We are in a great position to do a Hostinger review because this blog is hosted on Hostinger and so everything mentioned in this review is based upon first hand experience.
Sure, we have used other web hosting services too in the past and some of our other blogs are hosted on other web hosts, but since this is a Hostinger review, I thought I should mention this.
See our Hostinger vs Siteground comparison post for a feature by feature comparison.
Complete & Updated Hostinger Review
Let’s start with an introduction .
Which Country is Hostinger Based?
Hostinger is based in Kaunas, Lithuania which is a country located in the Baltic region in Europe. Hostinger has subsidiaries in 178 countries.
When was Hostinger Launched?
Hostinger was launched in 2004 under the name “Hosting Media”. It was rebranded in 2011 to “Hostinger”.
Who owns Hostinger?
Balys Krikščiūnas is the CEO of Hostinger, which is an employee owned company.
Additionally, Hostinger currently has over 29 million users worldwide with 15K new users signing up everyday i.e., 1 new user every 5 seconds.
Hostinger has data centers in 8 countries, i.e.,
At $0.99/ month you will not find a cheaper web host. Period. This is ideal for a beginner who is on a budget.
Despite the low cost, Hostinger’s offer is high on features and quality.
Sure, here’s the catch. To avail this rate, Hostinger requires that you commit to a longer tenure.
Is that a bad thing? Not at all, as you will see.
TOTAL COST FOR 48 MONTH PLAN: $47.52
Other web hosts will charge you double this amount for a 12 month plan.
Plus, this plan comes with loads of freebies like,
- Free SSL
- Free Email (1 Email address)
- Single Website
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- 27/7/365 Support
- Weekly Backups
- Managed WordPress and more
TOTAL COST FOR 48 MONTH PLAN: $105.12
This plan offers a host of freebies in addition to those offered in the Single Plan
- Free SSL
- Free Domain (1 year)
- Up to 100 Free Email ID’s
- 100 Websites
- 100 Sub Domains
- 100 GB SSD Storage
- 10 GB Email Storage/Domain
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Up to 25000 visitors/ month
- Up to 99.9% Up time
- 24x7x365 Support
- Weekly Backups
- Managed WordPress
- Unlimited Databases
The Business Shared Hosting Plan is Hostinger’s best plan and the one that we recommend.
TOTAL COST FOR 48 MONTH PLAN: $191.52
This is reasonable considering the features offered.
In addition to all the features mentioned earlier, the Business Shared Hosting Plan gives you,
- 200 GB SSD Storage
- Free Domain
- 100 Websites
- Traffic of up to 100,000 daily visitors.
- Daily Back ups and,
- Free CDN
|Processing Power & Memory||1X||2X||4X|
|SSD Storage||30 GB||100 GB||200 GB|
|Free Domain Registration||NO||YES||YES|
|Free SSL Certificate||YES||YES||YES|
|99.9% Uptime Guarantee||YES||YES||YES|
|Subdomains per account||2||100||100|
Hostinger – Quality of Service
Despite the low cost, Hostinger’s quality is up there with the best.
We know this because before Hostinger, we hosted this blog on Siteground.
Siteground is more expensive than most web hosting providers, but we were unhappy with the site speed and performance.
The GTMetrix Performance Report below shows that the performance was quite unsatisfactory when this blog was hosted on Siteground.
There has been a noticeable and significant improvement in performance metrics since we moved this blog to Hostinger as can be seen below.
Site Speed & Page Load Time
Site speed and page load speeds are important metrics that impact user experience and Google considers this an important factor for ranking in search results.
Hostinger uses Litespeed webserver technology. Other webhosts may use either Nginx or Apache, both of which are resource intensive and hence slow down the server. Server level caching and optimization on Hostinger is enabled through Litespeed cache.
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Another important factor when choosing a web host is uptime.
Uptime is the amount of time in percentage that the web host’s servers are up and running and Hostinger guarantees an uptime of 99.9% with all its plans.
A lot of web hosts will claim similar uptime, but Hostinger is the only web host that publishes live updates of the status of their servers.
To ensure impartiality, they do it through a third-party server monitoring company, Uptime Robot.
Below is a snapshot of this report.
24x7x365 Customer Support
Hostinger’s Customer Support is one of the best that we have encountered so far.
Complaints are noted and resolved fairly quickly. The longest that it took us to resolve a complaint was 24 hours.
6 excellent reasons why you should choose Hostinger as your web host, other than the fact that it is the most value for money offer that you will find anywhere.
Choosing the right web host is a crucial decision that you will have to make at the beginning of your blogging career and you can’t go wrong with Hostinger.
We know this because this blog is hosted with Hostinger.
We used quite a few different web hosts before we finally settled with Hostinger and the experience with them has been very good.
We hope that we have answered most of the queries that you may have had regarding the best and most cost effective web hosting service available, especially for a beginner.
If you have any further questions please feel free to ask in the comments.
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