Hostaccent is a relatively new player in the hosting market. It is based in the U.K. and specializes in shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, WordPress hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers.
Hostaccent also sells domain registration services and has servers in the U.S., the U.K., Netherlands, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Australia, and Singapore.
The English website is informative and very easy to browse. All prices can be viewed in U.S. dollars.
Features and Ease of Use
Hostaccent offers shared hosting for Linux and Windows. Linux shared hosting is divided into three packages – Economy (1 website), Standard (4 websites), and Ultimate (unlimited websites). Some key features include:
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited email accounts
- Free SSL certificate
- Free website builder
- Auto application installer
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- LiteSpeed Web Server
- R1Soft backup
There are a couple of things I like about Hostaccent. It safeguards your data through the R1Soft backup system (free of charge) which automatically backs up your cPanel account daily. Offering a free SSL certificate with all plans is also a cost-effective way to add an extra layer of security to your website.
To increase page loading speeds, Hostaccent uses HTTP2 SPDY protocol and LiteSpeed Web Server – included for free with all Linux hosting plans. If you need SSD powered hosting for even faster performance, you can sign up for any of its cloud VPS packages.
Using cPanel should be easy to manage different tasks of your websites from files and databases to backups, and with the app installer, you can download from between 400+ popular scripts including WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.
Hostaccent additionally offers the Site.pro website builder free of charge with all Linux web hosting plans, which is very useful if you lack the coding skills and want to build your website from the ground up.
Pricing and Support
Whether you go with the Windows or Linux plans, Hostaccent’s prices are pretty impressive, considering the wide range of features offered. The prices are displayed on a monthly basis, but you can choose to be billed monthly, annually, biennially, or triennially.
Hostaccent accepts these payment methods: credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Bitcoin. All hosting services (except for reseller hosting, VPS, dedicated servers, and domain services) are backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Hostaccent also offers a free domain with annual subscriptions to premium hosting packages.
Theoretically, you can get help from Hostaccent’s customer support through live chat, phone, or email. I tested both the live chat and email support, and I couldn’t be more disappointed. Neither channel is responsive.
On the upside, there’s a comprehensive knowledgebase on the website that contains a lot of tutorials and articles covering most major topics. It’s very easy to find the information you need.