HostPapa was established back in 2005, making them one of the newer hosting providers. Don’t let that fool you, because they’re not the newest kid on the block. In fact, they have established quite a reputation making them one of the leading hosts in the industry.

Their achievements seem to be based on the fact that they do whatever it takes to make sure that their customers are as happy as possible. Speaking of that, they consider their customers to be part of their family. In my opinion, this sure is a lot more than what most of the hosting providers will do.

Price Value

Host Papa isn’t like most web hosting providers who try to hide the contract that you’re agreeing to when you sign up with them. They’re up front about how long you have to be with them in order to pay a certain price for their web hosting.

The cheapest price for hosting at HostPapa is $4.95 per month, that’s when you sign up on a three month agreement. Don’t think that because they’re cheap that you’re not going to get what you pay for as they offer all kinds of goodies on top of their quality web hosting.

When it comes to the value, HostPapa truly gives you more than you pay for. They back their hosting with a 30 day money back guarantee, with no strings attached.

Features

When it comes down to the point of web hosting, you need to have some awesome features thrown into the mix. That’s what provides each host with the opportunity to blow away their competition. Here’s what HostPapa has to offer when it comes to their web hosting features.

  • Green Web Hosting
  • Fast Servers On A Fast Network
  • Several Free Marketing Credits
  • Free Domain for Life
  • Unlimited Add-On Domains
  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • So much more…

As you can see, HostPapa isn’t the host who’s trying to skimp out when it comes to their features. They do provide a lot more than what some of their competitors do making them a wise choice for individuals and businesses alike.

Performance

When it comes to performance, they do have powerful servers that they use for their web hosting customers which allows the opportunity for a fast hosting experience as long as they’re managed efficiently.

As far as previous experiences from HostPapa customers, it’s hard to tell if their performance is really all that good. The reason that I say that is because there are so many mixed reviews from hosting customers.

Reliability

I personally haven’t seen anything to prove that HostPapa sucks when it comes to reliability. In fact, they do offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee which tells me they do their best to make sure that downtime isn’t going to be a problem for their clients. In my opinion, this means that it shouldn’t be something to be worried about. After all, I would let you know if they had excessive downtime in the past.


Uptime Data: 99.12% Uptime Based on 140,533 checks since Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Support

HostPapa does have a good support team manning all forms of support. They do have regular business hours for their telephone support, but you can get support 24/7 via e-mail and live chat. When I spoke with them, they seemed to know what they were doing and were quick to answer any questions that I confronted them with.

Love Factor

Now I don’t want to sound emotional, but I have quite a bit of love for HostPapa. The way they do business, their offerings, and their commitment to excellence are all very good traits for any web hosting provider to have. However, they do have a tad bit room for improvement which is why I gave them 4 stars on the love factor.