HostMetro Review

HostMetro Review

HostMetro was as of late established in 2012 to represent considerable authority in giving just shared facilitating.

They’re likewise one of the main web has with an ‘ensured value lock’, so your estimating doesn’t bounce 200% when it’s an ideal opportunity to recharge.

What’s more, they gloat 99.9% uptime to balance a nice exhibit of offers for thrifty clients.

However, are these cases unrealistic?

We set up an essential WordPress test site on the HostMetro ‘Uber Max Plan’ back in June of 2015. Throughout the previous barely any months, we’ve observed and investigated their presentation, assembling the most significant outcomes including uptime and speed to have the option to give you this unprejudiced survey.


In general, site stacking rates and execution are lower than other deal level hosts. This could be because of its more established worker equipment arrangement.

At the point when you’re utilizing more seasoned web workers there will be some presentation gives that emerge. It appears that exceptionally streamlining more seasoned workers can just take you up until now.

So on the off chance that you’re searching for a blasting quick web have, at that point you’ll need to look somewhere else.

Be that as it may, there is a record credit if its worker uptime falls beneath the announced 99.90% uptime rate.

Speed Test

In the course of the most recent two years, HostMetro by one way or another figured out how to set up page stacking seasons of 1,116ms.

That makes HostMetro multiple times more slow than our quickest host A2 Hosting.

Considering a solitary second postponement can bring about 7% less transformations, HostMetro may cost you more in lost deals than really paying for their administration.

The most noticeably terrible part is that they’ve been reliably beneath normal pretty much each and every month. So it wasn’t care for there was one awful month that cut down their outcomes. No, they’re only THAT acceptable at being awful.

Server Response time

Furthermore, the hits continue coming. HostMetro conveyed underneath normal uptime of 99.81% in the course of recent months.

The main silver fixing with the exhibition this terrible is that they’ll (allegedly) acknowledge your record for an extra month of facilitating in the event that they fall beneath their guaranteed 99.9% uptime.

Prior to seizing that offer, think about this: An hour of personal time every month could cost you significantly more guests, changes and subsequently deals and cash than what you get credited back by HostMetro.

Hosting Plans

The mutual facilitating plans from Host Metro are straightforward. There are only two alternatives, the Mega Max Hosting plan and the Business Max Hosting plan. The more extended the length of your agreement, the less expensive the month to month charge.

HostMetro Hosting plans Page

On the two plans, clients get ‘most extreme’ circle space and data transfer capacity. This is somewhat of a peculiar proviso. It really implies clients are set a quantity, and Host Metro says that the standards are sufficient to fulfill 95% of their clients’ needs.

Clients can demand more space in the event that they need it, yet they will be turned down if 15% of the current space is taken up by records that aren’t utilized to assemble the site.

This is all somewhat ambiguous; it’s intended to keep clients from utilizing the administration as a record storeroom, yet a few people won’t feel good without figures to depend on.

Both facilitating plans incorporate boundless FTP accounts, MySQL databases, week after week reinforcements, and site developers. Clients can go through boundless spaces and set boundless email accounts.

The Business Max Hosting plan accompanies a SSL, devoted IP and a couple of other minor rewards.

Mega Max HostingBusiness Max Hosting
Disk SpaceUnlimitedUnlimited
Price339.55 / mo530.25 / mo

Support and Customer Service

The entirety of your help and specialized issues are handled through the record the executives board referenced previously. To make a help demand, open another ticket and the solicitation will be sent to the correct division.

There’s likewise day in and day out live telephone and visit support in the event that you want to manage your site issues progressively. The help group is fast and accommodating over a heap of specialized issues.

You’ll additionally discover an information base loaded up with articles, FAQs, and arrangement instructional exercises, which will walk you through getting your facilitating and site arrangement and assist you with leaping any issues that may emerge.

The knowledgebase is separated into different classes, including, Billing, Domains and DNS, Security, SEO, eCommerce, cPanel help, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

About Money- Back Guarantee

It’s acceptable to see that there is a multi day unconditional promise accessible for any individual who pursues a Host Metro plan.

This is marginally longer than the normal unconditional promise on shared facilitating for the most part.

The assurance doesn’t cover add-on administrations, (for example, the expense of enlisting space name or a SSL authentication). It’s likewise just accessible to certified, new clients, in spite of the fact that there is a multi day ensure which covers any future restorations.


Host Metro is simple mutual facilitating organization. Plainly the plans are intended to be as clear as could be expected under the circumstances, in spite of the fact that that has its downsides.

While numerous organizations offer boundless space and data transfer capacity with surprises, Host Metro just offers clients the space they need.

This might be incredible for anybody beginning on the web, however in the event that you need more space it tends to be prohibitive, particularly in the event that you pursue a multi year term.

Who’s to state your site won’t break the standards in future? We like to see terms unchangeable. Yet, notwithstanding our suspicion, there is something to be said for an ease facilitating supplier that doesn’t visually impaired its clients with specialized language.


  • Will HostMetro help move my site?

Indeed. HostMetro offers free site move for every new client.

In any case, you can just exchange one record for nothing and it must be done inside 30 days of marking with HostMetro. Likewise, your site can’t be greater than 3 GB, and you need access to the old site.

Extra destinations can be moved for an expense.

  • Does HostMetro offer boundless data transfer capacity and facilitating space?

Kind of. Their arrangements are restricted yet the breaking point is set so high that 95% of records never arrive at it.

In the event that you do draw near as far as possible (you’re utilizing 90% of the limit) and you haven’t disregarded the terms of administration, at that point they will allocate greater ability to your record.

The outcome is that data transfer capacity and capacity, giving you haven’t done anything shouldn’t do, will never be the restricting reagent for your site. Contact bolster staff for more data.

  • What backing does HostMetro give?

HostMetro offers client service by means of an information community, an every minute of every day telephone line, and live talk. All their help is based out of Illinois.

  • What is HostMetro’s expense structure and how might I pay?

HostMetro accuses every period of limits for an a multi year contract. Limits run from 10% to 40%.

They likewise offer a value fix guarantee, which implies that whatever value you join at is the value you pay forever.

They acknowledge installment by means of PayPal or any significant charge card.

  • What programming dialects does HostMetro support?

HostMetro bolsters PHP 5.6, Perl 5.10, Python 2.6, and Ruby on Rails 1.8.

  • What administrations does HostMetro offer?

HostMetro offers shared facilitating with two levels. They’re higher level arrangement incorporates a SSL testament and SiteLock Security Seal. They don’t offer affiliate, VPS, or committed facilitating.

  • Where are HostMetro’s datacenters?

The HostMetro has a datacenter in Elk Grove Village, IL. The organization is based out of Arlington Heights, IL.

  • Does HostMetro have Windows facilitating?

No. HostMetro just offers Linux-based facilitating with CentOS.

  • Does HostMetro have an unconditional promise?

HostMetro has a multi day unconditional promise for any new record.

  • What applications can I effectively introduce?

HostMetro utilizes Softaculous to give access to more than 100 well known applications including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and famous web based business shopping baskets.

  • Does HostMetro incorporate area enrollment?

Truly. Each record incorporates free area enrollment for one space for one year. Every space after that will be charged ordinarily. The underlying space enrollment does exclude area protection.

  • What number of areas can be enrolled to one record?

HostMetro has boundless areas on the entirety of their records, including stopped spaces and subdomains.

  • Does HostMetro have free reinforcements?

Truly. They back up their common workers accounts each week. In any case, they do suggest that you have your own reinforcements in the event that something goes wrong, and just back up locales that are littler than 1 GB.

  • What site security does HostMetro give?

The top level arrangement accompanies free access to SiteLock Security Seal, which checks day by day for security issues. The top level arrangement additionally incorporates a SSL testament. The lower level arrangement can include these administrations for an ostensible expense.

  • Does HostMetro incorporate site building programming?

Truly. They give free access to RVSite Builder on all records.

  • Do they give a control board?

Indeed. HostMetro gives free access to cPanel to all records.

  • Do they have an uptime ensure?

Indeed. They ensure 99.99% uptime more than a year, and acknowledge clients for one month of free assistance in the event that they don’t meet that target.

In any case, they reject any personal time that was brought about by things that they don’t impact. Instances of such things are DDoS assaults, spine power supplier disappointment, and DNS issues.

  • Do they have CDN administrations accessible?

Truly. They offer CDN benefits through CloudFlare for free for all clients.

  • Are there any limitations on what I utilize my site for?

Indeed. Clients are not permitted to run video real time destinations, utilize their locales as a reinforcement, run picture facilitating locales, or do anything illicit.

They are likewise not permitted to sell controlled substances or run gambling websites. Contact HostMetro for more information.

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