HostNine has been in the web hosting business since 2006. There has been a few websites that have done thorough research on this web hosting company. While the company guarantees an uptime of 99.9%, some customers have claimed that they are getting about 98%-99.6% uptime, which are less than the guaranteed uptime. This might not be the best option for individuals who are looking to run a large online business as the downtime of more than .1% per month could end up hurting the business by few thousands of dollars.
Besides the problems with the uptime, HostNine offers 24/7 customer service that is great. There is no sign up fee or contracts when you use HostNine so you can stop using them whenever you want without paying additional fees. The setup is completely free, and customer service will guide you step-by-step for setup.
Their plan starts as low as $3.95 per month, which offers unlimited bandwidth, disk space, and e-mails. The most basic plan will let you host one domain, while the more advanced plan will let you host unlimited domains. Most companies will charge more and provide no unlimited disk space or bandwidth. There is a setting in the hosting that allows daily backup automatically. This is very important as problems can occur during hosting, and a backup would help you save all your work.
The websiteâ€™s homepage will offer special promotions every now and then to help you save money on your web hosting. If you are looking for dedicated server, then you will only have to pay $179 per month for the most basic dedicated server. This is an excellent price compared to most web hosting companies. The customer service is even available on holidays. The Cpanel control is very easy to use, and if you have problems, the customer service will be available to guide you.
If you transfer your web hosting from another company to HostNine, they will offer you free transfer plus $50 account credit. The 30-day money back guarantee is pretty good, but most likely you wonâ€™t need it as their web hosting is pretty solid in terms of customer service and hosting. Their uptime has been improving compared to 2009.
HostNine offers you virus protection to protect you from spam or other malicious attacks. The installs are mostly just one-click installs that are very simple even for new internet users.