Looking for a new web host? Get ready for a task that is going to test your patience like nothing else. If you are a veteran in the field, then you wouldn’t have that much of a problem, but plunging headfirst into this field is a bad idea, whether you are building a website for yourself or your business.

This is due to one very simple reason, there are simply too many options to go for and most of them invariably sell you the same product. So, you will end up being a confused penguin rather than a vulture that sees all, knows all.

It is going to be an altogether tough job, no matter the number of reviews you read or the advice you hear, it is still going to confuse you because it is not about picking the best product in the market since such a thing does not exist in this industry. It’s about the match between your needs and what the web host is offering. It’s all about the right fit.

WebHostingPad is one of the oldest and most affordable web hosts on the planet. The company was founded in 2005 by a group of individuals to give you affordable hosting services and the company has ridden on the back of low prices to stay afloat in this cutthroat business.

But is affordability all that they are good for? No, not really, as you will also find out soon. But there are a few things that they can improve on (obviously).

What’s Good

Pricing

Like I already told you, the company has grown based on low prices and affordability and it will come as no surprise that lists on the top of what’s good. I mean it is cheap, like the cost of a Toblerone.

iPage’s slimmest offering aside, I dare you to find another plan that is this cheap because I am confident you won’t find any. The icing on the cake here is the solid 30-day money-back guarantee they offer.

Efficient Customer Service

Ask anybody you want, what’s the hardest thing to find in this industry, and one answer sounds louder than the rest, customer support. They simply don’t seem to get it right. I don’t why, whether it is the lack of attention paid to it or they are simply bad, but web hosts mess up customer support like nothing else.

I haven’t had any such problems with WebHostingPad. I could connect with them in a minute and all my queries were resolved in minutes, but that’s been my personal experience. I found a few mixed reviews online, so there’s that as well. So, make sure you take online reviews for web hosts with a salt (including mine).

Security

Security has become imperative with everything that has anything to do with the internet. This provides web hosts a chance of profiting off it by providing ‘extra’ security features for a charge and most companies do so too.

WHP is one of the endangered species in this regard offering basic security features and they throw in their proprietary Automated Malware Scanner and Malware Quarantine for their WordPress hosting plans.

What’s Not

Average Speed and Performance

Yeah, WHP is cheap as hell, but there is a price to pay for it and it is two-fold. First, there is the price you have to pay with feature limitations, something I will talk about next. The other price you pay is the performance that you get.

The speed and uptime of WHP’s servers are average to say at the best. From what I have personally seen in the last year or so, the uptime has been anything but consistent, going as low as 87%, last January.

Lots of Restrictions

The other price, as I said, is the limitations and restrictions placed on your plan. There is a fair bit of them. On the cheapest plans, you have restrictions on website transfers, restrictions on backup options with very limited disc space. To top all of it off, you also have conditions on the ‘Free’ domain registration.