HostCats Review: What Do Their Customers Think?

Host Cats Hosting Founded in 2003, Host Cats is a Bangalore, India based hosting company with colocated servers in Florida. Offering both Windows and Linux plans, Host Cats concentrates on creating efficient hosting environments in the virtual realm for its customers.

Support

Host Cats provides 24/7 online support and telephone support during weekly business hours, as well as a live chat for existing customers. You may create a help ticket with attachments or send an email. Alternatively, online demos and community forums are available.

Features

Host Cats offers shared, Virtual Private Server (VPS), dedicated, and reseller hosting.
  • Enterprise class cloud architecture
  • R1Soft backups
  • cPanel and Plesk control panels
  • Softaculous allows 1-click installation for hundreds of applications
  • Enhanced webmail with SquirrelMail and RoundCube
  • Variety of billing systems
  • 99.9% uptime
  • Money back guarantee with many plans
  • Windows and Linux plans available

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is available in large and small packages for both Windows and Linux.
  • Windows Shared Hosting
    • ASP.net, MS Access, and SQL database compatible
    • Dual Xeon Quad central processing unit (CPU)
    • Space ranging from 2,000 MB to unlimited*
    • Up to 12 domains
    • Database allowance from 2 to unlimited*
    • Email accounts ranging from 10 to unlimited*
    • Bandwidth ranging from 20 GB to unlimited*
  • Linux Shared Hosting
    • Dual Xeon Quad Processor
    • Space ranging from 2,000 MB to unlimited*
    • Up to 12 domains
    • Database allowance from 2 to unlimited*
    • Email accounts ranging from 10 to unlimited*
    • Bandwidth ranging from 20 GB to unlimited*
    • 30-day money back guarantee on smaller plans

VPS Hosting

VPS hosting is available for Windows and Linux, both with a range of plans.
  • Windows VPS Hosting
    • Complete management with monitoring and restoration
    • Free Plesk control panel
    • Instant setup
    • Total control
    • Space ranging from 50 GB to 150 GB
    • Bandwidth ranging from 500 GB to 1,000 GB
    • Potential for unlimited* Plesk domains
    • No setup fee
  • Linux VPS Hosting
    • Complete management with monitoring and restoration
    • Free cPanel Web Host Manager (WHM)
    • Instant setup
    • Total control
    • Space ranging from 30 GB to 150 GB
    • Bandwidth ranging from 350 GB to 1,500 GB
    • No setup fee

Dedicated Server Hosting

Fully managed dedicated hosting with Windows and Linux plans available in five options.
  • Intel Xeon, Pentium, and Core CPU
  • 4 GB or 8 GB high performance random-access memory (RAM)
  • cPanel/WHM
  • 1 or 2 dedicated Internet Protocols (IP)
  • 2 TB bandwidth

Reseller Hosting

Small, Medium, and Large plans are available for both Windows and Linux resellers.
  • Windows Reseller Hosting
    • Unlimited* subdomains
    • Managed R1Soft backups
    • File transfer protocol (FTP) access
    • AJAX for ASP.net
    • Crystal Report with Large plans
    • SQL 2005/2008 MS Reporting Services with Large plans
  • Linux Reseller Hosting
    • Free search engine optimization (SEO) tools
    • Parked and subdomains support
    • MySQL database support
    • Free Softaculous with Medium plans
    • Managed R1Soft backups with Medium and Large plans
    • WHM with Medium and Large plans
    • Anytime money back guarantee with Large plans

Pros

  • 24/7 support
  • Several unlimited* options
  • Easily navigable plan options
*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.

Cons

  • Host Cats is an India-based company, which could be a con for some
  • Phone support only available during business hours

The Verdict

Host Cats offers a nice range of plans in easy to understand packages. With platforms for Windows and Linux, it can likely meet all of your hosting needs. The fact that the company is based in India may be a problem for some users, especially with phone support limited to business hours. However, online support is substantial. Host Cats is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

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Most Popular HostCats Hosting Plans

2GBC
Disk Space 2000MB
Bandwidth 20GB
Price $1.81 / mo
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