27 User Reviews
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|Mega Max Hosting Shared||
|Business Max Hosting Shared||
Yes. HostMetro offers free site transfer for all new customers.
However, you can only transfer one account for free and it must be done within 30 days of signing with HostMetro. Also, your site can’t be bigger than 3 GB, and you need access to the old site.
Additional sites can be transferred for a fee.
Sort of. Their plans are limited but the limit is set so high that 95% of accounts never reach it.
If you do get close to the limit (you're using 90% of the capacity) and you haven’t violated the terms of service, then they will allot more capacity to your account.
The result is that bandwidth and storage, providing you haven't done anything you’re not supposed to do, will never be the limiting reagent for your website. Contact support staff for more information.
HostMetro offers customer support via a knowledge center, a 24/7 phone line, and live chat. All their support is based out of Illinois.
HostMetro charges per month with discounts for a two or three year contract. Discounts range from 10% to 40%.
They also offer a price fix promise, which means that whatever price you sign up at is the price you pay for life.
They accept payment via PayPal or any major credit card.
HostMetro supports PHP 5.6, Perl 5.10, Python 2.6, and Ruby on Rails 1.8.
HostMetro offers shared hosting with two tiers. They're higher tier plan includes an SSL certificate and SiteLock Security Seal. They do not offer reseller, VPS, or dedicated hosting.
The HostMetro has a datacenter in Elk Grove Village, IL. The company is based out of Arlington Heights, IL.
No. HostMetro only offers Linux-based hosting with CentOS.
HostMetro has a 30 day money back guarantee for any new account.
HostMetro uses Softaculous to provide access to over 100 popular applications including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and popular ecommerce shopping carts.
Yes. Every account includes free domain registration for one domain for one year. Each domain after that will be charged normally. The initial domain registration does not include domain privacy.
HostMetro has unlimited domains on all their accounts, including parked domains and subdomains.
Yes. They back up their shared servers accounts every week. But they do recommend that you have your own backups just in case, and only back up sites that are smaller than 1 GB.
The top tier plan comes with free access to SiteLock Security Seal, which scans daily for security problems. The top tier plan also includes an SSL certificate. The lower tier plan can add these services for a nominal fee.
Yes. They provide free access to RVSite Builder on all accounts.
Yes. HostMetro provides free access to cPanel for all accounts.
Yes. They guarantee 99.99% uptime over 12 months, and credit customers with one month of free service if they do not meet that target.
However, they exclude any downtime that was caused by things that they don’t influence. Examples of such things are DDoS attacks, backbone power provider failure, and DNS issues.
Yes. They offer CDN services through CloudFlare for free for all customers.
Yes. Customers are not allowed to run video streaming sites, use their sites as a backup, run image hosting sites, or do anything illegal.
They are also not allowed to sell controlled substances or run gambling websites. Contact HostMetro for more information.