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Price Value
7.5/10
Performance
7/10
Reliability
7.5/10
Control Panel
7/10
Customer Support
7/10
User Feedback
7/10
77%
Overall Score

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What's the hoopla about Hoopla Hosting? It might be their CloudFlare web hosting infrastructure, giving your website visitors up to twice the speed, connectivity and security. Or it might be the RV Site Builder Pro for building your websites, and the 321 programming scripts with the 1-click Softaculous installer for rocket-fueling your websites with dynamic capabilities -- both of which are provided free with every Hoopla Hosting plan. In the Hoopla Hosting review to follow, read all the details about these offerings, as well as those of the four hosting plans this web host offers. Take note that all Hoopla Hosting plans are Linux based; for Windows customers, hosting review offers many fine alternatives.

Price Value

Hoopla Hosting offers customers a choice of 4 different website hosting plans: the Basic plan offers 5 GB disk space and 50 GB bandwidth for $5.95 per month; the Standard plan offers 15 GB disk space and 150 GB bandwidth for $7.95 per month; the Professional plan offers 30 GB disk space and 200 GB bandwidth for $9.95 per month; and the Business plan offers 60 GB disk space, 300 GB bandwidth, and a dedicated IP for $12.95 per month. All plans then come with unlimited domains, email accounts and MySQL databases as well as the free RV Site Builder Pro for easy building of dynamic websites. All plans but the Basic offer a free .com domain name. And the Business plan comes with a free SSL certificate, although any customer can purchase an SSL certificate there separately.

The free RV Site Builder Pro, included with all plans, offers over 900 web design templates and the ability to create your own custom templates. Also included is the Softaculous 1-click web app installer, allowing easy installs of over 321 scripts like Joomia, Drupal and Wordpress with technical knowledge required. It even allows you to view user ratings for each app and demo each one without installing it.

Reliability

CloudFlare is a unique form of cloud-based hosting that automatically includes all Hoopla Hosting customer websites in a global network of servers. On these servers copies are stored of all your static website data files, so that they'll be closer to your website's visitors when they need them. That means no matter where in the world your website visitors are located, each one of them gets the same top level of speed, connectivity and overall experience of your site. That said, their Quad Core Xeon servers are housed in the Phoenix NAP data centre in Phoenix, Arizona. Regardless of physical location, however, the CloudFlare network effectively blocks threats and limits bots, preserving server resources and preventing wasted bandwidth.

Control Panel

All customers enjoy use of the industry leader in website hosting control panels, cPanel -- providing comprehensive website management. That includes email features like webmail, mailing lists, autoresponders and filters. It includes web stats and analytics features like Raw Access logs, Webalizer FTP, and detailed analytics on all your web traffic and bandwidth usage. It includes extensive MySQL database management, domain management, and file management capabilities. And it provides comprehensive security protections including password protected directories, access controls, and both HotLink protection and Leech protection. cPanel also provides a bevy of advanced tools for customizing the control panel itself to work best for you, including the way directories are viewed and the scheduling of tasks

Customer Support

Hoopla Hosting runs a thorough searchable online knowledgebase as well as email ticket, telephone, and live web chat customer support.