Web Host Review: Lunarpages

Key Features:

350 / Unlimited Gigabytes of Hosting Space
Host 10 Domains
Unlimited Pop/Imap Email Accounts
3,500 Gigs of Transfer
Unlimited Databases
Free SSL Installation
Ruby on Rails 6, PostGReSQL
Free Domains
$700 CoffeeCup Software FREE
Blog, Forum & Photo Gallery
24/7 Support



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Visit Lunarpages Lunarpages are one of the best and oldest hosting companies and most people are very happy with the services they provide. They offer excellent features at a very good price.



Price & Plans

Lunarpages offers two affordable shared hosting packages:

The Basic Hosting Plan is $6.95 per month for 350 GB of storage and 3500 GB of bandwidth and includes free setup and free site transfer. In addition a free domain name is also included. These are standard with the plan when customers order a 12 month plan.

The Business Hosting Plan is $21.95 per month for unlimited disk space and 3500 GB of bandwidth. Again when customers sign up for a 12 month plan, they receive some extra perks including 4 domain names. Since customers can host up to ten domains on one site, it is much like hosting ten different websites for less than $2.20 per month.

Their price is comparable to hosts in the same category. The cheapest plan they offer is $6.95 per month. That may not be the cheapest but considering the features and support, it is reasonable. Their business hosting is more costly, but comes with a greater number of features. Overall, they do offer value for money.


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Lunarpages offers several support options, such as email, support tickets, live-chat rooms, forum style, and toll-free telephone support.
However, telephone support is not available 24/7, so if you have a problem late in the day or on a weekend, you will have to resort to email. An email response could take up to 24 hours. The support staff proved responsive and new accounts are set up quickly and professionally.
One support option that Lunarpages provides is an online forum comprised of customers that share experiences and advice. Lunarpages also offers over 50 online tutorials, FAQs, an online control panel manual and a glossary.


350 gigabytes; most sites are 20 megabytes or less (1 gigabyte = 1,024 megabytes) so there is more than enough space to host multiple sites.


3,500 gigabytes per month; most sites need 10 gigabytes or less.

LunarPages have the latest security features to protect customer data and ensure that files are not corrupted. They have tape backups for servers to further protect customer data in the event of a server malfunctioning. Servers are also physically secure. They are housed in state-of-the-art data centers that provide the highest level of security. Camera surveillance and secure entry into the data centers ensures that only authorized individuals have access to the servers and other components of the hosting infrastructure.

Lunarpages have their own data center with fast connectivity. They also have tape-back ups and power generators for backup. DDOS protection is also offered, even though there are cases where they requested the site under attack to move out. Even though there are occasional complaints like lost emails, the performance is reported to be good. They are also known to let the users know in advance about any server upgrades, downtime etc.

Ease of Use
Lumarpages uses a Cpanel that contains most of what you need to manage your site, including the ability to park domains, create subdomains, add-on domains and email accounts as well as filter and forward email. From this panel you can also monitor site traffic and the guest books, forums and contact lists. The Cpanel displays over 40 icons that link to many website management functions and are arranged intuitively and logically.

Free setup and free site transfer. One free domain with the basic plan and four free domains with the business plan. When customers purchase a 12 month term.

Lunarpages offers a 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Note that all setup fees and domain costs are non-refundable.


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Total Score: 65%

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