You are probably trying to decide whether Hostinger is the best web hosting option but not sure about how to make that decision. Our review will help in a lot of ways.
Covid-19 has taught many businesses the importance of being online which has led to the rise in demand for business websites. That said if you are planning to open a business or take a notch up with the existing business, Hostinger should be the web hosting service to go for.
However, before we go into much detail about why Hostinger and its shortfalls, It’s important to note that the web hosting company does not offer dedicated web hosting.
Hostinger Web Hosting Types
- WordPress Hosting
- Shared Hosting
- Cloud Hosting
- VPS Hosting
- Minecraft Hosting (Gaming)
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system because of its robust themes and plugins support as well as its simplicity because it is very easy to play around with. You can customize a WordPress theme as you see fit.
Hostinger has 3 WordPress Hosting plans. These plans are The Starter plan ($11.95 per month, or $3.95 per month with an annual plan) includes 20GB of storage, weekly automated backups, Jetpack Free, and unlimited monthly data and site hosting. Premium ($29 per month, or $12.95 per month with an annual plan) has 40GB of storage, Jetpack Personal, and daily backups. Business ($58 per month, or $22.95 per month with an annual plan) tops them all with 80GB of storage and Jetpack Premium.
However, all the WordPress Hosting plans from Hostinger do not come with emails. That’s an additional cost to you.
BlueHost, our editor’s choice in the WordPress hosting category comes in stronger than Hostinger. BlueHost offers plans also starting at $3.95 but for more. The starter plan features 50 GB SSD Storage, Custom Themes, 24/7 Customer Support, Free Domain – 1 year, Free CDN Included, and Free SSL Certificate.
Share Hosting and WordPress hosting are the most popular types of hosting among novice webmasters because of their low prices as well as being entry-level hosting types. With shared hosting, as mentioned earlier, the major advantage is low cost because you are sharing a server with other websites hence the word Shared. However, your website is prone to be very slow or even become unavailable if you or your fellow tenants receive a spike in traffic.
Hostinger offers 3 Linux-based shared hosting plans. The Single plan (starting at $9.99 per month, or $2.99 per month with a one-year plan) lets you host just one website and offers one email account, 100GB of monthly data transfers, and 10GB of solid-state storage.
The Premium plan (starting at $10.95 per month, or $5.99 per month with a one-year plan) has unlimited site hosting, email, monthly data transfers, and 20GB of storage. It also comes with a free domain name.
The Business plan (starting at $15.99 per month, or $6.99 per month with a one-year plan) has all of the Premium plan’s offerings and adds a free SSL certificate, daily backups, and quadruple the processing power.
However, before you decide to go with Hostinger Shared Hosting, HostGator which is our editor’s choice offers better shared hosting plans. All their plans come with unlimited storage, email, and monthly data transfers. HostGator also offers both Linux and Windows-based shared hosting. Hostinger only offers Linux-based shared hosting.
I have written about Cloud Hosting a couple of times and by now, you should understand that Cloud hosting is the type of hosting where your website is hosted on multiple servers. Scaling up is easy with Cloud Hosting when the need for more resources arises.
Like most of their hosting plans, Hostinger has 3 Cloud Hosting Plans. The Cloud Startup (starting at $29 per month, or $12.95 per month with a one-year plan) has 3GB of RAM, 40GB of storage, and unlimited monthly data transfers. The Cloud Pro (starting at $58 per month, or $22.95 per month with a one-year plan) ups the RAM to 6GB and the storage to 80GB. The Google-powered Cloud (starting at $100 per month, or $60 per month with a one-year plan) boasts 16GB of RAM and 200GB of storage.
All the Hostinger Cloud hosting plans come with a free SSL certificate, unlimited site hosting, and a dedicated IP address.
Hostinger does provide a reasonably priced and well-structured home for cloud hosting but there is always someone doing better than them. Cloudways is our editor’s choice for those looking for a more than just cloud hosting company with bigger demands. Cloudways plans start at $10 (for 25GB of storage, 1TB of monthly data transfers, 1GB of RAM, and a single-core processor) and scale upward to $1,035 (for 3840GB of storage, 12TB of month data transfers, 192GB of RAM, and a 32-core processor.)
Virtual Private Hosting is the next tier hosting type after shared hosting because it places your website with fewer roommates than Shared hosting which gives your site a little bit more server power.
Hostinger Web hosting has 6 VPS hosting plans starting at $8.95 per month (1GB of RAM, 20GB of storage, and 1,000GB of monthly data transfers). Their more expensive Linux plan costs a whopping $61.95 per month (8GB of RAM, 160GB of storage, and 8,000GB of monthly data transfers). All plans have a minimum of 3 months’ sign-ups.
Hostinger’s Windows VPS plans a slightly different from the Linux plans. The entry-level plan starts at $26 per month for 2GB of RAM, 50GB of storage, and 4000GB of monthly data transfers while the high end Windows VPS plan start at $250 per month for 16GB of RAM, 400GB of storage, and 7000GB of monthly data transfers.
Hold your horses, yes it’s from the game itself and yes its a gaming hosting option. With Minecraft hosting which starts at $11.95 per month, or $10.95 per month with a one-year plan, you can install your own game mods, establish rules, and even enable in-game advertising.
With everything said and done, Hostinger Web Hosting does not offer Dedicated hosting. With dedicated hosting, your website is placed in a server alone which gives you more power which is an excellent choice if you expect higher traffic volumes.
Liquid Web is our favorite choice for Dedicated hosting. Liquid Web has powerful Dedicated hosting plans that start at $169 per month for two 240GB solid-state drives (with a 1TB backup drive), 5TB of monthly data transfers, and 16GB of RAM up to a high-end plan at $549 per month for 32-core processors with two 480GB solid-state drives (and a 1TB SATA backup drive), 15TB of monthly data transfers, and 128GB of RAM.
Though it doesn't offer dedicated hosting and phone support, Hostinger is a well-equipped hosting company with many other options to choose from.
- Monthly and Annual Plans
- Good Practical uptime
- Excellent Customer service
- Gaming Servers
- No dedicated hosting
- Windows server options are not in every plan