Hostinger is one of the cheapest shared hosting providers on the market today.
They started in 2007 as 000webhost.com, a free web hosting service with no advertising. Then, in 2011, the Hostinger web hosting brand was born.
By May of 2014, Hostinger had already exceeded a user base of ten million people. By January of 2017, the user base had grown to 29 million people.
Pros of Using Hostinger
Unlimited or free services don’t mean anything if your site can’t stay online.
Our site with Hostinger had strong uptimes, fast speeds, great support, and more.
Mostly Good Up time 99.95%
Up time is the most important thing to check out when considering a web host. Hostinger performs pretty well in this area but does have drops in up time every few months or so (October, June and May 2019). Overall they perform quite good by keeping their websites up and running.
Fast Load Time – 350ms
Fast page loading times are vital for any website user’s experience with a site.
Have you ever tried to open a web page only to get stuck waiting for the site to load for what seems like ages?
We all have.
Moreover, you probably didn’t stick around for long. If a website takes more than three seconds to load, 40% of people abandon it, according to Neil Patel.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Hostinger offers tons of different payment options like Visa, Paypal, Mastercard, Discover, Bitcoin, Maestro, American Express, and JCB.
They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. So you can try them out and get your money back if the performance or experience is sub-par.
Multilingual Customer Support
Customer support can either make or break a web host.
If your site is down for some reason and you’re unable to get in touch with a customer support person ASAP, you might lose out on a ton of sales.
Hostinger doesn’t disappoint. The company offers a multilingual customer support team, live chat, and they integrated Intercom as their main support system.
Cons of Using Hostinger
There’s a lot to love about Hostinger’s loading speeds, uptime, support quality, and feature
Unfortunately, no perfect web host exists and Hostinger, like other hosts, has some flaws. The trick is figuring out which flaws you can live with and which ones are the deal-breakers.
Here’s an overview of what’s not so perfect about Hostinger:
Must Be Logged in to Access Live Chat
Hostinger’s live chat option is only available if you’re logged into a Hostinger account.
That means if you’re not a Hostinger customer but you have questions for example about migrating your site over to them, you can’t chat live with a customer service representative.
No Traditional cPanel
Most hosting services use a traditional control panel, like cPanel. Hostinger has created its own control panel – new users might find this easier to use than a traditional control panel. However, if you’re already accustomed to using cPanel, you might not like their dashboard.
Nonstandard Payment Terms
Hostinger’s Refund Policy reveals a few exceptions to their money-back guarantee.
What’s refundable under standard terms: Hosting (all plans, except first payment after Free Trial)
Domain Transfers (.eu transfers are an exception. EURid charges a non-refundable transfer fee. If the transfer fails for any reason, the customer must start over and pay the transfer fee again. .es transfers are also non-refundable.)
Must Pay for Extra Domains
One domain name registration is free for users who opt for the Premium or Business shared hosting plans as well as with all annual Cloud hosting plans.
However, additional domain registrations aren’t free. They’re definitely affordable, though.
Domains with the extensions “.com” and “.net” are under $10 per year, while a “.xyz”, “.online”, “.tech” domains are only $0.99 per year.