GearHost Editorial Review & Aggregated Reddit Reviews

GearHost 01

January 2, 2020

I like to use Gearhost for my college/personal projects and they seem pretty nifty. Haven’t used it for any findable websites though so i’d look into more details
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Reddit Anonymous User

GearHost 02

January 2, 2020

GearHost is free and awesome. Not production-grade service but for being free, it is pretty damn good!
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Reddit Anonymous User

The company is actively promoting its free services, and the team behind it is proclaiming GearHost as a simple and easy way to get your applications online. They even claim it’s in their quest to simplify the web infrastructure as a whole.

GearHost Review

I immediately noticed that the landing page of GearHost is somewhat basic, but it stands for a company focused on values and morale.

Although they do give good old social proof, as they ask you to “Join the thousands that host over 85k apps,”…

However, it’s nice to know that you can easily join this group on your own by signing up for free at GearHost. That is welcome, as is the fact that all packages and options for consumers are quite clear from the start.

GearHost Pricing Review

GearHost makes several plans available to its customers, which means there is something for everyone.

I like that there is a free plan, but both free and Hobby ($5/month) packages are not really targeted at business clients, given the minimal use of CPU and application pool memory.

For more demanding users, you should consider Small ($25/month), Medium ($50/month), or Large ($100/month) packages.

The table below includes three of the GearHost plans available, with an affordable, mid-range, and enterprise option featured.

 

FreeHobbyLarge
Price per Month$5$100
CPU Usage5%15%100%
Application Pool265MB1GB6GB
Disk Space Limit100 MB1 GB (Up to 100GB)1 GB (Up to 100GB)
Bandwidth Limit1 GB1 TB1 TB
SSD or HDDSSDSSDSSD
Money-Back GuaranteeN/A30-day30-day
Customer Support9 AM-5 PM, email, tickets, phone9 AM-5 PM, email, tickets, phone9 AM-5 PM, email, tickets, phone

 

With Large, you get a significant upgrade in CPU usage (100%) compared to a Hobby Plan (15%) as well as a massive 6GB of application pool memory.

Although it is great that GearHost’s options serve all kinds of users, I am not impressed with the limited hours of customer service. What should you do if you have problems at the weekend?

Performance Review

During my review of GearHost, I also checked the speed of the servers. 

Although I can’t complain about the response time in the US, the response time of other servers is short. If you are focused on India or even Europe, stay away from GearHost.

If all you need is the US, well, you are lucky, this provider has covered the whole region.

GearHost Review Summary

GearHost provides a healthy variety of plans, but the lack of service speed may not be enough to keep applications running fast and smoothly.

In general, GearHost allows itself to work in the customer support department. Given that there is no support at the weekend, I cannot recommend GearHost. For me, support should be a priority for any hosting company.

Pros

  • The free package is available
  • Good value for money
  • Good performance
  • Excellent stability

Cons

  • Customer service is not 24/7
  • Not ideal for big business

Changelog – pre-ecosystem era

v0.1.8 Hound @ apps.the.gt – b2b prospecting platform

v0.1.8.1 Business directory – content experiment to support b2b prospecting platform.

v0.1.5.2 Working on cool in-house lead gen project - Art Director is preparing 100 picks of Business Cards in various niches.

v0.1.5.1 GRIN games emerged

As a web agency we never could and never will be able to escape the urge of building things.
Among million other things we played with an idea of text-based games and the last piece that was missing was the story itself. So via in-house outreach platform we found two established writers that believed in the project and agreed to participate.

Shout out to Richard Abbott who wrote Fraud on Thetis and Eva Pohler who sent us a huge draft we are still reading through.

v0.1.4 GRIN launcher is born.
It is an outreach platform that we use to establish connections with editorial teams.
They say samples of published articles look good but pricing looks even better

At some point we realised that list building, fetching contact details & outreach tech work just as well for b2b lead generation

v0.1.3 Once, we fell in love with ecommerce, because of short feedback cycles on marketing & development efforts.
Today we ship into production inhouse SaaS project - AVOKADO - the web app for learning languages with flash cards.

The year after we built it we realised how long is the road map ahead & what resources we'd need to promote it and decided to put it on hold.

One day as we ship GRIN tech v3.0 into production we'll distrupt the language learning market with Avokado.

We love Wordpress and recently shipped two plugins into open beta for commercial sale.

v0.1.2.2 King The Monk - wordpress plugin to virally grow your email list

v0.1.2.1 Plain Conversions - wordpress plugin to convert your visitors

v0.1.1. Expanded core offering to visual productions

v0.1 It's Autumn 2017 and GRIN tech agency's website is born.
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