Hostnine was founded in 2006 and quickly made a buzz within the web hosting community for their excellent support. It didn’t take long to be noticed and in 2012 was bought up by EIG, although they retained their old management team.
Shared Hosting Verdict:
|Hostnine Coupon||15% Off|
|Unlimited Space||Unlimited Bandwidth|
|Integrated Cloudflare||Daily Backup|
Our Hostnine Shared Hosting Review
Like their sister company A Small Orange (same management and support team), they are owned by EIG. For those you don’t know, EIG have a history of buying up web hosting companies, and making them more cost efficient (i.e. Hostgator). Typically this can result in a slight loss in quality of service, but it has been over a year now and we haven’t seen any changes within Hostnine. This is probably likely due to the same management team being in charge of Hostnine that was in place prior to the purchase..
Although their support has slightly slower response times (15-30 minutes, rather than a couple of minutes) than SiteGround, we have found the help and assistance offered by Hostnine exceptional, and in some cases far better. We typically tend to be quite demanding of the support due to some of the complex projects we tend to undertake, and Hostnine are always willing to help \ do migrations and generally go above and beyond what we expect.
What we like about Hostnine
What we don’t like about Hostnine
Hostnine Shared Hosting Plans
We have highlighted the main differences between the various Hostnine Shared Hosting Plans. The Prices are based on paying for 3 years with our standard Hostnine Coupon. Check our Hostnine Coupons page for the latest coupons, as we do get notified of exclusive discounts from time to time.
|No. of Domains||1||100||100|
|Server Locations||US||US, UK, SG, NL||US, UK, SG, NL|
|Dedicated IP||+$2 /month||+$2 /month||Included|
|SSL Certificate||+ $39.95 /year||+ $39.95 /year||Included|
|Price PM (3 years) (with 15% Coupon)||$2.08||$4.21||$6.33|
- 24×7 Support
Account, Software and Access
- Unlimited subdomains
- Unlimited FTP accounts
- SSH Access (requires a static IP)
- cPanel Control Panel
- Softaculous Script Installer
- Cron Jobs
Security and Reliability
- Weekly offsite backup
- 99.9% Uptime
- Ruby on Rails
- Zend & Ioncube
- Unlimited POP3/IMAP email accounts
- Mailing lists
Our Hostnine Review Verdict
The bad things we had to say about Hostnine are very minor issues, and in most cases not even relevant. Certainly, we would highly recommend Hostnine for your hosting needs particularly due to the excellent support, and the pricing levels of the different plans. Not only that, but there is an excellent upgrade path to their VPS or dedicated servers (we host this site, along with several others, on their VPS).
Reliability for Hostnine is extremely good, and we have experienced no downtime on the shared hosting accounts we run.
For all these reasons we recommend using Hostnine Hosting for shared hosting, but you will see from our other Hostnine reviews that they are our top host for Reseller and VPS hosting.