Hostens Hosting review

Competition in web hosting industry is increasing day by day and the competition is getting tighter. New companies are coming into the field and giving a tougher competition to existing companies with their lower pricing and better performance. Hostens is a new brand from the parent company Interneto Vizija which offers great services. Read our Hostens hosting review to know more about them

About Hostens

Hostens is a web hosting provider from Lithuania which is a division of the company, Interneto Vizija which is founded in 2003. Hostens provides Hosting, domain registration, SSL and spam filters.

Hostens is quickly gaining fame due to the lower price they offer that too without compromising on quality.

Features

Their hosting comes with many features they are listed below

  • Free SSL via Let’sencrypt
  • Direct Admin control panel
  • 30 days money back
  • Various payment methods
  • Monthly payment options
  • Cloud performance
  • Installatron Script installer

Services offered by Hostens

Hostens mainly offers three services, Shared hosting, VPS hosting and reseller hosting

Shared Hosting

Infolyte.com uses Hostens shared hosting plan. While choosing a web host, we had many factors to consider they are

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  • Speed and latency
  • Support
  • Features such as Free SSL
  • Performance and uptime
  • Clean IP Addresses

After purchasing and testing it for few days, we found that Hostens provide Good speed and latency from almost all over the web. Their support( Read main section support for detailed info) is great, they also provide a free Letsencrypt SSL auto installer so that we don’t have to pay for SSL certificates. Their performance and uptime are solid (check performance section for detailed info). And their shared IP addresses are clean so that your website will not be blacklisted

Although they have excellent shared hosting features, there are few things which made us disappointed. The number of files in shared hosting is limited to 10,0000 files and maximum size of the database is 512MB. But in most cases, it is more than enough for the majority of users and you will never reach this threshold. But we thought that we should mention this

They have three shared hosting plans, Value, Professional and ultimate. You can choose one according to your needs

Value plan: This pack offers 15 GB storage and 1TB bandwidth. This plan allows you to host one website and you can make up to 10 Databases and you can make 10 email accounts. If you pay yearly, you can avail this plan at a price of €0.99/month but if you choose to pay monthly, you will have to pay €1.99/month

Professional plan: The professional pack offers 30GB disk space and 3TB bandwidth. With this plan, you can host up to 10 domains and with this plan, you are allowed to make up to 100 databases and 100 email accounts. This plan costs €2.99 a month but if you choose to pay yearly, you can avail a lower price of €1.49 a month

Ultimate plan: Ultimate pack is suitable for websites which get more traffic or if you need more storage and bandwidth. With this plan, you can avail 60GB disk space, 3TB bandwidth and you can host up to 100 websites. In this plan, you are allowed to make up to 1000 databases and 1000 email addresses. This plan costs €5.99/month if you choose to pay monthly. If you wish to pay yearly, you can avail this offer as low as €2.99 a month

VPS hosting

Hostens also offers VPS services. You have three options to choose from. Standard VPS, KVM VPS and storage VPS. Hostens is one of the cheapest VPS hosting providers out there. They have three plans for all types of VPS

Standard VPS

Standard VPS has 3 plans

Small
  • 15GB Diskspace
  • 1TB bandwidth with 100mbp port speed
  • 768MB RAM
  • 384MB virtual RAM
  • 1CPU core
  • Daily and weekly backups
  • Optional Direct admin for €19 one-time payment
  • Price 0.99/month if paid annually. €1.99/month if paid monthly
Medium
  • 30GB disk space
  • 2TB Bandwidth with 200mbps port speed
  • 1536Mb RAM
  • 768MB virtual RAM
  • 1CPU core
  • Daily and weekly backups
  • Optional Direct admin for €19 one-time payment
  • €1.49/month if paid annually. €2.99 if paid monthly

Large

  • 60Gb Disk space
  • 3TB Bandwidth with 300mbps port speed
  • 3072MB RAM memory
  • 1536MB virtual RAM
  • 1CPU core
  • Daily and weekly backups
  • Optional Direct admin for €19 one-time payment
  • €2.99/month if paid annually. €5.99 if paid monthly

KVM VPS plans

Small
  • 40GB SSD Diskspace
  • 10TB bandwidth with 100mbps port speed
  • 2048MB RAM
  • 1CPU core
  • Price: €3.49/month if paid annually. 4.99/month if paid monthly
Medium
  • 80GB SSD Diskspace
  • 20TB Bandwidth with 200mbps port speed
  • 4096MB RAM
  • 2CPU cores
  • Price €6.99/month if paid yearly. €9.99 /month if paid monthly
Large
  • 160GB SSD Diskspace
  • 40TB Bandwidth with 400mbps port speed
  • 8192MB RAM
  • 4CPU cores
  • Price: €13.99/month if paid annually. €19.999/month if paid monthly

Storage VPS

  • Small
  • 1024Gb Disk space
  • 10 TB Bandwidth with 100mbps port speed
  • 124MB RAM
  • Price: €3.49/month if paid annually. €4.99/month if paid monthly
Medium
  • 2948GB disk space
  • 20TB Bandwidth with 200mbps port speed
  • 2048MB RAM
  • 1CPU core
  • Price: €6.99/moth if paid annually. €9.99/month if paid monthly

Large

  • 096GB Diskspace
  • 40TB bandwidth with 400Mbps port speed
  • 4096MB RAM memory
  • 1CPU core
  • Price: 13.99/month if paid annually. €19.99/month if paid monthly

Support

Support is something which we should be considered before purchasing a hosting plan. If we run into any problem our web host should be there to help anytime to fix it.

Hostens has a good support team which can be reached anytime via live chat or support ticket system. They are very helpful and responsive. They resolved all our issues faster

Performance

We used Their shared and VPS hosting services. As we mentioned earlier, we use Hostens shared hosting to host this website. To test VPS, we purchased VPS server for a month.

Their shared server performs pretty great. Our website loaded under 3 seconds from most of the locations. Only Australia and Japan took much more time to load.

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Connection time and time for the first byte is also great. In short, Hostens shared hosting performs great for the price they charge. If you are serious about speed and performance, you should consider VPS hosting as they offer faster page load time

During our period of hosting with Hostens(3 months), we experience two downtimes with 2 minutes each. That is ok as a short downtime once in a while is acceptable. In last month, we experienced no downtime at all.

When VPS is considered, we never faced any downtime during our testing period of one month. Their VPS provides faster load time and great flexibility at an affordable price. Hostens does not provide DDoS mitigation with their VPS. The customer should take measures to mitigate a DDoS attack. If a customer fails to do this, Hostens will suspend the account.

Conclusion

We were pretty sceptical when purchased Hostens shared hosting plan due to their low price. Because low-cost web hosting often comes with poor quality. But Hostens blew us away with faster page loading time, good support and great features at an unbelievably affordable price

We will definitely recommend Hostens to anyone who is looking for quality web hosting at an affordable price. Hostens is one of the cheapest VPS hosting providers.

 

About the author: Timothy Ephrem

Founder of infolyte.com. Feel free to contact him with anything. You can reach him at contact@infolyte.com

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