Features and Ease of Use
Budget Hosting’s three shared hosting plans provide you with:
- CloudLinux OS
- cPanel control panel
- 1 GB to 3GB disk space
- Unlimited email accounts
- IMAP, POP3, and SMTP
- MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
- PHP (v5.x and 7.x), Perl, and Ruby on Rails support
- Cron jobs
- Zend Optimizer and ionCube Loader
- JetBackup backups
The Softaculous one-click script installer helps you install popular content management and other programs such as WordPress. Once your website is up-and-running, you can monitor your web traffic with the website statistics.
The Cloudflare CDN with Railgun improves performance (by caching content close to your visitors) as well as protecting you from some kinds of cyberattacks.
Pricing and Support
Surprisingly, Budget Hosting’s shared hosting plans are a bit pricey. You can pay annually in New Zealand dollars using PayPal or your credit card, and the 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a month to change your mind.
Contact methods include telephone, email, and an online form. Although I was led to expect a response within 24 hours, my contact form submission went unanswered. When it comes to self-support, you’ll be similarly disappointed, since there are only a few frequently asked questions: