This HostMonster review offers information on the HostMonster web hosting products and services. Take a look at what sets HostMonster apart from other hosts in our HostMonster review. Find out if HostMonster has what you are looking for in a web host.
HostMonster has many features that those searching for shared hosting for personal or small or medium business websites are seeking. HostMonster offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth, an unlimited number of email accounts and the ability to host an unlimited number of domains, with unlimited subdomains, and a free domain for a year. Other HostMonster free items include free website builders and free online stores. Hosting is controlled through cPanel, and SimpleScripts provides one-click installation of between 70 and 80 applications including blogs, bulletin boards, forums, social networking, project management, wikis, photo galleries, and content management systems (CMS), including the widely-used and well-regarded applications WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Zen Cart, Magento, and more.
Some other web hosts use North American phone support—HostMonster outdoes them, offering 100 % US-based support, for not only phone, but also chat and email. While many other webhosts offer a 30-, 45-, or 90-day money-back guarantee, HostMonster’s guarantee is “anytime.” The HostMonster site is among the few that provides a live demo.
HostMonster Email features include a choice of 3 different webmail solutions, support for IMAP and secure IMAP email as well as POP3 and POP3 Secure email. You can use unlimited email auto-responders and unlimited forwarded email accounts.
For ecommerce webmasters, these HostMonster features that are likely to be of some interest include SSL secure server, free generated certificate, password protected directories, Agora Shopping Cart and OS Commerce Shopping Cart.
The HostMonster Help Center has:
• a search function
• Contact Us links for email, postal mail, Live Chat, and phone support
• Resources including a Getting Started Wizard, Video Tutorials, Knowledgebase Articles, a User forum, and documentation for cPanel
• Eight featured topics including some listed in resources, and also “Open a Ticket,” “Terms of Service,” and “Server Status” for your domain.
• A list of the six most popular help content in the knowledgebase, which includes answers to important questions such as how to set up email, how to use webmail, and how to transfer a domain registration to HostMonster.
The HostMonster Knowledgebase has 932 articles that can be browsed by topic, and there are over 60 video tutorials. Video Tutorial topics range from “Logging in and Using WordPress” to “Redirecting Web Pages” to “How do I password Protect folders?” The User Forum is divided into two sections, one of which is especially for advanced users.