Reviews and expert opinion HostCron

Ranked 1323rd from 3108 Web Hosting
4.2
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Support
4.1
Pricing
4.2
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
HostCron is an affiliate of LoginSoftware, which is a leading domain and hosting services company. From hosting (shared, reseller, and VPS) services to email security solutions, domain registration and transfer, and SSL certificates, you’ll get them all here. However, non-functional hyperlinks and some anomalies on its service plan pages raise doubt about the professionalism of HostCron.

Overview

HostCron

Introduction

HostCron was established in 2017. Since then, the company has been growing exponentially. Today, it offers shared hosting, reseller hosting, and Windows VPS along with domain registration and transfer, SSL certificates, and email security solutions. But the problem with HostCron is that several of its pages redirect you to where you’ve started from (Knowledge Base, Forum on the support page) and some even point to incorrect pages (for instance, hyperlinks for Free Web hosting, Payment Methods, Free Hosting Policy, Unlimited Hosting Policy, etc. take you to the company’s support page). I also found certain anomalies in its plan pages (in terms of names and prices). All these raise doubts about how serious the company is with its business. HostCron’s website supports English.

Features and Ease of Use

HostCron offers 11 shared hosting plans (5 Linux – 3 SD and 2 MD plans, 3 Asp.Net and 3 WordPress), 9 reseller plans (5 Linux and 4 Windows), and 2 Windows VPS servers (displayed on the cart page). With the three SD Linux shared hosting plans (that are suitable for 10000, 25000, and unlimited visits respectively), you’ll get

  • 1 cPanel control panel
  • 1 x super cache to 5 x super cache
  • 50-unlimited subdomains
  • 50-unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited email storage
  • Unlimited databases
  • Support for PHP (5.2.x-5.6.x), Python, Perl, MySQL, Apache 2.2x, etc.
  • Secure FTP access
  • Cron Jobs for scheduled tasks
  • Customizable error page
  • Website Statistics with

Using the free one-click installer made available with these plans, you can install several popular applications like WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart, PrestaShop, Magento, etc. with just a click. You’ll also get several security features such as password-protected directories, IP blocking, anti-spam, virus protection, and hotlink and leech protection. With AWstats, you can get useful insights about your website visitors and even monitor the bandwidth you’re using.

HostCron’s WordPress plans use Lite Speed Web Server to deliver blazing fast speed for your website. These plans come with over 250,000+ SEO-optimized themes (both free and premium) and diversified plugins, which you can use to easily build anything – from a static website or a blog to an e-commerce shop. HostCron offers a 99.9% server uptime guarantee.

Though the company’s home page mentions a .in free domain with its Linux shared hosting plans (for as long as your hosting account with HostCron remains active), I found no mention of it in the plans’ page.

Pricing and Support

Shared hosting plans of HostCron are competitively priced. However, opting for SSL, SpamExperts email security, Google Webmaster tools, sitemap generation, etc. would make your payable amount go up significantly. To make the payment for these annual plans in USD or INR, you can use PayPal or PayUMoney (the latter being an India-based online payment gateway provider).

The company offers 100% guaranteed thirty-day refund.

You can reach HostCron’s 24/7 customer support via phone, live chat, email, and support tickets. Since its live chat was unavailable when I tried, I used the support ticket instead to seek answers to my queries. However, I failed to elicit any reply.

HostCron

The company also encourages visitors to use Facebook Messenger to talk to its support staff in real-time though I found it a bummer.

The company offers no self-help tools. It has an empty knowledge base and though it mentions a forum, the link redirects you to the support page.

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
+
Unlimited
$12.60
1 GB
10 GB
+
1
$2.50
10 GB
100 GB
+
3
$3.84
100 GB
1000 GB
+
5
$5.12
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
+
$2.5
+
$5.62
+
3
$9.90
+
Unlimited
$12.60
1 GB
10 GB
+
1
$2.50
10 GB
100 GB
+
3
$3.84
100 GB
1000 GB
+
5
$5.12
More Details

WordPress Hosting

Plan Name
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
Plan Name
Number of Sites
Backup
Price
1
+
$5.00
1
+
$6.5
1
+
$7.5
More Details

Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
20 GB
200 GB
20
$16.61
100 GB
2000 GB
Unlimited
$51.74
200 GB
4000 GB
Unlimited
$78.56
10 GB
200 GB
Unlimited
$33.22
25 GB
500 GB
Unlimited
$40.71
100 GB
2000 GB
Unlimited
$83.19
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
20 GB
200 GB
20
$16.61
100 GB
2000 GB
Unlimited
$51.74
200 GB
4000 GB
Unlimited
$78.56
10 GB
200 GB
Unlimited
$33.22
25 GB
500 GB
Unlimited
$40.71
100 GB
2000 GB
Unlimited
$83.19
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB SAS
250 GB
1 Core
1 GB
$29.5
50 GB SAS
500 GB
2 Core
2 GB
$83.08
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB SAS
250 GB
1 Core
1 GB
$29.5
50 GB SAS
500 GB
2 Core
2 GB
$83.08
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from HostCron

Bottom line on HostCron

If you need feature-rich hosting at competitive rates and don’t mind going back and forth to figure out the features on offer and the prices payable, go out and grab the plans of HostCron. I’d tread cautiously though as the company’s website with several non-functional links and erroneous plan pages plus an unresponsive customer support desk are red flags for me.

Pros

  • Competitively priced plans
  • Free domain with .in extension
  • Several user-friendly features
  • 100% guaranteed thirty-day refund

Cons

  • Just 2 years of industry experience
  • Erroneous and confusing website

Get competitively priced hosting with free .in domain from HostCron.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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