Reviews and expert opinion HostingViet

Ranked 1599th from 2878 Web Hosting
4.2
Ease of Use
4.1
Features
4.2
Pricing
4.2
Support
4.2
Server locations
Hanoi
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
HostingViet offers Asian servers with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, lots of features, and good resource levels for starter webmasters. However, webmasters with larger websites might have to pay for extra resources to get the most benefit from the available features.

Overview

HostingViet

HostingViet is a web hosting brand of Vietnam’s Thien Quang Digital Technology Corporation, which was founded in 2015. It offers Linux and Windows shared hosting, plus VPS plans, from servers located in Hanoi, Vietnam.

HostViet’s website is in Vietnamese, but support is also available in English.

Features and Ease of Use

HostingViet offers SSD-based Linux and Windows shared hosting packages with a 99.9% uptime guarantee (which is a bit below the industry average). Its servers offer geographic proximity to the Asian market, which may be important for some customers.

What I like most about the feature list is the inclusion of all essential functionality for beginner webmasters, including PHP plus the Softaculous installer for WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. There is also a separate website design service to help you get your new site off the ground.

Experienced webmasters can also find plenty to get excited about, including daily backups and a choice of cPanel, DirectAdmin, and Plesk control panels.

Other features include:

  • Free SSL certificate
  • SSH
  • Support for Perl
  • Apache web server

Two things I would have liked to have seen are (for beginners) a free domain and (for experienced webmasters) Cron jobs.

HostingViet also offers Windows and Linux VPS plans with the following features:

  • KVM
  • Full root access
  • RAM and memory upgrades

It would also have been nice to see fully managed plans for anyone wanting help with setup and maintenance.

Support and Pricing

Discounts are available when you purchase plans on three, six, or twelve-month terms. And HostingViet offers a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee on all of its shared hosting and VPS plans, so you can sign up safe in the knowledge that you can back out within the first few weeks.

The pricing for beginner-friendly shared hosting plans is excellent. You get as many as ten MySQL processors for less than the price you would pay for one with other vendors. Although there are bandwidth caps, the capacities are so high (up to 80 GB) that it shouldn’t be an issue. For small sites looking for fast data retrieval times, this is one of the best offers you’ll find.

The one downside is that the memory capacities don’t rise above 2 GB unless you purchase additional memory. And the two CPU cap means that webmasters with large sites will likely pay more than the listed prices for the performance they need. It’s a similar story with the VPS plans.

Support options are good. A self-help knowledge base is available to answer basic questions, and you can summon one-to-one support by telephone and email. I was able to connect instantly to live chat and get English language support:

HostingViet

Pricing

4.2

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Price
500 MB
15 GB
$1.73
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Bottom line on HostingViet

HostingViet offers good value hosting for small to medium websites on servers with proximity to the Asian markets. Webmasters with larger websites will also find what they want here, but will inevitably pay more than the advertised prices.

Pros

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Softaculous installer
  • Free SSL certificate
  • High MySQL count

Cons

  • Performance add-ons
  • No managed VPS plans

For low-cost Asian hosting, make a bet on HostingViet.

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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