Hawk Host Reviews 2020

Hawk Host Reviews

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Hawk Host Reviews
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Name: Hawk Host

Description: Hawk Host was founded in 2004 and provides shared hosting, reseller hosting, semi-dedicated and virtual hosting in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, Amsterdam NL, Singapore SG, Hong Kong China, and Toronto CA.

Price range: $10 - $30

Payment accepted: Credit Card

Currencies accepted: USD

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Overall
4.3
  • Reliability
  • User Friendly
  • Support
  • Pricing
  • Features

Summary

HawkHost has a great reputation because they are reliable and have consistently grown and improved over the years. In my experience there hasn’t been any big problems and HawkHost’s small team of 15 or so employees are very devoted and knowledgeable. I’ve stayed with them for over 3 years now and will keep on renewing if they remain on this track. For the quality of service you get their prices are very affordable. Like it or not, as apart of their marketing strategy they seem to always have recurring coupons available to lower their prices even more.

Pros

  • Affordable pricing and several hosting options
  • 15 years of industry experience
  • 7 data centers around the world
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Low 99.9% guaranteed uptime
  • No fully dedicated server plans

Hawk Host Reviews 2020HawkHost is a Canadian shared web hosting company that started in 2004 providing shared hosting plans. Ten plus years later they now offer reseller, semi-dedicated, and vps. They also have five different server locations: Dallas, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Singapore. I’ve been using HawkHost’s shared hosting much more three years now (since April 2012) so this review is over simply because.

I like that they are upfront about resources on their shared plans (1 CPU Core, 1GB Memory, 5MB/sec/IO, 100 Processes, 20 concurrent connections, and 25 MySQL Connections) and achieving 5 different server locations to choose from is a plus. HawkHost has cost-effective price points and the quality inside their service is worth well more than the significantly lower rates they charge.

Hawk Host Reviews

Reliability

The company was originally established under the name “Devoted Host” in 2004. Later, in 2008 the company was rebranded with name “hawk Host”, after the departure of one of the company founder. Six months after rebranding, it become Canadian corporation with remaining founding members in place and its CEO.

Despite of such complex history, the company has quickly grown to be a large hosting provider that supports little over 80,000 websites. The company has a team of 15 people of which most work remotely. HawkHost has 5 datacentres available globally at Dallas, Washington, Los Angeles, Singapore and Amsterdam.

Service Catalogue Includes:

  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS
  • Reseller Hosting
  • Semi-dedicated Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Features

The company has almost equipped its features list with almost you want for hosting service. Let’s dig-out features list in detail:

  • LOW STARTING PACKAGE: Pricing start of at a fairly low package with some limitations. All-in-all good for entry level blogs, small and medium businesses.
  • RELIABILITY: The company states that its server automatically repairs themselves if any problem arises. Also 24/7 human monitoring is available at servers.
  • ONE CLICK INSTALLERS: Company offers both Fantastical and softaclous one click installers and includes seven day backups in the price.
  • CHOICE OF HOSTING SERVER: Hawkhost let you choose the location of the server that your website is hosted on. Selecting a server means end users of that area can access your site a little quicker. In-house support available 24/7. 99% uptime guarantee. Offer support for multiple content management system including WordPress, Drupal, Magento and Joomla.
  • CDN INTEGRATION: Each plan is optimized and ready to work on CloudFlare Content Delivery Network. Thus ensure better performance on all of your website. Free migration of sites. Databases- PhpMyAdmin, MySQL. Hosting packages includes unlimited databases, unlimited bandwidth and free domain.

Plans and Pricing

HawkHost is right-in-line with industry standards for pricing at all the levels. Entry level packages starts at $4.00/mo, which is nice but not lowest. Still you will get back the services paid for in terms of support and quality. Great deals come with mid-range level, e.g.- VPS under $20 and semi-dedicated hosting lower than the expected price.

Although packages accommodate lower hardware specifications than the competitors. Therefore, you need to compare level of services with price, to get the best deal.

As for the shared hosting plans, you can choose from the following feature sets:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Databases and domains
  • 10,000 MB of space
  • Free migrations
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Memcached servers

Entry-Level Plan

Hawk Host’s entry-level plan offers 10,000 MB of storage space, while its premium offering gets you unlimited disk storage.

If you are interested in displaying a lot of high-resolution product images or video clips that demonstrate key features of your products, you can relax, knowing that you will have the space you need for your files.

As you can see, the only reason you would go for the higher tier is if you’re in need of unlimited space. This can come in handy for sites with higher amounts of traffic or with lots of media involved.

Equally Affordable VPS Pricing With Extra Power

A virtual private server (VPS) gives you more hosting power and control over the server you’re running the site on.

It’s still a shared server, but you gain access to various features that you would only be able to get with a dedicated server without the hefty cost.

Keep in mind, however, that Hawk Host often offers a promotional price for yearly plans. Hawk Host also has a monthly option.

Let’s see pricing according to various plans of different hosting types and the services offered:

SHARED HOSTING


The most focused hosting type by HawkHost, offers four different plans with four payment options viz.- monthly, 3 months, 6 months and yearly. Here are various plans:

PLAN NAMESPACEBANDWIDTHNO. OF SITESPRICE
Basic3 GBunlimitedUnlimited$3.29
Standard6 GBUnlimitedUnlimited$4.96
Advanced12 GBUnlimitedUnlimited$8.29
super24 GBunlimitedUnlimited$10.79

VPS HOSTING


A VPS gives you more hosting power and you can enjoy features that are available with dedicated server at hefty costs. For e.g.- control panel support for OS like Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora and Debian.

Various plans available are:

PLAN NAMESPACERAMPRICE
Basic20GB768MB$18
Standard30GB1GB$27
Advanced40GB2GB$36
Super50GB4GB$58

SEMI-DEDICATED HOSTING


This type of hosting is in-between that of a VPS & Dedicated Server hosting. It provides a server with few websites sharing it. Although more expensive but adds to the performance level. HawkHost has a couple of plans for this type of hosting listed below:

  • Ist Plan- 20GB Space, 2 CPU’s and 2GB RAM.
  • 2nd Plan- Unlimited space, 2 CPU’s and 2GB RAM.

RESELLER HOSTING


The plans under this hosting type is structured in a similar way to shared hosting plans. Offer 4 options, starting with 15gb disks pace, 300 GB monthly bandwidth and a maximum of 50 control panel accounts, scaling up to 60GB disks pace, 1200 GB monthly bandwidth and a maximum of 200 control panel accounts.

Support

Hawk Host’s hosting plans are affordably priced. You can pay for them in USD via PayPal, credit card, Bitcoin, or Alipay on monthly, yearly or biennial billing cycles. Since you can benefit from discounts of 10% (on annual billing) or 20% (on biennial billing), you will be pleased to hear that there is a 30-day money-back guarantee to reduce the risk of a significant commitment.

The customer support team can be contacted via telephone, ticket system, online contact form, email or live chat. Live chat wasn’t available when I wanted to try it, but my test ticket submission was answered in less than an hour.

Hawk Host’s community forum, knowledge base, and a status page are good places to go for self-support. And don’t forget to check out the company blog that contains some additional tutorials.

Hawk Host delivers a wide range of affordably priced web hosting options from several worldwide data centers.

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