HostPlus Review

Host Plus are an all-in-one hosting solution providing everything you need to host and manage your website.  The scope of features they offer make them suitable for a range of users, first time website owners who are new to the essential web hosting tools, right up to experienced site managers who know the tricks of the trade.

HostPlus Review

Services and Features

Host Plus keep things simple; when you first click to ‘Get Started’ there are no confusing plans to choose from, meaning all the features you see on their website you actually get.  Whilst this is reassuring, does it then mean their one and only plan is expensive? No it isn’t, great stuff! Host Plus are competitively priced and their hosting package includes all the standard features you’d expect such as unlimited bandwidth and storage, the ability to host unlimited domains, 99.9% uptime and a 45 day money back guarantee.

A key feature that makes Host Plus stand out from the hosting crowd is their inclusion of a free domain for the lifetime of your subscription.  This is a big difference to most other web hosts who only register your domain for free for the first year. They also include a free email address, impressive marketing tools and high performance servers. 

Sign Up

HostPlus’ sign up process follows a similar path to many web hosts where you choose your domain name first.  The free domain included in all 12, 24 and 36 month plans can have a .com, .org, .net or .info TLD and if your chosen domain isn’t available they offer  helpful suggestions with both different TLDs and variations on your domain content.  

Next you need to create your account which asks for just 3 pieces of information and then you are onto the order form.  The checkout process is simple to follow and doesn’t include confusing additional services on this page like many others.  You need to choose your subscription term and if you would like Domain Privacy added to your domain name. They accept payments via the usual methods of credit/debit card or PayPal.

The final steps of sign up is where you can choose any extra services that should compliment your hosting package.  Host Plus offer Site Backup, Website Security and SEO services to help get your business ranking on the leading search engines.  They also show you available domains that are similar to your chosen domain which is a helpful touch as we all know how important it is to protect your brand so we suggest registering any related domains while you can.

Website Builder and Control Panel

Host Plus have kept things simple and are using the world respected hosting control panel cPanel.  This is where you can manage your domains, email accounts as well as access their website builder and WordPress.

Customer Support

Offering 24/7 customer support is expected by any leading web host and Host Plus don’t disappoint here.  They have a helpful knowledge base covering all the key areas along with a skilled team on hand via email for technical issues with cPanel, domains and their website builder.

They are also available via live chat for any queries and if you need a quick resolution you can call them at any time with any account questions.

Domains And Email

The process of registering a domain with Host Plus is straight-forward and quick.  As mentioned you get a free domain for life with them which you register during the sign up process.  You can also choose to transfer an existing domain to them as part of your hosting plan. Once you are a customer of theirs you can register additional domains at any point through your control panel and manage them in your cPanel account.