Reviews and expert opinion ZOOM Hosting

Ranked 1240th from 2638 Web Hosting
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Features
4.3
Pricing
4.3
Support
4.3
Server locations
Philippines
James Guill
James Guill
Web Hosting Expert
ZOOM Hosting is an excellent choice for beginners and websites that don't need a lot of advanced features. Their Enterprise plans are reliable alternatives to business hosts such as Weebly or Wix.

Overview

ZOOM Hosting

ZOOM Hosting has been offering website hosting services to the Philippines and beyond since 2009. While they specialize in serving small and medium-sized businesses, they seem to lack many advanced features that some websites will need. Personal and small business websites will be fine with this platform, but if you need advanced developer support, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Features and Ease of Use

ZOOM Hosting offers a basic set of features for their shared hosting, and that’s about it. Their plans include:

  • Lots of bandwidth
  • Softaculous auto-installer
  • Supports five or more domains
  • Remote backups on most plans
  • Supports phpMyAdmin
  • MagicSpam anti-spam
  • SiteHaven website builder

Outside of offering support for phpMyAdmin and offering MagicSpam anti-spam, they don’t offer much in the way of value-added features. They don’t even provide free SSL certificates or free domains with their plans.

Now, if you’re looking for a basic website or are a beginner looking for a website host that’s easy to use, this is one you can consider. They offer the simple-to-use SiteHaven website builder along with the Softaculous auto-installer with hundreds of apps, including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Coppermine, Zen Cart, and more. Otherwise, you can use cPanel to upload your files and build your website.

Pricing and Support

ZOOM Hosting offers multiple options for shared hosting. Their most popular plans are their Business Cloud plans. They offer the features listed above with scalable options as outlined below:

Cloud-MiniCloud-BasicCloud-ProCloud-Biz
Storage1GB5GB15GB25GB
Bandwidth10GB50GB90GB180GB
Email Accounts51030Unlimited
MySQL Databases51030Unlimited
Subdomains51030Unlimited
Addon Domains5710Unlimited
RAM128MB256MB512MB1024MB

The Cloud-Mini and Cloud-Basic are adequate for single domains, but they’re a bit light on storage for anything more. Cloud-Pro and Cloud-Biz are your best options, but I’d like to see more storage on Cloud-Biz.

Of course, if you want unlimited storage and bandwidth, you can opt for their Unlimited Cloud Hosting plans. However, these offer some severe limitations that you should be aware of. Specifically, the plans only support one to five MySQL databases, and the RAM on the plans is lacking. Due to this, I don’t recommend even considering their Unlimited plans.

Instead, take a look at their Enterprise Cloud hosting plans. While a bit more expensive, they offer better features. Here’s a quick breakdown:

CorpPortalEcommZoom
Storage30GB60GB80GB100GB
Bandwidth300GB600GB800GB1TB
Email AccountsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
SQL DatabasesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
SubdomainsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Addon DomainsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
RAM1.5GB2GB2.5GB3GB

These are much better plans, and perfect for businesses websites that require extensive database support.

ZOOM Hosting’s Business Cloud and Unlimited Cloud plans are a bit cheaper than similar offerings from the average web hosting company, though I wouldn’t even bother with Unlimited Cloud because of the limitations on plans. The Enterprise Cloud plans are pricier, but you’re also getting business-grade hosting. Compared to other hosts such as Shopify, Weebly, and Wix, pricing is either on par or slightly higher.

Regarding support, ZOOM Hosting offers average support at best. They only provide telephone, ticketing, and online contact form support. They don’t offer live chat support. Their knowledge base is also somewhat average compared to other hosts.

Pricing

4.3

Cloud Hosting

Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1 GB
10.04 GB
1 core
128 MB
$1.00
5 GB
Unlimited
1 core
256 MB
$2.00
15 GB
Unlimited
1 core
512 MB
$6.00
25 GB
Unlimited
1 core
1 GB
$10.00
30 GB
300.03 GB
1 core
1.5 GB
$20.00
60 GB
599.96 GB
1 core
2 GB
$40.00
80 GB
800.05 GB
1 core
2.5 GB
$60.00
100 GB
1000.04 GB
1 core
3 GB
$100.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 core
64 MB
$2.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 core
128 MB
$6.00
Plan Name
Storage
Bandwidth
CPU
RAM
Price
1 GB
10.04 GB
1 core
128 MB
$1.00
5 GB
Unlimited
1 core
256 MB
$2.00
15 GB
Unlimited
1 core
512 MB
$6.00
25 GB
Unlimited
1 core
1 GB
$10.00
30 GB
300.03 GB
1 core
1.5 GB
$20.00
60 GB
599.96 GB
1 core
2 GB
$40.00
80 GB
800.05 GB
1 core
2.5 GB
$60.00
100 GB
1000.04 GB
1 core
3 GB
$100.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 core
64 MB
$2.00
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 core
128 MB
$6.00
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Bottom line on ZOOM Hosting

ZOOM Hosting is suitable for most websites that don’t need advanced developer support such as Python or Ruby. However, stay away from the “Unlimited” plans since they have limitations compared to Business and Enterprise plans.

Pros

  • Softaculous auto-installer
  • Supports five or more domains
  • Supports phpMyAdmin
  • Includes free SiteHaven website builder

Cons

  • Unlimited plans are limited in RAM and databases
  • Lack of advanced developer features
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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