Is HostMySite, a premium web hosting company from 1997, really a cut above the rest?
With over 20 years of experience, they must be, right?
In my HostMySite review, I will discuss its features, compare its pricing plans, and confirm if their experience really is as evident as it should be.
HostMySite - First Peep
Aimed at small businesses, HostMySite aims to support the building of any size website you desire.
Nevertheless, my first impressions are not that great.
The homepage feels out of date and cluttered with moving images and endless taglines. The drop-down menus are unresponsive at times, which makes navigating throughout the website tricky.
As for the features, they have plenty to offer – unlimited bandwidth, free domain name, and free apps with every web hosting plan.
One of the key features is the integrated app center. This feature allows you to use apps like WordPress, Joomla, to simplify the web creation process.
To complement this, they also offer Domain Name Registration Deals that start at low prices.
HostMySite only offers two price plans – you have Basic ($6.40/month), and Pro ($12.80/month).
Unlike some competitors, HostMySite does not offer a free plan.
Their basic package has some promising features but when we compare value for money, HostMySite seems to fall behind its competition – not being ageist or something but perhaps due to the provider's old age.
Basic packages from other popular providers, such as the one InMotion Hosting offer, provide a lot more features for a similar price.
The HostMySite Pro Plan is better valued than the HostMySite Basic Plan, but it yet again falls short against competitors
Plans in More Detail
The differences between the two are minimal. The vast majority of small businesses will be content with the basic plan.
|How many domains are allowed?||1||10|
|HDD or SSD used in servers?||HDD||SSD|
|SSL Certificate Included||Shared SSL Included|
Private SSL Not Included
|Shared SSL Included|
Private SSL Not Included
|Money-Back Guarantee||30-Day Guarantee||30-Day Guarantee|
|Customer Support||Live Chat or Phone||Live Chat or Phone|
Unfortunately, research shows that the unlimited storage with the Pro plan isn’t actually unlimited. In fact, the website restricts the types of data you can host.
HostMySite provides speeds that are above average.
In the US, you can expect lightning-fast response times. While other cities such as London, Sydney, and Singapore, all fall well within the 200ms mark.
Overall, HostMySite proved to be pretty sharp in the speed department.
Is HostMySite Good?
HostMySite offer a lot of additional features in their plans, but their plans aren’t worthwhile for those who are here for standard hosting and aren’t concerned about bundled apps.
So, is HostMySite good? Well, it depends on your needs. Yes, it’s a great option with a reasonable value offering if you’re after a sturdy hosting plan that’s integrated with a Microsoft Office package. However, if you don’t, you’re better off elsewhere.
If you’ve used this provider yourself, please feel free to leave your own HostMySite reviews below. Let’s compare notes.
- Unlimited Bandwidth in All Packages
- Reliable Response Times
- Live Chat Available to All
- More Expensive Than Competitors
- Complex, Unintuitive Website
- No Website Builder