Features and Ease of Use
For individuals and businesses looking for shared hosting, Hosting Mzd offers three plans hosted on Intel Xeon servers to ensure high performance. The company recognizes that hosting is more than getting a server and FTP access. Let’s have a look at its features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free domain on all but base plan
- Anywhere from one to unlimited hosted domains
- Unmetered bandwidth
- Either 100GB or unmetered storage
Hosting Mzd does a bit for security features. Aside from the physical security of its data centers, software security is important. Be it distributed denial of service attacks or malware creeping in, you need something that can withstand those. The company provides the first part of the protection, which is for DDoS. Every web hosting account is backed by 10Gbit of DDoS mitigation. That’s not a lot, but many websites go for years without being attacked. If you need more, either get a paid DDoS service, use a CDN, or look elsewhere.
The company provides a control panel that makes it easy to protect your website to an extent. There’s IP deny manager to deny specific IP addresses or those from a country access to your website. You can also password protect your files and set up hotlink protection easily. Asides from these fantastic features, cPanel is also one of the easiest to use control panels, so even beginners that haven’t touched web hosting before can manage their accounts easily.
Going with the beginner-friendly nature, cPanel comes with a one-click installer. This tool supports OpenCart, WordPress, phpBB, PrestaShop, Drupal, Joomla!, and more web applications from its library. Furthermore, hosting with Hosting Mzd brings in the added benefit of a website builder. You can build your website without having to write one line of code.
Pricing and Support
If you are looking for the cheapest hosting, Hosting Mzd’s plans are very close to that. For the features that it offers, I expected it to be higher priced, but it’s priced lower than many plans with lesser features.
When hosting plans are overly cheap, I usually don’t expect good performance, but this one might not be like that. Inode limit on the base plan is about 100,000 and you can use up to 75% of the CPU and RAM with physical memory usage up to 1GB.
Its cloud hosting is very cheap, too. The VPS and dedicated servers are reasonably priced and in line with its competitors’ rates.
The subscription periods for shared hosting are one year and two years. Cloud hosting is one year only. That’s not terrible, though, because there is a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can get a refund if it doesn’t do well. For VPS and dedicated servers, you can pay for one month at a time, but there’s no refund guarantee.
Customer support is available 24/7 through live chat, email, a toll-free phone number, ticketing system, and knowledge base. When I tried the live chat, it took about five minutes to get connected to an agent who then answered all of my questions.