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.
Although HyperMart’s website mentions virtual private servers for customers who outgrow its shared hosting services, I couldn’t find any information about VPS plans. Information is similarly sketchy about this provider’s data centers, but I can tell you that there are two of them with UPS power backups, 24/7 network monitoring, and diesel backup generators. HyperMart also uses multiple gigabit and fiber optic connections on diverse backbones running Cisco routers that use 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.