Features and Ease of Use
HostMaze’s four hosting packages — Hosting Star, Hosting Master, Hosting Hero, and Hosting Legend — provide you with unlimited databases and unlimited monthly bandwidth, but they vary in disk space and the number of hosted domains. The lowest Hosting Star package provides 3 GB of disk space for up to two hosted domains, whereas the highest Hosting Legend package includes 20 GB of disk space to host up to unlimited domains.
The hosting packages have these key features in common:
- SSD storage
- cPanel control panel
- Softaculous installer
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Free SSL certificate
- Daily backups
- DDoS protection
This feature list shows that HostMaze’s feature set is just above average. Hosted websites sit on super-fast and reliable SSD storage, and they are protected by SSL and DDoS protection. The daily backups guard against data loss.
You can manage all aspects of your hosting via the user-friendly (and very popular) cPanel control panel. It incorporates the Softaculous one-click application installer for popular content management and other programs such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop, OpenCart, phpBB, and Typo3.
Pricing and Support
Although HostMaze doesn’t offer lots of hosting options, its hosting plans are reasonably priced. You can pay via PayPal or credit/debit card, or with Bitcoins, on monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual billing cycles. A somewhat short 7-day money-back guarantee gives you a week to change your mind.
Contact channels include support ticket and email, but I have to tell you that I was unable to summon a pre-sales support response. It wouldn’t be so bad if there were sufficient self-support resources, but the knowledge base is bare and the frequently asked questions are relatively few: