Features and Ease of Use
Host Honor’s web hosting services include shared, reseller, VPS, and dedicated hosting. The company serves its customers out of a U.S.-based data center. With its shared hosting packages, you’ll have features such as:
- SSD storage
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- R1Soft daily backups
- Unlimited email accounts with POP3/IMAP support
- Free website transfer
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
One thing you’ll immediately notice with Host Honor is that all its shared hosting packages offer unlimited SSD storage and bandwidth. You’ll also be able to host up to ten domains with just the entry-level packages, making these plans seem too good to be true. But here’s the catch: you won’t find SSL certificates here, nor will you get a free domain with any of the plans.
On the upside, Host Honor does use server performance boosters such as the LiteSpeed Web Server, CloudLinux OS, MariaDB databases, and Cloudflare. You’ll even have an uptime guarantee backed by credit in the event that your website drops below 99.9% uptime in any given month. Overall, while Host Honor’s packages aren’t the most all-inclusive, it offers a decent feature set nonetheless.
That said, Host Honor appears to have tailored its packages for beginners rather than more advanced webmasters. You’ll get access to a free website migration service and daily backups, but there’s no mention of whether you’ll have cron jobs or SSH access. It’s also unclear what version of PHP and MySQL it supports, so you’ll have to check whether the platform’s scripting functionalities are up to your website’s requirements.
Pricing and Support
Considering the number of domains you can host with each account as well as the unlimited storage and bandwidth you’ll have, Host Honor has priced its packages very reasonably. Bear in mind that you’ll have to factor in the cost of domain registration and SSL certificates separately, though.
You can opt for a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, one-year, two-year, or three-year contract. Unfortunately, there are no discounts available even if you select a longer term. You do get a dedicated IP address for free with the highest-tier package, though that’s not much consolation since you’ll have to pay for the domain and SSL certificate.
Host Honor does not offer a money-back guarantee.
Support is below average. You’ll only be able to reach them via email or tickets. Not only are the available channels rather limited, but the support staff were also unresponsive. Even after a few days, they still hadn’t responded to my ticket. Most of the user reviews online claim that Host Honor is dedicated to providing reliable and efficient customer assistance, but my experience said otherwise. They also have a knowledge base, but it isn’t very helpful.