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Last reviewed Mar 19, 2013

Key features

  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • Ruby on Rails
  • 24/7 Support

User Reviews - Total: 1

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Great value if nothing goes wrong. upgraded their server without notifying us that it could take down our current ROR site. We were given no notice and the site went down at the worst possible time. It took them a week to finally admit they upgraded the server, before then it was "manage the client" time by telling us over and over the issue was getting escalated to a "senior" administration or management person. After literally dozens of requests for answers to specific questions and to have a call back from the company to speak to someone directly (after being hung on by one customer support person) we still have not received any direct contact with them, they still ignore our support tickets even though they are tagged as urgent and they still have not fixed the problem. The amount of time and money we have lost because of this horrible customer service has been enormous and enormously frustrating. I would not recommend to anyone who values customer support. would not take responsibility for anything.

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HostGo Hosting

HostGo is a host provider with a simple approach. Based in Indiana, the company offers low cost, high-end, and e-commerce hosting solutions, as well as domain registration, and reseller and affiliate programs. Extras and add-ons are also available.


The HostGo website contains a number of tutorials, including Flash tutorials, for guidance on how to use common features like file transfer protocol (FTP), server side includes (SSI), MySQL and more. You may also contact the help desk, fill out an online contact form, or call for 24/7 support.


HostGo offers low-cost, high-end, e-commerce, reseller, and customized hosting packages.

  • 24/7 tech support
  • Free and low-cost add-ons
  • Guidance through a simple plan comparison sheet
  • Free domain name
  • Daily site backups
  • Unconditional money back guarantee
  • Webmail access
  • Unlimited* domain pointers and parking
  • Control panel
  • SiteBuilder
  • Free, pre-installed third party software with Fantastico Deluxe
  • MySQL databases
  • PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) 4 and 5
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Active Server Pages (ASP) and
  • Perl 5 Common Gateway Interface (CGI), Python, SSI, and Java servlets
  • Streaming audio and video
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  • Submission to top search engines
  • Website statistics and log files
  • Free promotion credits

Low-Cost Hosting

Chose from the GoSTARTER, GoLITE, or GoPLUS plans.

  • Secure Shell (SSH)
    • 20 GB disk space
    • 1,000 GB data transfer/visitors
  • GoLITE
    • 30 GB disk space
    • 3,000 GB data transfer/visitors
  • GoPLUS
    • 40 GB disk space
    • 4,000 GB data transfer/visitors

High-End Hosting

Ramp up disk space and data transfer with the GoCREATOR or GoINVENTOR plans.

  • Unlimited* email accounts and aliases
  • SiteAdmin control panel
  • SSH
  • CGI/Perl
  • Dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Streaming audio/video
  • 24/7/365 FTP
    • 300 GB storage space
    • 30,000 GB data transfer/visitors
    • 500 GB storage space
    • 50,000 GB data transfer/visitors

E-Commerce Hosting

With Miva Merchant e-commerce software, HostGo makes it easy to design your online retail site through the ShopPro hosting plan.

  • 5 GB disk space
  • 500 BG data transfer/visitors
  • 50 email accounts
  • SSH
  • Unlimited* MySQL databases

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if they are overburdening the servers.

Reseller Hosting

If you would like to be a host provider yourself, you can enjoy discounts with HostGo.

  • 1-time setup charge
  • Maintain a GoLITE, GoPLUS, GoPRO, GoCREATOR, or GoINVENTOR account
  • The more accounts you sell, the greater your discount

Custom Hosting Packages

If you cannot find a HostGo plan that meets your needs, create your own with QuoteGO.

  • Dictate your storage space and data transfer/visitors
  • Dictate domain pointers and email account numbers
  • Choose whether or not to include support for things such as PHP, MySQL, CGI, ASP, SSL, and CronTab


  • 24/7 tech support
  • Simple approach, very navigable
  • Plans to suit a variety of needs


  • Slightly more expensive than other hosting options
  • Relatively small number of plan choices

The Verdict

If you've been overwhelmed by the number of choices and advertised features from other hosting companies, HostGo will be a refreshing change of pace. With this easy to navigate site, you can quickly find a solution for a small hobby site or a large e-commerce site. You even have the option to customize your hosting plan. However, if you're looking for a wide range of hosting services and plans, this may not be the host for you, and the options are significantly more limited than with other hosts. If you're new to hosting, this may be a great place to start, especially as they offer 24/7 tech support.

Last updated: 2017-07-30

HostGo Hosting Plans

Hosting Plan Features Disk Space Bandwidth Price
GoSTARTER WordPress PHP Perl MySQL 24/7 Support Ruby on Rails 20GB 1000GB $6.40/month
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