Founded in 1999 HostRocket is headquartered in Clifton Park, NY. HostRocket has always aimed to provide its customers with underscoring support, high availability, up to date technology and best value. Though HostRocket can’t boast of having as many clients as other industry leaders but it is catching up fast. They have brought out many unique ideas that have set precedence in the hosting industry. Take for example their rollover bandwidth plan that allows you to carry forward your unused bandwidth of one month to the next month.
Plan and features:
HostRocket offers inexpensive, Unix based Web plans. They take pride on the amount of features they offer, web space, and bandwidth provided with every plan. Take my word all three are quite substantial. Host Rocket's ROCKETfreedom plan is available for $4.95 a month. It offers 100,000 MB of disk space and unlimited bandwidth. The plan sports all regular features like PHP, MySQL, CGI-BIN, PERL, Sendmail and more. There are other value added features also like, free domain name, site design, web scripts, spam block, antivirus, phone support etc. Even though this plan isn't the cheapest around but for the quality of service you get it is more than worth it.
Statement from HostRocket:
"HostRocket is reshaping and influencing the web hosting industry on a daily basis by providing world-class services that cannot be found anywhere else. For that reason, we take pride in keeping our customers and the media informed about important events and changes surrounding our company.."
A very reliable Data Center
The Data Center of HostRocket is located in Clifton Park, NY, this area is not prone to any natural disaster. The facility is spread over 10,000 square feet and is connected through redundant OC-12 loops from TW Telecom. The facility is equipped with network security to prevent attacks like DOS and DDOS, cooling, UPS and a full diesel generator backup for all the equipments and on site staff. Overall their data center is one of the most technologically advanced privately owned Data Centers in active service today. HostRocket are able to provide you with unmatched reliability and uptime because they own their own Data Center. As they are not dependent on other companies to provide them with access to the servers they can themselves take care of their servers and hardware upgrades, it also allows them to fix problems as and when they occur and in real time.
Benefits of hosting with HostRocket
Besides being assured that your website is hosted in one of the most technologically advanced Data Centers around there are many other benefits of hosting with HostRocket like loads of freebies, e.g., a free Domain, Free site design, free scripts, web scripts, phone support. At the time this review was being written they were offering a iPod everyday to one lucky winner.
Host Rocket has an above average response time to support tickets and e-mails. Their technicians are experienced enough to handle intermediate and advanced level topics. Host Rocket has a huge but very well arranged support section -- in fact they have an entire site in place to support their customers. The support site features almost any topic you can think of, and almost all the questions they receive as problems can be found there. In case you need immediate help you can contact HostRocket’s support staff through their toll-free telephone number. They also have a “live” chat option on their main web site which can be used by potential customers to chat with a sales representative in real time to see what kind of plan would be best suited for their site.
Host Rocket's basic plan is priced very competitively compared to similar plans offered by other web hosting companies. But it is relatively more inexpensive if you are willing to prepay for two years. Host Rocket also offers a 14 day no question money back guarantee, so in case you aren’t satisfied with their services you can demand a full refund. Although other hosts offer a 30 day or more money back guarantee, this reviewer feels that14 days is sufficient amount of time to judge a web host’s services, assuming that your web site has already been built and is ready to be uploaded. Host Rocket has proven that their servers have consistent uptime, and that their support technicians are very knowledgeable on even advanced level topics. Therefore in conclusion I would like to say that HostRocket is one of the better options to start with in the web hosting industry.
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