eHost Review - UPDATED Feb. 2019
eHost is an industry-leading web services company that provides shared web hosting for personal websites and small businesses. According to its own claims, the company’s platform currently supports over 1 million sites, so it’s safe to say it is a big name when it comes to providing shared web hosting at modest prices. Read this eHost review to find out what this provider offers.
- You get a free domain name registration with your hosting plan.
- You get an easy to use drag and drop website builder with thousands of modern templates.
- You can install WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and many other apps with just one click.
- You get $100 ad credits with Bind/Yahoo ads. Sponsored search results will help your new website get noticed.
- You also get some SEO tools and tips on how to make your website rank better in search results.
- You get website analytics tools that help you get to know your audience and monitor your website’s traffic and performance.
- You can count of affordable pricing.
eHost provides you with cPanel, which means that managing your hosting account will be easy and intuitive. If you get stuck, there are innumerable websites and support forums that cover all aspects of cPanel, which has been the most popular hosting control panel pretty much since the beginning of the Internet.
eHost’s shared hosting plan includes unmetered bandwidth and storage (meaning they have no set limits), as well as an unlimited number of domain names and MySQL databases. In addition, every plan comes with a free 1 GB Cloud storage account.
As is the industry standard, all plans include a free domain name for the duration of your plan. They also come with a drag-and-drop site builder with thousands of templates to choose from, meaning you can easily create a great looking website without any programming experience. You even get a Blog Setup Wizard that will guide you through every step of the blog creation process.
Moreover, since no one will know your website exists without advertising it, eHost includes $100 credits with Yahoo!/Bing paid ads.
Regardless of whether or not you have any web design experience under your belt, you can quickly and easily install any of the most widely used open source content management and ecommerce software programs on your site, such as B2Evolution, Concrete 5, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, phpBB, WordPress, and more. eHost also has a Quick Install tool you can use to automatically add other software programs to your sites as well.
eHost also has a ‘no questions asked’ 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with its services. This gives you 30 days to take its services for a spin and see if they’re right for your needs..
Plans & Prices
eHost’s price is one of the lowest around. Normally, monthly hosting plans start at $4.99 per month. If you sign up for two or more years, you’ll get an additional 50% discount. Keep in mind that these prices are valid only for your initial term, which means your plan will subsequently be renewed at the company’s regular rates. Regardless, with its super low rates for first-time users, eHost has what may inarguably be considered as some of the best prices on the market.
Shared hosting is eHost’s bread and butter. They do not offer any other kind of hosting. That’s why they offer truly unlimited shared hosting. Among other things, you get unlimited storage and bandwidth with the option to host an unlimited number of domains on one hosting account. You can have as many MySQL databases as you like, meaning you can host as many WordPress or any other CMSs as you like.
You also get to create an unlimited number of email addresses, email forwarders, and auto responders…
Customer & Technical Support
eHost has an extensive and searchable Knowledgebase that can help you get answers to the most simple or complicated of questions. The company also has step-by-step tutorials available that come in handy if you’re having issues with its services.
If that doesn’t help you and you’re still in need of assistance, help is just a click or a phone call away. Unlike some of the other hosting companies out there, eHost offers a variety of ways to contact them. You can get in touch with an eHost representative online via chat, by phone at 1-877-880-0076, or by sending an email to [email protected] Both chat and email support are available 24/7 and eHost has an ‘all calls answered in two minutes’ pledge for its telephone support line.
As already stated in this eHost review, the company has a 30-day money back guarantee on hosting services. This means that you can get a full refund if you cancel your plan within the first 30 days of signup. Only customers who have purchased a plan for the first time are eligible for a refund, which is considered normal in the hosting industry.
- Free website builder
- cPanel-based hosting suitable for WordPress and other content management systems
- Some of the best uptime rates around
- Truly unlimited shared hosting
- No room for growth
- No discounts on renewals