Reviews and expert opinion Hostire

Ranked 2494th from 3407 Web Hosting
4.1
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Support
4.0
Pricing
4.1
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Hostire offers the kinds of hosting plans you would expect. The problem is that you can't actually buy them (at the time of writing) since they're "out of stock." Support is similarly disappointing, so proceed with caution.

Overview

Hostire

If you are in a hurry, and just want the bottom line: for the same price as Hostire you can get much better servers with 24/7 support with Hostinger, so why even bother?!

Hostire is an Indian-based business with servers located in the Netherlands, the U.S., France, and Germany. Since this host is outside the U.S.A., it can offer you DCMA ignored hosting, which means it will ignore any official requests to take down your content.

Although its social media accounts seem to have been inactive for at least a year, Hostire’s English-language website continues to advertise its hosting services. 

Features and Ease of Use

Hostire

Hostire offers all the usual services, from shared hosting to virtual and dedicated servers. The plans come with these core features:

  • 99.5% to 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Daily and weekly offsite backups
  • Domain registration available
  • Up to four add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Up to 200 GB SSD storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth

The shared hosting plans use SSD storage (for disk read/write speeds up to ten times faster than traditional HDD), and they include all usual features such as MySQL databases, cPanel control panel, Softaculous installer, and a free SSL certificate.

Hostire offers a selection of server locations, so you can choose the server location that is closest to your visitor base. Dedicated servers are available in Paris (France), the U.S., or the Netherlands, whereas VPS solutions sit on German servers. When it comes to uptime, you might choose a VPS over a shared hosting plan since virtual servers come with a 99.99% uptime guarantee (compared with 99.5% for shared hosting). 

Pricing and Support

Hostire

Hostfire’s premium plan prices are quite high for the features on offer (which are comparable to, but not greater than other hosts). These plans are also not much different from the lower packages, apart from more disk space and parked domains. At the other end of the scale, the base plan is very affordable if you can be content with 5 GB SSD storage, one domain, and unlimited bandwidth.

It’s refreshing to see monthly plans available, but there are no long-term packages at discounted rates. You can pay by PayPal, credit/debit card, or bank transfer, and there is a 10-day money-back guarantee.

So far, so good, but there’s a problem. All shared hosting plans appear to be out of stock when you try to buy them, so you’re out of luck unless you want to purchase a VPS or dedicated server instead.

24/7 customer service can be accessed via email, live chat, or (potentially) Facebook. Unfortunately, live chat was offline when I wanted to try it, and I was advised to “please be patient while waiting for a response.” If you have to resort to self-support, you’ll be disappointed because the knowledge base appears to be empty.

Pricing

4.1

Dedicated Server

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Bottom line on Hostire

Hostire offers a range of hosting packages with an average level of features. If you’re comfortable with one domain and a lower level of disk space, and if you can find a plan in stock, then you could grab a bargain.

Before you make a decision, we highly recommend you check out some alternative hosting companies, which we highly recommend.

Pros

  • Affordable non-premium plans
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Uptime guarantee of up to 99.99%
  • Various payment methods

Cons

  • Hosting plans are out of stock
  • Support seems to be poor
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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