Hostpapa Review – Can Papa Take Care of Your Website Hosting Needs?
Let Papa Take Care of You!
From their motto it is not difficult to guess Hostpapa emphasizes in customer satisfaction. Are they successful in that? I guess the answer could be vary. Anyhow Hostpapa has been chosen as the Best Green Hosting in WebHostingDeals.org. Their effort in preserving the planet earth is really appreciated.
Hostpapa: What’s In This Canada Host For You?
FREE Domain For Life
It doesn’t matter it’s a .com, .net, .org, .biz etc, Hostpapa will pay for your domain name. Upon sign up, you can choose a free domain of your choice. If you are a transferred customer, Hostpapa will pay for your domain from that day onwards. You can avoid paying it in the future. That will roughly save you $12/ year.
Unlimited Storage, Bandwidth & Add-on Domains
Hostpapa has standard hosting features with unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited add on domains. (Poor hosting providers. Nowadays even unlimited-feature is called standard features. There goes the days where 100GB is considered a GIANT hosting plan)
With unlimited storage, bandwidth and add-on domains, we can simply host unlimited websites with Hostpapa. I have personally checked with their support on this unlimited attribution. According to him (support) the use of unlimited is limited to normal usage where subscribers can only host website files and data. Anything that excess a normal use (which is to use the web hosting as personal online data backup) is prohibited. That is reasonable. After all Hostpapa is a web hosting provider not an online-data-backup provider. Basically Hostpapa features are designed up to support you to build any numbers of LARGE websites with a few hundred of visitors visiting at the same given time. I guess this illustrates a clear picture doesn’t it?
100 MySQL Database
However, to me who am a fan of WordPress, there is 1 drawback in the features. There is a limit of 100 for MySQL database. 1 WordPress blog requires 1 database; therefore this has indirectly limited the number of blogs/ websites to 100 under my hosting account. (Who will build 100 websites under 1 hosting account after all?) Okay I know that is slightly too much but just in case. In fact I do not really need that much databases. Therefore if you are as crazy as I am, look closer whether you need more than 100 databases or not. Otherwise 100 MySQL databases are indeed much more than enough.
Hostpapa Is 100% Green
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Fantastico Embedded = Over 50 FREE Software!
Although they are green they do not take hosting business for granted because they do have great software and scripting in supporting their hosting plan. With Fantastico embedded Hostpapa has more than 40+ software and scripts for subscribers to use. If you have not heard of Fantastico yet, you are losing up something there. Just a quick explanation, Fantastico is a script library that allows us to automatically install popular scripts like WordPress, Os Commerce Shopping Cart, Joomla, Discusstion Board and other different software.
Who Need SohoLaunch?
It is also worth noting that Hostpapa has partnership with SohoLaunch Site Builder that all hosting subscribers are entitled to enjoy this free site builder software. For your information, this builder does come with 100 free website templates. Well if you are into web developing, this feature is truly a plus point to you. But in my opinion, who needs SohoLaunch when you have access to Fantastico? You can easily have a complete system with WordPress, plus thousands of thousands free themes for you to customize your site!
Hostpapa 24×7 Customer Support
Below is the contact of Hostpapa:-
| HostPapa.ca |
115 George St., Suite 511
Oakville, ON, L6J 0A2, Canada.
30 Days Money Back Guarantee – Not A Full Refund
- An one-time set up fee
- All fees related to thirst-party services, like SSL
- All fees related to domain name registration
- Any additional fees that apply to the transfer of domain name
Good thing is that you can still own the domain name but there are apparently some costs to have it transferred to your new registrant. My advice, please make sure that Hostpapa is for you before proceeding. It’s not wise to waste those kind of money if you ever need a refund.