Hostinger Shared Hosting Review

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If You want to buy Hostinger Shared Hosting and searching that it is the right choice for you or not, then you are in the right place.

In this blog post, I will give an honest review and complete Hostinger’s shared hosting guide with my opinion.

Let’s Start.

Hostinger

Hostinger was created in 2004. Hostinger provides hosting to over 29 million users in 178 countries. Every day Hostinger gets over 15k new sign-ups – that’s 1 new client every 5 seconds!

A 400+ people’s team manages Hostinger. Hostinger is getting Steady 2x growth for the last 3 years. Hostinger is highly focused on providing cheap, but high performance shared hostings, cloud hostings, domains, and emails.

In this blog post, we will talk about Hostinger Shared hosting, one of the most selling products of Hostinger. The pricing of the Hostinger shared hosting is very competitive compare to other shared hosting providers.

Let’s start digging into it.

Plans & Pricing

Hostinger offers 3 different plans starting from 1.39$ to 3.99$, single shared hosting, Premium shared hosting, and Business shared hosting.

Hostinger Shared Hosting Honest Review Plans and Pricing

Single Shared Hosting

With the Single Shared hosting plan, you will be able to host only 1 website, which costs 1.39$/month. Single shared hosting plan renewal charges are 2.99$/month. You will get monthly nearly 10,000 visits, 30 GB of SSD storage, 1 Email account, and free SSL.

Premium Shared Hosting

Premium shared hosting plan costs 2.59$/month and renewal charges of 5.99$/month. You will be able to host 100 websites with this plan. You will get approx 25,000 visits per month, 100 GB SSD storage, up to 100 email accounts, and free SSL for one domain with a Premium shared hosting plan.

Also you will get a free domain (.com, .online, .shop, .tech, .in, .site, .me, .xyz and many more extensions are available) for one year. Additionally, you can use up to 100 subdomains. You will get weekly backups in this plan.

Business Shared Hosting

Business Shared Hosting plan costs 3.99$/month, and renewal charges for this plan are 8.99$/month. You will be able to host 100 websites with this plan. You will get approx 1,00,000 visits per month, 200 GB SSD storage, up to 100 email accounts, and free SSL for one domain with a business shared hosting plan.

All of the plans come with 30 days money back guarantee, one-click WordPress install (and many other CMSs), 24/7/365 Support, and a 99.9% Uptime Guarantee.

You will also get a free domain for one year with this plan, and also you can add 100 subdomains to a business plan. Daily backups and Free CDN are exclusive perks of the business plan only.

All of the above plan pricing is only applicable if you purchase it for 48 months. If you will purchase it for 1 month, or 1 year or 2 years you will have to pay more.

But If you check the pricing of all the terms, you will see that there is not a lot of difference in the cost of the 1 year, 2 years, or 4 years plan. Also, if you buy it for 1 year or 2 years, you will have to pay higher renewal pricing after the plan expiry.

You can choose plans according to requirements and budgets. But I recommend you not to choose a single shared hosting plan. You should only choose this plan if you want to test Hostinger features or have a deficient traffic website.

The reason for not choosing a Single shared hosting plan is that you will host only one website with this plan. And also, you will get minimal resources and only one email account. You will get the free domain with a premium or business plan only. So if you add domain cost to the single shared hosting plan, it will be equal to Premium shared hosting plan cost.

You can choose either Premium and Business plan without any hesitation. There is no major difference between both of these plans except CDN, storage, and visits. I have listed all the major differences between all the 3 plans below in the table.

PlanSinglePremiumBusiness
Websites1100100
Storage30 GB100 GB200 GB
Email Accounts1100100
Free Domain
Inodes200000400000600000
Free CDN
BackupsWeeklyWeeklyDaily
DiscountGet 85% offGet 75% offGet 75% off

To Review Hostinger shared hosting, I chose the Premium shared hosting plan of 48 months which cost me around 1125$ exclusive taxes. Also, I got a free .com domain with this plan for 1 year.

Hostinger accepts payments from most of the ways like Credit Card, PayPal, Cryptocurrencies. If you do not have a credit card, then do not worry. Hostinger also accepts ‘Google Pay,’ UPI, Paytm, and more wallet payment gateways.

Features of Hostinger Shared Hosting

Hostinger is definitely one of the cheapest shared hosting providers in the highest priced hosting market. But it is not low performing as other cheap hosting providers. Hostinger is focused on high performance hosting with the latest features and technology without ripping your pocket 😏.

Hostinger is based on the Google cloud platform. Kinsta, WP Engine, Cloudways, and Flywheel are also based on the Google cloud platform, one of the high-performance focused hosting provides but is way more costly than Hostinger.

Hostinger uses OpenLiteSpeed servers. Many old-school hostings use Apache servers, which are slower than OpenLiteSpeed servers. Also, Hostinger adopts new technologies as soon as possible.

So, I can surely tell that Hostinger has all the latest features, and they will keep adding new features in the “future.”

Control Panel of Hostinger

If you have previously bought any other hosting, you will be familiar with cPanel. But Hostinger is not one of them. Hostinger provides a completely new, easy to use, modern, and fast custom control panel named ‘H Panel.’ This could be good for some users but not for all users.

But trust me, H Panel is one of the best custom control panels I have ever used. It is easy to navigate, fast loading, and modern. It has all the important options. You will not get overflowed by hundred plus options like cPanel.

Hostinger Shared Hosting Honest Review H Panel

Backups

According to Forbes, 30,000 websites are hacked daily. One small mistake and your website could be in that 30,000 websites list. We can try to secure our website with security plugins and security services, but there is always a chance of a little margin of error.

Therefore, you always need backups. If your website is hacked or it got any malware, then you will need backup to save the whole work you did to make that website.

Hostinger offers weekly backups with the Single and Premium shared hosting plans. If you have a Business plan then you will get daily backups.

Speed & Performance

Hosting loading speed is the most crucial thing. Website speed can affect SEO and the overall bounce rate of your website. If your website is fast loading, then you will get high rankings on Google.

I have already told you guys that Hostinger is cheap but it does not mean that Hostinger does not perform very well. Definitely, it is one of the cheap and fast loading hostings.

To measure the Speed & Performance of Hostinger shared hosting, I have tested with various speed testing tools and wrote a blog post about it. In that blog post, I have done totally 10+ tests to get the best accurate results.

Also Read: Hostinger Shared Hosting Speed & Performance Test (10+ Extensive Tests)

In short, The testing website’s average global loading time is 2.1 s. The Global average TTFB is 470 ms. The results are quite fast. Hostinger outperforms many other highly priced shared hosting providers by being budget friendly.

Hostinger Shared Hosting Speed Test Hosting Lover Website Speed Test New York

If you look at the above screenshot, You will see that my testing website is loading fully in just 662 ms in the New Your location. The website is loading within 1 second which is very fast for any shared hosting. Also the TTFB test results is very good. There are 6 locations where the TTFB is under 500 ms.

Hostinger Shared Hosting Speed Test Hosting Lover TTFB Test 1 Result 1

These are resullts of combining the Google Cloud platform, OpenLiteSpeed servers, and extensive optimization done by Hostinger engineers. According to Google, the average loading time and average TTFB should be under 3 seconds and 500 ms accordingly. And Hostinger passes it without any issues.

So yeah, Hostinger will not disappoint you in terms of website loading speed.

Uptime

Hostinger Shared Hosting Honest Review Uptime of Hostinger

After website loading speed, Uptime should be a critical parameter for any hosting. Uptime is the amount of time that a server has stayed up and running.

Hostinger provides a 99.9% Uptime Guarantee with any of the shared hosting plans. It means that your website will be down for 43 minutes 12 seconds in a month and 8 hours 45 minutes 36 seconds in a year.

This Uptime is very excellent for any of the websites. But we can’t just talk about only theories. Therefore, I tested the uptime of Hostinger shared hosting for 20+ days continuously for every 1 minute. And you can see that from the above screenshot. It was up for 99.98%, which is more than Hostigner’s statement of 99.9%. It was down for just 7 minutes and 23 seconds in 26 days.

Support


Let’s think that your hosting provider is offering very high uptime and also the high speed for your website then it is perfect hosting?

No, not quite sure yet.

What if you or any of your team members or your hosting provider made some error to your website or your hosting server?

Here comes the role of Support of your hosting provider. We can get any help if there is fast support from the hosting.

Hostinger provides 24×7 live chat support. But there is one point you should remember. Like other Premium hostings, the Hostinger support team will not reply to you ASAP. You have to request that I want to chat with the support team. Then Bot will tell you to wait around 30 minutes to 1 hour. Hostinger will inform you when a support agent will be ready to assist you.

But most of the time, a support agent will be available in just 8 to 10 minutes. Support agents are very friendly and they will assist you in the easiest way without wasting your time on unnecessary things.

Pros of Hostinger

Now let’s talk about what are the pros of Hostinger shared hosting.

Affordable Prices

The pricing strategy of Hostinger is very competitive and budget friendly. Hostinger is focused on providing high quality hosting at the lowest price. Of course, there will be a pricing difference if you want to buy it for 1 year or 2 years or 4 years.

The more term plan you will choose, you will have to pay less. But this will happen with any of the other shared hosting providers. Also, the renewal cost of Hostinger shared hosting is very high.

Speed

By staying affordable Hostinger is also focused on Speed. In fact, if you compare the Speed of Hostinger with any other Shared Hosting provider, Hostinger will outperform many costly Shared Hosting providers. So Hostigner will not disappoint in the speed factor.

Multiple Server Locations

If you have read Hostinger Speed Test then you will see that the speed of the website will be very fast in the hosting server location. But if you check website speed from any far location from the server location then it will not good as server location speed.

Therefore Hostinger offers 7 different server locations (six are currently live now and one is coming soon). You will able to choose your hosting server location after completing the payment process.

Hostinger Shared Hosting server available locations:

  • UK
  • US
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Lithuania (coming soon)

LiteSpeed with Google Servers

As I told you before that how powerful is Google Cloud. Most of the high performing hostings use Google Cloud Platform. Hostinger is based on Google Cloud so you will get the extreme power of Google Cloud.

Also, Hostinger uses LiteSpeed servers. LiteSpeed servers can drastically improve the average TTFB and fully loading time of your website. I am glad that Hottinger uses the best technology to maximize performance.

Cons of Hostinger

Every product has its own advantages and disadvantages. Hostinger has also some downfalls. There are not many but let’s discuss it.

SSL

Currently, the Security of your website and your websites visitors is the most important factor to maintain. So it is important to use SSL certificates for all of your websites. Also, Google has announced that SSL is now a ranking factor.

Here is Hostinger is doing well. Hostinger provides a free SSL certificate for only 1 domain. Yes, you heard that right. You will get only 1 SSL certificate, which you can install on any one domain.

If you will install the SSL certificate for your main domain then that domain will be secure. But all the subdomains and all the extra domains you add will not get a free SSL certificate.

But there are many solutions to this. You can buy a premium SSL certificate from Hostinger. Also, you can install SSL certificates from Cloudflare which is free for a lifetime with CDN.

But still, this is one of the worst cons of Hostinger.

Limited Resources

Hostinger is providing a very high-speed hosting service at very cheap rates. But Hostinger limits the resources of any website. If you will get more traffic than your limits, then your website will be down instantly.

All of the other hosting providers also limit the resources. But they do not down the complete site. Instead of that, they will slow down your website till your website goes to normal resources usage. But in the case of Hostinger, your website will be down until your website goes to normal traffic.

Support

As I have told you before that Hostinger does not offer instant live 24×7 chat support. The average response time is 30 minutes to 1 hour according to Hostinger. But I tried it many times and I got the first response within 10 to 13 minutes. This should not be in cons, but some people want instant live chat support. So I have to add this.

Yes, 100%. I recommend Hostinger to everyone. If you want to get fast hosting on a budget with great speed and performance then Hostinger is the one and only choice for you.

Yes, Hostinger provides no question asked 30 days money back guarantee. You have to request to the chat support team that you want to get a refund. They will ask you for your feedback and after that, they will provide you refund. However, you will have to wait 7 business days to get your money back in your bank account.

Hostinger servers are based on OpenLiteSpeed. LiteSpeed is actually 11X FASTER compared to Apache and 6X FASTER than NGINX. This faster performance means your website, operations, and databases all will run faster and more efficiently using the LiteSpeed webserver.

Hostinger offers 7 different server locations (six are currently live now and one is coming soon). You will able to choose your hosting server location after completing the payment process.

Hostinger Shared Hosting server available locations:

  • UK
  • US
  • Brazil
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Lithuania (coming soon)

My Opinion

Hostinger is one of fast, affordable, and feature-rich shared hosting. Therefore I recommend the Hostinger Premium plan to everyone who is a beginner or has a small website or a local blog or business website. If you have an E-Commerce website then you should buy the Business plan.

Conclusion

This was my honest Hostinger shared hosting review. I hope that you guys will find it very useful and informative. Please share this blog post on your social media to spread love.

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2 Comments

    • If you want to just start your blogging career, then go with Hostinger. After if your blog star getting traffic then you can switch to A2Hosting. They will help you to migrate your website for free.

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