Reviews and expert opinion DomainHost

Ranked 1825th from 3629 Web Hosting
4.2
  • Features
    4.3
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.3
  • Pricing
    4.0
Server locations
Boston
Waltham
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Web Hosting Expert
DomainHost is one of the many hosting brands of the Endurance International Group that provides the same “One Plan” hosting plan for Linux and Windows.

Overview

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DomainHost is part of Endurance International Group, one of the largest and oldest hosting companies in America. It was founded in 1996 and has hosted millions of websites over the years. In addition to web hosting solutions, this provider also offers e-commerce and marketing services.

DomainHost’s website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

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DomainHost’s “One Plan” web hosting package comes in Unix and Windows flavors. The Unix version gives you unlimited MySQL databases whereas the Windows version comes with MSSQL database(s), ASP.NET, and AJAX. In both cases, customers can enjoy these features:

  • Unlimited disk space
  • Free domain name
  • 24/7 phone support
  • Choice of two site builders
  • 24/7 FTP access
  • Custom error pages
  • phpMyAdmin
  • MySQL databases

In addition to offering shared web hosting solutions, DomainHost also offers website essentials for personal, business, and e-commerce websites. These include tools to help you create and manage your website plus automatic website backup plans at two levels: Basic (1 website protected, 1 database, 1 backup per day) and Pro (unlimited websites protected, unlimited databases, up to 5 backups daily).

DomainHost’s stable and redundant hosting environment is built on state-of-the-art technologies in U.S. data centers. The cutting-edge technology includes fast OC3 with triply redundant internet connections and NetApp storage clusters. Unfortunately, there is no uptime guarantee as far as I can see.

Pricing and Support

DomainHost’s hosting plans are pretty expensive (in U.S. dollars), and they come with a high setup fee unless you commit to at least a year. Fortunately, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee that goes some way to mitigating your commitment risk.

DomainHost provides the same knowledge base (for self-support) and screen sharing facility (for remote support) as its sister hosting brands that sit under the EIG umbrella. 24/7 customer support is also available via telephone, email, or live chat, but there is no support ticket system as far as I know. I was pleased with the polite and informative responses I received from a live chat agent:

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Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from DomainHost

Bottom line on DomainHost

DomainHost’s hosting solutions should meet the needs of most SMEs with simple websites, but there are no VPS or dedicated server solutions for when you want to scale up.

Pros

  • OC3 connections and NetApp storage clusters
  • Automatic website backup services
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Responsive 24/7 customer support

Cons

  • Expensive hosting plans
  • No VPS or dedicated server solutions

See the “One Plan” web hosting plan at DomainHost.

Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u
Solomon Ndung'u is a writer, author, and SEO specialist. When he's not working, you will find him singing his favorite tunes. He is also a confessed avid reader of The New York Times.

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