Reviews and expert opinion HostFav

Ranked 1662nd from 3425 Web Hosting
4.2
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.2
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.2
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
American host HostFav advertises several web hosting services ranging from low-cost cPanel and Plesk shared hosting to Linux VPS and dedicated servers. The only problem comes when you try to buy them because almost everything shows as "out of stock".

Overview

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Nath Network & Telecom Inc. was established in 2010 as a residential VoIP services provider in New York. In 2015, it added cloud hosting to the bouquet of services that it began offering under the HostFav Brand. Today, HostFav has two data centers – one in New York City and another in Fremont, California. It offers Linux and Windows shared and reseller hosting, managed and unmanaged Linux and Windows cloud VPS, and dedicated servers. It also offers domain services and SSL certificates.

HostFav’s website is in English, but its client area can be translated into twenty-five additional languages.

Features and Ease of Use

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HostFav offers six shared hosting plans (three each for Linux and Windows), six reseller hosting plans (three each for Linux and Windows), nine LXC (Linux Containers) VPS, seven KVM cloud VPS, three fully managed VPS, and five dedicated server hosting plans. With the Linux shared hosting plans, you get:

  • Hosting for 1 to 50 websites
  • cPanel control panel
  • 10 GB to 50 GB website space
  • 512 GB to 1024 GB bandwidth
  • 25 to 500 email accounts
  • 25 to 100 FTP accounts
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Custom Cron jobs
  • SSH

The highest plan comes with one SSL certificate and Site Backup Pro backup protection. The other two plans don’t have SSL, but they do come with regular backups. All plans provide you with a domain name.

If you’re not too tech-savvy, creating a website can be a challenge. Never fear, because HostFav’s drag-and-drop website builder makes things much easier. And the SimpleScripts one-click installer helps you install and run several popular applications for blogs, online stores, photo galleries, and more. You can create your own online store using HostFav’s e-commerce package.

As alternatives to share hosting, the LXC (Linux Containers) hosting ensures efficient real-time allocation of resources and provides you with a more secure hosting environment. HostFav also offers KVM virtual machines that offer enhanced performance in virtualized environments. You get complete control of your hosting environment via full root access (for Linux) and RDP (for Windows).

Servers use fast and reliable SSD RAID storage, and the completely redundant network has no single point of failure. Shared hosting customers get a 99.99% uptime guarantee, whereas virtual and dedicated servers come with a lower 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Pricing and Support

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The shared hosting plans are competitively priced, but it may be impossible to purchase them because (at the time of writing) they’re all showing as “out of stock”. It might not matter, then, that HostFav offers a 30-day money-back guarantee (or maybe a seven-day money-back guarantee for VPS; it’s confusing).

For support, HostFav has a 24/7 call center along with a support ticket system, email, and live chat. Live chat was unavailable when I wanted to try it, and (unfortunately) my email queries went unanswered. If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll find a knowledge base, but it’s limited.

Pricing

4.2
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from HostFav

Bottom line on HostFav

If you’re looking for a wide variety of user-friendly, feature-rich hosting plans at competitive prices, you could give HostFav a try. However, I found most if not all of the plans to be marked “out of stock” when trying to place an order.

Pros

  • Nine years of industry experience
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Feature-rich plans with competitive pricing
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Hosting plans are “out of stock”
  • Unresponsive customer care

See if HostFav’s hosting plans are back in stock.

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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