A few words about HostArmada

HostArmada is a fairly new web hosting provider launched at the end of 2019. The team behind the company is formed by professionalists with a solid background and years of experience in the field. The primary factors that distinguish HostArmada from its competitors are its full transparency, innovation-drivenness, and the commitment to delivering fast, secure, and stable web hosting services.

Our Experience with HostArmada

In order to be realistic and justified, we have thoroughly tested their service before constructing this review. Overall we are pleasantly surprised by the company. Although it is a new provider, a fair number of the established hosting companies cannot stand a chance against it. Based on tests we ran on a plain WordPress installation and on a large, heavy website, we have noticed a massive improvement in the loading speed. The friendly approach and technical expertise of their support even exceeded our expectations. That, in a combination with their response time, led us to the conclusion we were in good hands.

Available Datacenter Locations

To ensure the best possible speed for customers all around the globe, HostArmada covers four continents, with a total of nine available server locations.

  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • London, UK
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Mumbai, India
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia

HostArmada Services and Pricing

HostArmada offers fully managed Cloud SSD based web hosting solutions. The high standards adopted during the development of their solutions incorporate the three main aspects of an exceptional web hosting service – Speed, Security, and Stability.

Versatile hosting solutions, including shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated CPU servers, can suffice diverse resources and traffic consumption needs.

Their hosting plans are optimized for the most popular open-source applications, such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, PrestaShop, Ghost, and Laravel.

Managed Cloud SSD Shared Hosting

With consideration to flexibility, HostArmada offers three shared hosting plans – Start Dock, Web Wrap, and Speed Reaper. The Star Dock and Web Wrap packages are NGINX based, while the Speed Reaper plan is LiteSpeed empowered.

Their attractive pricing is arguably the lowest on the market compared to providers offering similar services. The initial purchase cost could vary depending on the current promotion they are running, however, you can expect prices as low as $1.5/month for their entry plan.

To ensure the optimal performance of their clients’ websites, HostArmada maintains a low number of users on their shared servers. To guarantee 99.9% uptime, they utilize Cloud-based technology, pure SSD-powered storage, and proactive server monitoring system.

HostArmada offers an extended 45-day Money Back Period so you can test their service risk-free. Although we are positive you are going to be delighted, it is peace of mind knowing you have the option to cancel the service, no questions asked, and receive a full refund.

Key Features included in HostArmada Cloud SSD Shared Hosting plans:

  • cPanel Control Panel
  • Free Website Backups
  • Free Domain Name (Registration or Transfer)
  • Free Email Service (Unlimited Email Accounts)
  • Multiple PHP Versions (7.4, 7.3, 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 5.6)
  • Free SSL for all domains
  • Free Website Migration
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • Softaculous One-Click App Installer

This list of features is included in all shared hosting packages offered by HostArmada. We will also provide you with an in-depth review of each hosting package individually.

Start Dock

Start Dock is HostArmada’s entry package, which allows you to host a single website. It is a suitable option for users with small websites, like personal blogs, portfolios, or new projects. With Start Dock, you can enjoy all HostArmada perks in a cost-effective way.

Start Dock Specifications:

  • 1 Website
  • 15 GB Cloud SSD Storage
  • 2 Cores CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • FREE Domain Name
  • ~10 000 Unique Visitors
  • 7 Daily Backups
  • Free Website Transfer
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Multiple PHP Versions
  • 24/7 Human Support
  • Free Drag&Drop SiteBuilder
  • Free App Install & Upgrade
  • 1-click WordPress Install
  • Free Loading Speed Optimization

Web Wrap

Web Wrap is HostArmada’s middle package, which allows you to host an unlimited number of websites. If you are looking forward to host multiple mid-sized websites, it is the perfect option for you. With bigger capacity, Web Wrap will grant your site the resources they require for a fair price. Furthermore, you will have the convenience of managing everything together.

Web Wrap Specifications:

  • Unlimited Websites
  • 30 GB Cloud SSD Storage
  • 4 Cores CPU
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • FREE Domain Name
  • ~60 000 Unique Visitors
  • 14 Daily Backups
  • 3 Free Website Transfers
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Multiple PHP Versions
  • 24/7 Human Support
  • Free Drag&Drop SiteBuilder
  • Free App Install & Upgrade
  • 1-click WordPress Install
  • Free Loading Speed Optimization
  • 2x CPU and RAM
  • Unlimited Addon Domains
  • 1-Click Restore Manager
  • Free Private DNS

Speed Reaper

If you are all about speed then the Speed Reaper package is what you need. With a LiteSpeed empowered web server and several caching systems, you will notice a drastic improvement in the loading speed of your website. This is HostArmada’s largest shared hosting package, so it naturally comes with the biggest resource capacity. The attractive price is the final driving factor to conclude this is an outstanding solution.

Speed Reaper Specifications

  • Unlimited Websites
  • 40 GB Cloud SSD Storage
  • 6 Cores CPU
  • 6 GB RAM
  • Unmetered Bandwidth
  • FREE Domain Name
  • ~120 000 Unique Visitors
  • 21 Daily Backups
  • 5 Free Website Transfers
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Databases
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited Subdomains
  • Multiple PHP Versions
  • 24/7 Human Support
  • Free Drag&Drop SiteBuilder
  • Free App Install & Upgrade
  • 1-click WordPress Install
  • Free Loading Speed Optimization
  • 3x More CPU & RAM
  • 3x Fewer clients per server
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • HTTP/3 (HTTP over QUICK by Google)
  • APC & OPcode Cache
  • Memcached
  • LS Cache for WordPress, Magento, Joomla, Drupal, Prestashop, Laravel

Managed Cloud SSD VPS Hosting

HostArmada offers fully managed Cloud Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions for users requiring more control and high resource capacity. They provide their customers with full root-level access granted on demand. Thanks to the cloud-powered technology and SSD storage, they guarantee 99.9% uptime and faster read/write times.

For full flexibility and cost-effectiveness, they do offer four VPS plans with different specifications and resource capacity. Thus, their clients can easily scale up whenever needed.

Apart from the standard features, you can expect, such as Free Website Migration, Free SSL, Free Domain Name, Free Daily Backups, Free Email Service, they also provide a Free cPanel Admin license for up to 5 accounts.

The standard VPS setup is with an NGINX web server. However, if you require a custom server setup, they can tweak up the server as per your exact requirements, no matter how complex it is. And the best part is, they will do it for free!

HostArmada also offers a 7-day Money Back Period for their VPS solutions, so you can safely test how everything is working for you. If for some odd reason you are not pleased, they will initiate a full refund, no questions asked.

If you are looking for a truly powerful solution and you do not care to bother with system administration, one of their VPS solutions could be the true game-changer for your web project. The pricing of their VPS plans is fair, not to say low, considering the quality of service and technical support you will receive in return.

Dedicated CPU Cloud Servers

For users with large, resource-hungry web projects HostArmada puts the true power of Dedicated CPU Servers on the game. With capacity up to 96 GB RAM, 48 CPU Cores, and 1920 GB SSD Storage you can easily scale up along with the growth of your websites.

Even though the standard setup of HostArmada’s Dedicated CPU Servers is with NGINX, they can set up a custom server configuration for you per request. Thanks to their experienced Technical Support Crew the complexity of the required setup is not an issue.

As the Dedicated CPU Servers are fully managed, the server administration, server updates, and server monitoring will not be your concern. You will be able to invest that time in the development of your projects.

On top of all free perks included in the Dedicated CPU plans, you will also be provided with a Free cPanel Admin license for up to 5 accounts. Combining that with HostArmada’s reasonable pricing we would say this is a smoking hot deal.

As with their VPS solutions, HostArmada offers a 7-day Money Back Period for the Dedicated CPU Servers too. You can safely test how your websites behave and if not happy with the performance or any other aspect of their services request a full refund.

HostArmada Uptime and Performance

Considering that most hosting providers declare to provide 99.9% uptime, we cannot risk our reputation without verifying the truthfulness of such statements. Based on our personal experience for the past few months while we hosted our websites at HostArmada, we can admit that we were pleasantly surprised to discover they actually managed to grant 100% uptime which is a bit more than they promise.

If you are curious about how they manage to achieve that, here are a few facts:

HostArmada’s services are Cloud-based Services and built on top of the latest, industry-standard hardware components. That combined with KVM® virtualization and redundant Storage Replication, allows them to minimize the time needed for maintenance and eliminate the downtime caused by component replacement.

Furthermore, their Network is separated into two layers. An internal level, which is used for the local server communication and allows multiple servers in the same datacenter to share 0 latency when interacting with one another. An external Layer resembles a high-speed remote network between the website visitors and the website itself.

HostArmada Support

HostArmada has three support channels – Telephone, Chat, and Tickets. Every representative we have communicated with was extremely friendly, keen to help, and provided detailed information.

Over the phone and the chat, you will get an instant response within a few seconds. You can expect them to solve general inquiries that do not tend to be time-consuming.

The initial response over tickets was up to 10 minutes, as stated on their website. Support tickets are intended for more complicated technical inquiries and issues you may face. They have managed to complete all our requests in a timely manner and provided us with detailed information.

In our perspective, the support you get is one of the significant aspects of a web hosting service. Knowing you are in good hands and having trust in the people working on your website is important. Therefore, we will give a solid and steady 5 stars on HostArmada. We hope they will keep up the good work in the future.

Conclusion

Overall, we are pleasantly surprised by HostArmada and we are happy to be among the first to discover them. We were thrilled by the loading speed, the performance, the uptime, and the support. What more a customer might expect?!
Of course, it is not all roses and butterflies, nobody is perfect after all. A downside of their solutions is the increased renewal amount for their shared hosting solutions after the initial sign up period. Even with that taken into account, they still manage to provide among the lowest rates on the Web Hosting field, so we would conclude by saying they have high chances to become our new favorite!

 

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