Shared Hosting Plan FAQ
Q. How long does it take to setup my account?
A. Accounts are setup instantly after you have signed up and payment is made. You will be e-mailed all your account information within minutes!
Q. How long has your web hosting service been in business?
A. We have been offering private web hosting services since Feb 2005. We entered the public market as Plexihost (plexihost.com) in Feb 2010. We changed our name/brand from Plexihost to HostMantis in Sept 2010.
Q. Do you offer a money back guarantee?
A. Yes. We have a 30 day money back guarantee!
Q. What is your uptime guarantee?
A. We have a 99.9%+ uptime guarantee. You can view our uptime stats here: http://www.webhostingstuff.com/uptime/HostMantis.html
Q. Do you offer phone support?
A. No. In order to keep our prices low and our costs down, we offer support by ticket.
Q. What methods do you accept for payment?
A. We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, 2Checkout, Bitcoin and Payza. All payments are made securely with 256bit encryption.
Q: What are the DNS servers for your hosting?
A. After you have signed up and payment has been made, they will be e-mailed to you immediately.
Q: Are you a web hosting Reseller?
A. No, we own and manage our own dedicated servers.
Q: Can I speed test your connection?
A: Yes. Download this 5MB test file.
Q: Do you have a test IP?
A: To test the speed of our data centers network, you can use the following IP addresses: Montreal, Canada: 220.127.116.11, Amsterdam, NL: 18.104.22.168, Lenoir, NC: 22.214.171.124, Falkenstein, Germany: 126.96.36.199
Q: Will you place any ads on my site?
A. No. We never will.
Q: Where can I see the demo for your control panels?
A: For cPanel: cPanel Demo For Plesk: Plesk Demo
Q: Can I host friends and/or family?
A. Yes, you may host your friends and/or family.
Q: Are there any hidden costs, or setup fees?
A. No. There are absolutely no setup fees.
Q: How can I view my site when my domain is still propagating?
A: You'll be given the link in your welcome email after signup.
Q: Do you allow Adult Content?
A: Yes and no. We allow legal adult content on our standard shared hosting plans, but due to license restrictions, adult content is NOT allowed on our Premium hosting plans.
Q: Do you allow nulled scripts?
A: No, any nulled script or a script modified to bypass any copyrights are not allowed on our servers.
Q: Is SSH access included?
A: No. Our Shared and Reseller hosting plans do not include SSH access. If you require SSH access, you will need one of our Dedicated plans.
Q: Do you allow remote MySQL/MSSQL database access?
A: No, remote database access on our shared/reseller plans is not supported.
Q: How long does it take before my domain is propagated and active?
A: After you change the nameservers for your domain at your registrar to HostMantis' nameservers, it should take 24 hours or less. Usually you will be able to access your domain within minutes.
Q: Can I resell accounts with my HostMantis account?
A: No. Your HostMantis shared web hosting account may not be used to resell accounts, add-on domains, etc. If you would like to resell, please order one of our Cheap Reseller Hosting plans.
Q: What is the main differences between your Premium plans and standard plans?
A: Our Premium plans a different because of several reasons:
SSD hard drives rather than standard hard drives
NGINX reverse proxy
MariaDB rather than MySQL
Daily full account backups rather than weekly
2X higher system resources allowances than our standard plans (CPU/Memory)
All of which make our premium plans faster/better than our standard plans.
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