HostPray’s cloud-based hosting platform powers the websites and domains of 100k+ customers around the world. The completely secure servers are also optimized for performance, and your shared hosting or WordPress hosting account should put a smile on your face.
HostPray’s website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Creating a web presence with HostPray is easy, thanks to the following features:
- One free domain
- Unlimited websites
- Unlimited storage space
- Unlimited data transfer
- Unlimited MySQL databases
- Unlimited IMAP and POP emails
I have been building websites for a while, and whenever I’m asked to set up a WordPress site or a PrestaShop store, I turn to the Softaculous installer that can be accessed from the cPanel control panel. Within minutes, I can create a functional website or e-store complete with a shopping cart, blog, personalized emails, and many other features. The best part is that the whole process is automated, so I only have to follow the prompts.
Once your website is set up, you can secure it with the free SSL certificate, and you should also regularly run the free malware and virus scan to ensure that your site stays secure.
It’s one thing to create a website and publish it (securely) online, and quite another thing to grow your web traffic, which is where HostPray’s free SEO tools come in to help you optimize your site for a good Google or Bing ranking. You won’t need to hire an SEO pro when you can do it yourself.
When you’re ready to scale up to Cloud VPS or dedicated server, you’ll get faster performance, advanced control (i.e., more configuration options), and more storage space.
Pricing and Support
There isn’t much of a price difference between WordPress, Windows, and Linux shared hosting plans that have the same names and similar features. The higher Business plan includes all the features of the Economy plan plus a free dedicated IP, free SLL, and site backups, so that’s where the value-for-money is.
Customers can occasionally get discounts of up to 50% off the initial prices.
When you’re investing in a hosting plan, you want some reassurance that you can get out early if anything goes wrong. Although the vendor website is a little unclear about the length of the refund period (15 days or 30 days), the technical support team confirmed to me by email that there is indeed a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Unfortunately, email is the only support channel, albeit available 24/7/365. However, there is an online contact form for pre-sales queries, and — in fact — you have to fill out this form even to place an order.