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HostMonster VS Easy-CGI

HostMonster VS Easy-CGI

There are many options and features to look into when choosing a web hosting company. In the current economy, finding one that offers a lot for your money is crucial to ensuring you keep within your business’ budget. HostMonster and Easy-CGI will help you do just that with a great service filled with features for small amount of monthly cost.

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Pricing

In a special promotion, HostMonster has lowered their regular monthly rate of $6.95 to $5.95 a month. Each account is loaded with standard features, a free domain name or domain name transfer, no hidden fees and all this with a free set-up.

Easy-CGI has three different hosting accounts to choose from starting as low as $7.96 a month. All accounts come loaded with a control panel, several unlimited features and all hosted accounts run on a Windows platform.

Products and Services

In addition to its web hosting account offers, Easy-CGI also has VPS (Virtual Private Servers) web hosting, reseller accounts and an affiliate program available to its customers. Its Linux based VPS hosting accounts run from $39.96 a month on up to $143.96 a month depending upon the amount of disk space and bandwidth required. The company’s reseller plan has 3 different levels available running from $5.57 a month up to $15.07 a month. Easy-CGI’s affiliate plan is a rather nicely compensating one – each referral is worth $110.00.

HostMonster has opted to stick with mainly giving its customers web hosting accounts and a nice payout for its affiliates. Every referral to HostMonster garners you $65.00 and you can administer your affiliate account through the company’s affiliate control panel.

Web Hosting Features

With a hosting account at Easy-CGI, you can expect to receive unlimited hosted domains, ftp accounts and Access databases. All accounts support PHP 4 and 5, ASP.NET, and ASP covering nearly all your scripting needs. Even though hosted on a Windows platform, you still have access to a minimum of 50 MySQL databases which will incorporate nicely with osCommerce and Drupal, also offered with each account.

HostMonster packs in as many unlimited features as it possibly can in each of its hosting accounts – email accounts, auto-responders, hosted domains and ftp account are just a few of these. Each account comes with choices of Drupal, Joomla or WordPress and include social networking tools, image gallery tools and much more. Support for PHP, Ruby on Rails and Python are included for your scripting needs. Add in some great e-commerce features and you have quite a hosting package with HostMonster.

Customer Service

HostMonster offers its customers a wide variety of tools for support. You can opt to do it yourself and utilize their knowledge base, user forum or one of many tutorials and wizards. Alternately, the company has a ticket support system in place as well as a 24×7 toll-free support number to call.

FAQs, knowledge base and tutorials are a few of the support options at Easy-CGI. If you’re in need of more immediate and personalized help, you can opt to call their toll-free number or just click on the live chat button that is available 24×7.

Recommendations

Both companies offer great hosting packages at an economical price and have some super support options when you need help. HostMonster has a few more unlimited features and, as such, would be the better choice for a web host. However, if your business has a need for a server option, your best bet would be to contact Easy-CGI.

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