Features and Ease of Use
CosmoHosting’s shared hosting is called Unlimited web hosting and it offers two plans under this platform. The first plan is called Unlimited Personal Web Hosting Plan and is targeted at individuals, small, and medium-sized businesses that do not require more than one website.
The second plan is called Unlimited Entrepreneurial Web Hosting Plan and it is suitable for developers, web administrators, and large businesses requiring up to six websites. These two plans come with the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
As its name implies, it offers unlimited email accounts, FTP accounts, and databases as well as disk space and bandwidth. It supports different versions of PHP coupled with Perl and CGI-BIN programming scripts. It also offers phpMyAdmin.
CosmoHosting offers access to over 75 web-based applications that include WordPress, Prestashop, Joomla, OpenCart, and Magento. These can be installed automatically using Softaculous, which is available in the cPanel control panel.
With its plans, rest assured that your email is protected from spam with the Apache SpamAssassin tool. There is also on-demand virus and malware scanning available. Other security features include Hotlink and Modsecurity protection. With Hotlink protection, your bandwidth is safe from unsolicited usage by other websites that may wish to steal your website’s images, while ModSecurity ensures the protection of web-based applications from different attacks.
Available add-ons include dedicated IP addresses, SiteLock, SpamExperts, and paid SSL certificates.
It also offers professional WordPress services; from basic installation and configuration to advanced administration and management of WordPress themes and plugins.
Pricing and Support
CosmoHosting offers cost-effective shared plans on an annual pricing model. Nevertheless, the billing cycle also operates on a yearly basis. Since there are no available free trials or plans, committing to a full year might seem lengthy when considering a hosting provider you haven’t experienced yet.
It does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on shared plans, though, be aware that it clearly states on its website that it offers no free domain registration.
Client support is available through live chat, phone, email, WhatsApp, and ticket. It does have FAQ and knowledge base pages, but they are bare. I had a bit of difficulty signing in to pay for my order and I sent an email in that regard but never got a reply.