Is DecentHost really decent? Let’s take a look at one of their hosting plans to see if they offer a decent value, decent service and a decent amount of features. For this review, we’re going to focus on their Platinum Plan, but there are several smaller plans that offer an even lower monthly price if you’re looking to save a little money.

The Platinum Plan features 1.5 gigs in disk space and 50 gigs of monthly data transfer. For $8.95 per month, this is a very good deal. If you want to save even more money with this plan, DecentHost offers significant price breaks for six months or a year’s worth of hosting. Unlimited email accounts are also provided, which edges DecentHost up a little higher in their overall ranking. Many budget hosts limit you to 50 or less than 10 email accounts in some cases.

A shopping cart is provided free of charge with this plan and you’ll be able to manage your site with the latest CPanel build. CPanel is one of the most popular and easy to use control panels, making it simple for even beginners to get the hang of running their own website. You’ll also be able to run your own Cron jobs, customize your error pages, schedule daily back-ups, and take a look at your raw error logs. This feature is very helpful if you’re trying to debug a site problem quickly and one that is not always included with hosting plans in this price range.

Fantastico is also provided, and you’ll be able to take full advantage of all of the applications within the script installer since you’ll have unlimited MySQL databases with this plan. This is a very nice feature and bumped DecentHost up even further. Unlimited FTP accounts make it easy to have multiple contributors to your site, a plus for small businesses or portal sites.

There is currently no set-up fee for any of their plans and support is provided via email, an online support desk and their online forums. No telephone support is offered at this time however. Overall, this is a very decent hosting plan.

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Posted on 01/31/06 2:35 AM

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