HostMonster Review

Domain Services

HostMonster offers all the domain services you need, including allowing customers to create an unlimited number of subdomains and unlimited domain transfers. HostMonster provides a free domain when you sign-up for their services and they allow customers to host an unlimited number of domains under one account. This applies to international domains, which HostMonster can also host. If you’re interested in searching the database of available domain names, you can find this tool on their site under, “Domain Check,” found at the top of the main screen. Here you can search available domains using six different extensions: .com, .net, .biz, .us, .org and .info.
Unlimited addon domains, subdomains and parked domains are other attractive features of HostMonster. They give you the freedom to create a vast web of sites that are connected just the way you want them. They also allow for hidden sites and re-directed sites. Plus, HostMonster offers unlimited data during domain transfers. If domain privacy is a concern, HostMonster offers Spam Assassin to block bot-replies to your blog and to block spam email.

Domain Extras

In addition to providing domain-hosting services, HostMonster offers a wide range of tools to assist in building your website. They provide 100 MYSQL databases, a full range of free scripts, such as Perl 5, Ruby, PHP 5, Python, Moodle, Joomla, Druple, WordPess and b2evolutions. They also offer 2000/2002 FrontPage extensions, e-commerce tools, including shopping cart scripts, a SSL secure server and a free generated certificate. Plus, HostMonster supports popular online multimedia features, such as Flash, Shockwave, Real Networks, streaming audio/video, Macromedia and MIDI files. They also provide a drag and drop site builder, which includes dozens of website templates for you to build on and make them your own.
When managing your site with HostMonster, they provide the incredibly easy cPanel control panel design, which is easy for everyone to learn no matter their computer knowledge. The cPanel categorizes your web-master tools using colorful icons, with everything click and point. Here are some of the categories you’ll find in the cPanel: Account & Domain Management, Mail Management, Site Menu functions for site publishing functions, like FTP and Advanced Menu functions like Backups, Cron jobs, databases, FrontPage and SSL.
The cPanel is where you’ll also find their cPanel wizards, like PageWizard and Shopping Cart Gurus, as well as their assistants, such as Search Engine Submit. ToolTips, StartUp Tips and other settings can be found on the separate MycPanel page. Log files, site traffic statistics and your web-based file manager will also be found in the cPanel. A live demo of the cPanel is available on HostMonster’s website.
If you’re looking for advertising credits, site promotion is included with every hosting plan offered by HostMonster. They will submit your site to search engines for free and provide you with $75 Google credits. Unlimited email support is also included with their singular plan, permitting site owners to create forwarding email accounts, auto responders, as well as providing an unlimited number of email addresses. HostMonster offers three different web-based email solutions.
Dedicated IP addresses are available through HostMonster for an additional monthly fee, and can be purchased from the cPanel when you are logged into your account. When getting your dedicated IP address set-up, it may take 6 to 24 hours for your site to appear functional.

Customer Service

HostMonster hosts your domain, help is always available. They offer 24/7 toll-free phone support from their US-based call center for both technical and sales inquiries. The hold time for a call is approximately two minutes.
They also provide 24/7 monitoring and courtesy site backups, so, in case of a site emergency, no data is lost. HostMonster offers a searchable knowledgebase that can quickly answer most questions, as well as an efficient support ticket system.
Live chat is offered as an additional method for customer support and you can also use their mailing address to contact them. They also offer video tutorials, which go over common topics, like “How-to transfer a domain” and “How to create custom name servers.” This is also where you’ll find their “Getting Started” tutorials, which range from using simple scripts to creating your first blog.
HostMonster doesn’t lock customers into long-term contracts, and we love their no-cancellation-fee y back guarantee that comes with every plan. This kind of guarantee takes away the worry of cancelling your service if the need arises.

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