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Expert Rating: 7.6

$6.95/Month

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Hightlights:

  • Specializing in Joomla
  • Unlimited Plans
  • Founded in 2003

BuyHTTP is a firm believer in Open Source hosting and they do a great Job at it.

David Blane

Review by David Blane
Created: July 05, 2011 / Updated: March 01, 2013
 
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Signup & Account Creation
Sign up was easy and went well. Finding our way around in the cPanel was easy (just like any cPanel host). We used Softaculous to install Joomla in just a few clicks.

Price
We noticed you can’t get a cheap price on service per month unless we signed up for 2-3 years. When we first arrived at the site we saw that hosting is just $5.95/Month. But that is only if you sign up for 3 years. We found their plans to be a little misleading so here they are listed out for you to see.

1 Month Price - $12.95 USD + $20.00 USD Setup Fee
12 Month Price - $10.95 USD (Free Domain)
24 Month Price - $7.95 USD (Free Domain)
36 Month Price - $5.95 USD (Free Domain)


Support
Support has been quick and helpful when responding to a ticket. we had a few DNS records to get straight and they took care of this in about 10 minutes.

Conclusion
Overall if you’re looking for good Joomla hosting servers and don’t need tech support on the phone or chat, these guys are great. They do a good job of structuring their servers to run Joomla very well. They have a little bit higher price tag, but we have heard little complaints from them.
Overall rating 
 
7.6
Ease of Use 
 
7.0
Speed/Uptime 
 
9.0
Customer Support 
 
7.0
Security/Reliability 
 
8.0
Price 
 
7.0

Open source hosting specialists

Reviewed by: David Blane
Experience Level: Hosting Professional
Reviewed on: May 23, 2012

Overview

BuyHTTP does a pretty good job. They have good sales and tech support (only use ticket system). They have a solid platform for running open source scripts.

Pros and Cons

Pros
Servers are built for open source users
cPanel control panel
Lots of plans to choose from
Cons
No phone or live chat support
Not an established company with lots of users

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Signup & Account Creation
Sign up was easy and went well. Finding our way around in the cPanel was easy (just like any cPanel host). We used Softaculous to install Joomla in just a few clicks.

Price
We noticed you can’t get a cheap price on service per month unless we signed up for 2-3 years. When we first arrived at the site we saw that hosting is just $5.95/Month. But that is only if you sign up for 3 years. We found their plans to be a little misleading so here they are listed out for you to see.

1 Month Price - $12.95 USD + $20.00 USD Setup Fee
12 Month Price - $10.95 USD (Free Domain)
24 Month Price - $7.95 USD (Free Domain)
36 Month Price - $5.95 USD (Free Domain)


Support
Support has been quick and helpful when responding to a ticket. we had a few DNS records to get straight and they took care of this in about 10 minutes.

Conclusion
Overall if you’re looking for good Joomla hosting servers and don’t need tech support on the phone or chat, these guys are great. They do a good job of structuring their servers to run Joomla very well. They have a little bit higher price tag, but we have heard little complaints from them.

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Best Plan

Monthly Transfer
Unlimited
Disk Space
Unlimited
Price
$6.95/Month
Money Back
30 Day

Specs and Features

Control Panel
  • cPanel
  • Plesk
Databases
  • PHPMyAdmin
  • MySQL
Easy Install CMS
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
Ecommerce
  • Zen Cart
  • SSL
  • CubeCart
  • Agora
  • Magento
Email Features
POP3
Platform
Linux
Server Side Scripts
PHP
Types
  • Shared Hosting
  • Business Hosting
  • Cloud Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

Support

Support Ticket
Yes
Phone Support
No
Twitter
Yes
Facebook
Yes

Company Info

Company Name
BuyHTTP
Headquarters
South Plainfield , NJ
Support Phone Number
1-877-289-4887

Summary

BuyHTTP, located in in New Jersey, was founded by Michael Morris in 2003. BuyHTTP focuses highly on support for open source scripts. They have developed a a reliable system of servers with dual cpu, quad core with RAID10 storage and advanced backups. With the motto "Provide most reliable web hosting available", their philosophy is that of reliability and service.

BuyHTTP Plans:

  • Web Hosting Plan ($6.95/month)
  • Joomla Hosting ($7.95/month)
  • Mini Reseller ($24.95/month)
  • Reseller 1 ($29.95/month)

The Web Hosting Plan includes unlimited storage bandwidth, free script installation, 30 day money back guarantee, a free premium Joomla template and free continuous data protection.

The Joomla Hosting Plan includes a free installation of Joomla (Installed by hand). Unlimited space and bandwidth. Free Joomla templates and Joomla Optimized Servers.

The Mini Reseller Plan allows up to 1.5GB of storage and 50GB of bandwidth. You can host unlimited domains, you get free Joomla templates and free continuous data protection for you and your clients.

The Reseller 1 Plan allows up to 3GB of storage and 60GB of bandwidth. This plan allows you to host unlimited domains, you get free Joomla templates and free continuous data protection for you and your clients.

All accounts come with unlimited MySQL databases, FTP accounts, email accounts and sub-domains. Server side scripts include: PHP5, MySQL 4 or 5, Apache mod_rewrite support for search engine friendly URLs on most scripts. We also offer a 30 day money back guarantee, 99.9% server uptime guarantee and a price freeze guarantee.

Mambo and Joomla Support

Before BuyHTTP there was no one that specialized in Joomla or Mambo installations. Each new account comes with the option of installing one of these scripts (Softaculous 1-Click installer). Either through Softaculous or it can be installed by a professional for you. The also offer free premium templates for Mambo and Joomla. Don’t forget, their servers are also optimized for Joomla and Mambo installs.

Technical Support

Their technicians are available 24/7 and have a 6 hour response time guarantee. They claim to respond within 10 minutes without an issue. You can contact them via support ticket or twitter. They have a significantly large knowledge base and tutorials.

Conclusion

BuyHTTP gives you great options if you want to install a custom CMS or script onto your website. They provide an easy way to do it and offer professional help. They also claim that they are very reliable. If you are looking for a hosting provider that can install Joomla manaually for you, try these guys.

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