Everyone loves a freebie.
Well, it's a good thing that Hostinger give you the chance at trying their premium services for 30 days with no charge! So, let's take a look at the Hostinger free trial in some more depth.
Getting Started: Hostinger Free Trial
Some things are easier said than done, as the old saying goes. Signing up for a free trial with Hostinger, however, really is as easy to say as to do. Once you click on over to the sign-up page, you'll be greeted with this lovely looking sight (pictured above).
Go ahead and hit that 'Start FREE Trial' button. It looks inviting, doesn't it!
It couldn't be simpler to sign up
Next up you will find yourself in the basket. Scroll down a little and select a domain. It's free for a year! So why not! I decided to go for a question that is simple to answer as my domain name. Who wants free hummus:
As you see, there are no strings attached here. You don't pay a penny up front. Later down the line if you decide that you like what Hostinger offer, you are able to upgrade to one of their paid-for-plans, starting from just $2.15 per month.
You'll then be asked to enter your card details. As Hostinger explains: "..don't worry, your card won't be charged, it's just a standard procedure". And yes, they are right, you'll find this kind of thing anywhere. From Spotify to Netflix, the vast majority of companies will ask for a form of payment verification even on a free trial.
Usually, this is just to make things easier for you to upgrade to a paid plan in the future.
Domains domains domains
After you've completed the sign-up process, you'll be prompted to pick the domain you want to host. This can be the one you created at the start, or any others you may have.
You can also buy a new domain from here, as well as transfer a domain from another company over to Hostinger.
Lastly, you can choose where your hosting server will be located. When I signed up, the three options available to me where Europe (The Netherlands), North America (USA), and Asia (Singapore).
Step 2 involves some more interesting (boring) administrative information. Name, address, phone number, etc. Still, it's important to put the correct information in here! Don't be like me and just recite 'The Smiths' songs. Do as I say, not as I do!
The reason this information is important is that if you have any issues with your account or your hosting; the provider (Hostinger, in this case) needs to have accurate and up-to-date contact information for you.
Finally! We are getting somewhere. I kid, I kid. In all seriousness getting to this stage from the first time you click on that enticing red button only takes around 2/3 minutes.
It's a really streamlined process and Hostinger deserves props for that as there are many hosting providers that haven't managed to figure this process out, yet. Naming no names...
Moving on swiftly!
Building your website with Hostinger is easy as pie
As you can see above, Hostinger gives you a good few options to choose from in terms of what to do next. For the purposes of this post, I decided to have a quick play around with the Zyro Builder.
See how quick and easy that was! Now you probably have hummus on the brain, sorry about that. Or maybe not sorry, since one should never apologise when hummus is concerned.
Anyway, moving on. Hostinger free trial, that's what we are here to talk about.
If you choose to hit the 'Skip this, I will do it later' button, you'll find yourself landing in Hostinger's Dashboard, and yes, It does use cPanel!
Here you'll find extensive settings and configurations available to you and your site, take a look below.
It's pretty wonderful to have these options available from the get-go. Like I mentioned, getting to this stage from sign-up takes no more than 2/3 minutes. Many companies will offer a free trial that is, in essence, a lightweight version of their full product. Hostinger bucks that trend and gives you exactly what you would get if you paid. This should be the norm!
Truly, it can make or break your website in every sense of the word. You'll be pleased to know that Hostinger not only has the best overall review score in our 'Best Web Hosting' list, but it also tops the performance charts time and time again.
Now those, my friends, are some stats! Using the Bitcatcha tool, we noticed that Hostinger gets a server response performance score of A+, as good as it gets.
Moving down to the second image: Server uptime. This is a very important thing to consider when choosing a hosting provider, and Hostinger once again does not disappoint. 100% uptime for the last week, and if you check out our Hostinger review, you'll notice that this is a continuing trend.
So once again, the chance of taking a Hostinger free trial should not be ignored.
Hostinger free trial: what's in it for you?
Quite simply, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! A free trial that is genuinely free is a rare find these days, especially when it comes to web hosting. That's doubly true when it comes to web hosting by good providers, and Hostinger certainly ticks that box.
At the end of the day, the best things in life are free. Why not give Hostinger a go today!