Indian hosting company Hostinor was founded in 2014 to provide shared hosting, cloud hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, email, domain name registration, web design, SEO services, bulk SMS, and advertising services.
Its servers are located in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom, and its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Hostinor offers four kinds of cloud hosting: Indian Server Plans, UK Server Plans, Cheap Direct Admin Plans, and USA AWS Plans. Some of the features you can expect to find are:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificates
- Daily backups
- 10 GB or unlimited bandwidth
- 500 MB to unlimited disk space
The unlimited Indian plan includes the Plesk control panel to manage your hosting, whereas the other plans provide the cPanel control panel.
The control panel includes the Softaculous installer for content management and other programs, including WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. As an alternative to a CMS-backed website, you can use the SitePro website builder to build your web presence without having to be an expert in web design.
At the other end of the expertise spectrum, you could code your website with PHP, Python, Perl, CGI, or FastCGI. SSH access is available, but you have to contact support to have it enabled, and you can also use Cron jobs to schedule scripts to run regularly rather than having to execute them manually every time.
Underlying your hosting will be the LiteSpeed webserver, which is faster and more scalable than Apache, and the LiteSpeed Cache improves page loading times even more. While on the subject of performance, the SSD storage is faster and more reliable than traditional HDD storage.
Pricing and Support
Hostinor’s shared hosting prices are low, and sometimes there are special offers that make them even lower. The minimum subscription period is 12 months, but the 15-day money-back guarantee might make you feel better about making this commitment (because you can get out within two weeks if you change your mind).
Hostinor’s support team can migrate your website for free, and you can contact them via various methods: email, WhatsApp, or a callback request form. I’m pleased to say that my exploratory email received a response within two hours at the weekend: