Hostpapa. Sounds friendly doesn’t it? Well, as a matter of fact, Hostpapa is a VERY friendly hosting service, with top marks for customer supports and anything related to help matters. Now, let’s get into the review and tell you what Hostpapa has to offer.
We found Hostpapa’s pricing levels to be extremely affordable, albeit not the cheapest hosting provider we’ve seen. They have an affordable plan, whereby if you pay for 3 years hosting it works out to $4.95 a month. Two years subscription will set you back $5.95 a month, while a year will cost you around $6.95. So as you can see, buying in bulk really does save you some big bucks.
Hostpapa offers extra bonuses, such as free adword credit, meaning once you’ve got your snazzy new website up and running, you can get it out into the world, and start getting some profit from it! Additionally You will get: Facebook Credits, Joomla! Content management, Soholaunch Site Builder, Miva Ad Credits, Bidvertiser Credits, Atrracta SEO tools, WordPress Blogging Tools
Bandwidth and Hosting Space
It seems standard issue now for every hosting company to offer unlimited hosting space, and Hostpapa is no different. They offer you the unlimited space and also monthly bandwidth, which means absolutely NO limits on how many websites and bandwidth you can use! Awesome.
So all in all, a great bonus package from HostPapa; all you need to get your website/blog created, designed, written and advertised. Also, they’ve handily added some SEO tools in there, meaning when you design your site and write the content for it, you can see just how effective it’s going to be and how high up the search engines your site is actually going to be.
After all, no one wants to be buried 10 pages down, do they?
However, HostPapa are not perfect, and they do have a few drawbacks. For starters, you are tied into that three year subscription. So if it turns out HostPapa aren’t the right host for you, you’ve got another few years to pay off. Not good.
On top of that if you decide to cancel your subscription early (they offer a 30 day money back guarantee) you don’t get back the 30 dollars set up fee, or the 25 dollar domain registration fees. Think carefully about it. Also, the customer support ISN’T 24/7 meaning there will be times when you can’t get any help with something. Again, consider this before you hand over any money.
Overall, we think HostPapa is a good web hosting provider, with strong testimonials and a good history. Look into HostPapa, definitely.