HostZilla Hosting Review: Unlimited Options But No Live Tech Support. Is It Worth it?

HostZilla Introduction

Specializing in packages that professional Internet marketers will find attractive, HostZilla offers traffic hosting, VPS hosting, and CPA hosting solutions. The company was created by Internet marketers who have worked to tailor their offerings to the specific needs of this market. Their data centers have power redundancy, over-supply, climate control, fire suppression, and on-site server management.

Support

You can use HostZilla’s ticketing system 24/7 to get help with technical issues from skilled staff. Support can also be reached via email. Self-help options include tutorials and documentation on the HostZilla site.

Features

All of HostZilla’s packages have a very robust set of features. This may make choosing the best plan simpler for you because all of them offer the same extended feature set.
  • Free setup
  • Control panel
  • DNS management
  • Free domain and domain privacy
  • Subdomains
  • FTP accounts
  • Web-based file manager
  • Custom error pages
  • Instant backup/restore
  • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Fantastico
  • FrontPage
  • PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, Perl, Ruby on Rails, Python and C/C++
  • Cron jobs
  • Multimedia support and FFMPEG
  • Subversion version control
  • MySQL database and phpMyAdmin
  • PostgreSQL database and phpPgAdmin
  • AWStats and Webalizer
  • In-depth reports and real-time logging
  • POP, IMAP, SMTP and Webmail
  • Email lists, aliases, and forwarding
  • Spam Assassin and filters
  • E-commerce features; osCommerce, Cube, and Zen carts, shared and private SSL, and Paypal payments
  • Full tech support
  • Money-back guarantee

Traffic Hosting

HostZilla’s Traffic Hosting packages are available in three tiers, all with generous features.
  • Starter, Business, and Unlimited* packages
  • Unlimited* storage and bandwidth
  • 5, 100, or unlimited* domains allowed and parked domains, depending on package chosen
  • Dedicated IP with Unlimited* plan

VPS Hosting

Virtual private server packages aren’t named, but they come in three tiers which vary only in storage and bandwidth.
  • 10 GB, 20 GB, or 40 GB storage space, depending on package chosen
  • 500 GB, 1000 GB, or 2000 GB bandwidth, depending on package chosen
  • Unlimited* domains allowed and parked domains
  • Dedicated IP

CPA Hosting

Cost per action (CPA) hosting is niche hosting suited perfectly to the needs of Internet marketers who drive heavy Web traffic.
  • 5 GB, 10 GB, or 20 GB storage space, depending on package chosen
  • 500 GB, 1000 GB, or 2000 GB bandwidth, depending on package chosen
  • Unlimited* domains and parked domains allowed
  • Dedicated IP addresses available with 10 GB or 20 GB plans

HostZilla Reviews by Our Community

Overall Rating from 2 Reviews by HostZilla Customers

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Most Helpful Reviews

Tim Lucchesi avatar
Tim Lucchesi doomsdaypreppingguide.com
Dec 22, 2017

HostZilla Sucks!!!! Took my money and Didn’t renew my domain. Then when hosting plan renewal came up they just disappeared.

Kept sending auto renew emails. I couldn’t log in to cpanel to retreive my files.

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Sean Garnham avatar
Sean Garnham mioutdoorsman.com
Dec 22, 2017

I’ve been a hostzilla customer for at least five years. For the most part, in that time period, I had good uptime. The features were really good.

Customer service ranged from really good to assuming I was incompetent, and suggesting I try basic things that I had already tried before submitting a ticket. In the last few months, however, my experience has gone from acceptable to horrible. It started with them not answering support tickets.

Then I started experiencing more downtime than uptime. Now, all my sites have been down since thanksgiving, and it’s almost Christmas (bad time of year for a website to be down). The customer service website is also offline.

Their sales page and blog are still fully functional, though, and they were able to bill me for a domain name. I’ve also noticed that someone is still maintaining their Facebook page, because they deleted my posts twice, and then turned off the ability to post. At this point, all I want is to get my data to transfer to a new host. I put a lot of work into those websites, and I don’t want to have to start over from scratch.

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Pros

  • Money-back guarantee
  • Same level of support for all accounts
  • Many unlimited* options
  • CPA plans
*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

  • No live tech support by phone or chat
  • Limited flexibility, no scalable plans
  • No dedicated servers

The Verdict

Those looking for reliable, affordable hosting options tailor-made for Internet marketing will be happy with what HostZilla has to offer. You won’t find round-the-clock live support, but you can access it during business hours. Plans aren’t scalable on demand, but they all include most popular features. If you’re looking to build an Internet marketing site on a budget, HostZilla probably has just what you’re looking for.

Most Popular HostZilla Hosting Plans

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