StableHost presents the usual suite of services, including: WordPress hosting, enterprise services, reseller hosting, VPS, and SLL. It recently added a custom site builder service, but still allows for the use of popular web scripts through its one-click Softaculous Installer.
StableHost’s website is translated into languages fairly well-matched for its data center locations. It is available in English, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Vietnamese.
Features and Ease of Use
StableHost’s web hosting plans are separated into three tiers geared towards different needs. The benefits of these tiers vary by the number of websites you can have, the quality of the CPU, and access to a VIP support system.
Similarly, its reseller hosting service also offers three tiers. However, the reseller tiers differ only by the allotted disk space and the maximum number of clients. That’s not bad, but if you want to resell hosting, other hosts are worth considering first.
Regardless of the hosting service you need or the tier you choose, StableHost offers a suite of attractive baseline features including:
- Servers that start with 36GB of RAM
- Unlimited email accounts
- 24/7 server monitoring
- SSD storage
- Unlimited bandwidth
StableHost has a site builder that offers hundreds of layouts and many customization options. It utilizes a drag-and-drop interface that allows you to create your site without any coding knowledge. StableHost also includes a series of video tutorials for help with this feature, but the link connects to a “404 Not Found” page on YouTube.
StableHost utilizes the cPanel control panel. Along with site management, this panel evaluates server data through the Webalizer software. Items like processing speeds, high-traffic times, and IP addresses can be analyzed to improve your site.
Pricing and Support
StableHost is an affordable and reliable hosting platform. Although it does not offer any free services, it provides hosting plans for as little as $3.50/month. Even its most expensive web and reseller hosting plans don’t cost more than $30/month. You can easily upgrade your plan from StableHost’s “client area.”
There are also frequent sales and discount codes that can lower the prices of certain plans by up to 50 percent, and all plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
But while StableHost’s prices are good, they aren’t the lowest – Hostinger, for example, often offers even lower prices without sacrificing quality, which is why we’ve scored them 4.9/5.
The most expensive hosting service StableHost provides is, understandably, its dedicated servers. The premade packages range from $145 to $245/month with the prices determined largely by the processing speed of the server. If you’re looking for more power, then StableHost also creates custom servers that meet your needs.
Although the site is available in five languages, the live support is only available in English. I found that the self-help center is well-stocked with easy-to-follow guides.
However, the live support system doesn’t let you speak with a representative in real-time – instead, it sends a reply to the email you provide. I did receive a response within five minutes, but having to check my email rather than a chat box added a frustrating step to the process.
Response times can be further improved with StableHost’s VIP support system, which gives priority assistance to its highest-tier plan holders.