Reviews and expert opinion CU Hosting

Ranked 774th from 2871 Web Hosting
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.4
Support
4.1
Server locations
Dallas
Scranton
Netherlands
Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Web Hosting Expert
CU Hosting offers basic web hosting features at a fair price. However, it doesn’t provide a free domain or SSL, nor does it provide automatic backups on shared hosting or a backup space in VPS.

Overview

CU Hosting

Cheapest Unlimited (CU) Hosting is an India-based web hosting vendor. As of 2009, it had hosted more than 100 domains, however, it doesn’t seem to update its website frequently enough. It claims to provide the best reliable hosting at the best price. Although its prices are not exactly the “best,” they are pocket-friendly.

Customers are allowed to choose between data centers in the United States and the Netherlands. The website is in English only.

Features and Ease of Use

CU Hosting

CU Hosting offers web hosting, VPS, and reseller hosting. Potential customers who want to host in the U.S. are offered six plans to choose from. Those for the Netherlands are offered five (all but the base plan on the U.S. hosting).

Customers will enjoy the following features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • From 512MB to unlimited storage space
  • One-click installer
  • cPanel control panel
  • Website builder

The uptime is backed by a guarantee of double the subscription price on downtime. That means, for every hour of downtime, you get a refund of double the hosting price for each hour. Do note that you can’t withdraw the refund; it’s discounted from the next hosting payment, instead.

CU Hosting mentions no premium tools or protection like Anti-DDoS or CageFS. Plus, it doesn’t seem to offer backups on the shared servers. VPS fails in this as well, as it doesn’t provide backup space in the server.

However, it excels in some areas, especially beginner-friendly tools. It provides Fantastico script installer with each web hosting account. With that, you can install web applications and scripts in a few clicks from your cPanel. It also offers a website builder, so you might not need to write a word of code at all.

Developers who use PHP and Perl will enjoy support from CU Hosting, though if your preference is for Python programming, you might have to look elsewhere.

Pricing and Support

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CU Hosting keeps to its promise of offering affordable hosting. All five plans are low cost. For performance, I don’t doubt it’s uptime, given the downtime guarantee. However, there’s no support for much other than the basic web hosting features.

There’s also no free SSL certificate or domain registration. Indeed, the cost for domain registration is included at checkout. If those don’t matter to you, then CU Hosting’s packages might be worthwhile.

It mentions that there are no hidden fees or sudden price increase, plus there’s no setup fee.
CU Hosting doesn’t offer a free plan or trial. You can pay month-to-month on some of the plans. There is also a 15-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

Tech support is 24/7. You can contact them through email, support ticket, live chat, or phone. The support team claims to respond within 24 hours, yet I didn’t receive a response to my email even after waiting more than 48 hours.

There’s also a knowledge base, but it doesn’t offer much help as there are only three articles there.

Pricing

4.4

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
10 GB
100 GB
$2.95
25 GB
Unlimited
$5.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
4 GB
40 GB
$1.95
10 GB
100 GB
$2.95
25 GB
Unlimited
$5.95
More Details

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
10 GB
300 GB
$2.95
30 GB
300 GB
$4.95
50 GB
500 GB
$7.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
$9.95
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
10 GB
300 GB
$2.95
30 GB
300 GB
$4.95
50 GB
500 GB
$7.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
$9.95
More Details

Bottom line on CU Hosting

CU Hosting offers low-cost and somewhat reliable hosting (given its downtime guarantee). However, some popular offerings like free domain and SSL are not included, nor are automatic backups.

Pros

  • Downtime discount of double the hourly rate
  • Fantastico script installer and website builder
  • No hidden fees or setup fees
  • Low-cost web hosting prices

Cons

  • No free domain or SSL
  • No free trial

Enjoy reliable uptime with CU Hosting

Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Onajite is a content writer and Website developer that is focused on helping businesses attract, engage, and convert customers on the internet. When she's not writing content, crafting designs, or codes, she enjoys a good book.

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