HostCenter is an Israeli web hosting company founded in the year 2000. This host specializes mainly in VPS hosting, but it also offers shared hosting, WordPress hosting, e-commerce hosting, domain registration services, and website building. HostCenter has servers in Israel.
The website looks outdated, and you can only view it in Hebrew. Nevertheless, it’s relatively informative. All prices are in Israeli new shekels.
Features and Ease of Use
For the sake of this review, I’ll focus on HostCenter’s shared hosting plans. HostCenter offers Linux and Windows shared hosting plans (four plans under each operating system). With Linux shared hosting, you can choose from Starter, Standard, Business, and Business Plus packages.
Some of the Linux shared hosting features include:
- SSD storage
- Free SSL certificate (with higher-value plans)
- Daily backups
- Free domain name
- WAF protection
- MySQL, PHP, Apache, Perl, and Python
You can get from 2000 MB to 10 GB of disk space powered by SSD for faster performance and page loading speeds. It all depends on your web hosting needs and your website’s daily traffic.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll find it more suitable to choose the Starter or Standard packages. However, if you run a small to medium-sized business, the Business Plus package may be appropriate.
Unfortunately, not all plans come with a free SSL certificate. You can only enjoy free SSL with the Business and Business Plus plans. On the other hand, all plans come with daily backups to safeguard your data.
cPanel is a nice touch from HostCenter. It’s one of the best and most popular control panels due to its user-friendly interface and numerous plugins. You can manage different tasks for your website, even if you don’t have a technical background.
Pricing and Support
HostCenter’s shared hosting prices are affordable. With different plans to choose from, you can easily find a package that suits your requirements. You have the choice to be billed annually, biennially, or triennially.
As previously mentioned, HostCenter provides a free domain name, but sadly, it doesn’t offer a money-back guarantee or any refunds.
When you browse its website, you’ll find a small Information Center that contains a few guides for essential topics.
You can get in touch with HostCenter’s customer support via WhatsApp (24/7), support ticket, email, or phone.