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eHost.com Review

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*7.9/10
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There are few web hosting companies that promise a service and then actually deliver on that promise. One such company is eHost. There are two things that make eHost stand out: The first is the ease with which clients that sign-up for its web hosting services can work towards building their sites; the second is the number of "freebies" you get when you sign-up, and that's not even taking into consideration the amazingly low price of eHost’s hosting package – starting at just $2.99 per month.

The eHost homepage is clean and straightforward, making it difficult not to just sign-up right away.

The most tempting of offers you see immediately is a "Free Domain Name.” Many hosting providers that promise a free domain name hide the prices elsewhere, but at eHost, that free domain name remains free for the lifetime of your initial term (during which, of course, your site is hosted on its servers).

Then there are the free marketing tools. Clients get hundreds of dollars worth of free advertising credits on Google and Yahoo! / Bing. That's not something one would come across every day.

Ease of Use

eHost offers one of the easiest web design and building tools on the market today. That’s saying a lot about a company whose main focus is web hosting. The drag-and-drop website builder tool comes with thousands of templates and all the tools needed to create a full-fledged website: blogs, photo galleries, and even an online store.

Features

eHost is not short on attractive service features, all of which are available for free. Clients get unlimited domain name hosting to go with their primary one; they also get unmetered disk space, MySQL databases, and bandwidth. There's even 1GB cloud storage available for every account!

Customers can have their sites or businesses registered on Yellowpages.com as well as get a new toll free number for their customers to use.

Then it is on to promoting the site using the $200 credits IdeaHost gives its clients to promote their sites on Google AdWords, Yahoo! and Bing.

Website owners do not have to worry about any communication limitations, as email addresses and accounts are all offered for free, not to mention the number of accounts that are also unlimited. Supporting tools like email spam filters and virus checkers are also free.

For those that want to build commercial websites, eHost offers a free online store (with cPanel administration), a selection of shopping carts, and the ability to accept payments using gateways like PayPal. All sites are optimized for viewing on mobile devices and can easily be promoted on social media platforms – two critical points in online promotion.

Customer Support

eHost customer support can be contacted in three ways: via chat, telephone, or email. It promises all contact methods work around the clock and also promises that calls made to eHost are answered "within two minutes."

Clients have largely reviewed the phone support as impressive, with a tech team that is knowledgeable in its areas of expertise. Support tickets were also answered within a matter of hours (some say as little as 2 hours), and not days.

But before resorting to customer support, clients have the option of resolving issues on their own by browsing through eHost’s online help center. For beginners, there’s a collection of step-by-step tutorials to help them find their way.

Prices

At the moment, eHost is offering a flat-rate discount of 50% on the one package it features. Clients can pay just $2.99 per month and get all the features that were mentioned above and much more, for free. There’s also a 45-day money-back guarantee for the rare client who finds their needs were not met with eHost's vast web solutions.

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The number of free features and software makes this deal unbelievably enticing. With the free advertising credits, the enhanced security suites, the marketing suite, free online store, and an effective support suite, you’re actually being given hundreds of dollars worth of applications for free.

Also, just in the rare chance a client doesn't like its service, HostClear offers an "anytime" money-back guarantee.

The Good

There are so many features available for free

The ease of navigation and web building tools cannot go understated

The Bad

Although eHost’s one hosting solution seems like it meets the demands of most websites, it wouldn't hurt to offer an option or two that caters to unique demands

The Ugly

None


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