WebhostingPad VS CoolHandle
In 2001, after the dot-com bust, a group of industry professionals got together to form Pronet hosting. Their goal was to achieve 100% satisfaction through superior technology, support, and pricing structure. They have done pretty well for themselves over the years, and were recently acquired by Coolhandle hosting to form a much bigger client base.
In the same sense, WebhostingPad began in 2005 with the intention of revolutionizing the shared hosting industry with a single plan at the lowest price available. They have succeeded and now boast over 150,000 hosted domains on the books.
Which of these companies is better if you’re looking for hosting services for your business website? We take a look at these hosts through a step-by-step comparison, and provide our recommendation to you below. Read on.
Coolhandle offers three plans. For a 3-year prepaid, their Starter is just $4.95/mo, the Business is $10.95/mo, and their Pro Plan is $12.95/mo.
The WebhostingPad plan is a low price of $1.99 if you pay 4 year in advance. However, even their 12-month plan is extremely affordable at $3.95 per month.
Products and Services
With WebhostingPad, their services all come free with their plan. Clients get a free website building tool, $200 in credits to use with social media and search engine marketing, as well as the best account control software on the market with cPanel control panel. Their plan is backed by a 30-day money back guarantee and a 99.9% uptime guarantee as well.
Coolhandle offers a range of additional services for additional prices. They provide domain registration, SSL certificates and dedicated IP addresses, eCommerce services, marketing services, and professional website design. They also provide cPanel and a free site builder as well.
Coolhandle does offset their energy usage 125% with renewable energy certificates. They provide clients with “Green” banners to display on their website as well.
Web Hosting Features
First let’s look at the comparable “unlimiteds” each plan offers. All plans from WebhostingPad and Coolhandle come with unlimited storage space and bandwidth. The Pro Plan compares best with the WebhostingPad plan with additional unlimited domains allowed, email accounts, and MySQL databases. The other two Coolhandl plans come with reasonable limits of each of these.
Both also come eCommerce ready with a choice of shopping carts, and both provide support for popular scripting languages and multi-media as well.
Customer support from both hosts is available 24 hours a day by telephone. WebhostingPad offers live chat and email support as well.
Both also offer a considerable online knowledgebase and help center to help clients tackle tough problems on their own. Both are easy to navigate and contain a large amount of articles, tutorials and guides.
With similar support, features, and extra services, it can be difficult to choose one over the other. But for the best price on the market and a single plan loaded with features, our pick is the WebhostingPad plan.