Reviews and expert opinion NutHost

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4.3
Server locations
USA
Argentina
James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert
NutHost is the main web hosting service in Argentina and offer solid features for most personal and business websites. However, standard hosting limits you to a single domain, and their support was disappointing.

Overview

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NutHost has been in operation since 2003 and is presently one of the primary web hosting providers in Argentina. Over the years, over 45,000 websites have used their services, and they have made a name for themselves by offering website hosting with features suitable for most websites. However, their standard hosting only allows for a single domain, and I found their support less than impressive.

Features and Ease of Use

NutHost offers shared hosting services that have excellent storage and bandwidth. The majority of their standard website hosting plans offer the following features as standard.

  • Robust storage
  • 50GB or more in bandwidth
  • Unlimited databases on most plans
  • Unlimited emails on most plans
  • One-click installer with over 200 apps

NutHost also offers excellent security with both antispam for email and antivirus protection for your files and website. They also offer the following value-added features:

  • Antispam and antivirus protection
  • 99.98% uptime
  • SSH and SFTP access
  • PHP 5.x and 7.x support
  • Free site migrations

In addition to these features, they offer free SSL certificates on all plans, saving you money over other services who charge up to $50 per website for certificates. Unfortunately, they don’t offer support for Python or other web programming languages.

NutHost offers a simple one-click installer for programs such as WordPress making it easy to set up your website. Otherwise, you can use cPanel access to upload your files. They presently don’t offer a drag and drop website builder.

Pricing and Support

NutHost offers several options for shared hosting. Their standard hosting offer three plans, all with similar features except for what is outlined below:

NukeNukePlusNukePlus Nitro
Storage5GB100GB120GB
Bandwidth50GBUnlimitedUnlimited
Databases1UnlimitedUnlimited
Email Accounts10UnlimitedUnlimited

All plans offer excellent storage and bandwidth, but the Nuke plan comes with a single database and just ten email accounts. However, the difference in cost between Nuke and NukePlus is minimal, so there’s almost no reason to choose Nuke.

I don’t like that their standard hosting plans allow you to only host a single domain. You must buy reseller hosting to get multi-domain support. Also, they don’t offer free domains, so you’ll incur that cost annually if you don’t already own a domain.

In addition to the basic hosting plans, NutHost offers Cloud Hosting, WordPress Hosting, Moodle Hosting, and PrestaShop hosting. Each has their own group of available features, but are also much more expensive than the standard hosting.

While NutHost offers robust support options, I was left disappointed with their support. They provide international telephone support including to the United States as well as direct lines in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. They also offer email support and live chat. Their knowledge base is quite extensive and excellent for those that like to research their problems rather than rely on someone else to fix their issues.

My experience with their support was that it is lacking. I tried contacting them twice via live chat and failed to receive a response after five minutes both times. I did finally receive an answer to my email after more than 24 hours.

Bottom line on NutHost

If you’re looking to host a single website, then NutHost offers great plans with most offering unlimited bandwidth and massive storage. For those needing to host more domains, either check out their reseller plans or choose another provider that allows multi-domain hosting.

Pros

  • Robust storage
  • 50GB or more in bandwidth
  • One-click installer with over 200 apps
  • Free site migrations

Cons

  • Standard hosting for single domains only
  • Live chat is not 24/7
James Guill
James Guill
James Guill is a veteran writer with a background in IT support. He’s worked for some of the world’s largest companies including Ericsson, Compaq, GE, Bank of America and Dell.
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