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WebHostingPad

WebHostingPad
WebHostingPad

Industry leader providing reliable web hosting services

About WebHostingPad

For over a decade, Webhostingpad.com has been in the business of providing reliable, full-featured hosting at a price point that just about anybody can afford. The company offers shared hosting, WordPress hosting, Weebly hosting, VPS hosting, and more, with prices starting at as low as $1.99 for the first month. WebHostingPad also showcases its customer service, which has helped the company win a number of industry awards in recent years. In addition, users can also take advantage of a 30-day money-back guarantee and a number of security features that similarly-priced hosting programs don’t always include.

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Ease of Use

For the average user, figuring things out can be a bit difficult at first. There’s a lot of different hosting packages, and depending on what you end up with, there’s a ton of different features available to you. Suffice it to say, it could get confusing. But, once you figure out your hosting package and what tools you have at your disposal, it gets easier to find your way around.

If you’re looking to make a WordPress site, it’s never been easier to grasp. You can order it pre-installed with your hosting package or you can go through the steps of the easy-to-use, 1-click install tool. It’s just as easy for many other content management systems (CMS) on A2 Hosting as well. The site’s user-friendly control panel makes it easy to use for any user, even those just getting started out. And together with the 1-click install tool, you should get up and running in no time.

Regardless, if ever you have any issues running your A2 account, you can count on the “Guru Crew,” the A2 customer support team that’s available 24/7/365.

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Uptime and Performance

WebhostingPad guarantees at least 99% uptime over the course of any 12-month period, which is consistent with industry standards. According to the terms and conditions section of the company website though, this does not cover any downtime that results from provider failures, DDoS attacks, connection issues, or other problems that are not directly the fault of WebhostingPad.

Regarding the guarantee – it’s unclear how a user could act on it. Under the terms of the guarantee, if WebHostingPad does not meet the 99% uptime guarantee, you will receive hosting credits in an amount equalling one month of hosting for every 8 hours of downtime. This would seem to suggest that if it went down for 2 or 3 hours, you would receive no compensation.

The company states that it constantly secures, monitors, and maintains its servers and server hardware, in order to ensure that service stays consistent. With 24/7 monitoring of the servers, you are likely to receive prompt service and solutions if your site goes down.

You’ll want to make sure to backup all of your data independently though, as the company doesn’t do its own backup of client data.

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Available Features and Add-Ons

The platform also makes it easy to run a blog and an online forum for you and your readers.

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited hosting space
  • Free domain register or transfer
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Unlimited FTP accounts
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Unlimited hosting space
  • Weebly website builder
  • Unlimited add-ons and subdomains
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    Control Panel

    Web Hosting Pad provides customers with a cPanel control panel, which many consider to be the best control panel in the industry. This web based interface allows you to access all of your accounts in one place and is designed in to simplify the hosting of websites through a number of automation tools and an easy to use interface. It also makes it easier to manage email, website stats, FTP accounts and more.

    According to cPanel, the company “has a single purpose in life – to make web hosting services easy, economical, and reliable.” The company says it provides a “true automation experience for web hosting providers and web site owners.”

    WebHostingPad states that it continuously monitors that cPanel is operating normally, and at any point the company will manually check them for you.

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    Help and Support

    WebhostingPad operates a live chat that is answered at all hours, as well as round-the-clock email and telephone customer support. There is slo an extensive knowledge base on the company website, which features video tutorials, articles, and FAQ on all types of articles relating to web hosting and the company’s product. WebHostingPad has won a number of industry service awards for customer assistance, so you should be able to find help if need be.

8.4 Total Score

PROS
  • Free domain registration or transfer
  • Unlimited hosting space and bandwidth
CONS
  • Free SSL with advanced plan only
  • Long-term plans can be intimidating

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