Inc 500 recently named HostMySite one of the 500 fastest growing companies. Let’s see if their hosting plans are worth a second look.

HostMySite’s Linux Builder plan starts at just $8.95 a month. All of their limits were recently doubled, bringing their disk space allotment to 2 gigs and their monthly data transfer limit to 40 gigs. If you need more disk space or bandwidth, their Builder + Plan has higher limits for just a few dollars more each month. You will need to pay on a quarterly basis and there is currently a set-up fee, which brings HostMySite’s overall ranking down a little bit. If you prefer to pay for a year’s worth of hosting, there is a significant price break, but the set-up fee still applies.

500 POP3 email accounts are provided and you’ll be able to have unlimited FTP users, a handy feature for sites with more than one contributor. Perl, Python and PHP are supported, but Java scripting is not available on this account. If you need to have this feature, the Builder + Plan does provide this.

MySQL databases are provided, but you’ll be limited to 50 megs of disk storage for all of your databases. This may not be a problem for most sites, unless you rely heavily on a database for your content or customer information. As more sites begin using content management systems that rely on databases to serve data, this may become more of a problem. Word Press 2.0 is offered, which is useful for personal or business sites that need this utility. Ecommerce customers will appreciate the ability to add Miva Merchant to this account for an additional $15 per month.

24/7 toll-free telephone, chat and email support is provided for all customers. and HostMySite features same day account activation. You’ll even have 30 days to make up your mind with their money-back guarantee. All in all, this plan is solid, but would have gotten higher marks if there wasn’t a set-up fee.

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Posted on 01/22/06 2:05 PM

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