In today's world, just about anyone can start a website. There are only a few steps necessary to get started. The first step is registering your domain with a domain name registrar and the second is finding a web hosting provider. From the infamous Godaddy.com, to Bluehost and Enom, your options are nearly endless.

What Is Enom?


Enom is an easy to use, integrated domain name registrar and web hosting provider that features easy to use hosting services and a reliable place to set up and host different type of websites. With one of the largest selection of domain name extensions, Enom helps individuals, small business, brands, enterprises, domain investors and domain resellers to find the perfect domain name. Besides domain services and web hosting, Enom also provides website building, web security and email and app support to drive your business.

Product Specs


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Enom has domain name search capability where you can find a name for your website, new domain extensions to tell the world who you really are and premium domain search capability where you can buy short and memorable domain names. Members can also transfer their domain from a different host to Enom. Enom members can rest easy, as its web hosting services come with Domains Protected Marks List (DPML), a protection for your domain from cybersquatting, theft and abuse.

Enom provides a professional way to handle e-mail, online storage and voice and video meetings with G suite by Google Cloud. G suite is an all in one place for businesses to communicate, store and create documents. Members can integrate online calendars, create projects and enjoy at least 30GB of online storage for file syncing and sharing. G suite also enables its members have access to security and admin controls and 24/7 phone and email support.

You can transfer almost any domain name to Enom for hosting except a few TLDs that Enom does not support. Enom's DNS hosting service ensures your website opens quickly and reliably for your users by offering superior protection from hackers and fast site load speed to ensure improved website uptime.

Enom offers DNS hosting on any domain whether it's registered through Enom or another registrar. All Enom products are available for domains using Enom's DNS hosting except ID Protect and Business Listing, which are only available for domains registered through Enom directly.

While searching for a domain name, one of the challenges you may encounter is that most domains are taken: even all the variations of a name. Enom has a solution for that. Enom has new TLDs (Top Level Domain) with new domain extensions that allow you to keep the base name and then mash it up with a closely oriented term.

This gives you the capability of having a unique name that will help you stand out from the crowd. Users can also search and buy shorter and memorable domain names via the Premium Domains Search feature. Domain investors and resellers can enjoy Enom's safe and trusted platform to quickly and easily register, manage and sell their portfolio of domain names.

The next step to establishing your online presence after gaining a domain name and hosting service is creating a website. Enom offers a professional, easy-to-use website builder that features over 90 stunning, fully customizable templates that have an easy-to-use drag-and-drop tool to fit any website building skill level.

You can build your site from scratch or enjoy easy WordPress setup, built-in web analytics, automated backups, and rock-solid security. The website builder is flexible enough to create a website that's mobile friendly and fits your needs, be it one page, multiple page website or online store.

Members can also enjoy 1 Click WordPress installation along with integrated Security Scanning Installation, Automated Website Backup and Website Auto-Optimization for Search Engines.

Enom provides anti-malware software and SSL certificates to protect your website's data and visitors from hacks and security breaches with a secure connection

Pricing


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Enom offers a 14 day free trial period for most of their products after which there are simple pricing options with no surprises. Their monthly plans vary by the kind of product you buy or website that you need to build.

Their subscription payment model features 3 subscription plans: Starter Linux (ranges from $7.45/month), Advanced Linux (ranges from $12.20/month), and Power Linux (ranges from $24.60/month). The main differences between the 3 subscription plans are storage and bandwidth capability.

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.

  • PlotHost
  • HostFav
  • 1&1

Enom


Price $$

Enom's price ranges from $7.45 to about $24.60 a month, making it an affordable choice that still delivers on speed, ease of use, flexibility, integrated portal, cross-platform compatibility and superior protection. More plan and pricing information can be found at enom.com.

Ease of Use 5/5

Enom's products are intuitive and easy to use. Enom offers technical support, a series of videos and walk-throughs designed to help customers with common issues along with a sales and support team available 24/7.

Uptime 4/5

Enom's DNS hosting service ensures your website opens quickly and reliably by offering superior protection from hackers and fast site load speed via SSL certificates and anti-malware tools. This promotes improved website uptime. However, Enom does not offer an uptime guarantee.

Features 5/5 

Enom features include 1-click WordPress installation, automated website backup, DNS hosting and management, fully customizable, easy-to-use website builder, G-suite support and excellent website security. Enom offers both domain and hosting services in one place, eliminating the need to have multiple website support providers hence easy to manage.

Customer Support 5/5 

Enom offers Technical Support, a series of videos and walk-through designed to help customers with common issues. They also have a sales and support team available 24/7 either online or by phone.

Pros

  • New Domain Extension Capability
  • Domain Protection Capability
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Over 90 fully customizable templates that have an easy-to-use drag-and-drop tool
  • 1 step WordPress installation capability
  • Affordable monthly payment plans
  • Double protection via SSL certificates and anti-malware tools
  • One of the oldest and most trusted names in domains
  • 14 day free trial

Cons

  • No website uptime guarantee
  • Process of adding an SSL certificate can be difficult and costly
  • It may take a lot of time to change some domain settings
  • SSL certificates not free
  • Limited number of emails depending on plan

PlotHost


PlotHost is a domain hosting service that features four shared hosting plans and a 99.9% uptime guarantee. All hosting plans include SSD RAID 10 storage, unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, unlimited FTP accounts, free setup and site migration, and 1-click installation for over 400 apps.


Price
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PlotHost prices range from $2.95 to $10.95 monthly; the cheapest compared to other shared web hosting packages offered by other companies. Besides, PlotHost offers a 15-day trial with money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Ease of Use 5/5

Enom's products are intuitive and easy to use. Enom offers technical support, a series of videos and walk-throughs designed to help customers with common issues along with a sales and support team available 24/7.

Uptime 5/5

PlotHost offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee by using top quality hardware and software. Their servers are located in the US and every server is equipped with the CentOS operating system and the latest stable versions of ConfigServer Firewall, MySQL, Apache, etc.

Features 4/5 

Some of the best PlotHost features include premium bandwidth data transfer, free migration and setup, 24/7 customer support, server monitoring, FTP accounts, unlimited Emails and auto-responders, 1-click installation for more than 400 apps, WordPress configuration and shared hosting. PlotHost lacks dedicated server hosting capability.

Customer Support 5/5 

PlotHost is easy to use featuring free set up and offers site migration and 1-click installation for over 400 apps

Pros

  • 15day free trial with money-back guarantee
  • Cheap shared hosting packages
  • SSD(Solid State Drives)
  • Free accounts transfers to PlotHost servers
  • Free scripts installation assistance
  • Free SSL certificates
  • 1-click installation for over 400 applications
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Unlimited number of emails even with the cheapest plan

Cons

  • No dedicated server plans
  • Only offers hosting services with no additional services such as G-suite, new domain extension and premium domain search

HostFav


HostFav is a cloud based web hosting service that offers smooth, reliable, and cost-effective multiple site hosting capability.

Price $ 

HostFav has different payment plans for shared web hosting plans and VPS hosting plans. The shared web hosting prices range starting from $2.50 a month to $15/month. VPS hosting plans prices range from $2.99/month to $19.99/month.

Ease of Use 5/5

HostFav is easy to use and backed by interruption free maintenance and 24/7/365 customer support via e-mal, online chat and phone.

Uptime 5/5

HostFav offers high availability systems that come with 99.99% uptime guarantee backed by the company's service level agreement policies. In addition, HostFav data centers have network redundancy, power redundancy and interruption-free maintenance.

Features 5/5 

HostFav Cloud Service solutions are powered by the fastest hardware (high-performance Multicore Intel Xeon processors and RAID disk storage for data redundancy) and very secure, industry-grade network with scalable environments (Clustered High-Availability Virtual Environment with Distributed Object Store (CEPH).

Customer Support 5/5 

HostFav provides 24/7/365 customer support via online chat, email, and call center.

Pros

  • As both products are cloud-based, there is no need to invest in hardware or worry about storage capacity
  • Affordable pricing packages
  • Managed WordPress hosting
  • 24/7/365 customer support via online chat, email, and call center
  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • VPS comes with instant deployment
  • Availability of both shared and dedicated hosting
  • Non-stop availability with redundant network and high availability systems
  • HostFav offers a free domain name with all its hosting plans.
  • Offers unlimited email addresses and unlimited bandwidth with its shared hosting plans

Cons

  • No information available regarding ease of website set up

1&1


1&1 is a web hosting and web building service that comes with a personal consultant who provides expert advice tailored to your needs.

Price $

All 3 web hosting plan prices start from $1/month and then increase to about $8/month for Business, about $10/month for Pro and about $14/month for Expert.

Ease of Use 5/5

1&1's website builder, with tailor made templates along with a personal consultant, 24/7/365 online and phone customer support, make 1&1 easy to use.

Uptime 4/5

1&1 boasts a self-built data center network that delivers optimal performance and geo-redundancy along with strong privacy policies, and airtight data security but no uptime guarantee.

Features 4/5 

All three 1&1 web hosting plans feature a free domain, wildcard SSL certificate and 24/7/365 customer support. It also features cloud hosting with 100% dedicated resources, CPU vCores, memory and SSD storage. All these are dedicated to you, meaning no impact from other users and guaranteed performance for your projects.

Customer Support 5/5 

1&1 web hosting offers a personal consultant along with 24/7/365 online and phone customer support to help you solve any web building, hosting or migrating issues.

Pros

  • 24/7/365 online and phone support
  • Personal consultant
  • 30 day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied
  • Easy cancelation online or by phone, 24/7.
  • Monthly plans with full taxability to Upgrade or downgrade packages at any time
  • WordPress hosting with website builder and personal consultant
  • Dedicated hosting

Cons

  • No uptime guarantee
  • Limited storage and emails
  • Additional charge for SSL Certificates

Conclusion


According to research, more and more people are online and perform most of their activities online, especially on mobile devices. Because of this high demand, the most important factors to consider while choosing a web hosting provider are price, mobile compatibility, speed and security.

We gave Enom an overall 4/5 star rating because, even though they ensure your website opens quickly and reliably by offering superior protection from hackers and fast site load speed via SSL certificates and anti-malware tools, their plan prices are not the cheapest on the market for the same product category. Their SSL certificates are not free, they do not offer unlimited emails, and they have no uptime guarantee.

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