WebHostingPad Review: by 7 important points strategy (2020 Customer Reviews)
Are they reliable and secure host?
There is only one reason which is Price to recommend WebHostingPad but that is not enough because there is so many others who also has cheap pricing even cheaper than WebHostingPad like Hostinger.
- Easy to Use
I can't recommend this hosting service to my readers which has not even average performance.
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Another cheap hosting company!
Founder of WebHostingPad was having great experience of same industry and decided to start their own in 2005 they started offering cheap hosting under $2 which is the main reason to having customers on their server.
Company is growing very slowly there is so many reasons which I will discuss in this review.
It is hard to review any hosting company based on their different infrastructure, size and revenue each web hosting firm has different categories, price and plans, features, support staff and many more things which could be hard do define in single post.
After 10 years of experience in this industry I found my way to review hosting service based on their 7 important points which will cover everything which could be expected from any hosting provider.
See below point which I will review in honest way with proofs:
Response time: First I will show you their last 24 months response time history report month by month so you can have idea what your website speed would be.
Up-time: Which month was bad and good in terms of hosting server up-time in last 24 months I will show you.
Plans & Pricing: I will gone through their pricing and plans including common feature they provide with each plan.
Features: What feature they provide with cheapest hosting plan and some paid features also we will check and see other hosting providers also if they offering such features for free or not.
Security: My favorite part is security which must be solid because as you grow internet thief will notice you and try to heart your website by different way.
Money back guarantee: Internet is full of scams and competition so it is bad and good for customers but for customers safety any service provider must provide best assurance to their customers and money back guarantee is one of them which attracts customers to at-least test the service for free under guarantee period.
Customer Support: Last but not least if you are using third party service you expect decent support too in case of issue which is not under your control or out of your knowledge.
Who Should Consider WebHostingPad?
I can see their services are only for small business who can grow on their services at affordable price.
WebHostingPad Response Time
1064 ms Worst response time from my reviewed hosts.
1064 ms is average delay your website will loaded which is not good for website performance on search engine this response time can lead website very deep in the search results.
What is the importance of response time (page load speed) for your website?
My simple answer is another question. Do you like slow loading website?
See below chart for last 2 year response time history of the WebHostingPad shared hosting server which I am using for performance data collection only.
WebHostingPad Up-time Peformance
When I see the up-time data even worst 98.69% I didn’t seen such bad server performance from my reviewed any hosting provider.
Actually what I said in the start they only exist in the industry just because of their cheap pricing.
98.69% is the average up-time for last 2 year see below chart for month by month up-time report:
WebHostingPad Hosting Plans and Pricing
As they already claimed on their website it self they are hosting provider for small businesses and cheap hosting lovers which also we can see in their plan which are really cheap starting at just $1.59/mo.
WebHostingPad has 4 hosting categories Shared, WordPress, Webbly and VPS hosting.
Budget friendly shared hosting plan starting from $1.99/mo I mean it is very cheap. You have 2 choices here on shared hosting Power Plan and Power Plan Plus.
Note: To get best benefit of pricing you need to signup for minimum 4 year.
|Plan Name||Space||Bandwidth||Panel||Number of Sites||Price|
|Power Plan Plus||Unlimited||Unlimited||cPanel||Unlimited||$4.99|
Power Plan and Power Plan Plus has some common features:
- Free Domain for 1st year
- Free Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate
- Free Access Weebly Drag and Drop Website Builder
- cPanel Control Panel to Manage all web hosting features
- 1-click app installation wizard “Softaculous”
- Unlimited space, bandwidth and website hosting
- Automatic Malware Scanner
- Automatic Malware Quarantine
- 24/7 Customer support
- 30 day money back guarantee
WebHostingPad VPS Hosting Plans
If you have big website with medium high traffic you can choose WebHostingPad VPS hosting plan which has 6 option Beginner, Pro, Premium, Super, Ultra and Managed.
|Plan Name||Space||Bandwidth||RAM||Dedicated IPs||Price|
|Beginner||20 GB||100 GB/mo||1 GB||1||$29.95/mo|
|Pro||80 GB||250 GB/mo||2 GB||2||$34.95/mo|
|Premium||160 GB||1 TB/mo||4 GB||3||$49.95/mo|
|Super||200 GB||1.5 TB/mo||4 GB||3||$59.95/mo|
|Ultra||250 GB||2 TB/mo||6 GB||3||$79.95/mo|
|Managed||300 GB||3 TB/mo||8 GB||3||$99.95/mo|
WebHostingPad WordPress Hosting Plans
As we seen in routing life of web industry WordPress is the open source CMS leader and that’s why most hosting provider has special hosting plan for WordPress particularly same has WebHostingPad in 3 different plan WP Basic, WP Pro and WP Premium.
Note: For best pricing advantage need to signup for minimum 3 year hosting contract.
|Plan Name||No. Of Sites||Computing Power||Space||Bandwidth||Price|
Some useful features which you get with WP Hosting plan:
- Free WordPress website transfer from other host.
- Premium Priority support for WordPress plan holder.
- Free SSL Certificate.
- Global CDN to speed up WordPress website performance.
WebHostingPad Weebly Hosting Plans
Here is something unique they have Weebly is the website builder service which you get free with shared hosting plan but if you choose weebly hosting plan you get premium benefits from weebly website builder the plans are Simple, Starter, Pro and Business starting from $9.00/mo.
|Plan Name||No. Of Pages||eCommerce Products||Footer Customization||Site Search||Price|
There is multiple features included with Shared Hosting plan like Weebly site builder, RV Site Builder, 1-click application installation wizard (Softaculous), Free Domain name, Free SSL Certificate, Hotlink Protection, Easy Script Installer also there is multiple programming language support like Python, Perl 5, Ruby on Rails. Email features are also impressive which includes spam filter to protect your inboxes from unwanted messages.
Free Domain Name
It is the trend of the industry where most hosting providers are offering free domain with hosting plan for 1 year same with WebHostingPad which I think money saving deal.
Weebly Website Builder
WebHostingPad giving access to Weebly website builder which you can use to create your website it can create any type of website but with cheapest plan you can create simple 5 page website which can be useful for newcomers and small businesses who just want World Wide Web Presence.
Weebly has hundreds of ready to use website templates which can be selected as your website template.
RV Website Builder
RV Website builder is another site builder featuring drag and drop page building interface no coding knowledge required you can create your website without investing extra money on website development expert.
Using softaculous interface you can create any type of website blog, portfolio, gallery, forum, eCommerce, wikis, social media and many more it includes 400+ open source web building CMS, Framework and Scripts for example WordPress, Drupal, Joomla most popular for blogging website where Magento, OpenCart and PrestaShop can create online store without writing single line of code.
Free SSL Certificate by Let’s Encrypt
Very useful feature to secure website connection is you get for free with WebHostingPad shared hosting plan.
Email Spam Filter
Spam filter is also useful feature for your business email address where you don’t need to filter your expected email because spam filter will remove all unexpected email address from the list.
Free Website Transfer
Like most other hosting providers WebHostingPad also offering free website transfer to their server for free but there is restriction of 2GB maximum and this free service only includes single website transfer other all data and information like FTP account, Email Addresses, Addon Domains, Parked domains and anything which you have on your previous hosting server you need to transfer on your own.
Weekly Questionable Backups
Yes they take backup for your website weekly but if it is less then or equal 1GB I mean really?
Also there is no guarantee of backups it is your duty to check your backups if it is taken or not.
Database, Emails are also your duty to backup regularly they don’t provide this service for free.
There is paid add-on service which you can buy with paying extra $19.95/year also you may need this paid add-on service because on cPanel backup and restore option is disabled by default.
So allover there is no free backup and restore feature!
Free domain for 1 year.
One page signup and account instant activation.
Multiple Payment Options Credit Card, PayPal, Alipay even Cryptocurrency like BitCoin payment option included also Check, Money Order and Western Union.
Too Many UPSELLS which could be enough to irritate you.
You get cPanel to manage your website.
- They took backups weekly which are also not guaranteed and if you want to restore that backup you need to pay extra $39.95 as a restoration fees.
- Inodes (file count) limit is 150,000 only for more Inodes they will charge $10/mo.
- If you don’t react on their Inodes cross limit notification you will automatically charge $10/mo.
- Maximum 10 percent CUP use and 10 minutes per session limit.
- Email use is limited 300 per hour and 3000 per day
- Promotional price only applicable for 4 year contract.
WebHostingPad Security Features
My hope to find anything better from WebHostingPad was just over but than I found security features are great which are free for all where you get automatic malware scan and malware quarantine.
No daily free automatic backups included with cheapest shared hosting plan.
Easy to Use?
Shared hosting or any other hosting plan includes cPanel, and it is the easiest and most commonly used control panel by all most all hosting providers. There is multiple features which are really useful to create and manage your website.
cPanel is built for all types of users if it is beginner or expert cPanel has lots of features for both like easy to use drag and drop website builder is really helpful to newcomers who don’t know anything about web development for expert users there is 400+ 1-click open source applications which can be deployed in a click and start website, blog or online store within a minute.
Also most of the features like FTP account, Email Account, Add-on and Park domain management sections are very easy to use.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
If you don’t like WebHostingPad services you can ask money back within 30 day.
Note: You only get hosting fees as refund free domain registration fees and extra add-on product or services fees will deducted from you total hosting refund amount.
Read carefully service providers user agreement before purchase any services.
I can say good customer support they have as per my treatment by WebHostingPad customer support.
Here my opinion is not that important as most people think.
I prefer to give you something solid which can be helpful to understand the service and for that I always prefer to check the service providers reputation over internet.
You can see following screenshot WebHostingPad reputation on BBB (Better Business Bureau) most trusted business verification private firm.
BBB is giving 4/5 star rating based on 28 real customers review on their website and A+ rating they count based on companies complaint solving process which I think very good and that’s why they have enough rating on most trusted business verification firm.
I have no solid reason to recommend WebHostingPad!
How WebHostingPad can Improve?
Excluding Prices they really need improvements in all aspect.
If you are a current or old customer of WebHostingPad you can add your real experience here in the review section, Please make sure you add only your real experiences with the particular host.
Top WebHostingPad Alternatives
WebHostingPad is not good for you I suggest following hosting services which are really good in all 7 important points which I review before purchase:
SiteGround: I believe one of the best hosting service with great reputation in the industry which also listed in WordPress.org’s personal favorite.
BlueHost: One more WordPress.org favorite host which also top on the list cheap price, reliable, fast and secure.
A2 Hosting: My personal favorite because of fastest response time and great up-time reliability history.
Hostinger: If you are looking for cheap hosting Hostinger is the cheapest option with great amount of features including security, web building, backup/restore and many more.