Hostinger web hosting review

Based in Lithuania, Hostinger is one of the largest hosting providers catering to more than 29 millions users daily. Part of the reason for its continued success is its performance and devotion to customer service.

The company claims an average response time of 143ms for its WordPress sites, and an average response time of 50s should you need any help. As admirable as these claims are, our experience was quite different on the Single Shared Hosting plan, and more at par with the shared plans of other hosting providers such as HostGator, as the average speed was closer to 800ms.

Even so, Hostinger offers lucrative features such as SSL certificate and Cloudflare protection if you purchase a year-long subscription. In addition to offering an email account, the Cloudflare protection also sets Hostinger apart from most of its peers, which reserve both these features for the higher priced plans.

Apart from 24/7 chat support, you’ll most likely find relevant answers to your queries in Hostinger’s Help Center, which is home to hundreds of different articles on a range of topics such as site migration, maintenance, performance, working with cPanel, or even Hostinger’s own hPanel, and more.

Even the cheapest shared plan includes managed WordPress, which takes care of deploying updates, and LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress, which is another feature that would attract new and intermediate users looking to deploy a professional-looking WordPress site.

WordPress Hosting

Hostinger's WordPress hosting improves on the shared plans in several important ways. Even the cheapest Starter plan provides a single WordPress site, one email account, 30GB SSD, free SSL, WordPress Acceleration, managed auto-updates, and all for $1.99 (4 year period) and $3.99 after renewal.

Upgrading gets you more storage space, support for more sites, and Jetpack Free on the WordPress Starter and Business WordPress plans. You're still restricted in various ways, though the WordPress Pro plan allows for 300 Websites.

The higher plans are notably more expensive, too, at an initial $2.99, $5.99, or $11.59 a month, so it looks to us like the Starter plan is the highlight of the range. Additional features with more expensive plans includes the ability to manage multiple WordPress sites from one dashboard, automatic plugin updates, daily backups, and a Google Ads credit.

Managed WordPress plans from other providers can be more powerful. IONOS' WordPress Pro includes advanced features such as staging support (make major changes to your WordPress project without affecting the live site).

All this power comes at a price, though. IONOS has very low prices, but even its most basic single-site plan costs $18 billed monthly, around six times the cost of Hostinger‘s Starter WordPress plan (though keep in mind that's over four years; opt for monthly billing with Hostinger, too, and you'll pay $7.99.) If you're new to WordPress or working on a small site, start with a simple product, like Hostinger's shared plans. Upgrade to full managed WordPress later, if you feel you need it.

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. This is an incredibly cheap deal. You can get a free domain, 200GB storage, unlimited traffic, a free SSL certificate, and daily backups. This package is perfect if you plan to host just one website and grow it rapidly with plenty of features not usually found at this price level.

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