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.
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.
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.
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.
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