Dotster Review- Is Dotster Hosting A Good Choice?

Dotster review

Speaking of the Dotster review website, the very first glance of it made up believe that it is just a domain registrar site. Though moving forward with some of the features provided by the company, we found out that it even provides some formidable hosting plans which is as low as few bucks a month for one domain. This was the point where we took the company under consideration and later got to know that around millions of customer are been catered by this hosting website.

Well, the company has come up with a new website setup plan which will help you set up the whole site within minutes. This is well called as ‘Instant Website’. Apart from it, it is even free for the first 30 days. This plan is perfect for newbies who just want to minimise their learning curve and needs to understand the basic of websites. Therefore, the setup of any website will be fully automated and it will be accompanied with some nifty extra tools like social integration and other embeddable images and maps.

Dotster hosting review

According to Dotster reviews, The company has always thought for the environment with the only motto to make good business decision to get the best outcome for the environment too. The best thing to love about the company is their idea of planting a new tree with each new customer. So, if you are planning to contribute for the global world, this is your time.

Dotster Hosting Features

  • One of the best features that Dotster brings in for us is the free domain name for the first year if we go for the yearly plan provided by it.
  • Both Windows and Linux platforms are given help lot of importance. Thus, hosting is available for both of the platforms.
  • You get a bulk of TLDs to choose from. In today’s market just (dot) com is not what you get. Other popular TLDs are also good enough which is a boost to your SEO project and thus you must try it once.
  • Drag and Drop Website Builder makes the work even easier for bloggers and other individuals building up new websites. All you need to do is drag and drop the template and select others to make your website ready to go.
  • For the best of the customer support, individuals get a 24/7/365 support via live chat, phone, email tickets and vast knowledgebase.
  • The company focus on providing everything in abundance. Thus, you can find unlimited disc space, sites and others.
  • Several installs application like Drupal, Joomla, MediaWiki and Magento are available for free with any of the plan you choose.

Dotster’s commitment for its customer is very firm and is definitely a significant feature that we should speak upon. There are three main prongs that is a part of this commitment

Solutions for every single need – Being in the market for 15 years, the expert in the company has experienced and acknowledged the fact of providing everything at a single place. Hosting, business emails, custom website designs and domain names are the things you can find at one place. For the best of yours, the company has made it a one stop-shop to help you create the best of your website presence for long-term without any issue.

One-on-One Customer Care – Getting everything with a single is not the only thing that accompanies you with your selected plan. The company focuses on to providing the best of the service and with that you have the One-on-One customer care facility. An expert from the company will be listening to all your problems and worries himself and will help you solve it until you find a solution.

True Deals – Finding ridiculous ads everywhere on the site is the worst thing to face. Thus, here the company is with only the best of the deals which are convenient enough. Well, even these ads won’t interrupt your working.

Dotster Plan and Pricing

Linux Web Hosting

Basic

$

3.65

/mo

  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Domain Hosted
  • Unlimted Sub Domain Hosted
  • 100 Email Addresses
ULTRA

$

13.75

/mo

  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domain Hosted
  • Unlimted Sub Domain Hosted
  • Unlimited Email Addreses

Windows Hosting

Basic

$

4.75

/mo

  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 1 Domain Hosted
  • Unlimted Sub Domain Hosted
  • 100 Email Addresses
ULTRA

$

4.75

/mo

  • Unlimited Disk Space
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domain Hosted
  • Unlimted Sub Domain Hosted
  • Unlimited Email Addreses

VPS Hosting Plans

Standard

$

29.70

/mo

  • 512 MB Dedicated RAM
  • 20GB Disk Space
  • 1000GB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains
Premium

$

67.95

/mo

  • 2048 MB Dedicated RAM
  • 60 GB Disk Space
  • 2000GB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains

So, these were the hosting plans available at Dotster. You can choose anyone among the above as per your choice. 

Dotster Uptime and Loadtime

My Dotster review will not be completed without mentioning about the Dotster uptime Being a prominent company in the market, they know the worth of good uptime and load time. With their knowledge about the following they won’t let any chance to go against them. Thus, to make it possible they come up with 99.99% uptime. The load time is still something that we need to do research on. However, as soon as we will found out how good the load time provided by Dotster is; we will update about it.

Dotster Control Panel

Dotster officially hasn’t claimed any details on the control panel it has associated with its plan. One gets to know about it only when they actually buy the plan for themselves. Control Panel is a keen way of showing trust towards the customer and is a must to be discussed by the company. However, the company here has neglected the fact.

Dotster Customer Support

Customer Support is the best of the after sale services provided by any of the company. Live chat, ticketing support, phone support, video clip tutorials, user guides and extensive knowledge base are the facilities provided under the customer support of Dotster. Being an ultra plan subscriber, the company will be providing you the ‘Premium Support’ which will be give you access to a faster way of response via toll-free number which is indeed a best way to save time.


Facebook and Twitter is the main mode of interactions with customers. Well, if you still want the technical support, you can take it via submitting a ticket and ring the company.

Pros and Cons of Dotster Hosting

PROS

  • The best part of the plans is the unrestricted monthly bandwidth and disk storage space which becomes a boost for the company.
  • Speaking of the uptime, it is one of the another thing that customers can be reliable upon. Whenever the site will be down, it will be covered within hours.
  • Apart from the above stuffs, it will help you get access to a wide range of application with just a single click for easy installation.

CONS

  • There is no particular control panel. Thus, the custom control panel may become a bit of hectic for you people and thus becomes the first one in the list of the disadvantages.
  • Lately, after going through the reviews and feedbacks hell lot of negative reviews has been acknowledged by our team showing how the customers are complaining against the load time of the company.
  • The one thing which is quite weird about the official site of the website is the navigation. It is quite complicated and disturbing at times compared to other hosting providers.

Dotster Money-Back Guarantee

The company comes with a money back guarantee plan if you become unhappy with the service of the company. However, in order to get the money back, one has to pay $35 as cancellation fee. Even you will get the refund only when you are using a credit card to pay your bills. Thus, it becomes a heck of problem when it comes to getting the money back.

Dotster Bonuses

Various bonuses are provided by the company. You get an additional 1GB free cloud storage for storing your videos, images and other valuable stuffs.

Even the first domain name connected with the plan is provided free. Thus, it encourages the sale for the company.

Apart from the above, even coupon worth of $100 is provided for Google Adwords advertising and some for Yahoo and Bing advertisement joined together.

Conclusion

There is no doubt that Dotster has reached great heights with the time it has invested in its customer. This is the reason why it is serving millions of customer at once in today’s time. However, the negative reviews on the load time has affected the things to a great extend.

In case, you need a review on something different don’t forget to mention it below

Dotster Review
  • Dotster Uptime
  • Load Time
  • Customer Support
  • Server Security
  • Plans and Pricing
  • Reliability
3.9

Summary

Dotster is a value for money web hosting and domain provider. They provide a lot of features at a comparatively low price.

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