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Hostpapa Hosting Review $3.95/m

Hostpapa Hosting Review

  • Features
  • Price
  • Speed
  • Reliability
  • Help & Support


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A Toronto Based, Canadian company, and a Better Business Bureau certified service provider, HostPapa is committed to providing affordable and reliable website hosting services by empowering their green technology. The company is striving to become a world leading provider of hosting. However, it is important you get to know more about this organization. Is it really your hosting company? Read this honest review:

Editor’s Review

Website: www.hostpapa.com

Services: Shared hosting, reseller hosting, vps hosting, dedicated hosting, linux/unix, mac, windows hosting

Prices: $3.95 per month hosting package for shared hosting services.

Website Hosting Packages and Control Panel: Much like other competitors, HostPapa is blatantly promoting its free packages including unlimited bandwidth, unlimited space, 1 free domain per account, and many other features at the price of $3.95 per month. However it is important to get a 3 year package plan in order to avail the discounted prices, or you might have to pay $5.95 for monthly packages.

HostPapa offers the flexibility of hosting the site on servers run on reusable energy like wind power. Unlike other competitors, it only has 2 plans. One is for private individuals looking for cheap and affordable website hosting and the other is for business class individuals looking for business oriented reseller hosting.

The reseller hosting plan has 5 packages namely Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium offering 50 GB to 200 GB disk space respectively and 500 GB bandwidth to 1,400 GB bandwidth respectively. Prices vary in between $19.95 to $79.95 depending upon the reseller hosting package you choose.

Control Panel: The industry-award winning cPanel is offered to all clients.

Features: As with many other hosting providers, HostPapa also offers a range of lucrative features such as unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, unlimited domains and unlimited MySQL databases. Moreover, account has the following advertising credits to get a good start in marketing your website online:

  • $50 Facebook advertising credit
  • $100 Google Adwords credit
  • $25 bing/Yahoo ad credits
  • $25 Miva Ad credits

It has a range of content management systems and platforms to deploy your site in the most convened way possible including:

  • Joomla!
  • WordPress
  • SohoLaunch Site Builder
  • Drupal
  • Magento
  • Mambo
  • PHPNuke

If you want to start an e-commerce site, you can select HostPapa as it has a range of features including SSL secure encryption and identity theft prevention methods for safe online shopping experience. You can build your own website with the site’s built-it site builder and get access to hundreds of free themes.

Speed: We tested a website hosted on HostPapa and got the following results:

Average Speed per KB of 1.46 is average for a shared host. It cannot be classed as slow or fast, it’s just average.


Reliability: Reliability wise HostPapa promises 99.9% uptime. We have recorded them to offer on an average 99.96% in the year 2012. So they are quite reliable.

Customer Support: Our experience with HostPapa’s customer support has been pleasant. Our phone call was answered instantly and so was the online chat. However they have 9 complaints against them registered with BBB in the past 3 years, which is not bad at all.


  • Great server uptime of 99.96%
  • Powerful green hosting servers
  • Affordable pricing plans for individuals
  • Hundreds of free themes for inbuilt site builder


  • Average Speed
  • No business oriented solutions dedicated solely for businesses

Conclusion – Should you buy it?

Hostpapa offers average speed but great uptime & customer services. Although not as feature-enriched as many other competitors. With great uptime & customter support we would recommend HostPapa but due to their average speed we also recommend you checking out iPage & Hostgator before you buy HostPapa.



HostPapa.ca 115 George St. Suite 511 Oakville, ON L6J 0A2

UNITED STATES United States: HostPapa.com 1623 Military Road #1013 Niagara Falls, NY 14304-1745


United Kingdom: HostPapa.co.uk 68 King William Street London EC4N 7DZ


Germany: HostPapa.eu Herriotstrasse 1 Frankfurt Germany Hessen 60528


France: HostPapa.eu 10-12, avenue de L’Arche Faubourg de L’Arche Courbevoie Cedex Paris La Défense France 92419


Australia: HostPapa.com.au The Ark, Level 17 Coca-Cola Place 40 Mount Street North Sydney, Australia NSW 2089

Oakville Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls, New York


Phone Numbers:

North America: 1-888-959-PAPA [7272]
Local: (905) 315-3455
Belgium: 0800 76 127
France: 0800 907 197
Netherlands: 0800 022 3879
Spain: 900 809 729
United Kingdom: 0-800-051-7126
Australia: 1-800-099-453
Mexico: 01-800-681-6929

Fax Numbers:

North America: (905) 319-9373
Belgium: 0800 76 127
France: 0800 907 197
Netherlands: 0800 022 0535
Spain: 900 809 729
United Kingdom: 0800 043 3769
Email Address: info@hostpapasupport.com

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