Reviews and expert opinion HostingBay

Ranked 2161st from 3234 Web Hosting
4.1
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.2
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.0
Server locations
Australia
USA
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HostingBay has over 15 years of experience in the web hosting business. It offers low-priced shared hosting plans that can be hosted any of their data centers depending on clients choice.

Overview

HostingBay

HostingBay is a website hosting and website development company established in Australia in 2002. Its provides website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), domain registration, shared hosting, reseller hosting, and Virtual Private Servers (VPS).

Its data centers are located in Australia, the United States, and Asia. Its website is in English only.

Features and Ease of Use

Its shared hosting is divided into Australian based hosting, cPanel hosting and WordPress hosting. These categories offer the following features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Anywhere from 1GB to 30GB disk space
  • 500MB to 100GB bandwidth
  • Up to 99 Addon domains

It supports both MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. You can get up to unlimited MySQL databases and subdomains on its highest plans. The shared plans are hosted on a CloudLinux platform.

It comes with cPanel control panel from which you can control every aspect of your hosting account with an easy to use graphic user interface. All plans have unlimited email accounts of which you can manage with cPanel.

For your emails, it provides a feature to help control spam called SpamAssassin. Through this anti-spam tool, spam emails can be efficiently detected and filtered from your inbox.

This platform is suitable for users who are going to use PHP, Perl, CGI or Python programming scripts on their websites. It also supports Apache web server and PHP programming language.

If you want to use WordPress, you should consider the WordPress hosting plan. Here, HostingBay offers a range of services from helping you install WordPress and configuring a theme to setting up SEO and training you

Pricing and Support

HostingBay has a range of shared hosting plans that are expensive for the features on offer but slightly better priced than many Australian providers. The prices are in Australian dollars.

There are no free SSL certificates on this plan. At the point of purchase, you have an option to add a 1-year or 2-year SSL certificate plan to your shopping cart.

You can subscribe for any of these plans for a monthly, annual, biennial, or triennial period. Billing methods are credit card, PayPal, direct bank deposit, and cheque. Your hosting account starts functioning immediately you make payment. It offers a money-back guarantee of 30 days for all shared hosting plans.

To subscribe to the WordPress plans, you will need to contact customer support through a form on its website.

HostingBay’s customer support is available through TeamViewer, telephone, email, ticket, FAQs and a knowledge base with tutorials. I submitted a ticket but never got a reply even almost two weeks later.

HostingBay

Pricing

4.0

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
200Mb
500Mb
$3.37
12G
16Gig
$20.20
30G
40Gig
100
$33.67
6G
60Gig
$20.20
10G
100Gig
100
$33.67
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Number of Sites
Price
200Mb
500Mb
$3.37
2G
4Gig
$6.73
6G
8Gig
$13.47
12G
16Gig
$20.20
30G
40Gig
100
$33.67
1G
10Gig
$6.73
3G
30Gig
$13.47
6G
60Gig
$20.20
10G
100Gig
100
$33.67
6G
8Gig
$13.47
12G
16Gig
$20.20
30G
40
$33.67
More Details

VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20GB
60GB
1 Core
1GB
$26.87
50GB
150GB
2 Cores
1.5GB
$47.07
60GB
200GB
2 Core
2GB
$67.27
80GB
300GB
2 Core
4GB
$87.47
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20GB
60GB
1 Core
1GB
$26.87
50GB
150GB
2 Cores
1.5GB
$47.07
60GB
200GB
2 Core
2GB
$67.27
80GB
300GB
2 Core
4GB
$87.47
More Details

Bottom line on HostingBay

HostingBay’s shared hosting plans have features that are tailored for different needs and it comes with 30 days money-back guarantee. If your usage of resources like bandwidth and disk space exceeds what the plans offer, you can purchase extra resources for a little fee.

Pros

  • Excellent customer support options
  • Clients can choose a data center to host their account
  • It supports the CloudLinux operating system
  • It provides cPanel control panel

Cons

  • It doesn’t offer dedicated servers
  • No free SSL certificates

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Onajite Omare
Onajite Omare
Onajite is a content writer and Website developer that is focused on helping businesses attract, engage, and convert customers on the internet. When she's not writing content, crafting designs, or codes, she enjoys a good book.

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