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.
InitHost’s website is in English, and its 12 data centers are located in Bulgaria, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Features and Ease of Use
The four shared hosting plans provide these features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Daily backups
- Free SSL certificates
- Up to 100 GB disk space
- Unlimited bandwidth
- One to unlimited add-on domains
- Free domain with the top plan
- Unlimited FTP accounts
InitHost provides the popular cPanel control panel to manage your hosting, and this includes a one-click installer that helps you install hundreds of content management systems (and other programs) such as WordPress and Drupal.
Underpinning your website is the Apache web server and Nginx coupled with the PHP LSAPI stack for enhanced speed and stability. Page loading speeds are improved further thanks to the Cloudflare CDN that caches content close to your customers and helps protect you against some kinds of cyberattacks.
Once your website is up-and-running, you’ll need to promote it, which is where the Google SEO tools come in.
Pricing and Support
InitHost’s four shared hosting plans are not expensive, and the prices match the features on offer. Two of the four plans provide a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, and the top plan provides a Rapid SSL certificate plus a free domain.
The available billing cycles depend on the hosting plan you pick. Whereas the lowest plan mandates a minimum annual commitment (or biennial or triennial), higher plans also allow you to sign up on monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual terms. You get discounted prices for longer terms, and a 30-day money-back guarantee to make you feel better about making a major commitment.
Payments can be made by bank transfer, PayPal, or credit/debit card.
There are few (if any) self-support resources. And while you should be able to contact the customer support team by telephone, ticket, email, or live chat, I have to tell you that my test ticket submission received no response.