Review: HostRocket Web Hosting

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Overall:
5/5  Value: 5/5  Reliability: 5/5  Uptime: 5/5

Coles notes: HostRocket earns a perfect score, and with good reason.  Our test site has been live for over a year without a single recordable minute of downtime, and with pricing as low as $5.99/mo (if you pay for two years up front) or $11.98/mo if you choose a monthly option, HostRocket might just be the biggest bang for your buck in the industry.

There are approximately 1,456,101,100 (one billion four hundred fifty six milion one hundred one thousand one hundred) web hosts out there.  Well, we don’t actually know for sure… but we’re pretty sure that we’re close to the mark with that figure.  Trying to choose a web host that is right for your business is a downright pain in the butt if you aren’t sure of what to look for.

At least, that was our experience until we moved over to a dedicated server for our website hosting solutions.  Of course, not everyone can move over to a dedicated server for a hosting solution- it’s expensive (usually $100/mo plus), not always fully managed (meaning if things break it’s up to you to fix it), and did we mention that having a hosting solution like that is expensive?

All of this begs the question: what does HostRocket offer that makes them stand out from the myriad of other web hosts?

What You Can Expect from HostRocket

There’s a lot to know about a web host.  Here are some things about HostRocket that we really like:

  • 99.5% uptime guarantee. It’s impossible to guarantee 100% uptime, but 99.5% is pretty darn close.  This means your website will always be online and able to be found.
  • Money back guarantee. What’s not to like about that?
  • Unlimited storage space.  With files getting larger and larger it’s nice to know that you won’t have to worry about exceeding your storage limits.
  • Unlimited e-mail addresses.  Never be restricted with e-mails- HostRocket gives you as many as you’d like!
  • PHP5, MySQL5, Perl 5, and more. This means that you will be able to run nearly any web-based application, such as WordPress, without having to worry about compatibility issues.
  • Easy install of popular applications. Install WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, ZenCart, phpBB, and other applications easily and without fuss.
  • No required contracts or hosting terms.  While if you pre-pay for two years ($150ish) it works out to $5.99/mo, you are not required to do so- you are completely free to opt for $11.98 monthly, or any of their other payment terms.

When purchasing a hosting solution with them you have the option of buying a new domain with them  ($20/year), transferring an existing domain from your existing host to HostRocket, or using your nameservers that HostRocket provides to assign a domain to it (ideal if you are using GoDaddy, or any other domain manager,  for your domains).  The entire process is easy as pie.

Our HostRocket Experience

We have found our experience with HostRocket to be straight to the point: no drama, no problems, and no complaints to report.  To this end we cannot fault them at all, as they are doing an exceptional job of providing great value hosting services with no contracts or required hosting terms.

One thing worth mentioning is that when our tester, a friend of ours with absolutely no experience with web hosting, tried to register hosting with a domain hosted by GoDaddy that they were a little confused about how to proceed.  HostRocket would do well to provide some better instruction, but after a few minutes of clicking around/reading the FAQ they were able to figure out what they needed to do.

HostRocket also offers 24/7/265 tech support, and when our tester called it to get help with some FTP stuff, she was connected to an agent within three minutes.  THREE MINUTES! When was the last time you only had to wait 3 minutes to get tech support?!

To Conclude our HostRocket Review

For as low as $5.99/mo you can purchase some of the best web hosting in the industry.  Throughout this HostRocket review we keep coming back to that price point, but it’s hard to ignore it when HostRocket provides so much value into such a small price.  With 24/7/365 tech support, great pricing, and tons of features, HostRocket aims to provide an exceptional customer experience.  Do yourself a favor and try them on for size.

Click here to visit HostRocket
Overall:
5/5  Value: 5/5  Reliability: 5/5  Uptime: 5/5