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HostMonster VS Hostpapa

HostMonster VS Hostpapa

Nearly similar in pricing and in features, it seems as though Hostpapa and HostMonster are equals across the board. Both offer a huge array of unlimited and add-on features, both have excellent support systems in place and both use state of the art equipment. Comparing the two hosts and choosing will be a matter of preferences.

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Pricing

HostMonster is currently running a special promotion for its professional web hosting accounts. For only $5.95 a month each hosting account comes with free set up and a domain included. Hostpapa’s current special offer is two dollars off the normal hosting price bringing the monthly cost down to $4.95. Just as its counterpart, Hostpapa offers a domain registration and free setup.

Both companies simply offer one plan at one low price. By offering just the one service, each company is able to offer quite a lot for your money and give better support services.

Products and Services

Web hosting is the main product for both HostMonster and Hostpapa. HostMonster offers one other service, an affiliate program. The affiliate program allows members to earn $65 for each newly referred customer and gives them access to administrative tools that help ensure their success. An area that Hostpapa stands out in the crowd is in its eco-friendliness. The hosting company purchases green energy tags in the equivalent of what they consume in power.

Web Hosting Features

At HostMonster, new web hosting customers can expect nearly a dozen unlimited features – web space and bandwidth are included in this list. Among some of the bonus features you can opt to add onto your account are Drupal, Moodle and WordPress. The e-commerce solutions offered by HostMonster enable you to choose between two different shopping cart programs and gives you access to their SSL secure server. All accounts are equipped with PHP 5, Python, Ruby on Rails and Perl 5 for all your scripting purposes. As a bonus, HostMonster will submit your site to a search engine for free and give you $50 in Google advertising credits.

Hostpapa offers almost the same amount in unlimited features. You can expect unlimited e-mail accounts, unlimited forwarding e-mail accounts and unlimited sub and parked domains to be among those features. To help create the best web site possible, Hostpapa gives its customers SohoLaunch as a web site builder, access to hundreds of web site templates and the ease of instant installation of many web site applications and programs. Not to be outdone in the marketing department, Hostpapa gives its customers $75 in free advertising credits to use toward Google, Yahoo and Miva, tosses in $50 to use toward Ask sponsored listings and $20 for Bidvertiser advertising.

Customer Service

HostMonster’s help center is a great and conveniently centralized area designed to give its customers as many options as is possible. A ticket support system, a knowledge base, numerous video tutorials and a user forum are just a few of the choices available. Customers can also opt to use the toll-free phone support that is available 24×7 or the live chat support option.

The support center at Hostpapa gives customers access to a troubleshooting program, a download library full of manuals and software and a support ticket system as well. The entire support area is search enabled in case you aren’t quite sure exactly what you are looking for.

Recommendations

All told, both companies would be an excellent choice as a web host. If being green is your thing, not only can Hostpapa host your web site but also the company can give you peace of mind in the ecological sense.

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