Plans: Shared, VPS, Reseller, and Dedicated.
Summary: Hostigation isn’t a bad company but I do recommend other web hosts over them. They are a small company run by Tim Flavin and don’t really stand out, compared to other hosts in the industry. This Hostigation review will show what webmasters are saying about them.
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But, what are webmasters saying about using Hostigation? You might be surprised to learn what others are saying about them. For the most part, Hostigation is a very cheap web hosting company. However, as my MochaHost review shows cheaper is not always better. In fact, paying the little extra money with WireNine is a smarter option. Whenever I review a web hosting company I like to look at a number of different things. What features do they offer? What do their uptime and performance look like? How good is their customer service? Lastly, what is their price tag? I then rate each web hosting company in these areas and provide a summary either recommending them or pointing you elsewhere. Above are user reviews of Hostigation where their clients rate and leave comments about their experience with the company. Find out in my full Hostigation review if they are a company you should use.
As mentioned above Hostigation is a very cheap hosting company that does appeal to a lot of webmasters. They offer a plethora of different hosting plans. Hostigation plans are going to be talked about here and you will be able to see what kind of hosting plans they offer. Below I will go into the full details of the plans they offer.
Shared plans with Hostigation are for small local websites or sites that are not going to get more than 200 unique views per day. These plans are from $3.99 to $12.99 a month. Here are the shared plans that they offer:
- Host30, 3 GB (space), 30 GB transfer, $3.99/month.
- Host60 6, GB (space), 60 GB transfer, $6.99/month.
- Host90 9 GB (space), 90 GB transfer, $9.99/month.
- Host120 12 GB (space), 120 GB transfer, $12.99/month.
As you can see Hostigation doesn’t go with the whole “unlimited bandwidth offer” that a lot of hosting companies like Hostgator and Hostpapa seem to offer. They do tell you the actual number of disk space and traffic per month. I do like this marketing approach, though.
There are 5 of these plans each with a certain set of options you can select from. The way this kind of plan works is that you get a virtual server and it is managed in a virtual environment. Meaning, KVM is just a fancy name for a VPS server. You can pay anywhere from $2.50 per month (not a typo) to $30 per month depending on the hardware you wish to have run your virtual services. You can choose to have your datacenter located in North Carolina or Los Angeles. Here are more details of the KVM Plans that Hostigation offers:
- KVM-128, 128 MB RAM, 10 GB storage, 500 GB transfer/month, 1 CPU, $30/yr.
- KVM-256, 256 MB RAM, 10 GB storage, 500 GB transfer/month, 1 CPU, $6/mo.
- KVM-512, 512 MB RAM, 15 GB storage, 500 GB transfer/month, 1 CPU, $9/mo.
- KVM-1024, 1024 MB RAM, 25 GB storage, 1000 GB transfer/month, 2 CPU’s, $15/mo.
- KVM-2048, 2048 MB RAM, 50 GB storage, 2000 GB transfer/month, 4 CPU’s, $30/mo.
Hostigation does offer a number of 2G- Plans. The specification is down below:
- KVM2G-256, 256 MB RAM, 10 GB storage, 500 GB transfer/month, 1 CPU, $12.50/yr.
- KVM2G-512, 512 MB RAM, 15 GB storage, 500 GB transfer/month, 1 CPU, $2.50/mo.
- KVM2G-1024, 1024 MB RAM, 25 GB storage, 1000 GB transfer/month, 2 CPU’s, $5/mo.
- KVM2G-2048, 2048 MB RAM, 50 GB storage, 2000 GB transfer/month, 4 CPU’s, $10/mo.
- KVM2G-3072, 3072 MB RAM, 50 GB storage, 2000 GB transfer/month, 4 CPU’s, $15/mo.
Now, as I mentioned above this price is very cheap. I want to point out that I really don’t believe 128 MB to 256 MB is really enough to support much of anything for a VPS server. Meaning that a lot of shared hosting plans will come with more RAM with other hosting companies like InMotion. Therefore, I believe that your hosting account will get suspended and you will probably be asked to move to a server that supports more resource usage. You’re probably going to want to upgrade to cPanel or a number of different add-ons which will make your monthly bill even higher. Here are the add-on services:
OpenVZ is just another fancy way of saying “other VPS offers”. Meaning these are really just VPS plans. They do offer plans which range from $20 a year to $20/month (again not a typo). This does make them quite cheap in terms of hosting plans. Just like the KVM plans these plans come with add-ons which are the same price.
The reseller plans have 5 different plans. These plans are for webmasters that want to sign up their own clients with their hosting plans and give them the flexibility to allocate different resources according to the demands of the websites hosted on these plans. Here are the prices and specifications for these plans down below:
As you can clearly see these plans are pretty cheap for reseller plans. In fact, I haven’t seen a reseller plan for $7.99/month in quite some time. But, there other plans are right on par with GreenGeeks. But, GreenGeeks does offer a lot more resources for the money.
Hostigation does offer a number of different dedicated plans if you’re looking for a dedicated server. All 3 of the plans offered here cost a $100 setup fee. A lot of other hosting companies do not charge you a setup fee. These plans all use Linux servers, and the RAM you get ranges from 1 GB to 4 GB of space. You can get 250 GB of storage on the lowest cost plan, and twice as much on the medium and more expensive options. Again, the resources provided are quite low compared to a lot of other hosting companies. Here is a screenshot which shows more details on their plans:
One thing I really don’t like about Hostigation is they offer a 7-day money back guarantee. This is a very short duration for getting your money back, much like Virpus and ServerPronto offer. The industry standard seems to be a least a 30-day money back guarantee. This is less than a third of what is considered to be in industry norm. I would like to see Hostigation offer a better money-back guarantee.
Hostigation Performance & Uptime
In terms of performance, Hostigation isn’t the best. I like to go to isitdownrightnow.com and check the response times of their servers. A lot of webmasters use this website to check uptime. It does give you an accurate performance rating. Basically, when you check the response times you want to see how quickly their servers respond. This is measured in milliseconds. 20 milliseconds is usually what I shoot for. 50 or more milliseconds is above average. To my surprise, the response time of Hostigation servers was a whopping 138.21 milliseconds. This is much longer than a lot of other web hosting companies. I am guessing, but haven’t confirmed that Hostigation isn’t using SSD drives, which are a whole lot faster. In terms of performance, there does seem to be some issues with Hostigation.
Really, your websites need to be up to as close to 100% as possible. The more downtime you have on your website the more your business is missing out on income. One thing I can’t stand is a host that have a horrible uptime. This is certainly not the case with Hostigation though. The uptime with Hostigation actually seems to be very good. I have spent about 45 minutes researching different blog post, articles, and monitoring the forums at WebHostingTalk.com and found that webmasters are really happy with the uptime with Hostigation. Various sources from gentoovps.net, webhostingtalk.com, and reviewpon.com have reported that uptime was about 99.84% to 99.924%.
Hostigation Customer Service
Hostigation does have customer support. However, from the research I have done Hostigation is just ran by one man; Tim Flavin. Meaning, there is no live chat, no telephone number to call, and you’re simply relying on Tim to answer your questions for technical help via a support ticket. I have read that Tim does do a decent job at keeping on top of his clients by answering support tickets. This isn’t any personal attack on Tim or anything, but for me, I want to talk to someone either through live chat or on the phone whenever I have problems that need to be sorted out.
I’m not stating the customer support is bad or anything. It’s just a complete unknown for me. However, not offering live chat or telephone support seems like a horrible idea to me.
Hostigation Review Summary
All and all, I don’t recommend Hostigation to my readers for the following reasons. Hostigation is a cheap hosting company but is only ran by one person Tim Flavin. He is very technical and knows his stuff when it comes to running a web hosting company. However, there are a lot of other hosting companies out there where you can jump on live chat, call them, and they actually offer more resources and sometimes are even cheaper. Hostigation does offer a 7-day money back guarantee which is very low in the web hosting industry. A lot of other companies will offer a 30-60 day guarantee. I’m not stating that Hostigation is horrible by any means, but I just feel there are better web hosting companies out there.
If you’re looking for a solid company for your shared hosting needs I would recommend that you go with WebHostingHub. They are cheaper and offer more resources. However, if you need a VPS, reseller, or dedicated server I would recommend that you read my InMotionhosting review. I have worked with this company for over 6 years now.
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