Reviews and expert opinion Hostic

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert

Hostic is a little bit elusive in terms of pre-sales support and company information. Otherwise, it could be a good place to go looking for hosting.


Overview

HosticHostic’s website doesn’t say when this host was established, but it joined Twitter in October 2018, and its Facebook page was created in October 2018, so it might only be a year old at the time of this review. The website — which should be switchable between English and Portuguese, but the switch doesn’t work — also doesn’t say where the company is located. The .uk extension and the +1 724 (Pennsylvania) telephone number both suggest its not Portuguese.

Hostic offers shared and reseller hosting services, dedicated servers, domain services, and SSL certificates.

Features and Ease of Use

Hostic offers six shared hosting plans (including three WordPress plans), three Linux reseller hosting plans, and seven dedicated servers. The three shared web hosting plans provide you with:

  • Linux OS
  • 99.9% uptime
  • Free cPanel control panel
  • 2 to 10 hosted websites
  • 10 GB to 40 GB disk space
  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • 50 to unlimited email accounts
  • Free SSL certificate for life
  • 10 to unlimited subdomains
  • 10 to unlimited MySQL databases
  • PHP, Perl, Python, and PostgreSQL support
  • Zend Engine, Zend Optimizer, Zend Guard Loader, and ionCube Loader

Hosted websites sit on high-performance servers, and page loading speeds can be improved even more by opting for the Cloudflare CDN that caches content close to visitors and helps protect you against some kinds of cyberattacks.

At extra cost, you can get SpamExperts email security, the Weebly website builder, and CodeGuard backups. The four Weebly website builder plans allow anyone to create a professional-looking website with e-commerce features and without having to be a technical expert.

Dedicated servers come with DDoS mitigation to protect you from distributed denial of service attacks.

Pricing and Support

Hostic’s shared hosting plans are cheap, but they become a lot more pricey when you add extras such as SiteLock, SpamExperts, CodeGuard, and Weebly. The Standard and Professional WordPress hosting plans come with a free domain.

You can pay for plans monthly or annually (which is cheaper), but it looks like the only payment method may be Bitcoins. According to the website, you get a 15-day money-back guarantee, which gives you two weeks to change your mind.

You should be able to summon 24/7 customer support via telephone, ticket (logged-in users), live chat, or email. I say “should” because, unfortunately, my contact form submission went unanswered. For self-support, you’ll be similarly disappointed because the knowledge base contains only three entries:

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Nouman Waqas
Pakistan
February 02, 2020
Highly Recommended

friendly, fast, and reliable hosting service provider Loved everything about the service I receive from Hostic. They answer all my questions timely and assist me in moving my service to my new website. Excellent service, the quick attention to details. I recommend this company to host any projects.

Bottom line on Hostic

For cheap hosting on high-performance servers, you can check out Hostic’s hosting plans. However, its pre-sales support leaves something to be desired, and the lack of location information is a little bit off-putting.

Pros

  • High-performance servers
  • Low prices
  • Free domain available
  • 15-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • No pre-sales support response
  • Limited payment methods

Check Hostic for cheap Linux hosting plans.

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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