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.
The cPanel control panel offers an alternative to merely uploading website files by incorporating the Softaculous installer. This tool allows you to install a plethora of popular programs with ease. For instance, you can create a CMS-backed website by effortlessly 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: