HostMonster is closely affiliated with their sister company BlueHost and uses the same world class support team. However HostMonster does offer a different set of price plans and services and has a very simple sign up process so is ideal for those users who want to set up websites quickly and easily.
Top features from this service include free site builder software, unlimited bandwidth and disk space, free domain and set up and also free ad credits to help you with your website promotion.
Reliability and Uptime
As with BlueHost, HostMonster have a good reputation for providing reliable and consistent uptime service for websites. This is supported by round the clock server monitoring and UPS power backup. HostMonster continually monitors their data centers and respond to any potential downtime threats quickly and efficiently. This means that those website owners running online businesses can be sure that any downtime will be absolutely minimal and dealt with in an efficient way by trained technicians.
HostMonster utilizes cPanel which is one of the most powerful control panel tools on the market and allows customers to design, build and manage their websites in a professional and efficient manner. cPanel is easy to use and comes with a number of useful add-ons, such as ‘quick search’ and ‘drag and drop’ features which make it even quicker to navigate your way around site building.
Another bonus for those transferring their websites to HostMonster is that cPanel is the most widely used control panel in the web hosting industry. This means it is more than likely that your previous host also provided you with the same software making it much easier to transfer websites from one host to another without any unnecessary delays or loss of features.
HostMonster offers customers a number of bonus features that can help to improve website content and optimize search engine results including message forums, social networking, web blogs (WordPress), mailing lists, image galleries and poll and survey software.
HostMonster will also submit your site to all of the main search engines for free (most competitors charge extra for this service) and can provide you with $50 free credits for Google Adwords. This can help to give your online marketing campaigns a real boost and improve the flow of traffic to your website.
HostMonster can also provide you with all of the eCommerce tools you need to design, build and manage your online business. Included in this are secure SSL encrypted online payment portals, a choice of either OS or Agora shopping carts, open PGP/GPG encryption and also password protected directories.
You can also find out a lot about the products and services from the online website. There is a useful help center section which offers searchable knowledge bases, start up wizards, user forums and much more to help you get answers to many of the commonly asked questions.