Reviews and expert opinion Zain Hosting

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Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Web Hosting Expert
Zain Hosting is an affordable website hosting provider based in Pakistan. It’s an excellent choice for the budget-conscious beginner.

Overview

Zain Hosting

Zain Hosting is fine, but fine is not good enough. While Zain Hosting is a decent web host, you can get better quality hosting at a cheaper price with Hostinger, for example.

Founded in 2010, Zain Hosting is a budget-friendly Pakistan-based website hosting provider. They have registered more than 100,000 domains, they host over 90,000 websites, and they have 45,000+ customers located in Pakistan and the rest of the world. Their website and support are in English only.

Features and Ease of Use

Zain Hosting is a full-service website hosting provider offering shared website hosting, reseller hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated servers, and domain registration. They also offer website design services, search engine optimization, and remote desktop servers.

As standard, their website hosting plans enjoy the following features:

  • 99.9% uptime (without service level agreement)
  • Automatic overnight backups
  • Domain registration (available at additional cost)
  • From ten to unlimited subdomains, depending on the package
  • From 1GB to unlimited web space, depending on the package

Like many website hosting providers, Zain Hosting offers a one-click installer for popular programs, but they also provide more than 160 free scripts to go with it. And upon request, they offer free manual script installation, which is a great extra value-add for beginners.

The language used on their website is jargon-free everyday English, their packages are clearly laid out, and the website user experience is great. In short, Zain Hosting provides a very beginner-friendly solution for website hosting.

What concerns me about Zain Hosting is that their 99.9% uptime statement is not backed by any kind of guarantee or service level agreement (SLA), so – as far as I can tell – there is no compensation if the uptime falls below the advertised level.

Pricing and Support

Zain Hosting’s prices are very affordable when compared to other companies in Pakistan and large international competitors. In fact, their annual price is as low as some companies’ monthly prices. With such competitive price points, it’s clear to see why they have more than 45,000 customers.

You can purchase website hosting annually, biannually or triannually. It would be nice to see a monthly package, but with such low prices, it makes sense to limit it to a one-year minimum term. They also offer a seven-day free trial.

As if the prices aren’t cheap enough already, they also offer discounts for purchasing longer terms. But be warned: the refund policy is so strict that you are unlikely to get your money back if you’re unhappy.

Now a couple more caveats. For the low prices paid, you still get 99.9% uptime and 24/7 support. However,  the uptime is not guaranteed, and in my experience, the 24/7 customer service might not be quite 24/7 as advertised. Whilst Zain Hosting offers many options for getting in touch – via email, WhatsApp, telephone and live chat – I have struggled to get hold of them at times. For budget web hosting, this wouldn’t be so much of a problem of they clearly communicated their actual availability on their website.

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Shazia Amber
Pakistan
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Good Services

I moved to this company because I was facing speed issues on my previous service provider, now I am okay with Zain Hosting. So I will recommend this company to you. The support team is also good especially live chat, they moved my websites in a few minutes.

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Hadia Raza
USA
prizebondswat.com
5
Great Support

The Support team is Really very good, they helped me a lot.

Bottom line on Zain Hosting

An affordable website hosting provider based in Pakistan. Not only do they offer exceptionally good pricing; their packages also include extra free-of-charge features such as Cloudflare integration and free domain protection.

Still not sure if this is the right web host for you? Check out our top recommended web hosts to learn more.

Pros

  • Very affordable pricing
  • Lots of extra features such as Cloudflare, domain protection, and domain registration
  • A one-click installer for 160+ programs
  • Beginner-friendly website and packages

Cons

  • Slow response on live chat
  • No advertised uptime SLA
Mark Holden
Mark Holden
Mark is a full stack web developer specializing in HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. When he's not busy building websites or geeking out over the latest addition to his ever-growing gadget collection, he enjoys playing drums for his progressive rock band. He can also make a mean Spanish omelet.

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