"At HostNine we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the most reliable service in the industry. We offer Premium Web Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Hosting solutions with 24/7 Support and 99.9% Uptime at an affordable price."
If we ever write a review on a hosting company we ensure that we have tested the hosting ourselves, we are not like every other review site that post a generic review for all hosting companies or doesn't actually try the hosting the are promoting. We have tested HostNine over at least 4 months in full.
What did we test?
We signed up to HostNine's Enterprise hosting plan, and we used a website generating around 2000 visitors per month. So this is a sufficient amount of traffic to allow us to test the hosting plan.
What do you get?
First we will start of with the control panels that you get once you've signed up. The first control panel is their Client Area, this contains information about all the services that you have including domains. It also includes all emails that are sent to your email address, a very useful feature should you ever loose your important account information emails!
Another great feature from HostNine is that it uses the popular Cpanel control panel to manage accounts. Cpanel provides you with a wide range of features to help you manage your hosting, but HostNine also include SEO tools incorporated into Cpanel to help you get your website up the Google ranks!
Now, you get these great control panels, but what else do you get? You get these great features:
- UNLIMITED Disk Space
- UNLIMITED Bandwidth
- UNLIMITED E-mails
- cPanel / Fantastico
- FREE Site Builder
- Daily Backups
- 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
- 24x7 Support
We all know that usually unlimited doesn't always mean that it is unlimited. You wouldn't see Google hosting their site on shared hosting, but for a the majority of small-medium websites the unlimited features are very good as it will supply you with space that you will probably never be able to use, and you don't have any small limits to stick to.
Enough about what you get, how did you find the service?
We have tested the website on this account from various connections and from various servers, and this website loads quicker than a previous host that we tested. After running the website through 77 servers we got an average response time of 0.77 seconds, this was from servers all over the world. When running the same test from servers in the same country we found that the average response time was around 0.35 seconds, which is obviously a very good response time.
In terms of reliability, over the last 4-5 months of testing HostNine have have had 100% uptime - We have a monitor running on the server which will alert us of downtime, and so far we have had 100% uptime. Brilliant!
All sounds good, i've heard some great things about other hosts, who do i choose?
Well, yes, there may be other hosts out there that equal HostNines services, but from our experience we can confirm that HostNine would be a very good choice of host, and we have had no issues with the services that they supply. So we highly recommend HostNine. We recommend it that much that we can offer you a coupon code to get you started, so you can try out HostNine for very little money.