Hosting Price: $3.95/month
Storage Space: Unlimited
Transfer Limits: Unlimited
Hostmonster is currently having a winter sale dropping their price by 20%! Not a bad time to give them a test.
As a drupal 7 hosting company, hostmonster has done a very good job to support the growing need for the drupal 7 community. The basic core functionality works easily under the normal php requirements met by hostmonster. However, at this time, hostmonster does not offer php version 5.3. What this means is some of the more advanced modules and features may be lacking in your drupal 7 install.
For most websites, you can survive without the full php 5.3 version available. However, for more advanced sites, this may not be the host for you.
Speed on Hostmonster is very good and reliable. We have not run into an issue on this front.
HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Hostmonster hosting package helps businesses and individuals get high-powered service at a fraction of the cost.
- UNLIMITED Hosting Space & Traffic
- Host UNLIMITED Domains on 1 Account
- 2,500 POP/Imap Email Accounts
- SSH, SSL, FTP, CGI, Ruby (RoR), Perl, PHP, MySQL
- 2000/2002 Front Page Extensions
- Free Domain Forever!
- Free Site Builder (NEW)
HostMonster specializes in customer satisfaction. REAL 24/7 Non-outsourced support with average hold times less than 2 minutes.
HostMonster is the alter-ego/twin sister of BlueHost, with the same team and smarts behind both. At times, they have had minor differences in their hosting plans, although that has settled down more recently. n any case, the technical support and quality of service that made BlueHost so popular remains the same for HostMonster.
Like BlueHost, HostMonster offers one great plan. For the most-for-their-money types, the storage and transfer allowances are very competitive. For the development-minded, you get Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby on Rails, both MySQL and PostgreSQL, and even shell access via SSH. And for those who want things easy, there is the Fantastico library of click-to-install scripts and a drag-and-drop site builder. And for everyone, you can host as many sites as you like with no additional fees.
HostMonster is a deal that is hard to beat.
The BlueHost team has always done a great job of catering to the technical audience without losing their mainstream appeal, and they do the same with HostMonster.
The techies will find their needs well met. PHP (4 or 5), Perl, Python, and Ruby on Rails are standard, as are both MySQL and PostgreSQL. SSH access offers better hands-on capabilities than any control panel could. The underlying hardware is Quad Opteron servers, capable of handling a serious workload.
The rest of the world will be equally satisfied. Fantastico allows simple installation of dozens of applications including blogs, shopping carts, content management systems, and more. In addition, the site builder makes it simple for any would-be webmaster to get going quickly.
|Fantastico, free domain name, Shell access, unlimited email accounts, 100 MySQL databases, 100 PostgreSQL databases, Media Streaming, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails||$5.95|
* All prices on this site are based on a two year signup.
HostMonster’s team has a solid history behind it. Experience counts in this business and they have it in spades. Anyone can handle hosting when everything is smooth sailing, but you want a veteran at the helm if a storm arises. HostMonster can give you that security.
What the Reviewers Say
- “Undoubtedly one of the best value for money hosts out there.” — Web Hosting Doctor
- “We recommend Hostmonster without any hesitation.” — WebHost Advisor
- “Among the very best web hosting solutions currently available” — Web Host Analysis
- “HostMonster is truly a company that cares about their customers” — Top of Hosting
What HostMonster Says
HostMonster has been providing hosting solutions to thousands of business and personal web sites since 1996. Our internet hosting package helps businesses and individuals get high-powered service at a fraction of the cost.
With HostMonster you can depend on:
- Highest customer service
- Quality equipment
- Maximum guaranteed uptime
- Highly functional tools for adminstration
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From the business owner to the individual who desires full functionality on a small budget, HostMonster provides your complete web hosting solution.