Reviews and expert opinion HostPresto

Ranked 1203rd from 3906 Web Hosting
4.3
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
HostPresto is a U.K. hosting company with its own U.K. data center. Its prices are premium but its features are comprehensive, and its customer service is excellent.

Overview

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If you are in a hurry, and just want the bottom line: for the same price as HostPresto you can get much better servers with 24/7 support with Hostinger, so why even bother?!

Established in 2001 under a different name, HostPresto provides hosting services from its own U.K. data center. The exclamation mark in “HostPresto!” is part of the name (usually) but I’ll drop it for punctuation purposes. This provider hosts more than 170,000 websites for almost 60,000 customers, and its own modern-looking website is in English.

Features and Ease of Use

HostPresto sells a comprehensive range of hosting services, including shared hosting plans that come as standard with the following core features:

  • 9% uptime guarantee
  • Daily backups retained for four months
  • Domain registration available
  • From two to unlimited add-on domains
  • SSL certificates available
  • Up to 25 GB disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth

HostPresto’s shared hosting plans are pretty comprehensive when it comes to features. They all enjoy the popular cPanel control panel and an SLA-backed 99.9% uptime guarantee (but beware that you actively have to claim your compensation). Backups are retained for four months (which is much longer than with most hosts), and you can restore yourself with one click.

For more advanced users, there are the usual inclusions, such as unlimited FTP accounts, PHP version 5 through 7, unlimited MySQL databases, and phpMyAdmin. Added extras include compatibility with design software (e.g., Adobe Dreamweaver, Apple iWeb, Microsoft Expression) and free Attracta SEO tools. To top it all off, there is also a free Cloudflare CDN.

An added-cost drag-and-drop website building tool comes with hundreds of ready-made templates, integrated maps, PayPal, slideshows, and more. And if the shared hosting plans don’t give you what you need, you can opt instead for one of the specific WordPress, Magento, Joomla!, PrestaShop, PHP, or Django plans.

Pricing and Support

Despite advertising “Cheap Web Hosting from the UK’s Leading Hosting Provider” on its home page, I think that HostPresto’s plans are pricey, but they offer good value given the resource levels and features. You can purchase the plans on one-month to three-year terms, with the price reducing for the longer-term commitments. If you’re concerned about committing for a full three years, you might take comfort from the 30-day money-back guarantee that will get you out within the first month if it all goes wrong. There is no free trial, but there is a coupon that cuts the cost for the first month.

Just like its hosting plans, HostPresto’s support is second-to-none. You can contact the 24/7 support team by email (for pre-sales questions) or control panel ticket (for current customers). I contacted the company by email on a Saturday, and – Hey Presto! – I received a response from HostPresto within an hour:

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If you prefer to solve your own support issues, you can refer to the extensive help section and comprehensive community pages on the HostPresto website.

Pricing

4.1

User reviews

3.0
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Sean Conlon
Great Britain
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AMAZING FIRM

I have gone out of my way to write this review because Host Presto offers the best customer care I have ever experienced. I have two companies that use them and they have got us out of so many jams. Fantastic company. Better value than AWS and the same speed and uptime!

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anonymus
USA
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Always suspending domain

Bad hosting package!!! I have a starter account, they keep on suspending my account and then they will ask you to update to a more expensive package!!! I thought the service is fine, but no,!!!!! :( They are one of the worst providers I've known :(

Bottom line on HostPresto

Launched in 2001 (as Dream Hosting), incorporated in 2006 (as Enix Ltd.), expanded into the cloud in 2010, and rebranded as HostPresto in 2014, this vendor now has more than 300,000 registered domains to its (new) name. Aside from the high prices, I really can’t complain about this company’s feature-packed plans and comprehensive customer service.

Before you make a decision, we highly recommend you check out some alternative hosting companies, which we highly recommend.

Pros

  • Comprehensive features and resources
  • Simple, straightforward website and plans
  • Variety of hosting plans for different CMS and languages
  • Excellent customer service and help documents

Cons

  • Slightly higher priced than other companies
  • In the event of downtime, you need to request credit
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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