India-based HostSect is relatively new hosting provider that was launched in 2013. It specializes in shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration, and its globally dispersed network of servers and data centers gives it an advantage in the international market.
HostSect’s well-organized, informative website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
Although HostSect doesn’t offer a wide range of hosting plans (just two plans), they do include a wide range of features, including:
- SSD storage
- cPanel control panel
- Website builder
- 99.95% uptime guarantee
- Daily backups
- Free SSL certificates
Both packages include the cPanel control panel as a standard feature, which provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to have complete control over your files and other aspects of your website. You can easily navigate and manage your website without requiring any prior technical knowledge.
The integrated Softaculous one-click app installer helps you easily install CMS applications such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, Magento, and more. Alternatively, the website builder lets you build a professional-looking website via a drag-and-drop interface that doesn’t require you to know HTML.
Pricing and Support
As already hinted, HostSect offers just two hosting price plans: Business and Pro. These are almost identical apart from the number of websites you can host, and they both include unlimited disk space, bandwidth, and emails.
You can pay using PayPal, credit cards, 2Checkout, Razorpay, or Paytm on monthly or yearly billing cycles. At the time of writing, you can use a 25% discount code on an annual plan, and a 30-day money-back guarantee is available to mitigate your commitment risk.
For self-support, HostSect publishes a comprehensive knowledge base that covers all major hosting topics and includes useful video tutorials. You can get remote support via TeamViewer, and you can contact the support team via telephone, ticket, and email. I’m very impressed by HostSect’s support, and I enjoyed a constructive live chat with a support agent.