Verdict: Host IT Smart is a low-cost hosting provider with a wide range of services, great features and reasonable monthly pricing plans. The company provides secure, reliable and affordable web and VPS hosting, dedicated servers, domain registration, and reseller hosting services.
I liked their quick tech support via WhatsApp and that the host was easy to set up and use. Host IT Smart provides 24/7 support using live chat, email, and phone. The highlight of this provider is reasonably priced plans designed for all categories, from startups and solo photographers to large agencies and business projects.
Choosing Host IT Smart web hosting company, you can get disk transfer, storage and domain capacity depending on your hosting package and your website traffic.
With Host IT Smart Unlimited Hosting, you can host your website conveniently without worrying about suspension or additional expenses. The company offers solutions for any business and you can also request individual plans.
HostITSmart is rooted from a web development company founded in 2006. A today’s version of Host IT Smart was created in 2012 with the aim of providing quality, scalable, and cost-effective domain hosting and web hosting services. With offices and servers in the US and India, the company offers its services to clients and businesses around the world.
Host IT Smart is an Authorized Partner of Google and Microsoft, they offer AWS support only. Besides this hosting company has partnered with cPanel. This makes configuring and managing hosts intuitive for every user.
Host IT Smart offers virtually all kinds of shared web hosting, WordPress hosting and Java and eCommerce developer plans, with data centers in the US. Most photographers and casual users are interested in the manageable WordPress hosting plans: Starter, limited to one website and two databases, Performance, and Business.
Every plan comes with security scans, unlimited space and bandwidth, and free add-ons. AutoSSL is free, and all traffic between your website and users will be encrypted to prevent data theft. SSL certificates are automatically renewed, which is not always possible even if you use the best website hosting for photographers.
Additionally, SSL ensures that the little padlock icon in the URL bar makes your site more trustworthy. It can also boost search engine optimization slightly. As an additional security service, you can enable SiteLock security and malware protection, which is a priority for e-commerce clients.
Hosting management with cPanel is standard and straightforward. However, not everything is controlled through it, for example, the domain selection screen. Host IT Smart web hosting company back ups automatically, but doesn’t indicate how many times and when, so it is better to make manual backups by installing the best free backup software.
Host IT Smart says that WordPress has a custom pre-configuration ready to use. The built-in Softaculous installer can install hundreds of scripts in one click without the hassle of setting up databases or downloading files. There is also a simple, minimalistic and clean Site Publisher website builder with templates.
If you need to transfer an entire site, you get site migrations from other hosts with one click, but only for WordPress; the rest is not covered: no CDN, no caching. To increase the loading speed, the page may be compressed, which is usually done by the best free website hosting sites.
Since the company offers the lowest price in the field, most tenants will start with a VPS (virtual private server) for a month or three, six months or a year. All plans are customizable and scalable, and you can control the content yourself.
In the KVM VPS Configuration of a server based on OS Windows with an annual plan for $104.91, you get a 2-Core CPU, 2 GB RAM memory, 40 GB HDD space, 2 TB bandwidth and a dedicated IP to access all server settings without changing DNS. Every plan comes with full root access without restrictions, which means users can control the hosting environment and choose applications.
However, initially, VPS servers are unmanageable, and when purchasing a server control panel, they are self-managed with the possibility to access the VMC to start, stop, and restore. The control panel in its own plan allows the Host IT Smart technical support group to help users manage their servers free of charge.
A domain name helps build and brand your website, thereby increase the memorability of the website name and protect your brand's trademarks and copyrights. Addressing Host IT Smart web hosting company, you can choose any top-level domain from a huge list of available options that match your photography profession, such as .photography and .photos domain.
If you want to move from an established address to a new domain without neglecting all the branding previously done by your original address, you can use a free URL redirect. In order not to deal with the domain renewal every year, choose multiple-year registration. Bulk domain name registration allows you not to bother with registering up to 100 domains simultaneously, quickly check the availability of names, and compare their cost.
Host IT Smart’s hosting is one of the cheapest options if you choose a monthly payment plan. For example, if you make an agreement for 3 years with an annual fee, web hosting for an eCommerce or WordPress site only costs $1.5/month, which is a really fantastic deal. The most popular .com domain extension starts at $9.04/year.
Host IT Smart has done a great job on pricing in general, so there is no need for free trials. However, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee, but it doesn’t apply to VPS plans. Anyway, you have to provide good reasons for canceling your subscription, which can be supported by the results of performance testing.