What are your main expectations from a web hosting provider?
We have reviewed some of the most promising services in our series, Best Web Hosting 2016, and we have found a few common factors that tie them all – high uptime, excellent customer support, cost-effective plans and ease-of-use.
There’s one more thing – stability.
What’s stability in the context of web hosting?
Stability refers to the consistency of service. Basically, it means that you get exactly what you expect or is advertised by the company. It means your website does not get affected because of what happens at the web hosting provider.
The value of a stable web hosting environment cannot be underestimated for a business.
And if there is one web hosting company that is both stable and reliable, that’s StableHost.
In this StableHost review, we discuss what makes this company so special in a crowded marketplace for web hosting services.
StableHost is actually a very small company based out of Gilbert, Arizona. It hardly has 10 employees. Despite its small size, it offers hosting services that are second to none, in terms of quality. Plus, StableHost packages are affordable too. In fact, StableHost offers some of the cheapest plans in the industry, which start at just $3.95/month.
Here’s the killer – despite the small size of the company and the fact that its plans are so cheap, StableHost has reliable, super fast, high end servers that guarantee an uptime of 99.9%! Plus, we like their customer service. StableHost is a company that prides itself on its relations with customers and their employees often go the extra distance to help a customer with an especially gruelling technical issue.
StableHost’s data centers are located in Europe and the United States. Because of the small size of the company, they don’t have their own data centers but have packed their servers in some of the more secure data centers in the world run by independent organizations. Since StableHost stores its data in multiple locations, this ensures maximum data protection and redundancy.
StableHost Review: Web Hosting plans
StableHost has three types of web hosting packages – Shared Web Hosting, Reseller plans, and VPS Web Hosting.
Shared Web Hosting: Shared Web Hosting plans available at StableHost are really cheap – starting with a Basic plan that costs just $3.95/month. You get 3GB disk space with this plan. Then there is the Stable plan, which costs $5.95/month, and offers 7 GB disk space. The Plus plan is better, costs $9.95/month, but can host multiple websites and offers a 20GB disk space.
Reseller Hosting: StableHost’s Reseller Hosting starts with a Basic plan, perfect for resellers who are new to online business. This plan costs $9.95 per month, holds up 10 clients and provides 10 GB Disk Space. The Reseller plan is a better option as it holds more than 10 clients, costs $19.95/month, and handles 20 clients. The Plus plan costs $29.95/month, holds unlimited clients, provides a 40 GB Disk Space.
VPS Hosting: VPS Hosting is something StableHost offers to websites and blogs with major traffic. Here, the VZ 1GB plan costs $9.95/month, offers disk space of 40 GB as well as 1024 MB Ram, 1 CPU Cores. The VZ 2GB plan costs $14.95/month and the VZ 4GB plan costs $29.95/month.
Best Web Hosting 2016 – StableHost
We have already discussed in the introduction why StableHost makes for such a great web hosting service. It offers a high uptime, great reliability, secure data centers, excellent customer service and yes, even a 45 day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with it. We are impressed!
Raghav Hegde, Bangalore
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