Reviews and expert opinion HostSlayer

Ranked 776th from 2543 Web Hosting
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Features
4.4
Pricing
4.4
Support
4.1
Server locations
Meppel
USA
Moscow
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
HostSlayer, founded in 2016, offers comprehensive hosting plans with SSD storage. The prices are excellent, however, customer support feels slower than advertised.

Overview

HostSlayer

HostSlayer was founded in 2016, then subsequently acquired by HostSlim B.V Holdings in early 2018. It has an English website, with offices and servers located around the world.

Features and Ease of Use

HostSlayer offers a simple range of shared hosting packages, which, as standard, come with the following core features:

  • 100% uptime guarantee
  • Free automatic daily backups
  • Unlimited add-on domains
  • SSL certificates available
  • Up to 50GB SSD disk space
  • Unmetered bandwidth

HostSlayer’s servers are housed in its parent company, HostSlim’s data center in Lelystad, the Netherlands. It commits to only using up to 70% of its capacity, even in peak usage periods.

The website boasts a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement, however, there’s no information relating to compensation in the event of downtime, it only states HostSlayer promises to not let your website be down for longer than two hours. It’s all a bit confusing.

The plans use SSD storage in RAID 10 configuration, which means both faster disk read/write times up to ten times faster than traditional HDD, and as your data is duplicated, there’s less risk of data loss in the event of disk failure. CloudLinux means that your data will be isolated from your neighbors and there’s even a free Cloudflare CDN to sweeten the deal.

As well as a raft of performance-enhancing features, the resource allocations are generous with unlimited domains, databases, FTP accounts, email addresses, and unmetered bandwidth. There’s also beginner-friendly Softaculous and Fantastico one-click installers.

Pricing and Support

Considering the high level of resources and value-added features, the prices are very good value for money. Most everyday webmasters will be perfectly happy in the very cheap base plan.

You do need to purchase a domain name and an SSL certificate, but given the pricing, that’s okay. HostSlayer even offers free website migrations to help you get started easily and there’s a seven-day money back guarantee as well.

Support is available 24/7 by live chat, phone, and ticket. There’s a small knowledge base, so you’ll likely be reliant on the customer service team. The website clearly states that the response time to live chat is instant and for tickets, it’s 30 minutes.

HostSlayer

However, herein lies my main issue with the company. I’ve tried to contact the team on live chat several times, each time, despite being online, I was unable to get anyone to pick up.

Pricing

4.4

Web Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Price
5 GB SSD
Unlimited
+
$1.99
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
Free SSL
Price
5 GB SSD
Unlimited
+
$1.99
More Details

Bottom line on HostSlayer

As well as U.S. based shared hosting plans, HostSlayer also offers VPS plans hosted in the Netherlands, Russia, and the U.S. The plans are great value for money and the features are excellent, it’s just a shame I couldn’t get through to customer service.

Pros

  • Data centers in multiple locations
  • Seven-day money-back guarantee
  • Plans are extremely feature-packed
  • Comprehensive resource allocations on all plans

Cons

  • I did not get a reply from live chat
  • 100% uptime SLA is confusing

Buy feature-packed hosting at HostSlayer

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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