HostRocket Review

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Bart Keating

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2019 October 2nd at 4:31

7.2

Performance

5.2

Pricing

7.3

User friendly

8.4

Support

8.3

Features

7.0

HostRocket and its SSD shared hosting claim to be the perfect solution for businesses, looking for supreme speed and reliability.

In this HostRocket review, we'll see how good this hosting really is - and help you decide, should HostRocket be your next hosting provider.

What is HostRocket?

HostRocket is a hosting provider, taking pride in its large customer base and high-end services. With a wide selection of hosting plans, they seemingly have something for pretty much everyone.

Well, let's have a look - there are the plans HostRocket has:

  • HDD shared hosting
  • SSD shared hosting
  • Dedicated hosting
  • Reseller VPS hosting
  • Domain names

Overall, that's a pretty simple, but solid selection of services. Shared and dedicated servers will be good for personal users and bigger companies respectively, while reseller hosting is a good option for those looking to sell hosting services of their own.

And in this HostRocket review, we will focus on its shared hosting services, to see how they perform.

HostRocket Pricing

HostRocket offers 4 regular web hosting plans - but essentially, it's one and the same plan, and its price is determined by how long you purchase the services for.

The monthly HostRocket plan costs $11.98, the 6-month plan costs $8.99/month, the 12-month plan will be $7.99/month, and 24-month period will set you back $5.99/month.

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Such a pricing scheme is different from many other hosting providers that tend to base their shared web hosting plans more on quality of features rather than billing cycle.

Plans in more detail

So, now let's have a look at what exactly that HostRocket hosting plan will get you.

Shared hosting plans
Disk space Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited
How many domains supported Unlimited
SSL Not included, charges extra
Email accounts Unlimited
FTP accounts Unlimited
Website builder Included
Assisted website transfer Included
Hosting panel cPanel
Customer support Phone, tickets
Choice of server location No - USA only
Free automated back-ups Yes, via cPanel

So, as you can see - the plans are pretty stacked. There are no hard limits on anything major, so this might be a great option for bigger websites.

HostRocket Performance

Now, it's time to check the performance of HostRocket and see if it's going to make your website fast. We've used a GTMetrix tool - and discovered that HostMonster is neatly in the top middle part of the pack. 

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When it came to the response time of a blank HTML site, it was around 650ms, and the server uptime throughout the week of testing was 99.97%.

Overall, that's not bad - but still lacking behind a lot of the fastest hosting providers. Some improvement could definitely be helpful.

HostRocket Pros

In this part of the HostRocket review, let's review some of the things I like about this hosting service. Here are the good things this hosting company has going on for itself:

Easy to Use Platform

Easy service management process and the latest version of cPanel makes HostRocket one of the easiest hosts to use and manage. In the world where a lot of hosting companies still look like they're purposely trying to make your life more difficult, HostRocket is a great alternative.

Unlimited Everything

Unlimited websites, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, email, and FTP accounts - HostRocket doesn't hold back. For as little as $5.99/month, you can get a solid hosting plan with no hard caps on resources.

Excellent Customer Support

Each and every hosting plan comes with dedicated 24/7 customer support. And it can be reached via online tickets or phone. And what's also good, is that the customer support is very quick to respond, and genuinely really helpful.

HostRocket Cons

But of course, no hosting provider is perfect. Here are some of the HostRocket problems that make it play catch up with the competition.

Slow Server Speed

Only average on our GTMetrix test, below average in response time, HostRocket is simply not great at anything. Speed is a very important factor for a hosting provider - and HostRocket simply doesn't deliver.

Sub-Standard Uptime

Once more - the performance is where HostRocket lacks that killer edge. Uptime of 99.97% isn't awful - but it's way behind a lot of premium hosting providers. And considering it's a medium-to-high priced shared hosting option, the performance simply could be better.

HostRocket Review - Conclusion

HostRocket is not a bad hosting provider, but its insufficient uptime and slow server speed are both massive issues. However, if you're looking for unlimited web hosting and ease of use, this company can still prove to be a decent solution.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good customer support
  • Unlimited resources

Cons

  • Weak server speed
  • Only average uptime

Performance

5.2

Pricing

7.3

User friendly

8.4

Support

8.3

Features

7.0

Disclosure: We earn a commission if you make a purchase through referral links in this review. This helps to cover the expenses for running ongoing performance tests.

HostRocket User Reviews

1 comments

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ferkal rafik

2019 October 16th

i am a client since 10 years i am verry happy to use ,it s the best for me and my client , verry perfect

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