Reviews and expert opinion Hostire

Ranked 2095th from 2947 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

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

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

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Price
100 GB SSD
Unlimited
+
$11.99
200 GB SSD
Unlimited
+
$21.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Price
5 GB SSD
Unlimited
$0.99
50 GB SSD
Unlimited
$6.99
100 GB SSD
Unlimited
+
$11.99
200 GB SSD
Unlimited
+
$21.99
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Reseller Plan

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Price
50GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 10
$8.99
100GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 20
$15.99
200GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 30
$22.99
300GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 40
$27.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Panel
Price
50GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 10
$8.99
100GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 20
$15.99
200GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 30
$22.99
300GB SSD
Unlimited
cPanel Accounts: 40
$27.99
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Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20GB SSD
1TB @ 1Gbps
1 Core
512 MB
$7.99
30GB SSD
2TB @ 1Gbps
1 Core
1 GB
$14.99
40GB SSD
3TB @ 1Gbps
2 Core
2 GB
$25.99
60GB SSD
4TB @ 1Gbps
2 Core
4 GB
$49.99
80GB SSD
5TB @ 1Gbps
4 Core
8 GB
$99.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
20GB SSD
1TB @ 1Gbps
1 Core
512 MB
$7.99
30GB SSD
2TB @ 1Gbps
1 Core
1 GB
$14.99
40GB SSD
3TB @ 1Gbps
2 Core
2 GB
$25.99
60GB SSD
4TB @ 1Gbps
2 Core
4 GB
$49.99
80GB SSD
5TB @ 1Gbps
4 Core
8 GB
$99.99
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VPS Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
100 Mbps Unlimited
Cores 2
6 GB
$15.99
1 TB
100 Mbps Unlimited
Cores 4
14 GB
$22.99
2 TB
1 Gbps Unlimited
Cores 6
30 GB
$34.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
500 GB
100 Mbps Unlimited
Cores 2
6 GB
$15.99
1 TB
100 Mbps Unlimited
Cores 4
14 GB
$22.99
2 TB
1 Gbps Unlimited
Cores 6
30 GB
$34.99
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Dedicated Server

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
4x2TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G6/Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3440
16GB DDR3
$89.99
4x3TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G6/Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3440
16GB DDR3
$114.99
4x2TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
16GB DDR3
$129.99
4x1TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
32GB DDR3
$139.99
4x2TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
32GB DDR3
$151.99
4x3TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
32GB DDR3
$164.99
4x2TB SATA2 + 120GB SSD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP DL180 G6/2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620
32GB DDR3
$152.99
6x2TB SATA2 + 120GB SSD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP DL180G6/2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620
64GB DDR3
$189.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
4x2TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G6/Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3440
16GB DDR3
$89.99
4x3TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G6/Intel Quad-Core Xeon X3440
16GB DDR3
$114.99
4x2TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
16GB DDR3
$129.99
4x1TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
32GB DDR3
$139.99
4x2TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
32GB DDR3
$151.99
4x3TB SATA2 HDD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP ProLiant DL120 G7/Intel Quad-Core Xeon E3-1230
32GB DDR3
$164.99
4x2TB SATA2 + 120GB SSD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP DL180 G6/2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620
32GB DDR3
$152.99
6x2TB SATA2 + 120GB SSD
1Gbps Full Duplex - 100TB
HP DL180G6/2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620
64GB DDR3
$189.99
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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.

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

Get hosting from Hostire (if your preferred plan is actually in stock).

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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