In the case of this provider (HyperMart), its slightly dated English-language website is surprisingly sketchy about when it was founded and where its data centers are located.
Features and Ease of Use
HyperMart offers just one shared hosting plan that comes with:
- HyperMart control panel
- Unlimited disk space
- Scalable bandwidth
- Daily NetApp snapshots for data backups
This provider uses its own HyperMart control panel rather than (for example) the popular cPanel, which may be a good or a bad thing, depending on if you have prior experience with a particular control panel. There is also a drag-and-drop website builder with a variety of mobile-friendly templates and SEO tools, which allows you to build your web presence without any programming experience.
HyperMart offers simple install wizards for a range of open source applications including CMS software (such as Joomla or WordPress) and galleries (such as Coppermine and Gallery2). A variety of e-commerce tools are also available to set up online stores and shopping carts. For WordPress specifically, a WordPress bundle includes a customized control panel, plugins and themes, and automatic malware detection and removal.
While HyperMart’s website acknowledges the availability of virtual private servers (VPS) for customers who surpass the capacity of their shared hosting services, I couldn’t locate specific details about their VPS plans. Information regarding their data centers is also somewhat limited. However, I can confirm that they operate two data centers equipped with UPS power backups, 24/7 network monitoring, and diesel backup generators. HyperMart relies on multiple gigabit and fiber optic connections across diverse backbones, utilizing Cisco routers that employ the BGP4 protocol.
Pricing and Support
At the time of writing this review, a one-year promotional price was available, which makes the price competitive. The problem is that the rate reverts to more than twice the industry average after the introductory term.
Although various payment methods including PayPal are hinted at, the checkout seems to take only credit/debit card payments. There is a 30-day free trial (which turns out to be a 30-day money-back guarantee), but this doesn’t apply to the cost of your domain or other additional fees.
HyperMart provides 24/7 customer support via various methods including phone, chat, and online form submission. I was pleased to receive a rapid response via live chat.
Those seeking self-help will find an extensive knowledge base on HyperMart’s website.