Review #1 By April
coupondipity.com - I have been blogging for 2 1/2 years. I started as a way to explain to my friends how to save money with coupons. My blog has grown to include product reviews, freebies, lifestyle articles, frugal tips and more. I am a lifetime resident of Florida, and my husband and I love to travel, including several trips to Europe and two mission trips to the Philippines.
1. Hosting Plan: Shared Web Hosting - Shared Stable. My plan comes with unlimited bandwith at no extra charge. They back up my site daily, and there is virus and spam filtering. I also have unlimited email addresses, so this helps me to track certain things, and also allows me to assign email addresses to anyone assisting me.
2. Years of Usage: 2 1/2 years
3. Monthly Traffic: 33,000 visitors
10! There have been zero problems with this host the entire time I have been with them. I would call that ultimate reliability.
I don't think I actually use any features. Starting as a new blogger, I knew very little about hosting and web issues. My account was set up within 10 minutes and there are over 300 one-click installers.
I pay $68.42 per year and that includes my extra storage for images. I think that's extremely reasonable, and I wouldn't switch hosts even if I received free hosting somewhere else.
Technical Support 10/10
I have only had to fill out one support ticket, and it was not the fault of the host. I needed more space for images. I had no idea why I kept getting an error message when I tried to upload images, but they responded to me extremely quickly (within a couple of hours), told me what the problem was and what needed to happen to solve the problem.
I have never experienced any security issues.
The fact that I have had almost no contact with my host in 2 1/2 years speaks volumes to me. I see bloggers so often panicking because their site is down, they're experiencing issues, etc. I have simply never had a problem with my host. What's not to love about that???
I really like that there is 24/7 server monitoring, so there's always someone 'keeping an eye' on things. If I did experience technical issues, (which thankfully has not happened), they offer 24/7 technical support also. They typically respond within 30 minutes, and sometimes they respond in as little as 5 minutes!
For the price, you cannot beat this hosting company. Basic hosting services start at just $3.95 per month, and there are usually discounts and promo codes available. Since I am not what I consider 'tech savvy', it's really important for me to have a company that I feel that I can rely on 100%. I have that with Stablehost. The entire experience is easy and great for beginners.