Reviews and expert opinion HostingSource

Ranked 818th from 3898 Web Hosting
4.3
Server locations
New York
New Jersey
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
HostingSource provides feature-packed hosting plans with unlimited resources, but customer service is slow, and prices can creep up at the checkout.

Overview

HostingSource

HostingSource is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

HostingSource has been providing website hosting services since 2006. This U.S. company has two data centers, in New York and New Jersey, and a website in American English.

Features and Ease of Use

HostingSource

HostingSource is a full-service host offering shared hosting, VPS packages, dedicated servers, and cloud hosting. As standard, you can expect to find the following core features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Daily automatic backups
  • A free domain name
  • Unlimited add-on domains
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth

Beginners get a free website building tool with hundreds of templates, plus a one-click installer for 60 programs, including the usual suspects such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and Magento.

Developers also get plenty of features, including phpMyAdmin access, FTP access, MySQL databases, and Cron jobs. Advanced programming language support is provided for Python, PHP (the slower version 5), and Ruby on Rails.

In addition to good features, you also get great resource allocations: unlimited disk space, bandwidth, domains, email accounts, and MySQL databases. This is a boon if you don’t want to worry about exceeding your quotas.

Pricing and Support

At first glance, HostingSource’s prices seem really cheap, especially when you consider the unlimited resources. One caveat is that you have to sign up to a three-year term to get the best prices, but the 30- or 45-day money-back guarantee (it depends which part of the vendor’s website you believe) should make you feel better about making such a major commitment.

Another caveat is the fact that the price increases as you progress through the checkout process because many of the apparent inclusions actually turn out to be optional paid extrasDaily automatic backups cost extra every year, SSL certificates come with a one-off cost, and “Advanced Site Protection and Performance Accelerator” (whatever this is) also bumps up the price.

When you’re done, the final price could be twice what you were expecting to pay.

24/7 customer service can be accessed via telephone, ticket, email, or live chat, and there is a small knowledge base containing about ten articles. Since this vendor’s website put a few questions into my mind, I tried to get them answered via live chat. Despite being number 1 in the queue, no one ever answered:

HostingSource

Pricing

4.0
A Free Domain is included when purchasing any hosting service from HostingSource

User reviews

5.0
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Boris Holdridge
Netherlands
5
The most inexpensive and reliable service

I am with HostingSource about 10 months. I am very happy about their services. Space and BW is unbelievable but true. I have 5 sites on 1 account. As well as, they have great customer service team. I like their pricing, it is really cheap in comparison with other US web host.

5
Aaron Hoskinson
USA
5
Wonderful customer service and very quick

Great Work - I like Hostingsource dedicated hosting. The speed connectivity is much faster than I had with my previous host. They remain the best web host I've ever used since my experience over ten years in the web industry. Would recommend this US hosting service to others.

5
Andres Dade
USA
merredst.world/
5
They are friendly, helpful, fast to respond

I look forward to migrating across all of my websites to these guys, I cannot vouch for the domain name services offered and I was not really loving either of the email clients as standard, but obviously one can use ones own anyway. Satisfied using HostingSource US web hosting service. Powerful servers in the USA.

5
Damien Blanding
USA
triadfullfig.top/
5
Very technically proficient and candid

My visitors are happy with load speed time. I would recommend this host to all webmasters searching for professional hosting provider. Hostingsource is the first one who has my site up and running in no time, where I can define virtual directories myself, all in full trust and which really performs at high speed.

5
Otis Ogrady
USA
5
All in all, fully recommended, no question!

What I like about HostingSource is that everything is very easy. It wasn't complicated to setup the website and I really like the control panel. I've had a few outages, since I'm a total beginner at this, and we are in a time zone at least 8 hours different from HostingSource.

5
Frances Kohn
Japan
5
Highly recommended and amazing value

Great Job, thanks HostingSource team. I had a few problems when I first signed up (not with them, just with mistakes I made) and they were very willing to help me and explain things to me. Speed connectivity is very fast, pages load fast. Recommended!

Bottom line on HostingSource

HostingSource owns two U.S.-based data centers and offers an excellent range of beginner- and developer-friendly features. You have to make a long-term commitment to get the best prices, and you might be waiting a while for live chat support.

HostingSource might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Lots of developer-friendly features
  • Website building tool and one-click installer
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Two U.S. data centers

Cons

  • Slightly misleading pricing
  • A long wait for live chat
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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