The hosting company HostMetro was launched in 2003, and it is based in Arlington Heights, IL, USA. HostMetro main focus is on providing low-cost shared hosting service for individuals and small businesses.
At HostMetro customers can choose from two shared plans: the MegaMax plan being designed for general purpose websites, while the SuperMax plan for eCommerce websites. The hosting accounts are managed through cPanel control panel and include a free domain name. Each plan is allowed to host unlimited domains; bandwidth and storage is not limited to a fixed number.
HostMetro offers 24/7 US based online support via phone, live chat and email tickets. They also have a large database of articles and video tutorials which will help new users to get started with their hosting account.
The company has a 99.9% uptime guarantee, which is calculated over a 12 months period and a 30 day money back guarantee as well. Backups are performed once a week, but there is not guarantee for storing customer’s websites. The customer has full responsibility for backing up, storing and managing the files hosted on HostMetro’s servers.
After this quick overview of HostMetro.com let’s see what this company is all about. In the next part of this review, I will show you the pros and cons of hosting your website with HostMetro and will also show you our test results on uptime and performance. At the end of our HostMetro review you will find customer reviews. If you are or have been a customer of HostMetro, you are welcome to share your opinion about your experience with this hosting company.
What’s good about HostMetro.com?
Low-Cost Shared Hosting: if you decide to buy hosting for a longer period (3 years), you will benefit of the lowest price.
cPanel Web Hosting: cPanel is the most popular and feature-rich control panel for managing web hosting accounts.
Hosting Guarantees: besides the 99.9% uptime guarantee, the service is backed with a 30 day money back period as well.
What’s bad about HostMetro.com?
Shared Hosting Only: while HostMetro is a great place to start your website, there is no option to grow. There is no Virtual or Dedicated server available for purchase at HostMetro. If your website outgrows your current hosting account, you will have to move to another company such as BlueHost or InMotion Hosting.
We are still testing this hosting company, so the full review of HostMetro will come soon!