HostMonster is geared both towards professional and individual sites with a slightly lower price point than its direct competition.
Our Host Monster test site showed good response and uptimes.
We were able to perform 6 simultaneous FTP transfers, which makes upload very fast.
- Control panel: cPanel 11 - Up to date
- Application installers:
- Simple Scripts - Excellent availability of recent apps!
- Fantastico Deluxe - Up to date
HostMonster's skinning is light enough not to get in the way. A handful of promotional items at the top tend to be annoying at first but can be collapsed.
Their proprietary Simple Scripts application installer is currently the best in the industry.
User feedback shows excellent satisfaction rates, especially for those clients balancing the level of support with the lower price point.
HostMonster is also known to have extremely good response times, both by email and by phone. There have been a few hickups at times of rapid growth in the past but it seems HostMonster now has the situation under control and support is back to its highest levels.
- MySQL 5.0.45 - Up to date
- PHP 5.2.45 - Up to date
- UTF-8 and mbstring: supported
Overall, the platform is state of the art.
Section updated April 30th, 2008.
HostMonster is running mod_suPHP and there is strong isolation between user accounts. (FastCGI is also available)
SFTP is not available.
Overall security is good.