Reviews and expert opinion Host Media
Host Media is a hosting company based in London, the United Kingdom. Whilst it has a hosting experience that dates back to 2002, the firm was launched in 2008. With a range of powerful cloud infrastructure, the hosting provider has quickly risen to become a key player in the global market. Today, it has customers across 76 countries. Its offerings range from web hosting, domain name registration services, and server solutions, among others
Features and Ease of Use
Host Media web hosting solutions come with a range of hosting features that include the following:
- Latest cPanel control panel
- CloudLinux OS platforms
- PHP support (5.6, 7.0, 7.1)
- phpMyAdmin management
- Softaculous auto-installer (400+ scripts)
- Full mod_rewrite support
- Website builders
- MySQL databases
- Off-site cloud backup servers
Host Media’s cutting edge web hosting infrastructure is hosted in multiple locations across the globe. The firm’s VPS servers are powered by Intel Xeon processors with RAID SSD hard drives to provide the best performance at every service level.
The vendor’s CloudLinux platforms use LiteSpeed Web Servers with access to a cache manager function that automatically enables installation of LiteSpeed caching on every WordPress account it hosts. LiteSpeed helps serve static content faster than any other type of web server. It also increases the performance of PHP languages due to its custom PHP LSAPI.
Host Media holds itself accountable and has always been conscious about its impact on the environment. By signing up for its ColdFusion hosting services, customers get to host their websites on green hosting infrastructure and energy-efficient data centers with low PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness).
All its hosting solutions are integrated with modified security options that include dedicated firewalls, DDoS protection, weekly security scans, weekly virus scans, Apache mod_security, hotlink protection, and password protected directories.
To protect its clients’ website data, the hosting company offers either JetApps backup services as well as off-site cloud backup servers. Customers can rest be assured that their data is well protected from loss in the event of a disaster.
Pricing and Support
At all levels, I found this vendor’s hosting solutions are quite affordable and given the features included, they are worth every penny. In addition, unlike other vendors in the market, its VPS solutions come with no setup fee. The plans come with flexible billing cycles ranging from one month to biennial subscriptions. Their prices are listed in British pounds.
Host Media has stepped up its game as it offers a generous 60 days money-back guarantee. Its cloud infrastructure provides a 100% uptime guarantee, while some of its hosting services come with a 99.999% uptime network guarantee.
This vendor’s customer support is available 24/7/365 via telephone, email, ticketing system or live chat. Customers can also follow any updates on their social channels including Facebook and Twitter.
I sent this vendor an email query and got a response three and a half hours later.
To complement the support system, Host Media has comprehensive knowledgebase with well-addressed articles and tutorials for DIY customers.