Hostigger has been providing many types of hosting services in its data centers for more than 25 years. They provide various server solutions in multiple languages to thousands of customers in more than 15 countries.
Features and ease of use
Hostigger offers a professional selection of web hosting packages including shared web hosting, reseller hosting, WordPress hosting, Windows hosting, OpenCart hosting, and dedicated servers.
Their shared hosting plans are based on Linux and offer the following features by default:
- A 99.9% uptime guarantee for the shared hosting packages, the VPS solutions and the dedicated servers
- Backup and restore settings via cPanel
- Free domain registration in some of the shared hosting plans
- Free shared SSL certificates in all packages
- From 10 GB to unlimited storage space
The cheapest shared hosting plan includes 10 GB of SSD storage and 250 GB of bandwidth. These resources should be sufficient for many users. However, Hostigger also offers two tariffs with unlimited data traffic and unlimited hard disk space . The term “unlimited” can sometimes be misleading as the provider often assumes a “fair way of using”. They also offer unlimited subdomains, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited MySQL databases , which is extraordinarily generous indeed.
Hostigger supports PHP in both the older version 5 and the faster version PHP 7 . They also support HTML, DHTML, XML, XLS and AJAX . However, you should be aware that some of the less common scripting languages like Ruby or Python are not supported. .
All packages are 100% cloud-based and equipped with SSD storage . According to the website, they give an uptime guarantee of 99.9% . However, this is not anchored in the service level agreement .
Pricing and Support
Hostigger’s prices are really great. The base tariff is very cheap and even the two unlimited tariffs are still very good value for money. With the exception of the cheapest tariff , all annual contracts come with a free domain and shared SSL certificates. In contrast to many other providers, here you are not bombarded with add-ons during the payment process and you actually only pay the price stated at the beginning.
The contracts can have monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, annual, two-year and three-year terms, with prices falling slightly as the term increases . They also offer a 7 day money back guarantee.
Hostigger’s customer support is great. They offer round-the-clock support via the ticket system and chat and, depending on the complexity of the problem, undertake to resolve tickets within five to forty-five minutes (not just respond) . Only the tiny knowledge base is somewhat disappointing, but that only marginally diminishes the really good impression in my opinion.