eHost has been around for a while. The company has been established back in 1999, and has been offering web hosting and online services ever since. This year, in 2015 has been re-branded: got a new website design, new logo, new control panel. eHost has been running on vDeck but the new service offers cPanel to its customers.
I’m not sure, but probably they will migrate all their customers from the old control panel, because I have found traces of the old website as well. So probably the existing customers are still running on the old platform.
Because the buzz around this web host is so heave, I’ve got a test account for myself to see how this hosting company works. I needed a new hosting anyways, because I’m working on some new projects and needed more web-space. Have been monitoring this host for about one month. Here is a screenshot from my UptimeRobot account:
As you can see the up-time is around 99.98% for the last 30 days, that means that my website was down for about 9 minutes in the last month. In my opinion, this is a very good uptime.
My uptime statistics for the two websites hosted with eHost company for the period September 01, 2015 – October 01, 2015 shows 100% uptime.
I’m sharing the results of my tests here: https://thegrue.org/ehost-uptime/
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Is eHost.com suitable for small business website hosting?
When you sign up with the company eHost, you have the option to choose between site builder and cPanel hosting. If you are looking to a quick and easy way to get started, you should choose the site builder. If you want to have more control over your site and want to extend its functionality in the future, you should opt for cPanel hosting.
With the site builder you can create your own site in just couple of minutes. Its drag and drop functionality enables you to create pages, style the layout as you want, insert galleries, slideshows, contact form, etc. There are also hundreds of free templates you can choose from to make your website look professional.
With the cPanel hosting option you will be able to install WordPress and other open source software to your domain. As you may know WordPress is one of the best open source website building software, used by millions of websites world-wide. With WordPress you have a lot more options then with the site builder.
You can find out more in this detailed ehost review, that I found on a trusted website.
Is eHost.com good for eCommerce hosting?
Ehost integrates with MojoMarketplace, this means you can install the most popular eCommerce platforms to your website hosted with eHost. Here is a list of the shopping carts you can install to your eHost account: ZenCart, TomatoCart, Seotoaster, PrestaShop, OS Commerce, OpenCart, Magento, CubeCart, AgoraCart, ShopSite.
Although eHost.com has this amazing feature, its shared host is not suitable for long term eCommerce hosting. An eCommerce website requires much more resources than a simple company presentation website or a blog, so you quickly will overgrow the shared plan. If you are looking to create an online shop, I recommend InMotion hosting.
I will keep testing this hosting, and will come with a more detailed review as I have a full vision on what is going on here. Until then, check out eHost.com and see what features they offer.
Ehost Reviews by Customers
In the next par of this page you will find reviews of eHost customers. I was unable to verify these reviews because not all users has included their website hosted with eHost. So please consider the following reviews accordingly. As you may see, there are some customers complaining about the eHost’s billing system, while others are pleased with their service.