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The website builder of eHost is beyond user friendly. I’m able to build a simple site with 8 pages showcasing my plumber service without a single line of code. (source)
Been with #eHost for 6 months now. Nothing crucial happened. Uptime is stable. I can live with it. (source)
I don’t like EIG initially. They suffer bad reputations but because of their free domain for life I can’t resist to try them. I am truly surprised to find out that eHost.com is easy to use. The performance (uptime and loading speed) is great too. (source)
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Some of us have been around the block a time or two, so to speak, when it comes to website development. Then again, there are some of us who are just starting out with a website or blog of our own and need a bit of hand-holding and not a lot of options or features we won’t use. If you want simplicity, a user-friendly walk-through to get your site up and running and a management console that is super-easy to understand, then eHost.com has the features you are seeking.
It might surprise you to note that eHost has been providing web hosting services for a really long time; over 20 years, to be exact (the company was founded in 1996). All that time in business has helped them do it right; they have earned a coveted A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Sure, they’ve gotten their share of customer complaints, but eHost has resolved all of them in a satisfactory manner.
Recently, the brand was snapped up by the Endurance International Group (NASDAQ:EIGI), well-known for its large roster of tech and software-related companies. Word is that eHost will take the place of iPage as the flagship, budget-priced hosting service for EIG.
Because eHost offers a very basic hosting package, you won’t find the option of choosing a datacenter that is nearest your location. From what I can tell, they only have one datacenter, but when testing it on the Bitcatcha Speed Server Checker, the site hosted outperformed the majority of other websites we’ve tested (faster than 60% of the Alexa top 10,000 global sites), earning an B rating here, too. Of course, page loading was speediest in the United States, but even the furthest location tested, Australia, had more than acceptable results (237 ms).
I tested eHost as a web development newbie would and chose the Website Builder, as opposed to cPanel, as the management console for my test website. It has a very clean interface that is easy to read and easy to use. eHost offers thousands of templates on which to base your design and also allows you hundreds of ways to customize the template with color, image editing, fonts, backgrounds, text styles, pages and more. Although this can’t be used for a WordPress site, you can add a blog and/or ecommerce functionality. Overall, it was quick, clean and simple to get a new website published.
Important: You will be prompted to choose either cPanel or SiteBuilder plan when you first login. Once chosen, you will not be able to revise it without losing your existing files.
As long as you aren’t looking for lots of bells and whistles, eHost is a very responsive, user-friendly and reliable (they offer a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee) hosting service that is tailor-made for the casual blogger or the very small business owner who is looking to get his company name online. There’s only shared hosting package offered, but it’s good enough to stand alone.
If you are worried about trying eHost and perhaps not liking it, you are eligible for a refund within 45 days. Per their site, “If you’re not satisfied with eHost, we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked. During the first 45 days, we’ll refund your hosting fees in full.”
Per eHost’s website, “there are practical limits associated with the CPU and RAM available to your server. Based on careful benchmarks of sites on our servers and average CPU usage, a site on our servers can handle an average of 7,000 – 8,000 visitors per day.”