StableHost Review

StableHost provides low-cost hosting services with simple script installation and basic tech
support. Their service includes popular control panels, such as cPanel. They use Litespeed, rather
than Apache, on all their servers, so your site loads fast. Your sites will be protected from
resource hogging by CloudLinux.

Support

Technical assistance is available 24/7. However, your support contact method and priority will
vary depending on the type of account you have. Premium accounts, such as the Enterprise Web
Hosting plans, earn you priority placement in the support queue so your questions are answered
faster. In addition, you’ll be able to contact live support via telephone. Some accounts may only
email or ticket for support. You may also access the knowledgebase or forums.

Features

No matter which type of hosting you choose, you’ll receive several features.

  • 99.9 percent uptime guarantee
  • 45 money back guarantee
  • Free site transfer
  • Litespeed web server
  • CloudLinux

Web Hosting

You will find a selection of plans with basic shared hosting or enterprise shared hosting. They’re
suitable for individuals to medium businesses.

  • Webalizer, Analog, and AWStats
  • RVSiteBuilder Pro
  • Softaculous
  • R1Soft daily backups
  • Internet message access protocol (IMAP), post office protocol 3 (POP3), and simple mail
    transfer protocol (SMTP)
  • PHP hypertext preprocessor
  • Percona, MySQL
  • Perl
  • Server side includes (SSI)
  • Unlimited* bandwidth
  • Unlimited* domains and email
  • Unlimited* MySQL
  • Unlimited* file transfer protocol (FTP) accounts
  • Shared
    • Up to 20 GB disk space, depending on plan selected
    • Server starts at 24 GB RAM
    • Email only support
    • 25 percent of one CPU
    • 10 MySQL connections
  • Enterprise
    • Up to 40 GB disk space, depending on plan selected
    • Priority support; email and phone
    • 100 percent of two CPU core resources
    • Script troubleshooting
    • 50 MySQL connections

Reseller Hosting

Available in three pricing tiers, reseller accounts are also shared web hosting, so they share many
similar features.

  • Up to 40 GB disk space, depending on plan selected
  • Up to 1000 GB bandwidth, depending on plan selected
  • Up to unlimited* clients, depending on plan selected
  • Private nameservers included
  • Unlimited* parked, add-on, and subdomains
  • Unlimited* email accounts, forwards, autoresponders, and mailing
    lists
  • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Webalizer, AWStats
  • RVSiteBuilder Pro
  • Softaculous
  • Starting at 12 GB RAM on server
  • Secure shell (SSH) access
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Perl
  • SSI

*When hosts describe anything as “unlimited,” it is typically boundless except in cases of
abuse. A user may be charged a penalty or be required to subscribe to a more robust package if
they are overburdening the servers.

Virtual Private Servers (VPS)

Scalable hosting solutions perfect for you if your site needs robust resources.

    • Up to 60 GB disk space, depending on plan selected
    • Up to 5000 GB bandwidth, depending on plan selected
    • Up to 2048 MB guaranteed and 2560 MB burstable RAM, depending on plan selected
    • SolusVM control panel
    • One IPv4 and five IPv6 internet protocol (IP) addresses
    • Full Root access
    • Instant reboots and reinstalls

Graphical CPU and memory stats

  • Choice of operating system: Debian, Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu
  • Nodes start at 12 GB RAM

Pros

  • Constant support
  • Popular control panels and script support
  • Wide range of pricing tiers

Cons

  • Live support comes only with more expensive plans
  • Script troubleshooting is a premium support option
  • All pre-packaged plans; no focus on custom solutions

The Verdict

StableHost offers a range of hosting services similar to most web hosting providers today. The
plans are affordably priced and come with suitable resources for individuals and small to
medium businesses. Features include familiar and popular software, such as Softaculous. They’ll
support installation of many scripts. VPS plans are available for those who’ve outgrown the
shared plans. You will not find dedicated servers or large scale enterprise level hosting services
here. If you’re a small business, launching a basic website through StableHost should provide you just what you need.