This host provides Linux and Windows web hosting, domain registration, and web address forwarding services from a data center based in British Columbia, Canada.
Features and Ease of Use
DollarHost offers five web hosting plans, plus domain registration and forwarding. It also helps customers migrate their existing websites to its servers.
The three Linux hosting plans are Starter, Starter Advantage, and UltraWeb. The entry-level Starter plan includes 500 MB of disk space, 10 GB of data transfer, and 10 email mailboxes. The Starter Advantage plan provides 1 GB of disk space, 25 GB of monthly data transfer, and 50 email mailboxes.
The two Windows plans are Windows Advantage (500 MB disk space, 10 GB monthly data transfer) and Windows Pro (2 GB disk space, 50 GB monthly data transfer).
Depending on the plan you pick, you will also benefit from some or all of:
- cPanel control panel
- MySQL databases
- SSL support
DollarHost uses the data centers of its In2net parent company, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Pricing and Support
DollarHost’s shared hosting plans are somewhat pricey for the features you get compared with similar-priced plans from other providers. For example, another host might offer unlimited SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, free SSL, and a CDN for the same price. To make matters worse, you have to pay a setup fee equal to about six weeks worth of hosting at the entry-level plan’s prices.
For support, you can contact DollarHost by telephone or by using the online contact form. I received a reply the next day when I filled out the contact form:
To help you with self-support, this provider’s website offers a limited selection of tutorials. One of them is about working with “Macromedia” Dreamweaver, which tells us that the article is at least 14 years old since Adobe acquired Dreamweaver in 2005. Along the same lines, customers can also find information on setting up the somewhat outdated Netscape Mail.