(Last Updated On: March 9, 2017)
Hosting Raja Review :-
If you are trying to target Indian customers, then hosting your website using HostingRaja is one of the best choice to make.
HostingRaja is into web development since 2005, later they started hosting business to provide quality hosting services for Indian customers.
HostingRaja is one of the fastest growing Indian web hosting company, they have around 1.5 million customers all over the world.
If you are just starting out with your business, then most likely you would be looking for cheap and best web hosting service to host your website.
You know!! HostingRaja is famous for its cheap web hosting plans,
Which serves well if you are just starting out with your business or your personal website.
Don’t worry if you didn’t like Hosting Raja web hosting services for some reason. Hosting Raja has 30-day money back guarantee.
So you can cancel your web hosting account if you don’t want to continue with Hosting Raja’s web hosting services.
Free Domain : –
If you are new to online business, then you may be looking for a domain name. In general domain names costs around $12-$14 per year.
Though it’s not huge amount, with Hosting Raja’s web hosting service you can get a .in or .com domain name for free.
Domain name payments are recurring, so with Hosting Raja web hosting services you can avoid yearly recurring payment.
Website Migration : –
If you currently hosting your website with other web hosting provider & would like to move your website to Hosting Raja web hosting services, then you no need to worry about your website migration.
Hosting Raja provides free website migration with its web hosting plans.
Native Support : –
Hosting Raja can provide support in 12 regional languages, which is great if you are looking for some help in your native language.
No matter which web hosting service you are looking for, Hosting Raja covered them all.
Hosting Raja web hosting services ranges from shared web hosting to dedicated web hosting services.
Though HostingRaja offers different types of web hosting services, their main focus is on shared hosting.
So let’s start with shared web hosting service from Hosting Raja.
Hosting Raja Review :- Shared web hosting.
You may be wondering what’s shared web hosting?
Shared web hosting is a technique using which web hosting companies logically divide web server resources in such a way that each customer gets equal share of resources.
Shared web hosting service is lot cheaper than other types of web hosting services,
Since web resources are shared with other customer’s web hosting service providers can offer shared web hosting for very less cost.
Hosting Raja named its shared web hosting services as web hosting, premium web hosting and unlimited web hosting.
But they all do more or less same. All these web hosting services are basically shared web hosting plans.
So let’s have a look at them individually, let’s start with their “Web hosting” shared web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja Review :- Web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja’s ‘web hosting’ plan is Linux shared web hosting service, under this plan you will get a Linux shared web hosting server to host your website.
As you can see Hosting Raja offering different plans under their “web hosting” shared web hosting plan.
In ‘web hosting’ shared hosting plan Hosting Raja offers SIX different plans, and its cheapest web hosting plan is as low as RS.99/month .
Compare to BlueHost India or HostGator India shared hosting plans, Hosting Raja plans are bit confusing because each shared web hosting plan is almost similar to its sibling web hosting plan.
However, Hosting Raja ‘web hosting’ plan offers lot flexibility while choosing right shared web hosting service for your website.
You can choose exactly which shared hosting you need based on web resources you may expect to use.
Let’s go through all plans from Hosting Raja ‘web hosting’ plans individually.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Starter” shared web hosting plan.
If you are very new to online business or website creation, then you can start your website hosting with Hosting Raja’s “Starter” web hosting plans.
Under starter web hosting plan Hosting Raja provides 3000MB (3 GB) web space, 5G bandwidth, 10 Emails, 2 FTP accounts.
With starter web hosting plan, you can host ONE website i.e. ONE main domain and ONE sub domain.
This plan is good enough for creating basic static web site or a website landing page to collect emails.
It’s reasonably priced, it costs just 99/month if you choose 5 years’ plan. You can also sign up for 3 years for 119/month or for 1-year plan.
If you choose 1 year plan It will cost you around 139/month, which is still good deal.
You can find 45% discount on your order here.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Sliver” web hosting plan.
If you are looking for cheap web hosting, but should allow you to play with multiple website, then you can choose hosting Raja’s “Silver” web hosting plan.
This plan allows you to host three websites, so if you are trying to host your startup website then this “Silver” web hosting plan suits you most.
With this plan you can host one development, test and production website on single web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja’s “Silver” web hosting plan offers 7000MB(7GB) web server space and 20GB bandwidth along with 50 Emails and 10 FTP accounts.
Silver web hosting plan will cost you RS 139/Month if you choose 5 years tier, RS 159/Month if you choose 3 years tier and RS 179/Month if you choose 1 year tier.
Both “Starter” and “Silver” web hosting plans are good to start,
However, both web hosting plans doesn’t include FREE domain name or web site builder software with their web hosting plans.
If you are looking for website builder software to create your website, then you need to choose Hosting Raja’s “Gold” web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja Review: “Gold” Shared web hosting plan.
If you are a small business owner of looking to host a corporate website for your client or employer,
Then Hosting Raja’s “Gold” web hosting plan offers lot more than their “Silver” or “Starter” web hosting plans.
Corporate or small business websites accessed by customers, so having quality website is important.
You can’t take a chance if your website is down due to some technical issue from web hosting provider.
That’s reason, High priority support is provided with Hosting Raja’s “Gold” web hosting plan, so that you no need to worry about the technical issues.
Apart from high priority customer support, with Hosting Raja’s “Gold” web hosting plan you will get free ‘.in’ domain along with web site builder.
Hosting Raja provides 15GB web space, 100 GB bandwidth and 250 emails accounts with their “Gold” web hosting plan.
You can host FIVE websites along with unlimited FTP accounts and unlimited sub domains.
Hosting Raja’s “Gold” web hosting plan cost you RS 239/Month if you choose one-year tier.
You can go with three-year plan, which will cost around 219/Month.
All above plans provide great value for money if you need limited web resources.
however, if you are looking for unlimited resources, then you need to choose one of the web hosting plan from below.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Unlimited” web hosting plan.
By looking at web hosting plan name we can easily find out that its “Unlimited” web hosting plan. This plan offers unlimited web server resources to host your website.
So with this plan you will get unlimited web space, bandwidth, emails and domains.
You also get free ‘C-Panel’ to manage your web hosting space and other resources.
Hosting Raja’s “Unlimited” web hosting plan also offers free virus and malware scan,
These virus scans are important as you grow your website.
You will get free “.in” domain along with High priority support.
If you have medium traffic website and looking for secure web hosting space,
Then choosing Hosting Raja’s “Unlimited” web hosting plan give both performance and security.
Hosting Raja’s “Unlimited” we hosting plan cost you around RS 299/Month if you choose three years and RS 329/Month if you chose one year plan.
Hosting Raja Review: “Premium SME” shared web hosting plan.
What if you have a high traffic website and looking for high performance web hosting plan?
Never mind!! Hosting Raja got that too.
Hosting Raja’s “PREMIUM SME” web hosting plan is targeted for users who are already receiving high traffic for their website.
Apart from unlimited domains and web hosting resources,
PREMIUM SME web hosting ensures your website is powered by more powerful server so that you can easily serve your website to your customers.
Hosting Raja’s PREMIUM SME plan also offers one free “.com” or “.in” domain and drag and drop website builder.
This web hosting plan comes with high priority customer support to ensure less wait time in support.
PREMIUM SME web hosting will cost you around RS 420/month if you choose ONE-year tier, price is same for more than ONE-year tier, so you can subscribe to one-year plan.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Premium corporate” shared web hosting plan.
With “Premium corporate” shared web hosting plan you will get more power full server to host your website, apart from that everything else is same as PREMIUM SME web hosting plan.
You will get UNLIMITED web resources and should be able to host unlimited websites using this web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja’s “Premium corporate” web hosting plan will cost around RS 525/month if you choose ONE or more than one-year subscription.
You will get one any TLD domain name free along with this hosting plan.
All above plans are Linux shared web hosting plans, it means all above plans use Linux as operating system to manage the server.
All most all applications are supported on Linux web hosting plan,
unless you have custom application you can go ahead with Linux web hosting plan.
In fact Linux web hosting plans are cheaper and lot secure compare to windows web hosting plans.
But, If your application requires windows operating system then you need to choose windows web server to host your website.
Let’s go through Hosting Raja’s all “windows” shared web hosting plans.
We will mention only key differences between Linux and windows web hosting plans, because repeating same thing is no use.
Under Windows shared web hosting plan, Hosting Raja offers SIX plans same as Linux shared web hosting.
Cost and web server space is major difference in Linux vs windows web hosting plans.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Starter” windows shared web hosting plan.
You will get around 1GB vs 3GB web space in STARTED web hosting plan, other web resources bandwidth,
email and FTP accounts are same as Linux starter sharer web hosting plan.
Another difference is, Windows starter web hosting plan cost you RS 129/month vs RS 119/month if you choose three-year plan.
With windows starter web hosting plan, you will get in-famous Plesk control panel.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Silver” windows web hosting plan.
This plan is suitable for Startups who is looking for Windows hosting plan to host their website,
With “Silver” plan hosting Raja offers 5GB web space and 20GB bandwidth which should be good enough to host a startup website.
Windows “Silver” web hosting cost you RS 199/Month if you choose more than one-year tier.
Even this plan you won’t get ‘.in’ domain name for free, so domain need to be purchased separately.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Gold” windows web hosting plan.
If you are looking for free “.in” domain along with web hosting space,
Then you go with Hosting Raja’s Windows “Gold” web hosting plan.
With this plan you can host upto FIVE websites and unlimited subdomains.
You will get 10GB web space and 1TB bandwidth with windows “Gold” web hosting plan.
Windows “Gold” web hosting plan costs you RS 259/Month if you choose more than one-year tier.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Unlimited” windows web hosting plan.
If you are looking for unlimited web hosting space for your website,
Then choosing windows “windows” web hosting plan helps you having unlimited web hosting resources for your website.
With windows “Unlimited” web hosting plan you will get one free “.in” website along with free “Plesk” windows control panel.
You will get more powerful web server with this web hosting plan.
Windows “Unlimited” web hosting plan is costlier than limited web hosting plans, but it’s worth to spend extra money if you receive Medium traffic.
Apart from “Unlimited” plan Hosting Raja also offers Premium corporate and Premium Enterprise web hosting plans.
Both Premium Corporate and Enterprise web hosting plans provide unlimited web server space and bandwidth,
but both offer more powerful web servers than windows “Unlimited” web hosting plan, you will get 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM respectively.
Windows “Premium Corporate” web hosting will cost you RS 599/Month and “Premium Enterprise” will cost you RS 642/Month.
Apart from Windows and Linux shared web hosting plans,
Hosting Raja also offers application specific web hosting services.
Hosting Raja offers PHP, WordPress, Magento, Java and ecommers specific web hosting services.
However, except WordPress and Java web hosting, all other application specific web hosting plans are Linux web hosting plans.
So they are basically shared web hosting services but renamed as application web hosting plans.
Let’s have a quick look.
Hosting Raja Review :- “WordPress” shared web hosting plan.
With Hosting Raja’s wordpress shared web hosting plan you will get support for wordpress installation and premium themes from “elegant” company.
As you can see they are basically Linux shared web hosting plans, but re-named as “Wordpress” optimized web hosting services.
Though “wordpress” web hosting plan is not truly wordpress optimized web hosting service, but its premium themes are worth to give a try.
Once you chooseWordPress web hosting plan you need to send a mail to hosting Raja customer support team so that, they can install and configure WordPress for you.
Though Hosting Raja listed PHP and Magento application web hosting plans,
they are basically Linux shared web hosting plans, so we are not reviewing them in detail to avoid duplicate information.
Hosting Raja also provide “Java” web hosting service, let’s have a quick look at Java web hosting plans.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Java” web hosting service.
If you are developing a website using Java, then you need to host your website one server which supports Java.
Most of the web hosting companies doesn’t provide Java web hosting services separately because Java applications require more memory and processor to execute Java applications.
Java web hosting require “JSP” runtime to be installed and configured on web server,
So Hosting Raja provide you a pre-configured JSP runtime module installed web server to manage and run Java server pages.
But Hosting Raja providing shared web hosting plan to host a website/application using Java.
Generally, you need VPS to host Java application, which is costlier than shared web hosting service.
So with Hosting Raja you can host your website developed in Java using reasonably priced Java shared web hosting plan.
Under Java shared web hosting plans Hosting Raja offers two different plans.
- “Gold” Java web hosting plan
- “Unlimited” Java web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja also offers Java VPS web hosting services,
which are good if you are looking for pre-configured VPS with to host Java applications.
- Premium Java VPS
- Extreme Java VPS
Let’s have a look at “Gold” Java web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Gold” Java web hosting plan.
Under Java web hosting plan Hosting Raja will pre-configure “JSP” run time modules, so that you no need configure them.
Hosting Raja allocates private Tomcat with dedicated 512MB heap memory.
With Gold plan you will get 2GB RAM along with powerful Processor.
Hosting Raja offers unlimited web resources and bandwidth with Gold Java web hosting plan, however you can host only Three websites with this plan.
You will get 1 free dedicated IP to host your website with this plan, dedicated IPs are useful to install SSL certificates.
You will also get one free ‘.in’ domain including free c-panel.
Hosting Raja’s Java “Gold” plan will cost you RS499/Month, so this plan is reasonably priced if you are looking for a Java web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Unlimited” Java web hosting Plan
With “Unlimited” Java web hosting plan you will get unlimited storage and bandwidth on more powerful server.
You can host FIVE domains on “Unlimited” Java web hosting plan,
in this plan you will allocated pre-configured Java web server with 1GB dedicated JVM heap memory.
“Unlimited” Java web hosting plan is suitable for webmasters who wanted to have more powerful server than usual shared web hosting,
but they don’t have team or time for VPS management.
You will get one free “.com” domain along with “Unlimited” Java web hosting plan.
Free c-panel is provided along with Tomcat manager admin account to manage Tomcat server.
Hosting Raja’s “Unlimited” Java web hosting plan cost you RS699/Month.
Both “GOLD” “Unlimited” Java web hosting plans offers Unlimited web resources and pre-configure JVM run time,
So for most of the websites these Java web hosting plans are more than enough.
However, if you have high traffic Java based website, then you may need to find more powerful server to host your website.
Hosting Raja offers two different JAVA pre-configured VPS so you no need to worry about Java run time configuration.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Premium VPS” Java web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja’s premium VPS Java web hosting plan gives you more powerful server than shared web hosting plan,
‘Java’ Premium VPS has more powerful dual core Processor and 2GB RAM.
Premium VPS Java web hosting plan contains same level of compute power of usual VPS,
But JVM is pre-configured so you can start using it without spending time on Java run time configuration.
With Premium VPS Java web hosting plan, hosting Raja offers 2GB RAM and a private Tomcat with dedicated 2GB JVM memory.
You will also get a free dedicated IP address, but you need to pay extra for c-panel.
Like any other VPS, Java “Premium” VPS offers complete freedom in server or application configuration.
You will get ssh/root shell access, so that you can configure your server or application as per your requirement.
So if you are looking more powerful server and flexibility,
but looking for already pre-configure JVM run time, then you can start with Java ‘Premium’ VPS web hosting plan.
Hosting Raja also offers more powerful Java VPS if your website is already receiving/expecting huge traffic.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Extreme VPS” Java web hosting plan.
Extreme VPS Java web hosting plan offers more powerful server to host your Java based application/website.
You will get 4GB RAM and much more powerful compute power with this plan.
Extreme VPS Java web hosting provides you ample of storage and bandwidth, you will get 6GB web space and 2TB bandwidth.
So these web resources are enough to host any high traffic receiving website.
Even this plan offers 1 dedicated IP along with pre-configured JVM runtime with 4GB heap memory.
One setback with Hosting Raja’s Extreme VPS Java web hosting service is you have to pay extra for c-panel, which is not included in web hosting cost.
But overall it’s a very good plan if you are already receiving thousands of visitors every day and can’t afford to have a dedicated team to manage your website server.
One thing to keep it in mind that both Premium and Extreme Java VPS plans provide you per-optimized Java Virtual private servers,
so they are configured with fail safe configuration so that they work with most of the applications.
But what if you want to further customize your Java web server?
If you wanted fine tune your web server, then you can sign up for vanilla virtual private server and configure yourself.
Hosting Raja offers SIX different VPS services.
- Basic VPS.
- Value VPS.
- Premium VPS.
- Extreme VPS.
- Premium Ecommerce VPS.
- Extreme Ecommerce VPS.
We will go through each VPS plan in detail, so that you can choose the VPS plan as per your web hosting requirement.
Before we start looking into individual VPS web hosting plan, we would like to walk through
Few extra services offered by Hosting Raja for their VPS web hosting services.
All VPS web hosting plans from Hosting Raja includes free Varnish server, security scan software’s and free SSL.
Hosting Raja also providing Spamassian service to ensure your website is immune to spam.
You also get real-time PHP vulnerability check and malware injection scan.
Varnish server is helpful in increasing your website performance,
Though you can configure Varnish server yourself, having pre-installed Varnish server is helpful.
Offering free SSL ensures you to let your customers make transactions without worrying about their privacy or security.
Spam detecting, Malware Injection and PHP vulnerability scan software installed by hosting providers is helpful to fight with Malware and vulnerabilities.
One of the biggest issue most websites face spam, spammers can target your website in variety ways.
Detecting spam is becoming difficult without using good spam detecting software,
if you are using WordPress, then you can use Jetpack to prevent spam and for Drupal sites you can use Mollom.
But if you are hosting an in-house developed website, then you need to rely on some third party Spam preventing software, which are costly.
So having spam detection software installed from Hosting provider is really helpful to fight spam in better way.
All VPS web hosting plans from Hosting Raja includes inbuilt CSS/JS optimizer,
Though CSS/JS optimization helps in improving website speed, its better you optimize these after carefully experiments.
So, we feel you better turn off CSS/JS optimizer until you are sure that your website is rendering properly in all browsers,
because improper or over optimized CSS/JS will lead your website to look ugly in most of the browsers.
But Having inbuilt CSS/JS optimizer is helpful to improve your website performance greatly.
All VPS web hosting plans from Hosting Raja include high priority support,
So you no need to worry about OS installation and other Software of Hardware related issues.
All above premium features in VPS web hosting services are really helpful,
Let’s have a look at other differences between VPS web hosting plans offered by Hosting Raja.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Basic” VPS web hosting plan.
With Hosting Raja’s Basic VPS web hosting plan you will get 1GB RAM, 1TB Bandwidth and 40 GB Hard disk,
ideally, you can create unlimited databases to host unlimited websites.
Basic VPS web hosting cost you around RS 962/Month for ONE-year subscription & RS 1162/Month and RS 1362/Month for SIX and THREE months’ subscription respectively.
Hosting Raja’s basic VPS plan is helpful if you want to host your website or a API based application or website.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Value” VPS web hosting plan.
If you are hosting a Java or Ruby on Rails based application, then Basic VPS web hosting plan
Resources may not be sufficient handle application footprint, because Java and Rails application itself require minimum 500 MB RAM to operate.
Value VPS web hosting plan offers 2GB RAM, 60GB web space and 2TB bandwidth.
Hosting Raja’s value VPS will cost you around RS 1659/Month for ONE-year tier, and RS 1749/Month and RS 1949/Month for SIX and THREE months’ tiers respectively.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Premium” VPS web hosting plan.
If your site already receiving more than 10000 visits per day,
then you can’t continue to host your website using value VPS web hosting plan.
Because, you need more powerful web server to handle huge traffic spikes.
Hosting Raja’s Premium VPS web hosting plan offers 3GB RAM, 90GB hard disk space and 3TB bandwidth,
With these web resources you can easily host website which receives 10K visits per month.
Premium VPS cost you around RS 2357/Month if you choose ONE-year subscription.
Hosting Raja Review :- “Extreme” VPS web hosting plan.
Extreme VPS offers 4GB RAM, 120GB Hard disk and 4TB bandwidth,
Let’s quickly go through advantages and disadvantages of HostingRaja,
This configuration is good enough to any high web site which receives huge traffic.
You can subscribe to ONE- year tier; it costs you around RS 2712/Month.
If you need more powerful VPSs, then you can go with “PREMIUM ecommerce” or “Extreme eCommerce” VPS.
You will get 5GB RAM, 200GB web space, 10TB bandwidth with PREMIUM ecommerce VPS.
It will cost you RS 4500/Month.
Extreme eCommerce VPS offers 6GB RAM, 250GB web space and 20TB web bandwidth.
You can subscribe to ONE-year plan, which costs you RS 6000/Month.
Hosting Raja Also offers dedicated and cloud services, but we will review them in detailed review separately.
Hosting Raja provides excellent value if you are trying to host your website using India origin servers.
You will get shared web hosting space for as cheap as RS 99/Month. So Hosting Raja’s STARTER web hosting plan is great way to start your first online venture.
If can you spend RS 239/Month, then you will get high priority support along with website builder software to create your website easily.
Overall, Hosting Raja offers great value for money if you choose to host your website using shared web hosting plan.
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- India origin Servers, so low latency if your customers are from India.
- Support in 12 different regional languages.
- Cheap web hosting plans.
- 30-day money back guarantee.
- Free domain (depends on plan).
- May face issues with quality of the support.
- Server uptime and performance.
- Better options are available (HostGator or Bluehost).
- Lots of upsells.
- Confusing and redundant web hosting plans.