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  1. * Please note: This provider offers services in Australia only. HBHosting ( https://www.hbhosting.com.au/ ) has been around the Australia hosting industry for a couple of years now, originally offering game server hosting they began to focus their attention on their web hosting services, which have paid of. Whilst still considered a fairly new host in the industry, I've been pleasantly surprised with not only performance of the service, but the pricing and support as well. Pros: Simple & fast registration CPanel Control Panel Live chat & support. Generous resources Litespeed web server. R1Soft backups One of the cheapest Australian hosts. Cons: No public status page ( Customers do have access to the WHMCS status page ) Small amount of auto-installers HBHosting uses the Cpanel control panel which we have all come custom to seeing & using which needs no introduction. The control panel itself comes with the standard, with the addition of R1Soft backups allowing you to protect & restore your website in the unfortunate event you may need to revert back a couple of days. So, What do you actually get? As per majority of my reviews, i go with the cheapest plans available which is their 'Starter' plan starting at $4.00 AUD 25 GB Bandwidth 5 GB SSD Disk Space Free SSL 5 MySQL 5 FTP Accounts 5 Email Accounts Instant account activation While that may not seem like a lot, for $4 Australian you are getting a great deal. The 'Starter' package is just that, fantastic for new websites / development websites with low traffic. You are also on SSD drives and not your standard mechanical drives allowing for better overall performance. To view a full list of features and packages please click here. Support: If you have pre-sales questions, HBHosting offers live chat which is fantastic. They were able to answer my questions easily & quickly without having to wait for an email back. Keep in mind as this is an Australia business they do run on a different timezone for anyone not from Australia. They also offer 24/7 ticket support using the WHMCS billing software. Super simple to use & once again was able to receive a quick reply during the day. Performance: One of the most important aspects of your website is how it will perform. There is no point of having a website hosted somewhere when it may take to long to load. We test each host with the same website template with no additional CDNs or other outsourced services not provided by the host. Below are the results. The average maximum a website should load is between 0-3 Seconds. Anything above that is considered slow, speed matters. Not only does it matter to potential clients or customers how long your website may load, but it also affects your google rankings. Page load time: 2.5s Page load time: 2.7s Page load time: 0.7s Page load time: 2.3s Page load time: 4.2s Website load Test ( 50 VUs ) ( 10 minute test ) No performance issues While performing a load test ( 50 VUs gradually ) to simulate visitors there was no performance issues. Response times remained steady with no large spikes. It was easily able to handle this test. Overall Score
  2. 000WebHost ( www.000webhost.com ) Is a well known free hosting provider, which comes with a large & impressive set of features, easy-to-use navigation & surprisingly 0 ads shown on your website. Whilst there are many reviews out there that dive into the obvious list of features you recieve & their support, Our main focus is if this is a host that you can rely on & has the performance to run your website fast & efficiently. Pros: Cons: Simple & fast registration No email accounts Custom control panel Limited direct technical support Live status page ( https://status.000webhost.com/ ) No backups Free plan supports Mysql Their control panel is simply & easy to navigate which i love, however it's simple for a reason; It lacks a lot of features the default cpanel comes with, it gives you the bare bones to run your website and that's it. If you require assistance, as a free member there is no support ticket system, instead they have a community forum allowing you to post your issues their and hope someone is able to resolve it. While i understand they had to cut some corners to offer a free solution, basic support ticket system goes a long way. So, What do you actually get? 10 GB Bandwidth 1 GB Disk Space Free domain name hosting Custom control panel Free website builder Full PHP & Mysql database support Instant account activation For free web hosting 1 GB disk space is enough for a small website as long as you don't go crazy with images as well as 10 GB of bandwidth, majority of small startup website that would be sufficient to get you started, but will not last you forever. To see a full list of features click here. Support: Near non-existant for free members, must rely on community forum. Performance: One of the most important aspects of your website is how it will perform. There is no point of having a website hosted somewhere when it may take to long to load. We test each host with the same website template with no additional CDNs or other outsourced services not provided by the host. Below are the results. The average maximum a website should load is between 0-3 Seconds. Anything above that is considered slow, speed matters. Not only does it matter to potential clients or customers how long your website may load, but it also affects your google rankings. Page load time: 3.6s Page load time: 1.6s Page load time: 2.5s Page load time: 2.8s Page load time: 3.3s Website load Test ( 50 VUs ) ( 10 minute test ) Performance issue While performing a load test ( 50 VUs gradually ) to simulate visitors it did encounter potential bottlenecks & resource limiting, there were also large spikes in response times as the VUs gradually increased. Overall Score
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