Reviews and expert opinion HostStore
HostStore is a web hosting company based in the United States. It offers shared web hosting, dedicated servers, VPS hosting, and reseller hosting solutions to businesses across the globe. With over 60,000 websites hosted on its servers, this vendor has made a mark as a leading web hosting provider around the world.
Features and Ease of Use
HostStore web hosting solutions come with an array of features that includes:
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Unlimited databases
- Unlimited domains
- Shared SSL certificate
- Professional SiteBuilder
HostStore has a state-of-the-art hosting architecture that includes five data centers. Two data centers are located in Las Vegas, Nevada; one in Scranton, Pennsylvania; one in San Diego, California; and another in Houston, Texas.
The data centers in Las Vegas and Scranton house the vendor’s dedicated servers and VPS hosting solutions while the ones in San Diego and Houston are the vendor’s backup data centers.
HostStore’s data centers have self-healing architecture that ensures that if one fiber route is cut, traffic will automatically reroute to another path in milliseconds. What’s more, the data centers are equipped with security cameras, biometric scanners, and NOC personnel that ensure they are safe.
In addition to the standard features included in all its hosting solutions, HostStore’s Business shared web hosting package also comes with a free dedicated IP. The Enterprise package, on the other hand, adds a private SSL certificate to all the other features included in the Business package.
Though the vendor offers daily backups to all its hosting customers, only those who purchase its Managed Secure Hosting package enjoy encrypted daily backups. This particular package also includes many security features you will not find included in other packages like DDoS attack protection, private server signature, server Symantec endpoint protection, and DNS hijacking protection.
Pricing and Support
The prices of HostStore hosting solutions are quite standard and include a noteworthy number of features, a good number of them without any apparent restrictions. The prices are listed in U.S. dollars. HostStore shared hosting does not have a monthly billing cycle. The shortest time you can commit is three months.
HostStore offers an anytime money-back guarantee for all its shared hosting solutions. This means that the vendor will give you a full refund for the period remaining to the end of your billing cycle.
That said, customers who purchase these solutions through bank wire transfers, money orders, and checks do not get refunds. This vendor offers a 99.99% network and power uptime guarantee.
To get in touch with this vendor, you can reach out via live chat, phone number, support email, or ticketing system. The vendor’s ticketing system and live chat are available 24/7. My email query to their support team never got a response.
The HostStore website includes a detailed knowledge base that has many articles and hosting tutorials, including video tutorials for users who prefer a DIY approach to solving their hosting-related issues.