Hostnats is a subsidiary of Indian server administration and cloud platform management company Skynats Technologies. It started its journey in 2015, since when it has provided hosting solutions for both startups and medium-sized businesses.
Hostnats’ bouquet of services includes shared hosting, managed dedicated servers, SSL certificates, and (soon) cloud hosting services. Its website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Hostnats offers four shared hosting packages and four managed dedicated server packages. The shared hosting packages provide you with:
- 99.999% uptime guarantee
- 2 GB to unlimited disk space
- 1 TB to unlimited bandwidth
- One to unlimited domains
- cPanel control panel
- Email services
- Free DNS management
The included Softaculous one-click installer helps you install a large number of popular applications with a single click and without having to be a web expert. I’m talking about applications such as the WordPress CMS and blogging platform or the OpenCart e-commerce platform.
Once your website is up-and-running, you can secure it with a free SSL certificate that will give your customers or other website visitors confidence.
The managed dedicated server packages have server hardening and other security measures, and the disaster recovery feature should give you some peace of mind.
Pricing and Support
Hostnats’ shared hosting packages are pretty cheap, and they get cheaper when you sign up for longer terms. While the available billing cycles include monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual options, not all billing cycles are available for all packages, so you’ll have to check the options for the plan you pick. Pay in U.S. dollars (via PayPal) or Indian rupees (via Razorpay).
The 30-day money-back guarantee gives you a month to change your mind if you’re not entirely happy.
Hostnats’ 24/7 customer support team can be contacted by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat. I was pleased to establish an immediate connection via the live chat channel:
It’s a good thing that the one-to-one support is so prompt because the self-support knowledgebase contains only two entries.