HostYD was founded in Florida in 2012. It powers more than 17,000 websites around the world, and it claims that happy customers are its number one concern. HostYD’s modern website is in English.
Features and Ease of Use
HostYD offers shared hosting, VPS solutions, dedicated servers, and more. As standard, its shared hosting plans come with these core features:
- 99.99% uptime guarantee
- Monthly automatic backups
- Free domain with annual plans
- Two to unlimited add-on domains
- SSL certificates available
- Up to unmetered disk space and bandwidth
Beginner webmasters can benefit from the free website transfer (except for the base plan) and the Softaculous one-click installer for 100 programs.
Developers benefit from the support for PHP, MySQL databases (including remote), and phpMyAdmin. The top tier plan also provides Node.js and SSH access.
You can choose to host your website on servers located in Secaucus, U.S. or London, U.K. The 99.99% uptime guarantee is higher than the industry average 99.9%, but it comes with certain terms and conditions.
Pricing and Support
The hosting plans are well-priced, but be sure to read the inclusions carefully before you buy. Many of the value-added extras are only available in the top tier plans that cost more money. Plans can be purchased on terms ranging from three months to three years, but there are no discounts for longer terms. Although you get a free domain and a 30-day money-back guarantee with an annual plan, you have to pay extra for an SSL certificate.
For self-support, HostYD’s well-stocked knowledge base contains around 50 articles. Alternatively, you can contact customer services via live chat, ticket, or a client area that requires users to log in. I tried the live chat channel a few times; each time an agent picked up immediately and helped me politely. One time, the agent even advised me about some promotional rates.
How much does HostYD cost?HostYD offers plans from $2 to $6. The price depends on which type of hosting plan you choose. You can see the updated pricing table (updated weekly) below.
Which HostYD plan should I get?My recommendation is to start with a cheaper plan. You can always upgrade later on. HostYD can help you with the migration to a more expensive plan. The increase in visitors many times takes longer than expected and you shouldn’t pay a lot of money until the need arises. Of course, your needs may vary, and you can consult with a hosting expert from HostYD here.
How good is HostYD’s customer support?HostYD is not ranked as one of our top web hosts. But that can also be a result of HostYD being a small, under the radar, hosting provider. There are advantages to a small hosting company – as a customer, you are more important to them. You can also check out our comparison of the most popular web hosting services here.