Reviews and expert opinion HostDodge

Ranked 1578th from 2149 Web Hosting
4.1
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.1
Pricing
4.1
Support
4.5
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
With feature-rich plans, free add-ons, large SSD storage, 24/7 support, and highly competitive prices, HostDodge woke up from its deep slumber, more powerful and up to the minute, to fit different business and personal needs.

Overview

HostDodge

Based in the U.S., HostDodge started its operations back in 2011, but stopped briefly for few years due to lack of business. However, this vendor came back strong in 2016 with a fast growing client base. HostDodge offers Linux-based hosting solutions such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated server hosting. It has one data center in Kansas City and all its servers are SSD-powered. The company is located in Florida and has a simple website in English.

Features and Ease of Use

HostDodge offers three shared hosting tiers that fit the needs of both individuals and businesses. Some of its shared hosting core features are pretty standard such as:

  • Guaranteed 99.9% uptime
  • Up to unlimited disk space
  • cPanel
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Free .com domains
  • Free website migration service
  • Up to unlimited bandwidth
  • CGI, Fast CGI, PHP 5, Ruby on Rails, Perl, and Python
  • Curl, CPAN, GD Library, and ImageMagick
  • SSH access and Cron Job scheduling

Starting with the goodies, at first look at HostDodge’s shared hosting page, you’ll notice the word “free” repeated multiple times with the packages offered such as 118+ free scripts installations, free DV SSL certificates, free website transfer, and free .com domains. That’s a good deal of freebies to get you started with HostDodge.

The higher the package, the more unlimited resources you get such as unlimited MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access, unlimited web space, unlimited traffic, and unlimited email accounts which is ideal for anyone who wants to host multiple websites that require high uptime.

On the user-friendly side, all shared hosting packages include the latest version of cPanel accompanied by Cloudflare CDN for faster page load times and more stability as well as a free site builder.

While other vendors offer 300+ scripts installations, HostDodge’s one-click installer allows you to install more than 75 open-source scripts and applications including WordPress, Joomla, and Magento. It isn’t much, but gives you plenty of options from personal blogs and professional CMS solutions to a fully-functional e-commerce platform.

Pricing and Support

Given the good selection of features and high uptime, HostDodge offers highly competitive prices and gives your the option to choose the length of your contract whether monthly, semi-annually, or annually.

You also get a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee to test and evaluate the service you opt for. Different payment options are also available such as credit or debit cards, PayPal, and Bitcoin.

Moving onto support, HostDodge offers 24/7/365 premium support via live chat, phone, and ticket. I fired several basic questions at the live chat team and their response came within a couple of minutes with everything I needed to know. I’m only disappointed at the Knowledgebase which is almost empty. I was happy, however, to be able to view the company’s network status and uptime.

Pricing

4.1

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
2GB
10GB
+
2
$3.95
10GB
100GB
+
Unlimited
$6.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$9.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Number of Sites
Price
2GB
10GB
+
2
$3.95
10GB
100GB
+
Unlimited
$6.95
Unlimited
Unlimited
+
Unlimited
$9.99
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
Unlimited
Dual Core
1 GB
$4.99
50 GB
Unlimited
Quad Core
2 GB
$12.99
70 GB
Unlimited
Quad Core
4 GB
$19.99
150 GB
Unlimited
Octa Core
8 GB
$29.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
30 GB
Unlimited
Dual Core
1 GB
$4.99
50 GB
Unlimited
Quad Core
2 GB
$12.99
70 GB
Unlimited
Quad Core
4 GB
$19.99
150 GB
Unlimited
Octa Core
8 GB
$29.99
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$24.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Number of Sites
Price
Unlimited
Unlimited
cPanel
Unlimited
$24.99
More Details
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from HostDodge

Bottom line on HostDodge

HostDodge has certainly risen from the ashes, stronger than before, offering a wide range of above average features, excellent support round-the-clock,  plenty of free and unlimited resources, high uptime, and budget-friendly prices. It’s certainly worth trying out.

Pros:

  • Free SSL certificates and free domain
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • SSD storage
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Offers only Linux-based accounts
  • No video tutorials or remote assistance

Cheap SSD hosting now available at HostDodge

Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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