MDDHosting review | TechRadar

In comparability with veterans of the web hosting {industry}, MDDHosting is virtually a newcomer within the enterprise. The firm was launched in 2007 and is headquartered in Mooresville, Indiana with a mission to supply an alternative choice to internet hosting companies they noticed as overpriced and due to this fact out of attain for a lot of potential clients. 

To add a word of sentimentality, they insist that they don’t see their purchasers as a quantity or a greenback signal, and can present the very best high quality service and assist to every particular person. A noble aim, however how a lot of it they’ve managed to satisfy must be checked.

Today they take pleasure in being a house of various thousand web sites over the world which they host from their community information facilities located in Denver, Colorado. On this topic, as many others, MDDHosting has been quite open, offering a considerable quantity of knowledge on its principal web site. The web site itself seems to be quite blue-ish, feels recent and is straightforward to make use of, which is at all times an encouraging signal.

As is normally the case with youthful hosts, the web site options an official weblog which incorporates newest information in regards to the firm, bulletins and particular gives. However, you will not discover intensive textual content material comparable to introductions, product evaluation, guides, and tales associated to internet hosting, nor something of that kind.

Although current on a number of social community platforms, MDDHosting doesn’t appear significantly lively, which might be the first purpose why these accounts aren’t extra prominently featured on its web site, we reckon. 


MDDHosting gives fairly priced cloud internet hosting plans that do not shoot up in value upon renewal (Image credit score: MDDHosting)

Plans and pricing

Since MDDHosting’s principal focus is on cloud hosting and cloud-based VPS, those that are on the lookout for extra conventional choices could discover their skepticism about this supplier justified. Beside these two choices (every of them gives a couple of plans differing in sizes and functions), MDDHosting presents three reseller hosting options.

Regardless of the kind of internet hosting, all plans share a couple of quite interesting options, together with web site safety extension with an SSL certificate, StorPool-powered storage and each day offsite backups. The most economical plan amongst these is tagged as “CloudStarter” and it’ll value you $4.00 monthly (sounds fairly low-cost?), however provided that you commit for 3 years (sure, it was too good to be true). Otherwise, its value ranges from $4.50 to $5.99, relying on the billing cycle, which is (to be truthful) quite reasonably priced for a cloud internet hosting service that can get you limitless domains and unmetered bandwidth, in addition to options we already talked about.

If you go along with MDDHosting and alter your thoughts alongside the best way, there’s an “unconditional” 30-day money-back assure, beneath the situation that you’re a first-time person, and it applies to all MDDHosting’s plans.

As for the strategies of fee, they’re glad to just accept all main bank cards and PayPal.


MDDHosting allows you to handle your web site with the {industry} customary cPanel (Image credit score: MDDHosting)

Ease of use

Deciding on a plan with MDDHosting appears like a baby’s play, since all choices are correctly introduced in a approach that’s straightforward to grasp and make a comparability. All cloud internet hosting plans aside from “CloudStarter” embody limitless SSD storage and a promise of blazing pace, due to this fact, if saving some bucks just isn’t an crucial for you, go for a much bigger plan. 

“CloudStarter” is greatest match for private blogs or easy web sites with low visitors and just some plugins, but when your web site begins to develop (otherwise you merely change your thoughts), you’ll be able to improve your bundle to “Cloud1” very quickly and at any time.

Unfortunately for the newcomers, MDDHosting isn’t beneficiant to a fault relating to domains, since anybody who doesn’t already personal one, must buy it. Otherwise, you’ll be able to switch it or use it with out the necessity to commerce your present supervisor with a brand new one.

After this, you’ll proceed to your chart the place you’ll have the ability to verify every part intimately and resolve if you would like a couple of add-ons, a few of that are freed from cost. Here is the place you resolve if you would like entry to SSH/sFTP or not, which doesn’t have an effect on the general value.

The billing cycle is pleasantly pliant and covers each anticipated interval from one month to a few years. One the following web page you’ll be supplied so as to add much more add-ons (some free, some reasonably priced) and after this (guess what?) much more add-ons. To inform the reality, all of them are good to have (CodeGuard’s each day web site backups, SiteLock, spam filter and so forth) and are pretty priced. To full the order, you’ll should create an account with MDDHosting by offering them with a variety of private data you ought for use to by now in case you handled related hosts prior to now.

After the checkout, you’ll be able to transfer to your management board with out a hitch the place you’ll be able to handle and preserve the small print about your bundle and account, which you’ll be able to improve or downgrade with a couple of clicks. From right here you’ll be able to log in to industry-standard cPanel with which you need to have the ability to management (with a little bit of apply, in case you are a beginner) all features of your new web site with ease. Because of free entry to Softaculous, tons of of advantageous apps might be yours right away. In addition, and in its place, there’s a drag-and-drop web site builder with greater than fifty themes and simply as many widgets.


We used GTmetrix to measure the uptime and response time of our MDDHosting web site (Image credit score: GTmetrix)

Speed and expertise

Although MDDHosting doesn’t make plenty of guarantees on its pace efficiency, the specs about their information facilities (LiteSpeed servers for the win!) they selected to spotlight trace on the reply.

In seek for extra empirical proof, we examined the pace of MDDHosting’s principal web site with the assistance of a a lot appreciated device going beneath the identify of GTmetrix. The outcomes have been picture-perfect, which truly got here as no shock. The time it took for the web page to fully load and for the biggest component of it to grow to be seen, with the whole blocking time and different metrics confirmed not solely above-average, however just about good outcomes. Conclusively, GTmetrix rated MDDHosting’s principal web site with a well-deserved A (100%).

Network Status

You may verify the standing of MDDHosting’s servers onits web site (Image credit score: MDDHosting)

MDDHosting places a courageous entrance by providing a 1000% uptime assure which is backed up by SLA (Service Level Agreement). This implies {that a} person is entitled to a credit score price ten instances the quantity of precise downtime your web site has suffered. We should say, this may definitely ease the trauma of being disconnected from the remainder of the world.

Anyway, after monitoring the uptime of MDDHosting’s principal web site all through the month, UptimeRobot made us sigh with reduction. During the recorded time, the whole quantity of downtime was 43 minutes, which suggests the web site was up 99.991% of the time (a welcome information certainly).


You can discover the solutions to frequent internet hosting questions in MDDHosting’s knowledgebase (Image credit score: MDDHosting)


All fellow introverts on the market shall be happy to listen to that MDDHosting has supplied us with all important self-help choices. The Network Status web page makes the details about the servers obtainable as effectively their overview in actual time. Knowledgebase makes use of a well-recognized well-structured format and is chock-full of articles on varied interrelated material. The articles themselves are inconsistent in size (some are text-heavy and filled with footage whereas others are made up of a single sentence), however typically go on to the purpose and supply a passable resolution to the problem.


MDDHosting additionally has boards the place yow will discover the newest information and updates (Image credit score: MDDHosting)

Finally, there’s a neighborhood discussion board as effectively, however as of not too long ago it has been crammed with bulletins associated to server standing and some buyer critiques. One of them caught our eyes with a witty (but fairly correct) description of MDDHosting’s assist group portraying them as “assist ninjas” which can be at all times “fast, form, and educated”.

These “assist ninjas” might be reached through ticket or e-mail, however you don’t strive hiring them to do the soiled job for you, if it isn’t associated to internet hosting, that’s. Those who’ve questions relating to the gross sales and billing can contact them through phone from 8AM to 4PM (EST) throughout the enterprise days.

The competitors

Children of the 2000s, each MDDHosting and Hostinger at this time are success tales within the panorama of internet hosting. There are sure similarities between the options they supply, though Hostinger consists of e-mail internet hosting, WordPress-optimized packages in addition to Minecraft servers for all of the followers. In addition, its options include an entire assortment of choices for a management panel and are on the cheaper facet.This being stated, the efficiency of MDDHosting’s servers (by way of pace and uptime) is difficult to beat, even by Hostinger.

MochaHost and MDDHosting have information facilities within the US, however whereas MochaHost deploys a few them, MDDHosting has just one. Both of them are greater than recommendable hosts, though MDDHosting lacks a devoted internet hosting choice, which is a should for fast-growing companies.

Bluehost is one in every of MDDHosting’s best rivals and rightly so. While MochaHost can brag about its “good” efficiency and “insane” SLA-backed uptime assure of 1000%, Bluehost is a extra beginner-friendly choice with cheaper entry-level plans, free area registration, crucial one-click installs and extra assist channels.

As US-based suppliers, each HostGator and MDDHosting are probably the most handy resolution to the purchasers from the US. While each signify a very good worth for cash, HostGator could also be a better option for newcomers, whereas MDDHosting’s intensive record of options could entice net builders. And since each present a money-back assure, you might be free to vary your thoughts with out compromising your finances.  

Final verdict

MDDHosting’s internet hosting options are quick, feature-packed and dependable merchandise which can be (though not probably the most reasonably priced product available on the market) unlikely to pressure you to interrupt the financial institution. The entire strategy of selecting a plan, creating your account and launching your web site is surprisingly and enjoyably easy and you’ll replace your plan at any second, as easily as doable.

However, relating to being beginner-friendly, MDDHosting has its justifiable share of strengths and weaknesses. The most notable one is the absence of reside chat as a assist choice, which is a disgrace because it is without doubt one of the hottest channels for the purchasers to succeed in out for assist. Therefore, in case you are new to all this, discover a few of its alternate options (comparable to HostGator, Bluehost or WebHostingBuzz) earlier than attempting out MDDHosting.

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