The Malaysia-based JOMHosting.NET started their operations in 2007 as a small-scale hosting provider. Since then, they’ve grown to become a robust company offering a wide variety of shared hosting, dedicated server, and cloud computing services. They have over 10,000 clients and pride themselves as being a “one-stop shop” for your web hosting needs. They are a solid choice for beginners, but take note that their support is substandard.
Features and Ease of Use
JOMHosting.NET offers Linux shared hosting plans with solid bandwidth and robust features perfect for most personal and mid-sized business websites. Here are some of their basic features:
- Unlimited subdomains (except Mini plan)
- Softaculous auto-installer
- Website builder
- CentOS 7
- Cloud infrastructure
- Unlimited email accounts (except Mini plan)
You’ll also enjoy some of the following value-added features regardless of which plan you sign up for.
- Spam and virus protection
- PHP 5, 6, and 7 supported
- Free website migrations
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
While all PHP versions from 5 to 7 are supported, I would’ve liked to see more support offered for Python, Ruby, Curl, and other scripting languages. Another thing I don’t like is that SSL certificates are not included for free. However, their entry-level Comodo certificates are relatively inexpensive and more affordable than certificates from other providers.
This host is perfect for all skill levels. Beginners can use RVsitebuilder to create their website in three steps using over 700 free templates. You also can use the Softaculous auto-installer to install WordPress, Drupal, PrestaShop and hundreds of other scripts on your website. Advanced webmasters can use cPanel and FTP to build their website.
Pricing and Support
JOMHosting.NET offers five plans for shared website hosting, all with the basic features listed earlier. The differences in plans are outlined below:
|Mini||Web 2GB||Web 5GB||Web 10GB||Promo Hosting|
|Free Domain?||No||No||No||Yes||Yes – For 3 Years|
The Mini and Web 2GB plans are decent choices for single domain hosting, provided you don’t need massive database support. With the Web 5GB and Web 10GB plans, the amount of storage relative to the number of domains you can host is a bit lacking for my tastes.
Features-wise, your best option is the Promo Hosting plan, but note that you’re going to pay for three years’ worth of hosting up front. However, you do get a free .com domain for three years with the plan, so it’s very affordable if you’re willing to commit for that length of time. Overall, this provider offers very affordable hosting, but you must pay for at least one year’s worth of hosting.
Support for JOMHosting.NET is very substandard. Your only options are email support and a very limited knowledgebase. Although the hosting might be inexpensive, it seems like it comes with a trade-off in terms of support.