eHost review

ehost review
Rating 5

On this page, I will provide you my objective eHost review. My reviews differ from those of others by the fact that I sign up for every hosting plan that I analyze. I also perform all tests necessary to evaluate the service.

In my eHost review, I use my standard WordPress-based website with total page size ca 290 kB, and optimized to score 97 out of 100 using Pingdom scoring service. Optimization includes gzip compression, scripts minification and .htaccess modification.

eHost offers a standard all-in-one hosting plan. Their website states that they provide everything you will ever need to host and manage your website! This is really true for small/medium websites, personal blogs and local business websites. The quality of service is excellent – based on my own experience, the company provides a sufficient level of support.

eHost provides low-cost, cPanel-based shared hosting and supports WordPress. It is very simple to setup a website with eHost. Overall rating: excellent.

The cPanel interface can be easily used even by beginners. Everything is logically structured and user-friendly:
eHost cPanel

My review recommends eHost for: WordPress, personal websites, personal blogs, local businesses, small/medium websites
Comfort traffic: up to 8,000 visitors per day
You can have unlimited storage space with unmetered bandwidth and host unlimited number of domains from inside a single cPanel hosting account

Please note, that ‘unmetered’ and ‘unlimited’ for eHost shared hosting is conditional. You cannot expect unlimited resources in shared hosting. It is usual practice to limit the use of server resources in the shared hosting industry. If you fall within ‘normal usage’, which means that you will not exceed 25% CPU usage, not run cron jobs more often than 15 minutes or use more than 250,000 inodes per cPanel then everything will be fine. Do not worry, 95% of users will have more than enough resources for their website.

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What is good about eHost?

They provide a free Domain name with hosting and there are no renewal fees for the first domain. It means that one domain name is free of charge while you are using eHost hosting services.

A quick install tool enables you to automatically install software like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento eCommerce, phpBB Forum and PrestaShop eCommerce to your domain.

As for features –eHost hosting provides standard LAMP stack (Linux, Apache server, MySQL and PHP). You will have everything you need to run a perfect website including: .htaccess Overrides, Custom Cron Jobs, Server Side Includes, Unlimited email accounts and gzip for optimization.

The best about eHost is their service price. First-time customerspurchasinga 36-month hosting plan (complete with one domain name) will pay only $1.65 – $2.75 per month (with 50% – 70% discount). Their servers are fast and the service quality is still perfect despite the low price.

The discount price is only for the initial term. After the initial term ends, your monthly price will reflect the regular rate: $5.50 per month for a 36-month term, $6.98 per month for a 24-month term, and $9.98 per month for a 12-month term.

Domain and website transfers

eHost may assist you with the transfer of your website to their platform for an additional fee. Contact the Transfers Department for a price quote.

If you need to transfer your domain to eHost, you will have to get in touch with support, because they have to initiate the domain transfer for you. If you decide to move your domain away from eHost, first you should find a new hosting provider and then contact eHost support.

Billing and payment

You will pay for the services in advance of the time period during which such services are provided. This is standard in the hosting industry.

You will be regularly billed and you can find all the bills in your account. Payments for the service will be performed using your credit card.

Cancellations and refunds

If you decide that eHost is not for you within 30 days, they will refund your money, no questions asked.
Money Back guarantee

Uptime guarantee

Uptime – is a metric that measures how long the server is operational.

eHost guarantees 99.90% uptime for their servers. If your shared server falls short of the 99.90% uptime guarantee, you may receive one month of credit on your account.

Uptime: 99,95% (based on makeawebsite.info analysis)

eHost hosting uptime for last month

What about cost?

A common pricing practice in the hosting industry is to offer a discounted price for first-time accounts or first-time customers.

Click here to get your discount (a new tab will open for your convenience):

eHost review discount

How to get up to 70% discount? You can try this method:

1. First of all, please click here to visit eHost (a new tab will open for your convenience)
2. On the opened page, click on the “Get Started Now!” banner
3. Select the “Choose a New Domain” or “I Already Own a Domain” tab and fill in with the appropriate domain name. After that, click on “Get My Domain”
4. Fill in “Full name”, “Email Address” and “Choose Password” and click “Continue”
5. Now refresh your browser (click on “Refresh” button) and click on the banner which appears. Please repeat the same “Refresh” action a second time. Now you should have 70% discount
6. Continue with filling in the form and press “Complete”

If you are a first-time customer of eHost, I recommend purchasing hosting for 36 months in order to maximize your savings.

Pricing:

Billing cycleRegular price (per month)50% Discount price (per month)70% Discount price (per month)
12 months$9.98$4.99$2.99
24 months$6.98$3.49$2.09
36 months$5.50$2.75$1.65

Technical details

ServiceSpecification
Apache2.2.24 and 2.2.25
PHP5.5, 5.6, and 7.0 (dual environment)
Perl5.8.8
MySQL5.5.23 or higher
cPanel11.40.x – auto updated to latest version
GD / Image Magic6.6.3

Speed / Load time

eHost server speed test, globally: Performance index 91 (Excellent, based on makeawebsite.info analysis)

Average time to connect to the server is below 200 ms (excellent). Average time to make an HTTP request to receive first byte (also known as TTFB) is below 400 ms (excellent). Page load time is below 1 second – again, an excellent result.

eHost server response

Support

If you need help, initially it is better to check out the Support Center on the eHost website. There are many featured articles, covering 90% of all general questions. If you do not find an answer to your question then initiate ‘live chat’ with support. They answer really fast. My experience shows that eHost usually replies within 2 minutes. Please look at the screen shot below:

eHost Support
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