InitHost has been hosting websites for more than 18 years. It provides shared hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated servers, domain registration, and SSL certificate services.
It has 12 data centers located in Bulgaria, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and the United States. Its website is available in English.
Features and Ease of Use
InitHost has four shared hosting plans which come with the following features
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily backups
- Free SSL certificates
- Up to 100GB disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- Anywhere from one to unlimited add-on domains
- Free domain on the top plan
InitHost provides the cPanel control panel which is easy to use. Within it is a beginner-friendly one-click installer. With this, you can install hundreds of web scripts like WordPress and Drupal in a few minutes.
Also, it has a website builder which can be accessed from the control panel. This feature enables you to design your website or e-commerce platform without being tech-savvy or having knowledge of HTML.
Its servers use Apache web server and Nginx coupled with LSAPI PHP stack for enhanced speed and stability.
Each hosting plan comes with easy connection with Cloudflare CDN. A website using Cloudflare loads faster and has enhanced security. Its security features extend to a virus scanner that checks every request to ensure that it’s clean.
SEO is essential except if you don’t care about showing up in search results. InitHost provides Google SEO tools to help you get the right pages on your website indexed.
Pricing and Support
The fees charged on InitHost’s four shared hosting plans are not expensive and matches the features it offers. A plus is its free SSL; it offers free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates on its second and third plan and free Rapid SSL certificates on its fourth plan.
InitHost’s billing cycle varies among its plans. The smallest shared plan offers an annual, biennial, and triennial billing cycle only. As you subscribe higher, you can opt for a shorter billing cycle; a semi-annual, three months, and one month cycle can be subscribed on its second, third and fourth plans respectively.
It provides discounted prices as you subscribe higher. A good thing is that it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all plans and a free domain is on its top two plans.
The available payment methods are PayPal, bank transfer, and credit/debit cards.
InitHost’s support is available via phone, email, ticket and live chat. Its phone support is available Mondays to Fridays 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. BST. I didn’t get connected through the live chat so I opened a ticket. However, I didn’t get a response even though I waited for six days.