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Just the Facts

The "Just the Facts" section provides an objective view of each host by showing a standardized list of facts. These facts are: founded date, amount of domains currently hosted, types of hosting offered, type of support offered, and money back guarantee.

HostMonster was founded in 1996 and currently hosts over 770,030 websites on their shared hosting services. HostMonster does not guarantee uptime, offers 24/7 American based phone support, and an anytime money-back guarantee. Compare the full list of HostMonster features in the Essential Features Chart below. HostMonster currently has 54 Facebook Likes, 881 Twitter followers, and 260 Google +1's. Compare the HostMonster social media presence to other brands here. Most importantly, read what people are saying on the official HostMonster Facebook Wall and HostMonster Twitter Stream below to get a good idea how real people feel about HostMonster.
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Essential Features

Most web hosting brands offer a nearly identical set of features but rarely use the same terminology to describe them. We have simplified this by determining a standardized set of 10 features which you can compare side by side by each brand.
Unlimited BandwidthYES
Unlimited Disk SpaceYES
Unlimited EmailYES
Uptime GuaranteeNO
Free DomainYES
Free Advertising CreditsGoogle, Bing, Yahoo
Money-Back GuaranteeAnytime
24/7 SupportAmerican
Free Website BuilderYES
Environmentally FriendlyNO

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Social Media Stats

We believe that social media provides great insight as to how a well a web hosting brand engages its customers. By looking at a brand's social media stats, you can tell how much effort a brand is putting into their customer interaction. By reading a brand's Facebook Wall and Twitter Feed, you can get a good idea of what customers are saying about the brand, and more importantly, how the brand is reacting.

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HostMonster Facebook Wall

This is a live view of the HostMonster Facebook Wall. Read what actual customers are writing, good or bad, and pay attention to how quickly (if at all) HostMonster responds. Click to learn how to better judge a web host by their Facebook Wall.
HostMonster We're still fixing a few last things, but nearly everyone is now back up and running. Thanks again for your patience! If you're still having issues please give us a ring! 888-401-4678February 3rd, 2013 at 10:44am
Eeman Bulotano III any updates on this?February 11th, 2013 at 12:08amVanitha Ram my website is down for hours. whats going on? (12:23:41pm)Jon B.:what is the error you are getting? (12:24:44pm)vanitha:Not Found The requested URL / was not found on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache Server at poshnpretty.com Port 80 (12:25:12pm)Jon B.:We apologize for the inconvenience. The source of this problem is unknown at this time. The duration of assessing this is approximately 15 to 45 minutes We appareciate your patience as we resolve this issue. (12:26:22pm)vanitha:what?February 15th, 2013 at 12:00pm
HostMonster Update: We've got our power back up and running. So now we're bringing servers online and sites should be starting to show as live again as we speak!February 3rd, 2013 at 12:52am
Ken Christie My sites are still down.February 7th, 2013 at 12:07pmEeman Bulotano III Sites are not performing. please do somethingFebruary 10th, 2013 at 5:51pm
HostMonster Good news, only 2% of customers still affected. Hang tight guys, our team is on it!February 3rd, 2013 at 7:48am
Ken Christie My site was down and I opened a ticket two days ago. I have yet to get a response. I decided to look on my server and I noticed my index page was missing? FTP'd it back and now I'm up and running.February 9th, 2013 at 6:55am
HostMonster 90% of affected customers are back online. We are pushing hard to get the last 10% up!February 3rd, 2013 at 6:00am
HostMonster Just a heads up: our data center got hit with a power surge. Fortunately safeguard systems are performing well, but it will take a bit to get everything back up and running. Are team is all hands on deck and we'll keep you posted in real time!February 2nd, 2013 at 10:46pm
ChivoDesign Greetings hostmonster! Our favorite linux based web host!November 16th, 2011 at 11:06am

@hostmonster Twitter Stream

This is a live view of the @hostmonster Twitter Stream. Read what actual customers are writing, good or bad, and pay attention to how quickly (if at all) HostMonster responds. Click to learn how to better judge a web host by their Twitter Stream.

KelsiBSides Brighter Sides is back up! Thank you, @hostmonster for your quick work! :) http://t.co/QejdTDfAa0

an_aaron @anhosting my server went down for 5 mins bc it was 'running slow'. Didn't notice bc it was still faster than my old @hostmonster average

ccoquet @hostmonster Are you havong problems with the service?

StickGrinder @hostmonster is a killer provider! Period

ciscoinc #TrueStory RT @BeholdTheSnark: Dear @hostmonster .. your servers today are acting as stable as a troubled child on crack. Thank you.

DailyHostNews CloudFlare to offer web optimization protocol Railgun with leading Web Hosting provider @HostMonster. Full Report: http://t.co/79J5mkVxV0

BarlowBrewing Web host suggestions? @Hostmonster is not working for my site or the homebrew club's site anymore. Their tech support is not helpful.

jdenlinger Looking for a low-cost way to host your website/blog. Check out the winter sale from @hostmonster $3.95/mo ends 2/28 http://t.co/aJIb5MDfIi

cfksite Not very happy with @hostmonster or @bluehost today.

garygramscom Too bad they can't put up a default page that says "This web site is so popular & busy, its been overloaded" @BeholdTheSnark @hostmonster

BeholdTheSnark @garygramscom @hostmonster Gee what a shock they just came back up

BeholdTheSnark @garygramscom @hostmonster And I have yet to get an answer on my DM

garygramscom It is odd how tech support lines seem to go down when their server does @BeholdTheSnark @hostmonster

BeholdTheSnark Jeez now its not just a lag none of the domains come up at all. @hostmonster

BeholdTheSnark @garygramscom @hostmonster This is the second time today for them ...

garygramscom I have quite a few through them, had a failure on Thurs (that I knew of) @BeholdTheSnark @hostmonster

BeholdTheSnark @garygramscom @hostmonster I have several domains through them .. they seem to time out for a half an hour or so each day around this time

BeholdTheSnark Dear @hostmonster .. your servers today are acting as stable as a troubled child on crack. Thank you.

cfksite @hostmonster is frustrating me today... I guess a web server that actually works is to much to ask from a web hosting company.

chocolatemoosey @SavorySimple @PinaCocoblog @bluehost @Hostmonster yea I'm debating on to do bc I have never ever gotten this much traffic before

Rav_Bunneh Sadly I can't access my @hostmonster domain or email anymore. It's like a DNS blackhole or something.

hostmonster @cfksite We are following you now.

cfksite @hostmonster Please follow me back so I can reply to your DM.

guelfoweb The MySQL® server is currently offline. /w @hostmonster

jonschwartz @hostmonster My sites were suspended for backing them up after you failed to do a full restore on a server move. http://t.co/t3a7qUfsI7

hostmonster @cfksite In the future we certainly recommend creating periodic personal backups. http://t.co/SEYrBpHGW7

hostmonster @cfksite The Tech team is doing maintenance on the backup server. They recommended checking back in a few hours.

cfksite @hostmonster Look for account http://t.co/3Ear7CMuwb No backups exist. At All. I sure hope your servers don't crash.

hostmonster @cfksite Referencing the main domain account of: http://t.co/TfHrwpfsv8

hostmonster @cfksite As a courtesy we maintain a backup of files for up to 30 days. Your account does have a backup available, we just checked.

cfksite @hostmonster Actually, that isn't how you failed me. No backups exist on your server for a client that just lost everything.

hostmonster @cfksite It's unfortunate we are not able to provide Reseller options for your Carey. We sincerely wish you the best!

cfksite @hostmonster has failed me when I need them the most.

jezenthomas @IrisClasson @hostmonster I recommend you switch to @webfaction . They're awesome.

Midwest_Gfx im going to go on board and say @hostmonster has the worst customer service EVER especially for such a loyal client. smh

Broke_Beautiful And @Hostmonster, you're at the top of my list.

stevemcclymont @hostmonster what is your ETA for repair? Our domain is unreachable and we can't get into the control panel either

mattwondra @hostmonster Having site issues today. They respond now, but w/ DB connection issues. When will this be fixed? Primary: http://t.co/N9NF8uuf

thehrisworld RT @hostmonster: @talkingwithtami Sorry for all the downtime yesterday. Our admins were able to repair the server, and it should be running smoothly now.

hostmonster @talkingwithtami Sorry for all the downtime yesterday. Our admins were able to repair the server, and it should be running smoothly now.

georgiamoon @hostmonster just wanted to check - is this still true? do you support couchdb?

Brownie8727 Anyone know whats going on with @HostMonster right now??

TheWolfsLogic Trying to edit a @hostmonster site: my basic code knowledge makes this impossible. I'm moving it to a @tumblr site #tech #diy

an_aaron @hostmonster my HM localhost mysql db and site's down. cpanel isn't responding. not a happy customer. support no: UHC-11378-751. Pls advise.

edhathaway Joomla site had a database crash. Site backup was 3 days old, @hostmonster SQL recovery file, 12 hours old. Excellent service @hostmonster

remodelsolution @hostmonster thanks for the great technical service...and on New Years Day

vimello If you want to have a headache with your website hosting company and your clients and have files gone missing, use @hostmonster #hostmonster

vimello If you want to have a huge headache, use @hostmonster, it's the worst host ever. #host #website #hosting #webdesign #sucks #hostmonster

vimello Y'all, @Hostmonster sucks! They lost ALL our data and only had backups from APRIL 2012. Shitty TOS saying they are not responsible.

cfksite Thank you @hostmonster for being awesome! I just wish every other hosting company was as awesome as you!

Lindsography I wish @hostmonster was better at supporting their customers. There is no excess server load yet I'm getting timeouts left and right.

Brownie8727 Is your website or server having problems @Hostmonster ???

webhostingwatch @hostmonster Do you support custom php.ini for shared hosting? Can the customers make their own changes via their own php.ini file?

webhostingwatch @hostmonster Hostmonster May terminate user's account without prior notice for exceeding the number of files ,http://t.co/POYaC1gT

webhostingwatch @hostmonster Do you support custom php.ini for shared hosting? Can the customers make their own changes via their own php.ini file?

Jewyorican @ssejsllew I do most of my hosting on @hostmonster and domain purchasing from @godaddy. Until GD woke me up- again- at 9am to fucking say hi

Jewyorican So I'll be spending my morning moving all 25 of my @godaddy domains to my @hostmonster account. They never waste my time on the phone :-)

RichardZimmer @hostmonster You appear to be having issues… my sites are not loading. Nor can I login to cPanel. Error/Var/www/lib/Server/WHH.pm line 1205.

Samviation RT @EriquariuM: #M23 a criminal organisation operating in #DRC has its website hosted by @hostmonster . Suspend http://t.co/5vO4eeE7 #StopM23

RTCongo11 @helenecooper HOW CAN that #M23 website appears to be hosted by @hostmonster in #USA ?? #Congo #DRCongo #DRC #RDC #RDCongo

RTCongo11 @2357l #M23 website is hosted by @hostmonster, an American company based in Provo, Utah http://t.co/KVNvP8BE #USA #Congo #DRC

PilatesMistress Prompt, courteous, knowledgeable tech support at @hostmonster saves the day again. I love those guys.

chovenstone RT @LYVincent: #M23 a criminal organisation operating in #DRC has its website hosted by @hostmonster . Suspend http://t.co/GqyAHRs2 #StopM23

EriquariuM #M23 a criminal organisation operating in #DRC has its website hosted by @hostmonster . Suspend http://t.co/5vO4eeE7 #StopM23

LYVincent #M23 a criminal organisation operating in #DRC has its website hosted by @hostmonster . Suspend http://t.co/GqyAHRs2 #StopM23

RichardGoldston @EriquariuM @hostmonster why dont you try shooting games at the battlefield? hehehe

EriquariuM Friends of Congo all over! Another #M23 website is online and hosted by @hostmonster. Let's flag it, and flood their inbox with complaints!!

DungaMaiza RT @RTCongo11: 2/2 Then @nytimes, HOW CAN that #M23 website appears to be hosted by @hostmonster in #USA ?!!? #Congo #DRCongo #DRC #RDC #RDCongo

EriquariuM RT @RTCongo11: 2/2 Then @nytimes, HOW CAN that #M23 website appears to be hosted by @hostmonster in #USA ?!!? #Congo #DRCongo #DRC #RDC #RDCongo

bagmansgirl RT @RTCongo11: 2/2 Then @nytimes, HOW CAN that #M23 website appears to be hosted by @hostmonster in #USA ?!!? #Congo #DRCongo #DRC #RDC #RDCongo

RTCongo11 2/2 Then @nytimes, HOW CAN that #M23 website appears to be hosted by @hostmonster in #USA ?!!? #Congo #DRCongo #DRC #RDC #RDCongo

sweetteapaperie @theskimm @hostmonster Boo on bad web hosts. If you need a rec DM me. I LOVE my webhost and they have the most fab customer service ever.

theskimm Skimm fans having trouble accessing the site? Ask @hostmonster what the problem is. #thegrinchthatwantstostealskimm

theskimm Hey @HostMonster thanks for all the help. Psych. You're making a lot of #Skimm fans very upset

mattFNblake @hostmonster YO, what's the deal with the problem with sites being blocked by AT&T... Is that getting resolved? It's KILLING me!

Killsport @hostmonster all my HM sites are down. It seems all of HM is down. What gives?

IPISResearch RT @StevenSpittaels: the #M23 website where donations to the #DRC rebels are taken appears to be hosted by @hostmonster #Goma

StevenSpittaels the #M23 website where donations to the #DRC rebels are taken appears to be hosted by @hostmonster #Goma

ballcardz http://t.co/sYGgGAXW is back up and running. Had a snafu with a password issue last night. Figured it out today. @Hostmonster rocks!

meflowers331 @hostmonster !!!!! Not cool!! This is the second day in a row my sites are down. Why?!?!?!? #hostingfail #pleasefixit

webhostingwatch @hostmonster @eroticawriter As far as I know , most US companies allow adult hosting, but without children, old people and animals, true?

dalebest Just want to say that @hostmonster has killer live support. Just sayin' ... Great product if you're looking for web hosting!

CREATIVE_ACTION@mcloide: @hostmonster hey my site is still down. Any ETA for the mysql server to be back running ?” Likewise at http://t.co/lnDUqYMH

mommygoggles If you're trying to get on the blog, we aren't sure what's going on, but it appears that our host, @HostMonster is... http://t.co/lShqscb2

Tre4 All the pages with WordPress on my @hostmonster are down. Separate domains and everything. Lets get this fixed dudes.

ellicab92 #ICantStandWhen a company makes no effort to try and keep you as a customer (my experience with @hostmonster).

ellicab92 #ICantStandWhen you get poor customer service (like tonight with @hostmonster).

mcloide @hostmonster hey my site is still down. Any ETA for the mysql server to be back running ?

ConstanceRhodes The site is back up. Thank you @hostmonster!!

finding_balance The site is back up. Thank you @hostmonster!!

editorskeys Major problems with @hostmonster customer service. Very disappointed. No apologies either

ciaronwalton @howieweiner nope, @hostmonster. Client was told cancelation would not affect DNS settings, 2 hours later domains pointing in to thin air :S

jgandt @hostmonster A support tech seriously just asked me for my email password in plaintext? Time for a new hosting provider.

supermaren @hostmonster Gah! I can't connect to my FTP site! And I can't even log in...are your servers down?

uWebStyle @hostmonster My phpMyAdmin access is dead, when would it be available?

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