TmdHosting Review

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Tmd Hosting is an Award-winning hosting company that is known for its Versatile and affordable web hosting service. The company was started in 2007 in Orlando, Florida.

Currently, the company is hosting over 500,000 websites on its platform. They are a very business-friendly hosting provider offering affordable shared hosting, Strong cloud hosting, and Powerful dedicated hosting services.

Tmd Hosting has always been a supporter of Open source projects and technology solutions. These wide variety of platforms are extending the quality services for niche websites.

They have won the PC Mag Editor’s choice award for being the best phpBB provider. But are these Awards justified the standard to judge a hosting platform for its service?

So, in this review, we will monitor and test the Tmd hosting for its speed, Uptime, Customer Support, and Overall usability. Let’s start this review.

Features Availability
Auto Backup No
Plan upgrading process Yes
Unique IP No
Access without domain No
Storage Type SSD Storage
Free SSL Let’s Encrypt SSL
Memcached No
Speed optimization No
Cpanel Yes
Auto install CMS (WordPress, Magento) Yes
Free Trial No
MoneyBack Guarantee 60 Day Moneyback Guarantee
Pricing $2.95/mo for 48 months term (Starter Shared hosting)
Data Center Location 7 [USA (2), Europe (2), Asia (2), Australia (1)]
Site Migration Yes, for Free with assistance

Performance (Rating: 3.2)

Tmd Hosting has promoted its Fast Speed Performance. But they are not upto their claims.

Fast Speed is necessary for a good SEO score which helps for good search engine Ranking.

Tmd Hosting has been providing a fast page loading speed of 745ms. Although, they are generally fast in Europe at a loading speed of 427ms.

Tmd Hosting has claimed to provide 16x faster page loading speed. It has incorporated three layers of Caching (APCs, OPCache, and Varnish) with Solid-state drives (SSDs).

Many users are very concerned about their inconsistent Loading Speed performance. It is hard to get a decent search ranking on Google.

Just 3 seconds of Web page loading speed can increase the bounce rate by 53%. Even though Tmd Hosting has 7 Datacenters in 4 Continents, they still lack Speed.

 

Uptime (Rating: 3.0)

Tmd Hosting is very pretty good with their “True” Claims. They have claimed that they are providing 99% Uptime to their users.

Uptime is the most important element to describe the good hosting experience. What is the point of hosting a website if it can’t stay active on the internet or your clients can’t access your products and services?

Tmd Hosting has the worst Uptime of 99.74%. 6 times of hosting outage and server down.

We are monitoring their hosting Uptime. They are very inconsistent with their Uptime. Sometimes, the website is down for straight 4 hours.

Many hosting providers have also put a clause in their policy to satisfy the clients atleast. If their Uptime doesn’t meet their claims, they will refund some money or give discounts on renewal plans.

If you have a business website and are selling products, just stay away from hostings who are worst with their Uptime.

 

Security (Rating: 2.7)

Tmd Hosting is more focused on eCommerce offerings and Security. Otherwise, they are not prepared for any type of security.

Yes, they do have security features like BitNinja. This Military grade security has powered and Strengthened the Web-based firewall. The firewall can block hacker attacks and stop data breaches.

If you are running an eCommerce store, it is necessary to protect your data. But their malware protection system is not upto the mark. Of course, to protect your data, they have ID protection for domain privacy, Sitelock, and SSL certificates.

They are also continuously monitoring your system and taking Free Daily backup. But you will need paid restoration manager to back up your files.

Hotlink Protection is also decreasing bandwidth consumption due to the unknown linking of your page images on another website.

In their eCommerce offering, they are providing Open PGP/GPG Encryption. It is standard security for blocking and removing harmful Spam Emails even before they get received.

These Security measures are still good to compare to the most. But you cannot rely on these features. So, for advanced security features, you have to empty your card.

 

Features (Rating: 3.5)

Tmd Hosting is promoting its hosting service, especially for eCommerce websites. They are offering many features in that department.

They are offering Shopping Cart, Magneto, OpenCart, Prestashop, Private SSL Certificates, and Merchant account support. 200+ free applications are also available to improve your service.

But First, they are giving basic features like Free Domain, Unlimited SSD Storage, Unlimited Email Address, Free Daily backups, Softaculous 1-Click Installer, and Spam Protection.

You will get a classic cPanel Dashboard. It has a clean and easy-to-understand UI for a beginner. You can monitor your allocated resources usage. Also, different PHP versions to check your compatibility.

It has FTP Manager to allow or terminate FTP connections for preventing unwanted user login.

Tmd Hosting is offering Free website Migration services. They haven’t mentioned any numbers. You can take their assistance by submitting the migration ticket with relevant details.

 

Support (Rating: 3.9)

Many Websites are claiming that Tmd Hosting has the best and most dedicated customer support. If any hosting provider is not solving any big problems or issues, then who needs customer support for basic help.

I wouldn’t deny that they have good customer support. They do provide 24/7 customer support via Phone, Live Chat, Support ticket, and Email Support. Live Chat has a response time of 15 minutes.

Their tech support is also available to install, Upgrade and integrate your Application, templates, and Modules.

Few users have complained about incompetence and long fixes. Even their phone support is only available according to US Business Hours.

They have also built a Good knowledge base and tutorials so that you can address basic issues on your own. You can post your question on their forum if there is no urgency.

But I do not have good experience with their customer support. They sometimes struggle to answer basic technical questions. Maybe, I might be Unlucky One.

 

Value for Money (Rating: 3.3)

I will not advise you to use Tmd Hosting as your Go-to-hosting. They lack in various important areas like Speed, Uptime, and Security. Being a new player in the hosting world, they are still learning and improving.

But if you have ever purchased or are thinking of purchasing the Tmd Hosting. Don’t Worry, you have 60 Days Moneyback Guarantee.

You will get a refund on your purchase within the first 60 days. But remember that No Refund is available for Bare metal servers, Extra Services, Domain names, Setup fees, and Add-ons.

 

 

Hosting Pros (Detailed review)

Tmd Hosting is very peculiar hosting. Some plans have good offerings. But still, there are some pros and cons it has which need to be discussed. Here are its pros.

 

1. Responsive Customer Support

Tmd Hosting is good with Customer Support. Many reviews are positive about its excellent customer support. They will spoon-feed the answers.

Their Live Chat service is on another game. They are very quick to answer your basic questions. If you aren’t able to follow its instructions, they will do your work.

2. Free Domain Registration and Website Transfer

It is very common to get a free domain on Shared hosting plans. The domain name will be free for 1st year and it is mandatory to purchase yearly plans to avail of Free Domain.

They are also offering free website transfer services. The Migration Specialist will give the required assistance.

3. Decent Speed

Tmd Hosting doesn’t have a favorable loading speed. But they are taking less than 1 sec to load your web page. Tmd’s Speed is favorable in the European region.

Tmd Hosting is providing decent speed with a loading time of 745ms. Although it is worse than iPage, 3 layers of caching are making it 16x faster.

4. 60 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Tmd Hosting is promising a 60 Day money-back guarantee if you don’t like its services and request for refund. The refund will be given in 24 hours.

The only Domain name from Tmd Hosting ($13.99/year) and Account setup fees are non-refundable.

But remember that some plans have a 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee. So, read the description before any purchase.

5. Availability of Cloud Hosting at a low price

If you have purchased Cloud hosting from another hosting, its entry-level plan has cost you between $14 to $20 per month. Even Hostinger is offering cloud hosting at $10.95/mo.

But Cloud Hosting by Tmd Hosting is offered at a low price of $5.95/mo. Its regular price is $8.95/mo which is better than any other hosting provider.

 

Hosting cons (Detailed review)

We have discussed its pros. They are particularly good and have price advantages. Now, there are some cons we are addressing below.

 

1. Not info about the company

Every hosting provider has some back story about their company like Company origin, Motivation, Achievement, Work Team, and Mission. It helps to build trust with customers.

But there is no info about Tmd hosting on their website page. We still have no idea of their origin and who is the owner of the company. There are working anonymously and this is a concerning situation.

2. Poor Uptime

Tmd Hosting is not serious about its poor uptime. Good Uptime ensures your presence on the internet. But Tmd hosting has the worst uptime of 99.74%.

You will face several hosting outages and server down. The inconsistent uptime will cause downtime for many hours.

3. Shared hosting customers can’t select Datacenters

If you have purchased shared hosting, you cannot select the nearest data centers of your location. Unusually, any hosting provider will not put this type of restriction on its customers.

4. Confusing Pricing

Tmd hosting has very confusing pricing on its hosting plans. For Starter Plan in Shared hosting, the regular price is $4.95/mo but it will avail at 48-month term plan. They haven’t mentioned this on its website.

Secondly, The Professional Plan of Shared hosting costs $7.95/month but the Business Cloud Plan of Cloud hosting costs $6.95/mo. It is very confusing to choose either of the plans. Business Cloud plan has several offerings than professional plan.

This pricing is creating uncertainty and leads to confusion of choosing the in-between them.

 

Hosting Pricing

Tmd Hosting provides many types of hosting plans. These hosting plans are different from each other due to extra features, functionality and offers. They have Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting, VPS Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Dedicated Servers.

All these plans come in 1 month, 12 months, 24 months, and 48 months periods. Here, we will talk about 48 months period plans. Let’s understand them one by one in detail.

 

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is a Popular and Entry-level Option that allows the various website to be hosted on a single server. You must share all resources and offers provided by the hosting provider. They have 3 plans in shared hosting: Starter, Business, and Professional.

This Plan is attractive for small and medium-sized businesses. If you are an influencer, freelancer or new creator, this shared hosting will be useful for launching a new blog, showing portfolios, and starting a new business.

They have faster website speed with WordPress optimization and a User-Friendly Control Panel. With its high quality and Feature-rich hosting, it is a fast and reliable hosting provider to run your website at an affordable price.

They have added various convenient offering in their plans like –

  • Free Domain Registration
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Weebly Site builder
  • Softaculous Auto Installer and 200+ free Open Source Apps
  • Security features like Hotlink Protection, Cloudflare Protected Nameservers, and SSH Access
  • Performance optimizers like Managed WordPress with Auto-Updates, CloudLinux Servers, and WordPress acceleration with 3 layers of Cache (APC, OPCache, Varnish)
  • Many E-Commerce tools like OpenCart, Magneto, etc.
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 24/7/365 Customer Support

Apart from various features that we will mention below in the Table along with plans, they have Two Unique Features integrated. First, No-Downtime Free Single Website Transfer which will keep your website online while migration. Second, GIT Access allows you to create repositories of the website while integrated with hosting to maintain efficiency. This Source Control System will handle every project which you can download and edit to deploy on local branches.

Now let’s have look at our pricing table. Remember that they have some features and offerings in common among different plans. So, we have mentioned them above.

Hosting Plans Starter Business Professional
Websites 1 Unlimited Unlimited
SSD Storage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free Backups Weekly Daily Daily
Databases Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Parked Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Sub Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Price $2.95/mo $4.95/mo $7.95/mo

 

These plans are beginner friendly, and developer can easily make changes in them.

 

Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting is used when your site is growing quickly, and you need extras to expand your Online business. Cloud Hosting is using the power and reliability of VPS and the simplicity of shared hosting. It provides you with resources fully dedicated to you and no one else.

Their technical staff takes care of all your hassle and leaves you to focus on the business parts. You can get their easy assistance. If you have high traffic website and thinking of changing your hosting plan, here is your Fully Managed Cloud Hosting.

They have added various convenient offering in their plans like –

  • Free Domain Registration
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Weebly Site builder
  • Softaculous Auto Installer and 200+ free Open Source Apps
  • Security features like Hotlink Protection, Cloudflare Protected Nameservers, and SSH Access
  • Performance optimizers like Managed WordPress with Auto-Updates, CloudLinux Servers, and WordPress acceleration with 3 layers of Cache (APC, OPCache, Varnish)
  • Many E-Commerce tools like OpenCart, Magneto, etc.
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 24/7/365 Customer Support

Along with these offerings, they have FREE wordpress website transfer. It is a very simple and efficient process to transfer your website without any downtime. To make the process seamless and quick, they have made an innovative control panel, Instant setup, and Integrated Caching System.

Now let’s have look at our pricing table. Remember that they have some features and offerings in common among different plans. So, we have mentioned them above.

Hosting Plans Starter Cloud Business Cloud Enterprise Cloud
Websites 1 Unlimited Unlimited
SSD Storage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
CPU Cores 2 4 6
RAM 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB
Auto Site Backups Daily Daily Daily
Price $5.95/mo $6.95/mo $9.95/mo

The architecture in the Cloud Hosting used by Tmd Hosting is CloudLinux with LVE Containers. Each account gets dedicated containers with resources boundaries. This ensures protection and easy migration to different hosts while DDoS attacks. You will have a secure environment with no Downtime.

 

WordPress Hosting

This hosting is specifically WordPress optimized to get a safer website with easy migration, better security, and faster loading speed. WordPress is known for easy to build websites. They are very scalable and customized CMS solutions today. You will get various wordpress tools and resources for free or at a low cost.

With already installed WordPress, you get WordPress optimized stacks like WP-CLI, PHP8, and many more. You can have many free themes templates for design and premium plugins like Jetpack license.

They have added various convenient offering in their plans like –

  • Free Domain Registration
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • Weebly Site builder
  • Softaculous Auto Installer and 200+ free Open Source Apps
  • Security features like Hotlink Protection, Cloudflare Protected Nameservers, and SSH Access
  • Performance optimizers like Managed WordPress with Auto-Updates, CloudLinux Servers, and WordPress acceleration with 3 layers of Cache (APC, OPCache, Varnish)
  • Many E-Commerce tools like OpenCart, Magneto, etc.
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 24/7/365 WordPress Support

Along with these offerings, they have introduced two new features which are not easily available. First, they have FREE wordpress website transfer. It is a very simple and efficient process to transfer your website without any downtime. Second, they have Jetpack Plugins which helps plugins auto-updates, Automatic Restoring, Visitors Stats, Site Monitoring and Security features.

Now let’s have look at our pricing table. Remember that they have some features and offerings in common among different plans. So, we have mentioned them above.

Hosting Plans Starter Business Enterprise
Websites 1 Unlimited Unlimited
SSD Storage Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Monthly Visitors 25,000 1,00,000 3,00,000
Email Accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Site Auto Backups Daily Daily Daily
Jetpack Plugin Free Version Free Version Personal
Databases Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Parked Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Sub Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Price $5.95/mo $6.95/mo $9.95/mo

And, in case if you have no idea about WP-CLI. WP-CLI or WordPress Command Line Interface allows to configure multiple sites, update plugins without using a Web Browser.

If you have affection towards hosting 100s of the website simultaneously, WordPress Hosting is recommended. Its features are enough to provide the best performance and high-quality security for your website at nominal prices.

 

VPS Hosting

VPS Hosting is a very secure and reliable hosting. They will get secure virtual hosting like dedicated hosting at half the cost. It has strengthened the security and enhanced performance of the website. VPS hosting is managed by a team of technical experts which helps you to focus only on business parts and not technical parts.

Server management will handle cPanel, technical operations, performance, customer support and customize of the website on your behalf. This secure hosting solution will give you peace of mind and total hand-off management of your server.

They have some of the common features useful for every VPS hosting plans –

  • Dedicated IP
  • Fully Managed
  • cPanel/WHM
  • Free Domain Registrations and Website Transfer
  • Full Root Access and Control over SSH
  • E-Commerce tools like Prestashop
  • 1-Click WordPress install and regular updates
  • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
  • Free 1300+ Apps and 11,000+ Components Installation
  • 24/7/365 Customer Support
  • Top Level Daily Data backups with double RAID protection and Cloud technology
  • 20x faster and powerful hosting performance

Now let’s have look at our pricing table. Remember that they have some features and offerings in common among different plans. So, we have mentioned them above. VPS has a total of 5 hosting plans.

Hosting Plans Starter Original Smart E-Commerce Super Powerful
vCPU Cores 2 2 4 4 6
SSD Storage 40 GB 65 GB 100 GB 150 GB 200 GB
RAM (DDR4) 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB 8 GB 12 GB
Bandwidth 3 TB 4 TB 5 TB 8 TB 10 TB
Price $19.97/mo $29.97/mo $39.97/mo $54.97/mo $64.97/mo

High-availability and Scalability are the reasons that VPS hosting is used in various fields. These features give them better speed, power, security server management and affordability to launch any size app or website. All these VPS are in isolated and private areas which protects their data and increase bandwidth threshold.

They are very beneficial hosting in Server Software Testing, Collaborative File Editing, Media Streaming, Project Management, Social Networking, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Video Teleconferences, Server Security Hardening, etc.

 

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated hosting is basically an individual physical server for 1 entity or business. They are resource rich server used by big organization to handle heavy traffic and protect their multiple websites from unlimited malware attacks. It has high storage capacity, hyper fast loading speed and reliability.

They offer Self-Managed and Managed dedicated server plans. We will only talk about self-Managed plan here. Self-managed plan is used for technical geeks and advanced users like system administration, IT Administrator, web developers and System Networking. You have whole command on all the resources provided by hosting providers.

There are many common useful features we have in the dedicated hosting plans –

  • Dual 10 GB Network Line
  • Dedicated IP
  • Fully Managed
  • cPanel/WHM
  • Fully Redundant and DDoS Protection
  • Free Domain Registrations and Website Transfer
  • Full Root Access and Control over SSH
  • E-Commerce tools like Prestashop
  • 1-Click WordPress install and regular updates
  • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
  • Free 1300+ Apps and 11,000+ Components Installation
  • 24/7/365 Customer Support
  • Top Level Daily Data backups with double RAID protection and Cloud technology
  • 20x faster and powerful hosting performance

They have cover up every aspect of best hosting features. But they are also using Bare Metal server and commercial High grading security to make the system perform better and defend cyberattacks.

Now let’s have look at our pricing table. Remember that they have some features and offerings in common among different plans. So, we have mentioned them above.

Hosting Plans Starter Original Smart Super Powerful
CPU Cores/Threads 4C / 8T 6C / 12T 8C / 16T 8C / 16T
RAM 8 GB DDR3 8 GB DDR4 16 GB DDR4 32 GB DDR4
Storage 1 TB SSD 2 TB SSD 2 TB SSD 2×2 TB SSD
RAID Technology Software RAID 10 Software RAID 10 Software RAID 10 Software RAID 10
Bandwidth Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Price $79.97/mo $99.97/mo $124.97/mo $149.97/mo

Dedicated Hosting are built for startups who have sensitive users’ information. This hosting avoids any kind of vulnerabilities or network outrage and breaks your speed barrier.

 

Hosting FAQ

Where is Tmd Hosting located?

Tmd hosting has 7 datacenters across 4 continents. They are located in

  1. USA (Chicago and Phoenix)
  2. Europe (London and Amsterdam)
  3. Asia (Singapore and Tokyo)
  4. Australia (Sydney)

 

Final Words

Tmd hosting is a below-average hosting provider. We will not recommend this hosting to anyone despite having low-cost plans.

They need a serious make-over by some hosting experts. They are lacking in Speed, Uptime, and Security. These areas are must be above average to run a website.

Overall, I am still monitoring this hosting to see its progress, and we will update that soon. I hope you liked this article. We have put every effort to bring you an unbiased review on Tmd Hosting.

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