U.S.-based HostMyth has servers in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
I immediately like HostMyth’s transparency and honesty, since the website states its shared hosting is suitable for personal websites and blogs. I do find the website a little confusing, but I conclude that there is one shared hosting package (called “Share”) and two cloud hosting packages (called “SSD Cloud” and “Safe Cloud”).
Some of the key hosting features:
- Daily backups
- 99.9% uptime
- CloudLinux servers with NGINX
- Cloudflare CDN
- Unlimited SSD and HDD storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
The multilingual cPanel lets you keep an eye on your storage and bandwidth consumption as well as helping you manage all aspects of your hosting. The accompanying Softaculous provides hundreds of installation scripts for the likes of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and more. Furthermore, you get site-building tools to create your website and Attracta SEO tools to help promote it.
You don’t need to worry too much about losing your data. Besides the instant backups from cPanel, HostMyth provides offsite backups three times a week to ensure that your data is always available. From a security perspective, the Cloudflare CDN provides DDoS protection as well as improved page loading speeds.
Pricing and Support
Although HostMyth is not the cheapest host out there, it still provides competitively priced plans for the features and generous web space on offer. In addition, you get a free domain (.com, .net, .biz, .us, or .info) when you sign up for at least a year. If you’re concerned about committing to a one-, two-, or three-year plan, you might take comfort from the 30-day money-back guarantee (excluding SSL certificates and domains) that should get you out if anything goes wrong within the first few weeks.
While HostMyth supposedly provides a live chat channel, it may be a myth that you will get instant answers this way, since I waited for several hours with no response. And I didn’t fare any better by submitting a support ticket. It’s a good thing, then, that there is a decent FAQ page and an incredibly comprehensive knowledge base.