In the Best Web Hosting 2016 series, we review some of the most promising web hosting services, which are expected to make a mark in 2016. HostPapa is one of the most popular web hosting services in North America. In this HostPapa Review, you’ll find out why that is so.
HostPapa is a Canadian web hosting company that offers what is called as “Green Hosting” – which means, providing web hosting services without any damage to the environment. That’s because HostPapa’s servers are powered by renewable energy. This is important because everybody talks about reducing the carbon footprint – but HostPapa has gone ahead and actually done it, by using only environmentally friendly “green” energy sources for its data centers.
Besides that, HostPapa is also well known for its superior performance and reliability, especially as a provider of web hosting for small and medium sized businesses. The easy-to-use control panel ensures that anybody can use HostPapa without getting confused by the technicalities.
HostPapa Review: Host Papa’s Hosting Plans and Price
HostPapa has two basic plans – a shared hosting plan and a reseller plan. They are both powered by Linux.
HostPapa’s Shared Hosting Plan offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth and offers an unlimited number of domain names. The rates are on the basis of tier pricing, which means, you pay based on the number of years you commit to HostPapa’s services – more the number of years, the lower is the price you need to pay for the hosting. The HostPapa plans start at $3.95/month.
Let’s look at the plans…
- 12 Month Contract: $8.99 per month and an Upfront payment of $71.40
- 24 Month Contract: $7.99 per month and an Upfront payment of $118.80
- 36 Month Contract: $6.99 per month and an Upfront payment of $142.20
HostPapa’s Reseller Hosting Plans are available in 5 levels…
Bronze is the cheapest Reseller hosting plan and Titanium the most expensive.
HostPapa Review – Cancellation Policy
You get a 30 day money back guarantee with HostPapa is you are not satisfied with its services. This is very reassuring.
HostPapa Review – Reliability
HostPapa has an uptime of 99.9%, which is as high as it gets in the industry. HostPapa is able to offer such a high uptime because of its state-of-the-art data center based in Toronto as well as many other backup data centers across North America.
HostPapa Review – Control Panel
HostPapa has the web hosting industry’s best control panel – cPanel. cPanel is the easiest control panel to operate and allows you to perform several administrative tasks easily.
HostPapa Review – Customer Support
HostPapa’s customer support can be contacted by phone, live chat or email support. We found their customer support to be friendly, professional and courteous.
Best Web Hosting 2016 – HostPapa
There are many things about HostPapa that make it stand out in a crowded marketplace. First, we like the fact that it is powered by renewable energy and offers green hosting. We like its reliability – an uptime of 99.9% is nothing to be scoffed at. There were no major complaints against HostPapa and generally the company receives positive customer reviews. Certainly, HostPapa is a web hosting company to watch out for in 2016.
Raghav Hegde, Bangalore
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