Features and Ease of Use
Hostania offers three types of shared hosting, called Shared Hosting, Unlimited Web Hosting, and Business Web Hosting. Although these differ in terms of disk space, monthly bandwidth, and a few other things, they have these features in common:
- SSD storage
- cPanel control panel
- Softaculous installer
- Free SSL certificate
- Cron jobs
- Free domain (with annual billing)
- Automatic regular backups
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
Although I would have preferred more web space and bandwidth than you get with these plans, at least the SSD storage is far faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage.
The included cPanel control panel allows you to manage all aspects of your hosting, including files, FTP accounts, email accounts, domains, and backup intervals. It incorporates the Softaculous installer for popular conent management and other programs such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, phpBB, Typo3, and OpenCart.
Support for Cron jobs means you can schedule scripts to run regularly rather than having to execute them manually every time.
Pricing and Support
Hostarina’s prices are reasonable and affordable in comparison with competitors, and you can pay for plans via PayPal or credit/debit card. The 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a month to get your money back if you’re not entirely happy.
Self-support resources include a knowledge base and a frequently asked questions section. If these don’t answer your questions, you can contact the customer support team by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat, and you can also get remote support via TeamViewer. I’m pleased with the pre-sales support I received via the live chat channel: