WebHostingPad (http://www.webhostingpad.com ) has been providing hosting services since 2005. The first reviews of this company date back to 2007.
Since then, about 64,400 users have signed with Web Hosting Pad, and registered around 96,600 websites as of April 2012. This company provides shared and VPS-hosting, which is very convenient for clients who plan to develop their projects further.
- Cheapest hosting
- If the company doesn't meet the 99.9% uptime guarantee a hosting credit will be issued to the user's account.
- Google Adwords: $75 credits
Bing Yahoo Search: $25 credits
Facebook Advertising: $50 credits
- C-rating at BBB.com
- ToS restrictions for 'unlimited' resources
- Money-back has a lot of check-offs (domain cost and setup fee)
Features & Specials:
|Price Lock Guarantee||SSI (Server Side Includes)|
|Free Website Transfer||Webmail (Browser Based Email)|
|99.9% uptime guarantee||Softaculous Script Support|
|24/7 U.S Phone/email/chat support||Featuring Cloud Linux|
|UNLIMITED hosting space||Remote hands-on support|
|Unlimited Domain Hosting||24/7 security server monitoring|
|Unlimited Traffic||Dual Xeon Intel Raid Protected|
|Free Sitebuilder||Weekly Backups|
|Unlimited additional Domains and subdomains||Four OC-48 Connections|
|Unlimited Email Accounts||PHP/Perl/Python/PHP Nuke/Image|
|Unlimited Parked Domains||Galleries/Coppermine|
- Unlimited Hosting Space
- Unmetered Bandwidth
- Unlimited Domain Hosting
- Unlimited Email Accounts
- Free Domain Name
- $200 Free Marketing Credits
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Reliability & Speed:
The most important factor for any hosting company is stability. After analyzing the performance of 200 websites hosted at WebHostingPad.
Average Uptime US
|Uptime range||In Percents||Number of Websites||Equivalent
to a website that didn't
work (hours per week)
|> 99.8%||71.08%||145||≥ 5|
|99.1% - 99.8%||19.12%||39||5 - 17|
|< 99.1%||9.80%||20||17 ≤|
We addressed WebHostingPad (http://www.webhostingpad.com ) technical support, asking for help and consultation via phone, live-chat and e-mail. Our goal was to find out the level of competence, politeness and attention of the tech support operators.
According to the results WebHostingPad is on the last place among the top-10 hosting companies.
Average Support Wait Times (March 2012):
(3:45 Hours faster than Average Top 10)
|3/5 Reply Rate
(Top 3 )
(0:15 Minutes faster than Average Top 10)
|4/5 Reply Rate
(Top 3 )
(0:30 Minutes longer than Avarage Top 10)
|5/5 Reply Rate
(Top 3 )
RVSiteBuilder is an online site-builder software with easy to use steps and many favorable features. The program brings great results, almost as if the website was done by a programmer. In addition, it also has design templates that are entertaining to use with your website building process.
WebhostingPad control panel powered by cPanel is designed for beginners to fully be able to manage your website like a pro.
The Company Has Positive And Negative Sides:
- Easy to use CPanel
- Unlimited number of MySQL databases and email accounts
- Small websites usually don't have problems with downfalls and bad uptime
- The support is available 24/7
- Operators are polite and responsive with American clients
- Disk space is limited to 10Gb and bandwidth to 100 Gb
- You can't upgrade your account to bigger rates of disk space and bandwidth, if your website is e-commerce or contains a lot of multimedia files
- The security of servers is low
- The servers are incompatible with Adobe Dreamweaver TLS encryption
Some of the negative review of Web Hosting Pad include:
Sometimes the technical support staff refuses to answer complicated questions, saying that helping out newbies is a separate service with additional payment.
The website is put on Automatic Renewal by default, which means that you're charged on a permanent basis even if you're not updating your site, using e-mail accounts or even if you cancelled the contract. Customers aren't informed about this feature beforehand.
Sometimes the clients are signed up to additional paid services without notice.
The company has a poorly established system of payment and service delivery for non-U.S. users.
All promotions and ads are only valid in case of signing a contract for a period of 5 years.
Frequent website downfalls.
The company doesn't provide backup for free.
Closing websites without prior notice for exceeding the limit of disk space or bandwidth.
The staff answers letters with one sentence, disconnects users from live-chat and voice calls, or puts them on hold.
10 webhostingpad.com Client Websites WebHostingPad
So, during the 7 years of its existence, WebHostingPad hasn't manage to achieve success in either organizing a qualified technical support staff, nor in providing stable work of its websites. One positive of this company is the price, which is the lowest among its rivals in webhostinggeeks.com TOP-10.
WebHostingPad is good for small e-commerce projects.
WebHostingPad's cPanel is easy for inexperienced users needing to create a project of their own and that is a huge plus.
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