1. Plans and Pricing
Hostinger Has More Plans, but HostPapa Offers Cheaper Renewal RatesHostinger provides a broad range of hosting solutions, including; shared, VPS, WordPress, cloud, CMS (application), e-commerce, and Minecraft (gaming) hosting. In contrast, HostPapa’s hosting solutions are limited to shared, VPS, reseller, and WordPress hosting. I’ll focus on the shared hosting plans since it’s the most popular solution among users. The punchline? Hostinger has more attractive discounts, but HostPapa has less expensive package renewal rates.
Hostinger Has More Developer Tools and Backup OptionsHostinger and HostPapa offer a ton of similar shared hosting features, including; free SSL certificates, SSD storage, CloudLinux OS, Cloudflare integration, and unlimited bandwidth. HostPapa is more generous when it comes to storage. You can get from 100 GB to unlimited SSD disk space, whereas Hostinger provides 30 GB to 200 GB (SSD). You can host 2 to unlimited websites with HostPapa and 1 to unlimited websites with Hostinger. Hostinger provides a custom control panel (highly user-friendly) and application installer (100+ CMS apps) with its packages. While HostPapa offers cPanel and Softaculous 1-click installer, which achieve the same outcomes. Hostinger also has weekly/daily backups (depending on your plan), but HostPapa only includes automatic backups with its highest shared hosting package. However, it does provide Git (for tracking changes made to files) and Hotlink protection for free with all plans. Use the following side-by-side table to compare Hostinger and HostPapa further:
|Hosting Types||Shared, VPS (Linux and Windows), Minecraft server hosting, cloud hosting, WordPress hosting, email hosting, CMS hosting, e-commerce hosting||Shared (managed and unmanaged), WordPress hosting, VPS, reseller|
|Free Domain||✔ (Depending on the plan)||✔|
|Free SSL Certificate||✔||✔|
|Disk Space||20 GB SSD – 300 GB SSD||50 GB – Unlimited (depending on the plan)|
|Bandwidth||100 – unlimited||500 GB – Unlimited (depending on the plan)|
|Automatic Backups||✔||Daily with certain plans|
|Email Accounts||1 – unlimited||100 – Unlimited (depending on the plan|
|Free CDN||✔ (Depending on the plan)||✔|
|Free Site Migration||✔||✔|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||30 days|
Hostinger Has Faster Global Website Loading SpeedsHostinger’s server locations include the U.S.A., Brazil, the U.K., the Netherlands, Lithuania, Singapore, and Indonesia. HostPapa, on the other hand, only has servers in the U.S.A. and Canada. In short, Hostinger has a much broader global presence than HostPapa. Both hosts use SSD storage with all plans. SSD processes website data faster than traditional HDD storage and improves your website’s stability, loading speed, and overall performance. You’ll also get free Cloudflare CDN with both hosts. Among other benefits, a CDN or Content Delivery Network boosts your website’s loading speeds from different locations around the world by placing it on a network of cloud servers. Both hosts exceeded an uptime guarantee of 99.9% when tested, with minimum to no downtimes reported. When testing each host’s loading speeds, using Sucuri, Hostinger showed promising numbers in almost all locations, leading to a perfect global score of A+. You can see the detailed results in this Hostinger review. On the other hand, HostPapa showed impressive numbers in most locations with a few slow loading speeds resulting in a good (not perfect) global score of A. See the full HostPapa review for more information. Even though both hosts performed admirably, Hostinger wins the performance challenge with its faster global loading speeds.
Hostinger’s Automatic Backups Policy is Better Than HostPapaHostinger applies DDoS protection on more than one level. You get Wanguard anti-DDoS traffic analyzer and intelligent firewall rules on the switch level, and BitNinja or Immunity360 (Web Application Firewall) on each server. There are also custom web server rules to protect against unwanted attacks (DDoS/Brute-Force). Hostinger also has 24/7 server and network monitoring. HostPapa’s security features include server firewall, monitoring, intrusion detection, DDoS/Brute-Force protection, secured entrance/exit, network monitoring, and ModSecurity. Both hosts use CloudLinux OS to securely isolate your website from other accounts on the same server and protect it against unwanted external threats. You also get free SSL certificates with all plans from both hosts. When considering backups, Hostinger includes weekly backups by default in all shared hosting plans and provides daily backups with its higher-tier plans (Premium and Business). In contrast, HostPapa offers automated backups solely within its most premium shared hosting package. While both hosts have a range of advanced security features, Hostinger takes the lead for having a better automated backup policy.
HostPapa’s Support is More Responsive and Has More ChannelsBoth Hostinger and HostPapa have comprehensive knowledgebases with more than 1000 articles and tutorials. Hostinger’s knowledgebase is more organized in my experience, making it easier to find the information you need. Hostinger’s support is available 24/7 through live chat and support tickets. Unfortunately, there’s no phone channel. Even though it states that live chat is open 24/7, it was offline when I tried to connect, and it redirected me to the ticketing system. Once I was connected, however, the agent was helpful, professional, and knowledgeable. HostPapa also offers support around the clock, but through more options. Besides live chat and support tickets, they provide assistance over the phone, through email, and by fax. Contrary to Hostinger, I got connected to HostPapa’s live chat right away. The agent was very helpful, and there was no delay between asking questions and getting answers. Even though Hostinger is good, HostPapa’s support is more responsive, making it the winner of this challenge.
Hostinger Wins by a Slim MarginThis Hostinger vs HostPapa comparison was a tough matchup. Both hosts provide top-quality hosting.
While HostPapa has the edge over Hostinger when it comes to pricing and customer support, Hostinger reigned supreme in three out of five categories. Hostinger is also recommended by our experts among the top 10 best web hosting services in the market today.