HostClear Editor's Review

HostClear Company Overview

HostClear is a young and fastly growing web hosting enterprise, founded in 2008. They have their headquarter in Glendale, California. HostClear's website is straight-forward. They offer shared hosting plans, business hosting and reseller hosting.

HostClear's budget shared hosting plan starts from $3.95 /month (as a 3-year plan) and provides pretty everything unlimited and any feature one can think of: Unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, a free domain name, unlimited mailboxes, unlimited databases and so forth.

The cheapest professional reseller hosting plan starts from $19.95 /month and is packed with 75GB storage space, 600 GB of bandwidth per month and unlimited domains, that can be hosted at this reseller account.

Every hosting plan at HostClear is bundled with $100 in free advertising bonuses, e.g. for Google AdWords campaigns. Host Clear gives a 99.9% uptime-guarantee. Absolutely above-usual-standards is their any-time-money-back guarantee. HostClears confidence in offering quality and customer satisfaction seems to be strong.

HostClear offers 24/7 support by telephone, live support inside their control panel and by email, as well as more than 100 video tutorials.

Price Value

HostClear provides the basic shared hosting package at $3.95 /month (if signed up as a 3-year plan). Reseller hosting plans start at $19.95 / month.

All packages at HostClear provide a free domain name, unlimited storage space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited email addresses and unlimited databases. Programing freaks will be happy to hear, that all hosting plans support: PHP, Python, CGI, RoR, custom php.ini, SSI, Frontpage Extensions, custom .htaccess, custom 404-pages, custom cron jobs and many more features.

A 1-click-installer makes it easy (even for beginners) to deploy Forums, Content Management Systems, Galleries, Blogs and other web based applications. Loads of ecommerce features make the plan attractive for customers planning to set up an online shop. They can enjoy a free shared SSL certificate, PayPal support or the possibility to using a self-signed SSL cert. This package has strong multimedia features, supporting RealAudio/Video, Flash, Shockwave, MIDI files and own MIME types.

Considering $100 in bonuses, 24/7 support, a 99.9% uptime guarantee and their anytime-money-back-guarantee, this is a super-high price value. There are not many more things on earth, that can be stuffed into a hosting plan. We see $3.95 as a very low price for an extremly professional and complete hosting plan. The price value of the reseller package is extremely high as well.

Reliability and Performance

HostClear's data center is conntected through mulitple providers to the internet by an OC-96 backbone connection and is networked with 400 gigabits per second. That are very high standards and assure a great network speed and total network reliability.

Their Quad Processor performance servers operate on Linux with a customized Apache Web Server. This explains the lightning-fast performance, that we measured with HostClear hostet websites.

Security standards in HostClear's data center are extremely high: 24/7 guards, biometric entrance security with camera systems, a giant cooling facility, the professional fm2000 fire suppression system and UPS batteries with emergency diesel generators for power outages assure, websites stay up at any time. Courtesy site backups of all data are performed on a regular basis. Network security is scanned 24/7 by intruder alert software and highly qualified staff.

It now seems clear, why HostClear offers 99.9% uptime guarantee and an anytime-money-back-guarantee. Network and server performance and reliability are state-of-the-art.

Features and Control Panel

HostClear provides cPanel to their customers to manage all aspects of their hosting account. The industry-favourite cPanel is easy to understand and use. It is stable, complete in its functionality and highly intuitive. CPanel's orderly structure and handy statistics (such as how much bandwidth or storage is in use) make it easy to self-manage one's hosting account. Live support was integrated in HostClear's cPanel, to make it more convenient.

In our opinion, cPanel is one of the best solutions for managing shared hosting or reseller hosting accounts.

Support

HostClear provides 24/7 support to their customers by telephone, a control-panel-integrated live chat and email.

Additionally, Host Clear offers a vast amount of information to make the customer able to solve problems on his own, if he wants to. This includes a searchable, extensive knowledgebase and more than 100 video tutorials, that are well organized in categories.

Although there are even higher support levels in the web hosting industry, HostClear provides a solid and good support.

Conclusion

HostClear is a relatively new company in the web hosting industry. They provide reseller hosting and shared web hosting plans.

Host Clear gives a 99.9% uptime guarantee, an anytime-money-back-guarantee and $100 in advertising bonuses.

Their reliability and performance ranks very high due to a state-of-the-art data center, lightning-fast network connections and Quad Processor performance servers.

HostClear uses the industry leading cPanel as a control panel and provides customers with a good, solid and helpful 24/7 support by telephone, email or live chat.

We see HostClear as a high quality provider in both, reseller hosting and shared web hosting. Their price value is extremely high and the hosting packages' features are vast. Despite their short time in business and being a relatively small enterprise, HostClear provides one of the best hosting offers we know at today's market.
Michael Lederstatter
Editor-In-Chief
Michael loves helping people like you finding the best hosting provider for their individual needs.

Michael is founder of Buy-Hosting.net and the web agency www.website-werkstatt.de. He works as a web designer and server admin since 1998.

When he's not blogging, he's probably outdoors growing food in his garden or doing something awesome with his dearest and the kids.
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  • Professional reseller hosting plan starting at $19.95 /month
  • Feature-stuffed shared hosting plan from $3.95 /month
  • Anytime-money-back guarantee
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Very high performance and reliability
  • No Windows hosting or dedicated servers
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HostClear Reviews by 7 Users

 
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Erin
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submitted: December 2, 2014
It seems that host clear was bought by just host some time ago. That's a petty, I used to host with them many years ago and was very content. If you want to know about just host's services you should read the respective reviews. I guess the host clear website is just an empty shell and everything goes through the datacenters of just host now anyway. Rating is for my former experience with host clear.
Christos
Greece
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submitted: April 30, 2012
I found Host Clear to be a simple host to work with. I am no means technically savvy, yet found control panel to be quite simple to work with.

I learned that using step by step wizard, I could easily build a site that look good, fully functional.

Further I found that working with customer support as well as the online tutorials, I was able to build site in no time.

It was very easy to use when building site. I liked all design features, the options to choose from and the simplicity of design. Even for a person who does not understand too much about the technical side of hosting, is a good choice.
Sheila Randolph
Las Vegas
Knowledge: Experienced
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submitted: May 18, 2011
I have used Go daddy, Hostgator, and a few other hosts over the years. With HostClear, I have finally found a company that has yet to disappoint me with their service offerings.

In addition to easily building my site, I have not experienced downtime nearly as often as with the other big companies. The fact that they only work out of a couple of offices and do not have as many customers as some of the bigger hosts limits the amount of downtime you are going to experience with your site.

I also appreciate the tools that are so easy to use. No matter how much or how little you know about site building, it is simple to work with this host and to build a site that is going to look good. It only took me about two days to build the site that I am currently running. With this being said, I do not know much about building or e commerce site development. I had people develop my other sites for me. But, this one looks good, my customers like it and I appreciate the simplicity of working with the host.

I have found it to be quite simple to do everything with the host. From the low prices I have paid, to the building and editing the site, to any issues I have had... they resolved them in no time.

I have been quite lucky with this company and find them to be an excellent host to work with. I love the simple layout, the tools are easy to use and you even get through to their customer service team rather quickly.
Shane
USA
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submitted: December 6, 2010
Hostclear does well on my 3 sites. Inquiries get responded within some hours and telephone calls are picked up in less than 2 minutes.
Chris
Australia
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submitted: August 22, 2010
My Site was up and running in a snap. The price is great. However, you have to pay several years in advance to get this price. That was a lot of cash at once, but it's worth.
Ole Clausson
Denmark
Knowledge: Intermediate
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submitted: July 12, 2010
If robust tools and easy to use guides is important to you, then this is the host to choose. Not only is the control panel a breeze to work with. It also allows you to build your site in a fraction of the time at an affordable price.

Easy to use features, high uptime guarantees and a simplified design tool let you build a good looking site with the slightest of ease.
Roosevelt Bowman
USA
Knowledge: Experienced
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submitted: April 10, 2010
My website is hosted for a year now. Since the beginning I installed a monitoring tool. It shows no downtimes until today! Great host!
 

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