Hey everyone, I’m Ben, and I’m thrilled to have you here with me today.
After conducting a thorough analysis of all four plans offered by Hostinger, I have gained a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each plan, as well as who they are most suitable for.
But before sharing this information with you, let me introduce you to my interesting offer that can benefit you and does not require paying me a dime.
Single web hosting plan
In the Single web hosting plan, there is one advantage and three drawbacks. The advantage is its lower price compared to the others. However, there is a catch that I’ll explain in a moment. The first drawback is that you can only create one website. Additionally, you don’t get a free domain or domain WHOIS privacy protection, which allows you to hide your identity as the owner of your site.
The biggest drawback, which is harder to think of, is the pricing structure. The advertised price of $1.99/month is only applicable if you opt for the 48-month subscription. For the yearly subscription, the price becomes $2.99/month, which is the same as the Premium web hosting plan for a year, 2-years, or 4-years subscription.
So, if you are considering a yearly subscription, there is no reason to choose the Single web hosting plan because you can get a better deal for the same price.
With that in mind, I recommend the Single web hosting plan for people with a single website, such as freelancers looking to create their portfolio website or journalists looking to create their own blog, only if they opt for the 4-year subscription.
Premium web hosting plan
The first advantage of the Premium hosting plan is that you can have multiple websites (up to 100). Additionally, you get a free domain and free domain WHOIS privacy protection.
As for the drawbacks, there is no free CDN (Content Delivery Network) or manual backups. CDN technology works by replicating your website files on multiple servers located in various locations worldwide, enhancing site speed by connecting visitors to the server nearest to their location.
With that in mind, I recommend the Premium web hosting plan for people on a budget who own or are willing to create starter sites with limited traffic.
Business web hosting plan
The business web hosting plan offers three important features that are not available in the Premium plan. These include up to 5 times increased performance, daily automatic backups instead of weekly ones, and the ability to create backups manually (called on-demand backup).
With these three added features, I recommend the business web hosting plan for people with multiple websites that receive some daily traffic.
Cloud Startup hosting plan
The main advantages of this plan are a performance increase of up to 10 times, a dedicated IP address, and priority support.
Just to let you know, based on my experience with the premium hosting plan, I usually wait between 5 to 15 minutes to connect with an agent through live chat. Personally, waiting this long is not a big deal for me because I often solve my technical problems myself.
Having a dedicated IP address can provide several benefits:
- It can improve your email deliverability.
- It makes it easier to access your site using an IP address rather than a domain name.
- It helps you avoid negative SEO impacts with Google due to the bad reputation of other shady websites that share the same IP address.
- It opens the door for advanced hosting configurations, such as setting up your VPN or hosting a game server.
With these three important advantages, I recommend the Cloud Startup hosting plan for serious website owners who value their time and don’t mind paying a premium price.
Decoding Hostinger’s Pricing Structure
Before concluding this article, it’s important to note that the pricing structures of the hosting plans differ. Understanding this distinction will help you make an informed decision and secure the best deal for your needs.
From this comparison, if you have a single website and are looking to minimize hosting costs, the optimal choice is the single web hosting plan with a 48-month subscription. It offers the lowest price per month in this scenario.
If you have multiple sites and are on a budget, the Premium web hosting plan is the recommended option, regardless of whether you choose a 12, 24, or 48-month subscription. The monthly price remains consistent across these durations. If finances are tight, the 12-month subscription is advisable. However, if you prefer the peace of mind of not needing to switch hosts or renew at a higher price, the 48-month subscription is the way to go.
While we haven’t delved into the details of the other two plans, by now you should have a good understanding of how to secure the best deal for your specific requirements.
I hope this breakdown of the plans has been helpful in making an informed decision. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask.