April 2019 Update: Important Announcement
Though eHost still exists as of this writing, they have recently come out with an important announcement that confirms the final decision to transition existing customers to a different platform, as well as to direct new and potential customers to partner brands like iPage.
Once the transition is carried out in full, the expectation is that eHost will be taken completely offline. The review below is based on its past and currently existing—though not continuing—service.
eHost occasionally runs promos for their subscription plan; routinely offering a whopping 50% off the original price of a term period—which can be anywhere from one month to three years.
|Initial Term||1 Month||1 Year||2 Years||3 Years|
|Introductory 50% Discount Rate||$6.99/mo||$4.99/mo||$3.49/mo||$2.75/mo|
Take note, however, that these discount offers are only available to new customers and are valid for the initial billed term only. Upon renewal of the service, the price reverts back to their regular rate.
What can eHost provide to its users, especially when limited to shared hosting? Their subscription plan is actually comprehensive and very much packed with features, particularly for beginners with not a lot of capital and not a lot of demands.
eHost describes their storage space and bandwidth offers as unmetered, meaning there are no set limits on them; however, they do require each and every one of their customers to comply by their terms of service, and to utilize storage space and bandwidth within the normal operation of a personal or small business website. In the event that your website does exceed normal usage, you will be sent an email and given 48 hours to make proper adjustments before they take the account offline. Bear in mind though, only 0.05% of all of their users hit this mark, so this may not even pose a problem for your website.
Aside from this, they offer legitimately unlimited domains and MySQL databases, a drag-and-drop site builder with thousands of templates, a blog setup wizard—a real godsend for self-starters—a personalized domain name, email addresses at your domain via cPanel, autoresponders, customizable spam filters, a free online store, PayPal integration for transactions, 24/7 network monitoring, high performance load balanced servers, visitor statistics and site traffic reporting, an enhanced security suite worth $100, and a free cloud storage account with 1 GB allocation.
Bonus Ad Credits
Even if you’ve set up your website and it is available for viewing, you would still need to attract visitors to create buzz and traffic in your creation. In this regard, eHost offers $100 worth of credits for Yahoo and Bing paid ads, so you can reach out to a better portion of the internet’s population. You will also have access to online marketing guidelines to make sure your blog is a success.
Free Domain Name
eHost also provides a free domain name for each subscription. The great thing about this is the fact that, unlike other web hosting brands out there, the domain name here is free for the entire life of the account. That means that even after the initial term ends, and your hosting plan renews, you won’t have to pay anything extra to keep your domain name. Of course, if you cancel your account but want to keep your domain, that’s an entirely different story—you will be charged a $15 domain fee.
eHost houses a minimalistic yet content-heavy support center with a knowledgebase where you can check for articles related to your concerns. But while you have the self-help option, one thing that stands out with them is that they readily offer links to connect with their support team via live chat session, phone line, or email.
Communicating with their team is more accessible than rummaging through their articles and topic discussions, which is very telling of their eagerness to assist customers. Their office is also open to serve you 24/7, so you don’t have to worry about your website going off the air for hours or days; they will be sure to find a fix as soon as possible.
45-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Sometimes, no matter how much you want to like something, it can’t be helped if you are not completely satisfied with a purchase that you made because you have other preferences in mind. Thankfully, eHost offers a generous guarantee that promises to give you a refund within a 45-day period, no questions asked. You simply need to call their customer service team before the guarantee period lapses and they will refund the fees in full. With this guarantee in mind, it is absolutely risk-free to sign up for their service and give them a chance to show you what they can offer.
What's the Verdict on eHost?
eHost Review 2020 – Conclusion
With over 1 million sites hosted to date, eHost is one of the more popular and reliable web hosting services that you can find in the market. While eHost only has a single plan to offer, it is an affordable and competitive package that includes limitless storage space and bandwidth allocation, credits for your website’s marketing edge, an easy to use drag-and-drop site builder, thousands of templates, unlimited domains, blog hosting and more. The list, quite literally, goes on and on. Though there are quite a few issues with their service, these are not enough to say that eHost is unworthy of recommendation. If you are on a tight budget for now but would like to start on a website ASAP, then eHost should do you wonders. The only drawback of their service that most will probably feel is the lack of scalability; but for those with relatively simple hosting needs, eHost can definitely keep up.
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