Judging from the +91 country of its telephone number, I’d say that Hosting for Sell is an Indian hosting provider. This theory is backed up by the fact that the live chat pop-up is titled “DomainRacer Sales,” (with DomainRacer being a web hosting company that also has an Indian telephone number). The final piece of the provenance jigsaw is the fact that Hosting for Sell’s website display prices in Indian rupees by default.
Although I can’t say how long this provider has been operating, I can say that its website copyright notice dates back to 2012.
Features and Ease of Use
Hosting for Sell sells Windows and Linux shared hosting plus reseller plans and domain registration. The plans come with the following features as standard:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free R1Soft daily backups
- Domain registration available
- Up to unlimited add-on domains
- Free SSL certificate
- Up to unlimited disk space and bandwidth
Along with the cPanel control panel, you get a free website builder and a one-click installer for programs such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
Developers get PHP plus MySQL databases with phpMyAdmin. You also get advanced coding languages such as Python and Ruby on Rails.
The CloudLinux operating system isolates you from the effects of other hosted users, and you get an industry average 99.9% uptime guarantee that is backed by a compensation plan.
Pricing and Support
This provider’s prices are cheaper than competitor companies, but beware that you’ll only get the advertised prices if you commit to a three-year term. There is a minuscule four-day “grace period” to change your mind, which is nothing like the 30-day refund window you get with many other hosts.
You can pay by PayPal, NetBanking, or credit/debit card, and you’re not bombarded by add-ons at the checkout. Hosting accounts are activated instantly after payment, whereas virtual servers take two hours to become active.
At first glance, the 24/7 customer support options seem to be pretty comprehensive, but I encountered a few issues. Firstly, there is the most obtrusive live chat popup that appears in the middle of the screen almost all the time (except when you need it). Secondly, I received no reply to my test message. The social media links are all dead ends, and the knowledge base contains only a handful of documents.