Lithium Hosting Review 2017

Is Lithium Hosting The Right Host For You?

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If you have an individual blog or small business website and you want to pay as little as possible, then you’re looking in the right place because that’s exactly what Lithium are offering. For as little as $3 a month, you get a solid hosting package that rightfully should be turning your head right.


They offer a VPS cloud solution that offers good value and they have SSL certificates and a bunch of other features that you might need when setting up your small website. I really like the fact that they have decided to focus on one type of hosting solution, rather than try to offer a little bit of everything.


At the end of the day, if you had a problem with your heart, would you prefer to been seen by a general doctor or by a cardiologist. No brainer, right? So they’ve specialized in shared hosting that can be scaled up into VPS cloud hosting when necessary. Perfect, and they really deliver. Read the rest of the review to see what strengths and flaws their hosting offers to see if it’s good fit for you.

Speed 7.5/10
Customer Support 9/10
Reliability 10/10

Overall Rating

8.5/10

Detailed review of Lithium Hosting

Founded in 2006, the lean startup decided right from the first days that they wanted to focus on offering the most cost effective hosting solution available for individuals and small businesses. It was absolutely critical to the Lithium team that affordable didn’t mean sub par. Performance was important too.

Their individual hosting packages are perfect for small business owners and individual bloggers. But at the same time, they are set up to be able to be functional for larger businesses, for example, they have unlimited ftp logins, unlimited emails and SQL databases. With data centers in the US (Tampa, Florida) and Europe (Nurnberg, Germany), they are set up to be able to deliver good hosting to customers based around the world.

Without wishing to get overly technical, they use server hardware that support a gigabit uplink across the two data centers. The servers are protected by redundant power supplies, redundant power, HVAC and fire protection. Similarly, their software uses Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP. That's all really impressive for any shared hosting, especially for one so affordable.

They are not just a 1 trick pony, they offer some flexibility for customers with more specific needs that include Perl / CGI-Bin, PostgreSQL, Python / DJango, or Ruby on Rails if you (or your developer) prefers. SSH access and Cronjob support. This is all from the standpoint of being one of the most affordable hosting providers online today. Lithium are serious hosts. They have to be when they are so affordable. They have be very precise in how they operate to keep delivering on performance and make a profit, which is exactly what they appear to do. At least from my perspective and from checking out the various customer reviews online too.

Pros

Up time of a minimum of 99.5% guaranteed

Customer Service is Exceptional​

Easy Signup, especially for novices

Easy to Install CMS and Third Party Integrations

Cons

Relatively expensive for Entry Level

Intuitive custom  CPanel

Access After Payment is Not Instant