Hosting24 is an international web hosting company offering shared and VPS hosting services. The website offers little information regarding who the company was founded by, but it appears to be privately owned and run.
The website has a contact address which suggests that it is based in Lithuania, and their Facebook page indicates that they have been operating since 2007.
As a relatively new hosting company in the industry, Hosting24 is able to offer a good range of shared and VPS hosting plans at competitive rates.
Hosting24 Hosting Plans
All of Hosting24’s hosting plans are based on Linux.
There are three shared hosting packages available through Hosting24: Single, Premium, and Business. The entry plan is limited to one website, 30 GB storage, and 100 GB bandwidth. By upgrading to the Business plan, you get 100 websites, 200 GB storage, and unlimited bandwidth.
There are two options for resellers, the Starter plan and the Business plan. The main difference between the two accounts is that the Starter plan restricts disk space to 50 GB and bandwidth to 500 GB.
If you need a more powerful solution, Hosting24 also offers several VPS hosting plans.
Hosting24’s shared hosting pages indicate that customers benefit from 99.9% uptime, but there doesn’t appear to be any guarantee to back this claim up.
Their datacenter facilities appear to be rented from Immedion, which runs several large facilities in the US.
Support options with Hosting24 appear to be relatively limited. There is a live chat facility, ticketing system, email address, and fax number, but no phone line.
Hosting24 does use its Facebook page as an additional support channel, although customers requesting support are often referred to the ticketing system.
Hosting24 Control Panel
Hosting24 provides cPanel for its shared hosting customers and cPanel/WHM for VPS hosting. This control panel is widely used in the hosting industry and will be familiar to the majority of people who have purchased web hosting services before.
Hosting24 does not offer much in the way of sweeteners to seal the deal. However, plans come with a free ‘premium’ domain name and free account activation, which is fairly standard, but nice to see.
There are also a range of free website development tools on offer, including Visual Web builder, RvSiteBuilder Pro, Trendy SiteBuilder, and Softaculous. Ruby on Rails, WordPress, Joomla PHP, Perl, and more applications are supported, and some scripts can be installed through the control panel.
Hosting24 Money-Back Guarantee / Cancellation Policy
Hosting24 offers an industry-standard 30-day money-back guarantee to its customers. Customers can cancel within the first 30 days and get a full refund, although domain name registration fees for ‘free’ domains are deducted.
Hosting24 offers a range of hosting plans suited to small and medium-sized businesses. The plans are simple and effective, and this is probably Hosting24’s biggest selling point.
The limited support options – particularly the lack of a technical support line – is likely to put some people off. However, do remember that you’re not tied into a contract. If something goes wrong, you can cancel without penalty. Besides, there are other support channels if you’re happy not using the phone.