Since starting its journey in 2013, Bangladesh-based HostCmt has provided an array of hosting solutions to meet the varied needs of a diverse range of clients.
I’ll tell you at the outset that this provider’s English-language website was somewhat dysfunctional at the time of writing this review. I had to refer to the shopping cart pages to discover the details about some of the products, and some of the web links on the main site (including the one for “our server location”) led to an HTTP 404 “not found” error page.
Features and Ease of Use
HostCmt’s hosting services include 11 shared hosting packages (for Linux and Windows) and four Linux reseller hosting packages. Although this provider’s “About” page also alludes to virtual and dedicated server solutions, I didn’t find any additional details about these.
The Linux shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 500 MB to 5 GB disk space
- 5 GB to 100 GB bandwidth
- 5 to 500 FTP accounts
- 5 to 500 email accounts
- 5 to 500 databases
You can use the Weebly website builder to create your website without having to be (or hire) a website designer or developer. It has a very intuitive drag-and-drop user interface. Alternatively, you can take advantage of HostCmt’s web development services to make you a dynamic e-commerce site.
The popular ClamAV antivirus software helps protect you against viruses, malware, and other cyber-nasties.
Reseller hosting packages include the WHMCompleteSolution (WHMCS) control panel to help you manage your customers, their billing, and their support ticket submissions. These reseller packages provide a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which is around the industry average.
Pricing and Support
HostCmt’s shared hosting packages are incredibly cheap, although the prices in the shopping cart are slightly higher than those displayed on the product pages. You can pay annually, or monthly for reseller hosting, in various currencies (USD, INR, or BDT) via multiple methods (bank transfer, mobile banking, 2Checkout, Skrill, Payoneer, Neteller, or WebMoney). A 30-day money-back guarantee for the reseller hosting and four of the shared hosting packages gives you a month to change your mind.
You should be able to contact the 24/7 customer support team by telephone, ticket, email, or online contact form, but I have to tell you that my test support ticket went unanswered. If you have to resort to self-support, you will be disappointed to discover that the knowledge base is bare and there are only nine frequently asked questions: