Host Clear Bio:

  • Established: 2008
  • Sites Hosted: 100,000+
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Host Award: "Plan Choices"
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  • Featured Package Price:$3.95
    /month
  • Storage Space:Unlimited
  • Transfer/Bandwidth:Unlimited
  • Setup Fee:Free
  • Domain Name:Free
  • Money-Back Guarantee:30-Day
  • Uptime Guarantee:99.9%
  • Free Website Builder:Yes
  • Multiple Domains:Unlimited
  • E-mail Accounts:Unlimited
  • MySQL Databases:Unlimited
  • Control Panel:cPanel
  • Operating System:Linux
  • Server Backups:Weekly
  • 24/7 Monitoring:Yes
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  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Mambo
  • b2 Evolution
  • Coppermine
  • osCommerce
  • phpbb
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHPMyAdmin
 
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  • Customer Courtesy
  • Technical Support
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  • Storage Space
  • Bandwidth
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  • Server Speed
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  • Overall Score:

    90%

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Our Review of: Host Clear

 

Overview:

With offices in the US and UK and over 200 employees, Host Clear maintains a huge presence in the web hosting industry. Although they're a relatively new web hosting brand, they're part of a much larger web hosting and Internet media company, Just Developit, Ltd. They maintain tens of thousands of satisfied web hosting customers and growing strong. This helps make Host Clear a clear contender, for your next web hosting choice!

Pros:

  • Good hosting at a cheap price.
  • Offers comprehensive reseller program.

Cons:

  • A little low on features for each account.
 

Features & Specials:

Host Clear currently has 3 choices of web hosting plans, all with ample features and storage capabilities. Their first plan, the "Home" plan, is great for nearly any web site and is priced as lower than nearly all other plans out there. Their next step up plan is the "Business" plan, gives you all the features of the "Home" plan, with the addition of 2 free domains and a few more features, with a nominal price increase. Host Clear's top plan, the "Business Pro" plan, gives you 3 free domains, the fastest server speeds available and the most features and functionality. All their plans however, give you all the features and storage/transfer allowances you will probably ever need. Some notable features on all plans, include free web site statistics, unlimited e-mail accounts, e-commerce solutions, message forum software, FrontPage extensions, along with multitudes of functionality scripts. Also, for a limited time, Host Clear offers free advertising credits and Yahoo! Search Marketing, MSN and Google.

 

Reliability & Speed:

Host Clear's data center, located in Chicago, Ill., is among the best in the industry, as proven by their 99.9% uptime guarantee. They maintain Quad Processor performance servers, along with OC-96 backbone connections that operate at 400 Gigabytes per second max. capacity. They also are prepared for the worst, with full battery backup, gas generators and full fire suppression systems, incase of fire. They also perform routine site backups for free.

Reliability & Speed Factors:

Uptime Guarantee
99.9%
Server File Backups
Load-Balancing
Connections
Dual OC-48
24/7 Monitoring
Redundant Power
Summary: Utilizes same server architecture as their parent company, Just Host.
 

Support:

Host Clear offers fast and friendly customer service, with many ways of reaching support. You choose the most convenient way to contact support, whether it be via 24/7 toll-free phone, 24/7 e-mail, or cPanel live chat support. They also offer an extensive database of answers to commonly asked questions. Rest assured, Host Clear will be there when you need them!

Average Support Wait Times:

Chat Wait Time
17 minutes
Phone Wait Time
2 minutes
 

Control Panel:

Host Clear operates on the industry-wide hosting favorite cPanel server management software. cPanel, without question, makes managing your web hosting account tasks simple and quick. A few notable features of cPanel are the ability to create and configure e-mail accounts, website statistics, script implementation, domain management and database creation. You can also add users to your account for administrative purposes.

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What sets them apart?

"Professional Web Hosting - for Home and Business" - Host Clear
3 cheap, feature rich hosting plans and ability to choose your server speed per plan.
"Host Clears trademark, one plan policy was scrapped in the redesign bringing in 3 new plans aimed at both businesses and individuals alike." - Host Clear
"Host Clear brings "clear-ity" to the world of web hosting." - Top10HostingList.com
 

Summary:

We chose Host Clear as our #8 rate web hosting pick, not just because of their low prices, but also because of their close attention to other important web hosting factors, such as features available, server speed and fast, friendly support. We think you'll agree, Host Clear is the "clear" choice in web hosting! Also check out their nice reseller plans avaiable...

 

Host Clear Ratings ChartScore: 90%

Value for Money
5 / 5
Reliability & Uptime
4 / 5
Customer Courtesy
4 / 5
Technical Support
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Storage Space
5 / 5
Bandwidth
4 / 5
Tech Response Time
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Server Speed
4 / 5
 
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