Reviews and expert opinion HostXnow

Ranked 1301st from 3906 Web Hosting
4.3
  • Features
    4.5
  • Ease of Use
    4.2
  • Support
    4.2
  • Pricing
    4.3
Server locations
Strasbourg
Montreal
Roubaix
London
James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert
HostXNow offers both WordPress and cPanel hosting with generous features and free SSL certificates. They provide the tools necessary to build most small and medium-sized websites.

Overview

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HostXNow is a small hosting company that simply isn’t a match for big brands like Hostinger. The bigger hosting companies simply offer a better price for similar configuration.

HostXNow is a U.K. based company that’s been offering web hosting services since 2009. Offering both cPanel and WordPress hosting, they provide fast website creation and hosting that more than capable of handling most small to medium sized websites.

Features and Ease of Use

HostXNow offers the option to create a website using either cPanel hosting or WordPress hosting. Regardless of the plan you choose, you have the following standard features:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Pure SSD NVMe storage
  • 2 to 4 Full CPU Cores
  • Softaculous software installer
  • SitePad website builder

Softaculous allows you to perform one-click installs for programs such as WordPress and Joomla on cPanel hosting. WordPress hosting comes with WordPress pre-loaded. The SitePad website builder is a ‘point and click’ web builder with 289 responsive themes and over 40 widgets that can add a variety of features to your website, such as image galleries, video, and more.

Also, HostXNow offers the following value-added services:

  • Unlimited email and FTP accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Daily backups
  • Free SSL certificates

Most hosting companies don’t offer unlimited email accounts or FTP accounts for all services. Few provide free SSL certificates standard. This feature alone can save you from $30 to $3,000 depending on how many websites you host that need an SSL certificate.

For cPanel hosting users, both the SitePad website builder and Softaculous installer are simple to use and will have your site online in minutes. If you choose WordPress hosting, you will have the advantage of setting your site up using a wide variety of WordPress templates.

Pricing and Support

HostXNow offers two types of shared hosting: WordPress, and cPanel. Both types offer four plans with a 30-day money back guarantee and only a couple of differences that are outlined below:

SmallMediumLargePerformance
Storage10GB20GB50GB100GB
Concurrent Connections505050100
Domains1020UnlimitedUnlimited
Dedicated RAM2GB2GB2GB4GB

Available storage and concurrent connections can be limiting depending on the number of sites you host. For example, on the Small plan, 10GB will likely be fine for a single website, but if you host ten sites, your average storage will be 1GB. You’ll experience the same issues across the board.

Next, the concurrent connection is a major concern for anyone looking to host a site that may need to support a large number of customers at once. If you have a webstore and hold Black Friday sales, if you have more than 50 people trying to access your site at once, they may run into problems.

HostXNow offers solid support but is lacking in one area. They presently do not provide phone support. Instead, they use live chat support and online ticket support. They also have a searchable knowledge base that’s good for some basic questions. The technical side of their knowledge base is limited to cPanel, DNS changes, FTP, Private Nameservers, and phpMyAdmin.

One area that’s most impressive is their video tutorial section that provides hundreds of tutorials for various features, CMS installs, email platforms, and more. Also, they offer an uptime reporting page that gives you the status of all servers, the overall uptime, and any outages on the servers. Their uptime at the time of this report is 99.9978%

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Bottom line on HostXnow

Let HostXNow Be the X Factor in Creating Your Website

With multiple hosting choices, simple website, software installers, and free SSL certificates, HostXNow can handle most small to medium-sized websites.

HostXNow might offer a good service at a reasonable price, but does it match up with the top web hosting companies? We find it hard to say “yes.”

Pros

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free website builder and CMS installer
  • Daily Backups
  • Free SSL Certificates

Cons

  • Restrictive concurrent connections
  • No phone support
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.

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