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HostDime Web Hosting Reviews

HostDime Web Hosting Reviews

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HostDime is a privately owned company providing a range of web hosting services from conventional managed to reseller and dedicated server plans. Founded in 2001, the company took off running out of the gates and quickly ascended to popularity. HostDime has become a premiere name in the industry, currently ranked by hostcount.com as one of the 50 top hosts in the world. Delivering a high-quality, reliable service since its inception, it’s no surprise that HostDime presently services more than 500,000 domains throughout the globe.

Disclosure: We are a professional review site that receives compensation from HostDime. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

Main Features Language Compatibility Email Features
Disk Storage
Bandwidth
Free Domain Name
Add-On Domains
Sub Domains
Parked Domains
200 GB
2,000 GB
No
10
Unlimited
N/A
PHP
PHP5
ASP
Perl
CGI-BIN
Python
Ruby/Ruby On Rails
SSI
Shell Access
Cold Fusion
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
POP3
SMTP
IMAP
Webmail
Email Forwards
Mailbox Aliases
Auto-Responders
Mailing List
Spam Protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Database e-Commerce Features Multimedia Features
MYSQL
Microsoft SQL
PostgreSQL
MS Access
ODBC/DSN
phpMyAdmin
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
SSL Secure Server
OS Commerce Shopping Cart
Cube Shopping Cart
Zen Cart Shopping Cart
Password Protected
OpenPGP Encryption
Shared SSL Certificate
Agora Shopping Cart
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MS Silverlight
Flash Support
Streaming Video
Streaming Audio
Shockwave
MIDI File Support
Add own MIME Types
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Scripting Features Highlight Features Pricing Breakdown
Fantastico
Blogs/Wordpress
b2evolution
Moodle
Mambo/Joomla
SMF Forum
Wiki
PHPAdsNew
PHPAuction
PHP Form
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Fantastico included
12 Months
Monthly
$8.25/M
$9.00/M

Reliability (3.5/5)

★★★½☆

HostDime outgrew its first data facility in 2004, opening up a bigger and better version in 2005. The new center boasts well over 10,000 square ft., leaving the company with more than enough space for an estimated 3,000 servers and plenty of room to grow from there. While the operations of their data center seem to be pretty tight, we have discovered that HostDime experiences a significant amount of downtime, particularly over the last two months. This information can be accessed from the “Status” tab on their homepage. Every web host experiences downtime and technical difficulties; it’s just a little scary when you see the numbers for yourself.

Price Value (2.5/5)

★★½☆☆

Web hosting with HostDime begins at $9.00 per month. Not really all that expensive, but considerably more than other plans on the market. This price gets you 200 GB of storage and 2,000 GB in bandwidth, which is more than enough for the average user. Unlimited MySQL databases are also provided along with unlimited FTP accounts and sub-domains. The fact that you can only host 10 domains and the lack of e-commerce support makes this plan very unattractive to the small business owner.

Control Panel (4/5)

★★★★☆

HostDime offers the latest version of cPanel, allowing you to control all the features of your hosting account. This includes your email accounts, webmail and databases. It also features the Fantastico script installer which offers a library of programs to add instant functionality to your site. cPanel certainly makes administering your site easy, but you will get more value out of this great program when signing up with for their Deluxe or Business plan.

Customer Support (4/5)

★★★★☆

HostDime is one company that understands the importance of quality support, an area in which they excel. When managing your hosting account gets challenging, HostDime offers a variety of ways to contact them for help. On their website you’ll find a support page filled with resources. State your problem via toll free phone, support ticket or online form. There is also a huge knowledgebase and helpful tutorials that round out HostDime’s exceptional 24/7 customer service.

Overall Value (3/5)

★★★☆☆

HostDime’s basic plan is ideal for personal users but not nearly enough for the small business owner. It’s lacking in regard to bandwidth and storage, along with many of the features that have become standard in the industry. As mentioned before, there are other HostDime plans to choose from, ranging up to $25 per month. This alone deducts the value of their mediocre $9.00 plan.

Enjoy the latest version of cPanel and Fantastico when you sign up with HostDime today for an affordable $9 per month!

HostDime Official Site

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27th September 2008
Posted by Web Hosting Consultant in Web Hosting Reviews

One Response to “HostDime Web Hosting Reviews”

  1. Jerry says:

    Simply not worth the money. 2000gb is enough for the average user, but I am certainly not an average user. Not to mention that I can get infinitely better packages for half the price and triple the satisfaction.

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