WebHostingPad Editor's Review

WebHostingPad Company Overview

WebHostingPad was founded by hosting industry veterans in 2005. Their headquarter is located in Chicago, their privately owned data center is located in Chicago, IL as well. At the moment, they are hosting more than 150,000 domains.

Web Hosting Pad's strategy is to provide the highest price value in web hosting that is possible today. They are concious about the demand for cheap and reliable web hosting solutions, that will constantly grow in the next years.

Their attitude is: "Reliable Web Hosting at a Price you can Afford."

WebHostinPad gives a 99.999% uptime guarantee, a 30-day-money-back guarantee and offers live support via a toll free telephone number. Their everything-unlimited-plan starts at $1.99 /month (if signed up as a 4 year plan). Additionally, they give $200 in marketing bonuses with that plan. That is hard to beat for the competition.

Price Value

WebHostingPad.com cheapest hosting plan starts at $1.99 /month (if signed up as a 4-year plan). The plan provides unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth and a free domain name. The package includes $200 worth in bonuses, such as free marketing credits for Google, Yahoo and others.

Additionally, the plan offers unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, unlimited subdomains and the possibility to host an unlimited number of additional domains. To help creating a website, a free sitebuilder is part of the package, as well as Fantastico, wich is a 1-click-installer for more than 50 application like Blogs, Forums, Galleries, Community systems or online shops.

Programers will be happy to hear, that the package supports PHP, Perl, Python, mySQL, SSI, FrontPage Extensions and CGI-BIN. Multimedia features of the hosting plan provide Streaming Audio/Video, Flash, Shockwave and MIDI files. SSH Shell Access and an SSL certificate are not part of the plan, however a higher plan includes that. This higher plan has a higher monthly price, however.

WebHostingPad's hosting plan provides an extraordinary high price value.

Reliability and Performance

WebHostingPad guarantees a network uptime of 99.999%. They have their own data center in Chicago, Illinois. WebHostingPad's servers are connected to the internet with 4 redundant OC-12 connections through multiple carriers. This secures a super-high level of network-reliability.

The data center is a private facility with an extremely high level of physical and network security: All doors secured with biometric hand geometry readers, 24/7 security guards, CCTV with access control and alarm system. The data center is backed with emergency batteries and generators to assure uptime in case of a power outage. A fire suppression system and cooling facilities are installed as well. The network security is 24/7 monitored by highly trained staff and specialized monitoring software. The data center provides the highest possible security levels.

WebHostingPad.com uses Dual Xeon Intel Raid Protected Servers for very high performance and data security. For extra security, all files are backuped on a weekly basis, additionally.

We rate the reliability of this infrastructure very high and the performance of the servers and the network high.

Features and Control Panel

WebHostingPad.com provides their customers with the industry-leading cPanel. Every aspect of the web hosting account can be managed with this easy-to-learn software. Its orderly arranged, large icons make it convenient to create a new email address, database, manage file backups or see statistics, such as how much storage space is used.

Integrated right into cPanel is Fantastico, a 1-click-installer that helps to deploy more than 50 great web applications like online shops, community systems, forums, blogs or galleries.

cPanel is a most respected choice among hosting experts. It is an excellent control panel.

Support

WebHostingPad provides 24/7 outstanding support through a toll-free telephone number, live chat and by email ticket system. An extensive knowledge base helps clients, who want to help themselves and gives answers about every web hosting related topic one can think of. Additionally, there are video tutorials to help the customer.

Something special about WebHostingPad's customer support is, that every customer gets a free 30-minute consultation with a support expert to help them get their web project up and running. Additionally, they help with first search engine listings and offer their customers to evaluate their web sites.

In our opinion, the support level of WebHostingPad is very high.

Conclusion

Although WebHosting Pad provides their services only since 5 years, they managed to become a provider with outstanding price value. Their everything-unlimited plan from $1.99 /month (if signed up as a 4-year plan) offers super-high quality. Thinking of the $200 in marketing bonuses, a 30-day-money-back guarantee and a 99.999% uptime guarantee, this is on top of today's web hosting offers. Their state-of-the-art data center and server infrastructure offers highest security and a strong performance and reliability. Deploying the industry-favourite cPanel is certainly a good choice as a control panel. WebHostingPad's 24/7 toll-free customer support provides clients with a very high standard of assistance. We like the free 30-minute consultation with an web expert to help beginners to get their site up and running.

In conclusion it can be said, that WebHostingPad.com achieved their goal of offering the highest price value by outstanding low prices, but a very high level of features and performance.

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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  • Unlimited-plan from only $1.99/mo (as a 4-year plan)
  • $200 in free marketing bonuses
  • State-of-the-art data center
  • 24/7 toll free support
  • 99.999% uptime and 30-day-money-back guarantee
  • No Windows hosting, no dedicated servers
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WebHostingPad Reviews by 7 Users

 
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Gilbert S.
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1.0
submitted: March 24, 2014
Webhostingpad offers unlimited hosting, but it is not at all unlimited. That's a plain lie! I was told to remove files from my site due to the fact that I was using up too much disk space.

Webhostingpad is unreliable, hosting is slow and their packages do not make sense. The pricing does not make sense it's way too cheap and that seems to be the reason why they do not seem to have a firm grasp on things.
Philipe
Portugal
Knowledge: Intermediate
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4.0
submitted: January 30, 2014
I have gone through many hosts. this one stacks up compared to most of them. Unlike most other reviews, I do not have a problem with their support. I find that they are quick to answer and although I do not use email support, their phone support does a pretty good job. If you like low prices, they do offer it. I agree with the fact that it is not unlimited hosting as they claim, but I have not gone over the limit that they have in place. so for me, it has not been an issue with disk space, or them calling me and asking me to remove certain features from my site. I have read several reviews and I have gone through at least four or five other hosting companies and this is one of the better experiences that I have.
Tom
USA
Knowledge: Experienced
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submitted: May 9, 2012
For the most part, they are pretty good. Downtime is not horrible, the site builder is okay and my site is usually up and running. The problem lies in the fact that I have to submit a complaint ticket every week for some type of issue that I am dealing with. Especially that they do not have a spam filter in place. If it weren't for the fact that i struggle with at least one issue each week, I think they would be a pretty good host to go through. Especially at this lower price range that they charge for the services that they do provide.
Scott Chandler
UK
Knowledge: Intermediate
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submitted: November 23, 2011
Webhostingpad have an extremely great and swift service team working for them. I wrote in an email ticket and they responded to it within ten minutes. This is unheard of with other hosts that I have been with in the past.

I can really say that I am content with this service, the timeliness and the accuracy to which they provided a response to me. When I was having issues with the technical side of site building for the first time, they helped me out immediately.
Marc
USA
Knowledge: Intermediate
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submitted: January 25, 2011
If you truly care about your customers, your business and your site actually working, then turn to any other host out there!!! I have found that my site is often down, when I try to log in through the control panel, only to find out that it has also been down to my customers for several hours on end.

And, trying to file a complaint or speak to a person that works in customer service, is only going to frustrate you. They do not answer calls, email tickets do not even get read for weeks and their online chat feature is down more often than not.

I have had quite a few issues with them and it seems my site is down over night, outside of the US. I can say they are a horrible company to work with, and one that I will be moving as far away from as possible, when the end of my contract comes.
Jerrod
Israel
Knowledge: Intermediate
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submitted: November 30, 2010
The customer care staff responded immediately and helped to solve my problems ASAP. Uptime was always 100% and I am very content with WHP.
Anshumali
India
Knowledge: Intermediate
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submitted: April 9, 2010
Not only is our site always down they never seem to have an answer if you can get through to Webhostingpad's support system. Every time I call in, it seems I wait on hold for over 10 minutes and this is very expensive from India.

I recommend them not. Their low priced sales tactics means bad service afterwards.
 

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