its name. Instead, it simply redirects users to other providers. This act is called reselling and thus, GoogieHost is Interserver's reseller.

The real service Googiehost offers all the way is free web hosting. And even then, a little bit of creative research reveals that for that, they're using Interserver's servers.

With that mystery out of the way, let's have a look at how much would you have to pay for hosting here:

GoogieHost Pricing

The pricing of packages with its partner (Interserver) ranges from $2.49 to $9.99.

These are widely affordable, but do they provide value? Here's how those plans compare:

Free Local Professional
Price Per Month Free $2.49 $9.99
Disk Space limit 1000 MB Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth limit 100 GB 100 GB Unlimited
Domains allowed 5 10 Unlimited
SSD or HDD used in servers SSD SSD SSD
SSL Included Included Included
Website Builder Free, included Free, included Free, included
Money Back Guarantee 30-day 30-day 30-day
Customer Support 24/7 live 24/7 live 24/7 live

I have included details on the most affordable and expensive packages. There are a few others in between, but these right here and the main interesting ones.

It turns out that GoogieHost plans are actually pretty reasonable for the most part. I'd especially recommend the Local plan as the best for value, although its 100GB bandwidth limit means it isn't suitable for traffic-heavy websites.

Also, the free SSL (shared) certificate and 24/7 customer support with all plans is a great touch.

Performance

During my GoogieHost review, I tested the site on Bitcatcha. You can see the results below:

googiehost review bitcatcha

As you can see, GoogieHost performs quite okay, delivering average speeds. But there's one problem:

These are essentially Interserver's performance metrics, not Googiehost's!

Final Thoughts

In general, it's quite impossible to give Googiehost a good score. Because first and foremost, it's nothing more than just a page with a link to Interserver.

Googiehost uses the Interserver platform, and delivers competitive prices, as well as 24/7 customer support. However, you'd be better off going to Interserver or choosing an even better hosting provider, instead of using Googiehost.

If you have any GoogieHost reviews of your own, please leave them down below. In particular, what do you think to the third-party offering of hosting?

Pros

  • Good pricing
  • Free account available
  • Excellent feature set

Cons

  • Slow response times in Japan
  • Slightly confusing branding

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Virtual

2019 July 18th

Ordering process is too complicated . So I don't believe that they can offer something useful from support :D After I am read this review I am decided to stop... Read more

Ordering process is too complicated . So I don't believe that they can offer something useful from support :D After I am read this review I am decided to stop trying to order this host . Thanks John for true . I was thinking why they will need that private info .Seems that its for selling and try to disturb you .Its not good for beginners .

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Rad

2019 May 30th

First all of, I think perhaps you have done the wrong research, actually, GoogieHost is a free web hosting provider their team member work only on free web hosting they... Read more

First all of, I think perhaps you have done the wrong research, actually, GoogieHost is a free web hosting provider their team member work only on free web hosting they never forced you for premium hosting. I have hosted my website on Googiehost free server for more than a year and keep growing day by day. I never faced any issue regarding downtime or support. I really happy with GoogieHost services and the best part of his team support, they have a great support team for free users.

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John

2019 March 16th

It's a scam web hosting, they make you sign up and provide information but will not let you change or edit those personal information. There's no way to delete your... Read more

It's a scam web hosting, they make you sign up and provide information but will not let you change or edit those personal information. There's no way to delete your account either, they also want you to input your TAX ID on your profile. Lastly, even if you tell them to stop sending email they will ignore your request and send you numerous email. The name of the guy who constantly send email have indian name and that country is known for online scamming. Stay away from this web host, you'd been warned.

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Anuj Sharma

2019 March 9th

If you are a newbie and want to learn Website design or host their college projects without wasting money from paid hosting like GoDaddy or iPage

If you are a newbie and want to learn Website design or host their college projects without wasting money from paid hosting like GoDaddy or iPage

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Prashant Shukla

2018 December 11th

I have an awesome experience about the Googiehost free hosting company as my web hosting provider. The guys are very supportive at there. What kind of service, what kind of... Read more

I have an awesome experience about the Googiehost free hosting company as my web hosting provider. The guys are very supportive at there. What kind of service, what kind of support they provide to the customer, that's truly amazing? Along with the services, the guys at Googiehost know the customer value very well. Every time after contacting them, I feel valued at Googiehost. They listen to our query very carefully, diagnose the problem and take a quick action to resolve the same. Guys are very co-operative there. Every one should learn from them. I'll recommend to everyone who wants to host their own free project, should go to them and enjoy the best hosting services.