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.
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.
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.
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.
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