Product description

Upon accessing the platform for the first time, users have a choice between cPanel Hosting and Website Builder. Both are great options for beginners and experienced users alike. And here is what you need to know about them. cPanel – is recommended for users who have a website and wish to install WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, or CSM. This is for people who need a good management system, and cPanel is among the very best – if not the best. Website Builder – is recommended for users who are looking to build a website from scratch. Beginners can rest assured as the drag and drop option will save them the stress of having to write code. Also, there are over 1000 templates to choose from.

Accessibility

To say that eHost is an accessible hosting service would be an understatement. The drag and drop website builder, assistance in creating a blog, and the “calls answered in 2 minutes” policy that backs the extensive online support center are proof. Therefore, the service is easy to use by beginners, yet it has enough features to keep experienced users interested. Any time you need help, you can get an agent on the phone, via chat, or e-mail. And if you have the time to look the issue up for yourself, you can do so with the help of the materials put at your disposal in the form of tutorials, videos, and FQA.

Tech Profile

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Free domain name for life
  • One-click installation for WordPress
  • 1 GB of cloud storage space
  • Unlimited MySQL databases
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited personal e-mail addresses
  • cPanel Control Panel
  • 9% Uptime guarantee
  • Load-balancing platform
  • Daily server backup
  • 24/7 monitoring, virus and malware checking
  • Webmaster tools
  • Domain privacy
  • Dedicated IP
  • Specific eCommerce sites, available and easy to install
  • Powered by Apache

 

Marketing Features

This hosting service claims to offer:

  • Google AdWords ad credits worth $100
  • Yahoo/Bing ad credits worth $100
  • Online Marketing Guidelines
  • One-click WordPress installation
  • Mobile friendly interface
  • Integrated with popular features for social media
  • SEO tools and tips

Costs per Packages

eHost offers users the possibility to pay for their hosting services monthly or annually. Annual packages start at better prices per month. Basic packs start around $2.75 a month with the discount coupons made available on site. Even this basic offer is good for creating and promoting a website. An extended package starts at $ 6.99 a month and it needs the add-ons that significantly improve the website functionality. These add-ons can be purchased separately and they benefit from discounts as well. For example, for a dedicated IP you must pay $50, a fee that already benefits from a 50% discount rate.

Downsides

  • One downside to eHost consists in the fact that you can only access one basic, low-cost package. Other providers offer more options on the low-cost segment.
  • The headline price is not what you end up paying and the full extent of the service is only achievable by getting the add-ons.
  • Another downside consists in eHost asking you to introduce the name of your website even before accessing their platform to draft a hosting service plan. This can be a deterrent for some people who may not have settled on the name but who wanted to get some details about the platform.
  • When you ask for your money back, the money for the domain will be taken out of the total refunded sum.
  • Also, although their setup is highly accessible, they do not offer manageWP.
  • Being a shared hosting platform, the service is only recommended for websites with low traffic. Therefore, while the storage space and the bandwidth are mainly designed for small businesses, anything that surpasses these limits will lead to a redefining of contractual terms.

 

Conclusion

eHost is a very reliable hosting service. First-timers are actually encouraged to start here and work their way up. The cPanel and the Website Builder options are reliable and accessible for all users. And while beginners are convinced by accessibility, experienced users are convinced by the technical specifications of the platform.  The main advantage is that you never need to write one single line of code and you can still get your desired website.