Reviews and expert opinion Hostgiri

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4.2
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Bengal-based Indian host, Hostgiri, has only been operating for a few years. You can check it out for cheap shared hosting plans, but bear in mind that I couldn't summon a pre-sales support response.

Overview

HostgiriIndian web hosting provider Hostgiri was established in February 2016 to offer affordable shared hosting, reseller hosting, and managed VPS together with domain registration and website migration services. Hostgiri’s website supports English.

Features and Ease of Use

Hostgiri offers four shared hosting plans, four reseller hosting plans, and one managed VPS plan. The shared hosting plans provide you with:

  • Linux OS
  • cPanel control panel
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • 5 GB to 50 GB storage
  • Unmetered transfer
  • 1 to 10 hosted domains
  • 3 to 20 email accounts
  • 1 to 10 MySQL databases
  • 1 to 10 FTP accounts
  • Support for PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Perl
  • DDoS protection

SSH access can be enabled so that you can remotely (and securely) manage files and execute commands. And FTP over SSL (FTPS) can be used to upload your website files securely.

As an alternative to simply uploading website files, the cPanel control panel incorporates the Softaculous installer, which lets you install a plethora of popular programs. You could, for example, create a CMS-backed website by installing WordPress.

Reseller hosting plans include a free cPanel/WHM license. You also get SSD-boosted storage (for superior performance) and DDoS protection (to guard against distributed denial of service attacks).

Pricing and Support

Hostgiri’s hosting plans are inexpensive. You can pay for them in Indian rupees or U.S. dollars on an annual, biennial, or quinquennial (five-year) basis, with discounts of 45% at the time of this review. The 15-day money-back guarantee is nice to have, but is only half the refund time allowed by many other hosts.

You should be able to contact the support team via email (during office hours), an online contact form, or support ticket (for logged-in customers). I say “should” because my exploratory email went unanswered. This wouldn’t be so bad, were it not for the fact that the self-support knowledge base is bare:

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Bottom line on Hostgiri

Hostgiri could be worth checking out for cheap shared hosting with user-friendly features (such as one-click installer, DDoS protection, and SSH access). There are not many options for scaling beyond shared hosting since there is only one managed VPS plan and no dedicated servers.

Pros

  • Low prices
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • 45% discount (at the time of writing)
  • 15-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Only 3+ years of industry experience
  • No sub-annual billing options

Get cheap Indian hosting from Hostgiri.

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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