Lunarpages VS HostPapa
Are you currently looking for a web hosting company that gives you a lot of options to choose from? Or are you looking for a green energy hosting account that also offers a lot of bells and whistles? The mega-option choice would be Lunarpages and the “greener” choice would be Hostpapa.
For a recently reduced price of $4.95 a month, HostPapa offers unlimited hosting and data transfer, unlimited hosted domains all with no setup fee and a free domain for life. At this time, HostPapa does not offer server accounts or affiliate programs. Lunarpages, on the other hand, offers not only 5 different web hosting accounts starting as low as $2.95 a month (5 gigabytes of storage and 5 gigabytes of monthly transfer) but offers Windows and Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS) accounts and an affiliate program.
Products and Services
If you’re looking for a variety of web hosting packages, Lunarpages comes out ahead in this department. Included in all of their five different hosting accounts are PHP support, Python support, customizable error pages, customer account pages and more. HostPapa hosted accounts include unlimited e-mail and forwarding e-mail accounts, 100 MySQL databases, PHPMyAdmin (a very handy tool for managing those databases), image gallery scripts and much more.
A unique bit of software offered for free by Hostpapa is SohoLaunch – a web building software. Hostpapa does not offer anything other than the one web hosting account option. Lunarpages, however, has VPS (virtual private server) plans using either Linux or Windows operated servers and a dedicated server plan in addition to several web hosting plans. Parallels Plesk is the control panel of choice for Lunarpages’ dedicated, virtual and web hosting accounts. Hostpapa has cPanel/WHM available for their web hosting clients.
Web Hosting Features
VistorVille, LinkWorth and Logo Creator are some of the $700 free bonus in software that Lunarpages offers. A nifty little added feature is tremenDesk – a fully-featured help desk solution. HostPapa may not offer several hundreds of dollars in bonus software but its “claim to fame” is the 100% renewable energy the company uses for both their client web servers and their own offices. When the environment is a concern, the better option often is the “greener” web host.
Hostpapa offers telephone, e-mail and live chat support. Clients can also peruse their online knowledge base and access video tutorials. Lunarpages offers the same along with a ticket support system. Both companies put a high value on customer support and endeavor to ensure you are assisted quickly and efficiently.
Both Lunarpages and HostPapa get high marks in the support department as well as the standard features offered. What it comes down to is if your hosting needs are more geared toward having a large number of plans to choose from as well as lots of extra software or if you are more eco-minded and would like to deal with a company that is making a conscious effort to be greener to our planet.