Pricing and Features
Before, TMDHosting only offered two shared hosting plans, but now they bumped that number to 3, which makes them even more accessible to more customers. Their most pocket-friendly plan, the Starter, will only set you back a measly $2.85 per month – though you would have to subscribe to the 36 months (or 3 years) term. Going for either the yearly or biennial term raises the price to $3.85 per month, while going for the month-to-month will raise the price to $8.85 per month. Both the yearly and biennial terms are not that bad, price-wise, and if you are willing to commit longer, that $2.85 per month does get you great value. For such an affordable price tag, you get unlimited bandwidth, unlimited SSD storage, a free domain, and more. You won’t get to create an addon domain via your control panel though, and you only get to host 1 website. Wildcard SSL is also off the table, but you do get a shared SSL certificate.
If you want more, their best-selling Business plan might do the trick. For $5.85 per month (24 month term), you get all the features of the previous plan, plus unlimited hosted websites, unlimited addon domains, 128MB of memcache instance, and a performance boost of up to two times. Take not that you would have to pay $6.85 per month for a yearly term, and $9.85 per month for a month-to-month term. And unlike the Starter plan, there is no 36 month option.
If that still doesn’t do it for you, their Professional plan might be right up your alley. This offers all the features of the previous two plans, plus a 3x performance boost, Wildcard SSL, access to Let’s Encrypt, and spam protection via SpamExperts. This will set you back $12.85 per month for the 24 month term. You can also choose to avail of month-to-month, 6 months, or 12 months terms, which will set you back $16.85 per month, $15.85 per month, and $14.85 per month, respectively.
They also offer several addons that you can tack on to your subscription, though be warned that these could significantly raise the price of your plan. You can get domain privacy for $9.99 per year, for instance. If you want to protect your website, they also offer Sitelock Basic for $19.95 per year. Sitemap generation, meanwhile, will set you back $9.99, while Google services like Webmaster Account and Site Verification, as well as Google Analytics, will cost you $14.99 and $15.99, respectively.
Also, you might want to take note that they offer occasional discounts and promos which can reach up to 50% off from the monthly fees, so be sure to be on the lookout for these deals.
TMDHosting offers datacenters in Singapore, Japan, Australia, Phoenix, Chicago, London, and Amsterdam, and they let you choose which one you prefer to use. By default, the one closest to you is the one that is automatically suggested to you during sign-up, though you can choose freely. TMDHosting also offers daily backups of your site, with up to 5 backups for the last 5 days. They also offer Softaculous, so installing third party applications is a breeze. You also get PHP 4-7 support, unlimited FTP accounts, unlimited emails, unlimited MySQL databases, eCommerce features, cPanel and a lot more.
New or Existing, It Doesn’t Matter
Whether you are looking to build a new website from the ground up, or would simply like to transfer the content from a previous server, TMDHosting can cater to your needs. For new websites, they offer instant activation, free installations by their tech specialist, step by step tutorials, their 24/7/365 customer support, and one of the most important features for any website owner – free domain name forever! You never have to renew your domain name every so and so, as long as you are using TMDHosting, that name is yours and yours alone.
With all the complicated twist and turns of operating and maintaining a website, a server, or a cloud based service, you may need a helping hand once in a while. So if ever you find yourself lost and confused, or would simply like to learn more on how to maximize your website’s features, TMDHosting offers a vast tutorial center containing varying topics such as step-by-step application procedures, web hosting, web and email accounts, various plug-ins, and even a video presentation on the different applications. You can knowledgeable in using WordPress 3, Drupal, Joomla 1.5, Zen Cart, and a whole lot of others. This section is a definite must-visit especially for those who are interested in web building.
Sometimes, you may even need full support all the way, especially if you aren’t really the tech-savvy kind. With TMDHosting’s 24/7/365 customer support service, you can ask for help at any time of day. You can reach their sales team via their hotline or live chat, though you can only get in touch with their technical support via the dedicated ticketing system. Their committed response time of 15 minutes, however, is truly remarkable, and quite a big advantage in keeping your website up and running.
For existing websites, they make it a breeze to transfer the contents from one server to another. This includes free website files and database transfer, unused months compensation, and a very important feature – zero downtime.
What's the Verdict on TMDHosting?
TMDHosting Shared Hosting Review 2020 – Conclusion
TMDHosting is possibly one of the best services you will find in the market. They offer a good range of shared hosting plans to cater to an array of needs and preferences with reasonable prices. Plus, assistance from their customer support is a remarkable experience as observed not just by one, but a vast majority of their clients. Though it is a bit disappointing that technical support can only be reached via the ticketing system. They also have to be faulted for being somewhat less forthcoming when it comes to the different prices associated with the various billing terms, which you only learn when you are already signing up. Plus, add-ons like Sitelock or Google Analytics make your expenses bloat even further, though, thankfully, these are entirely optional. That said, if you have no issues subscribing to longer terms, then TMDHosting is definitely one of the more affordable shared hosting services out there that offers a wealth of useful features across the board.