Hostinger is a web hosting company that is owned by its employees. It was founded in 2004 and originally had the name Hosting Media.
However, in 2011, once the company reached the milestone of having a million users, its name was changed to Hostinger.In 2007, Hostinger was a subsidiary of 000webhost.
The goal was to provide free web hosting around the world. Today, Hostinger has more than 25 million users worldwide, with subsidiaries that are in more than 178 countries. It serves as the parent company of 000webhost, Weblink, and Niagahoster.
It is estimated that 20,000 new clients sign up for this service each day. Hostinger boasts that they can allow their clients to create a website with complete freedom. In this review, we are going to look at some of those claims to see if this European host is any good.
One of Hostinger’s key selling points is the abundance of features it offers users. Whether or not all of these features are going to be useful for you will depend on what you intend to do with the service.
Free Website Builder and Free Domain Name
Hostinger comes with a free website builder. The website builder has a lot of nice features. It comes with several popular templates that allow you to get your website up and running very quickly. To be honest, the website builder has a lot of functionality, but it does not come close to some of the more popular website builders that are available.
Free Web Hosting
As we mentioned at the outset, 000Webhost is owned by Hostinger. Webhost offers a super basic free web hosting plan. However, we want to emphasize that you get what you pay for. The hosting plan is free, but it is also slow and unreliable. If the project that you are working on is important to you, then this feature is not something that you will want. However, if you just want to mess around for a little bit, the free option is nice.
Having good customer support is a must with a web host. If your site is down and you cannot get in touch with the individuals responsible for customer support immediately, you could lose out on a bunch of money. Customer support with a service like Hostinger is even more important. As we have discussed, to get their cheaper prices, you need to get locked into a four-year deal.
We have tried to present an unbiased view of Hostinger. As with all hosting companies, there are a few things that we would like to see them improve. However, from what we have seen, their overall service is quite good, especially for the price that they offer. In the past, it has been our experience that when you deal with hosting companies that focus on offering a cheap service, you get junk. However, Hostinger offers a premium service at an inexpensive price.
We are not going to tell you that Hostinger has the fastest service out there. As we mentioned in our review, they don’t. We are not going to tell you that Hostinger has the best uptime record because they don’t. However, the load speeds they offer and their uptime record puts them on par with several web hosting companies that charge a lot more.