The Truth About HostMonster

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Review Summary:

By Mark Shroyer

Web Host Name: HostMonster (AKA BlueHost)
Overview: Linux based web host company who offers one package only for $8/month and keeps the entire process of hosting extremely simple.

HostMonster Web Hosting


  • BBB rating is an A
    (Better Business Bureau)
  • Unlimited domains, parked domains, subdomains, disk storage, file transfer, email accounts, email forwarding
  • Free domain, site builder with templates
  • Toll free 800# for free technical support
  • CPanel
  • Web file manager
  • Secure shell, SSL, SSI, FTP, Stats CGI, RoR, Perl, PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Forums, Social networking, Blogs, CMS, etc.
  • Mailling lists & up to 750 outgoing emails per hour
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • No hidden fees
  • Anytime money back guarantee

    ... and more!

(*Listings accurate when published. Contact HostMonster for full details.)


  • CPU & inode limits
  • Database connection limits
  • Web site speed throttled if limits are exceeded (but web sites are rarely shut down accept for TOS abuse)
  • Must pay annually upfront
  • No scalable hosting plans
    (i.e., reseller, vps, dedicated servers)

(*Listings accurate when published. Contact HostMonster for full details.)

Bottom Line: HostMonster is a great place for those just starting out with a personal or small business web site and who have small to medium traffic and want things to remain simple.

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