5 Best Mambo Hosting

If you don’t know Mambo, then we can only wonder if you are a caveman or have been sleeping under the rocks. Why? Because Mambo is the very CMS that gave birth to a wildly popular content management system we all love and use today.

Joomla didn’t start out as Joomla. You see, a few years ago, Mambo CMS was taking all the hype and people were raving about it. Then suddenly, due to some mismanagement of Mambo Foundation, many developers quit and forked the project to start Joomla. That’s how Joomla was born.

Development on Mambo was quiet for awhile. Then Mambo Foundation took up the slack and started developing the project again. The Mambo we see today looks similar to the old Mambo, and to some extent, to Joomla. But a lot of things have changed as well.

This means if you are familiar to the old Mambo or Joomla, you will feel right at home with the new Mambo.

You can basically host Mambo on any web hosting services that can host Joomla, and that means ANY hosting services with PHP and Apache support. But then that doesn’t mean you can just pick any hosting without paying attention to performance and reliability. Do you really want to have your website down every day just because you chose a unreliable hosting? We guess not.

So in order to help you, we have identified and picked 5 best hosting services for Mambo. Some of them are same ones we have recommended for Joomla, while some are new. Check them out after the break.

Summary

Rank Provider Starting Price

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eleven2_logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

2

littleoak-logo

$80/year Visit Site

3

siteground-logo1

$3.95/mo Visit Site

4

Glowhost-logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

5

justhostlogo $3.25/mo Visit Site

Winner – Eleven2 – From $4.95/month

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Ranking consistently for #1 on our lists tell a lot about Eleven2. It is the company that offer impressive hosting services along with top notch customer service. There are a lot of reasons behind why we love Eleven2. First of all, the location of their data centers plays a critical part. Eleven2 has got four different data centers in three different countries – USA, UK and Singapore. Two in US and one each in UK and Singapore. So basically, it gives their customers an opportunity to select preferred data center they like so their website visitors can enjoy better loading speed. Why? Because having a website physically closer to target audience is always a plus. A website that gets most of its visitors from Europe should be hosted on a server located in UK to offer better loading speed. And for sites targeting Asian market, just go with Singapore. Speed benefit from Eleven2 also comes from their shared hosting servers, which are well optimized.

Eleven2 is currently home of over 100,000 websites and their client base is continually growing. The company aims to provide best possible services to the customers and it is reflected by their money back guarantee. You see, if a customer is not happy with the services they are getting from Eleven2, he can get his money back within 60 days. Most hosting companies in the market are offering 30 days or 45 days and many will not dare to offer 60 days. But hey, Eleven2 does that!

They have quite a diverse range of products from shared hosting to cloud hosting and from VPS hosting to dedicated hosting servers. The cheapest shared hosting plan starts from just $4.95 a month which comes with 10GB of disk space and 50GB bandwidth. This plan is only available at yearly billing cycle though and you can host up to 10 websites on it. If you need more disk space and bandwidth, then you can opt for higher tier hosting plans. Highest tier hosting plan will give you free SSL certificate and dedicated IP address.

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2. Little Oak Hosting – From $80/year

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It’s hard to find a big hosting company that still retains family values and start-up culture, but Little Oak manages to do just that. They are not a small hosting company anymore, despite the name. Established since 2007, Little Oak is created by experienced group of web developers and web designers who share the same vision, and currently a home for over 400,000 accounts. It is definitely not in millions but it’s even bigger than Eleven2 and Site5. That is not a small number either.

One unique thing about Little Oak is that even though they are a traditional shared hosting company (they don’t claim anything about being cloud hosting or even use those terms), they offer 100% uptime guarantee. Yes, 100%. It is not a typo, nor you are reading it wrong. It is totally unheard of in majority of traditional hosting firms. Mostly only cloud hosting services dare to offer that due to redundant nature of their infrastructure. Oh and Little Oak will stand 100% behind their SLA too. How? You see, when, or rather if there is a downtime, you will get a refund. For every consecutive period of ten minutes downtime, you get back 10% of monthly fee. That’s what we call confidence.

Currently Eleven2 is focusing only on shared hosting services but they will soon be offering cloud VPS solutions. Shared hosting plans start from $80 a year, and will come with 5GB disk space and 50GB data transfer. Only annual billing plans are available but if you break it down, monthly costs are pretty low. Maybe not as low as under $4 but hey, you are getting 100% uptime!. They do have 30 day money back guarantee too. They don’t oversell, as you can see from resources they provide for each plans.

All plans let you host unlimited domains. You also get $100 credit for AdWords and $25 for Yahoo adCenter.

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3. SiteGround – From $3.95/year

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There are very less companies that are best in resource optimization when it comes to shared hosting plans and SiteGround is one of them. Even those customers using shared hosting plans can enjoy a set of useful resources due to proper optimization of servers from SiteGround. Hosting a website with thousands of visitor traffic is not a big issue at all. Customers can even run eCommerce websites by using extensions for Mambo, or separate eCommerce solutions like Magento. If your website starts to hit more traffic and need better hosting environment, then you can easily scale up to VPS hosting plans from SiteGround, or dedicated servers.

It’s been 10 years since SiteGround has been offering its hosting services in the market. At the moment, they are hosting more than 150,000 websites on their servers. The main goal of the company is to come up with hosting plans that are well optimized and affordable for small businesses and individuals. Taking a look at the number of customers and the pricing offered by the company, one can judge that they are not overselling anything.

The minimum charges for their hosting services are $3.95 per month and it includes unlimited disk space and bandwidth. In order to avail monthly billing facility, a setup fee of $14.95 must be paid. There is no additional fee if a customer opts for annual plan.

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4. GlowHost – From $4.95/month

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Who are we to leave out GlowHost when they are just really awesome at what they do? They provide economic but reliable web hosting services, and currently are offering three different shared hosting plans for their customers. If you don’t want to spend so much and are just starting out then you should go with starter shared hosting plan by GlowHost that costs only $4.95 a month. You will get unlimited storage, bandwidth and many other additional service features. For high-end users, a better plan at $8.95 a month is available and it offers unlimited disk space, unlimited data transfer, unlimited email account, unlimited FTP accounts, dedicated IP address and much more. Just pick a plan that fits your budget and you will be fine.

Most of the companies offer a money back guarantee of 30 or 45 days. Only some companies offer 60 days (like Eleven2) but GlowHost leaves all of them behind by offering a 91 days money back guarantee. Yes, a grand total of 91 days. It shows how confident they are and commitment to their services. At any time during first 91 days, you can ask for refund if you are not satisfied with the services. No questions asked. Yeah, we are still in shock. 91 days!

Installing third party scripts to run a blog or forum on your site is not that big of an issue as Softaculous comes with cPanel control panel. It is a one click installer that lets you easily install WordPress, Joomla, Drupla and hundreds of other third party apps easily. Oh and Mambo is there too, so installing is not a problem.

The 99.9% uptime offered by the company is only weak point but then it means only 10.4 minutes potential downtime a week. But we would love to see them improve it by offering 99.99% uptime guarantee, which translates to roughly around potential 1.01 minutes a week downtime.

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5. JustHost – From $3.25/month

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JustHost only has one hosting plan, so it will save you a lot of hassles and headache to choose a plan among several. It is not as famous as other hosting companies listed here, but as it is a child company of Endurance International Group, a reputable holding company in web hosting industry with child companies like BlueHost and JustHost, it’s safe to assume that they won’t go away overnight.

JustHost mainly serves for budget spectrum of hosting market, so their hosting plans are on just above average servers. So if you are creating a normal small website, then it’s fine. If you anticipate high traffic though, you will want to look elsewhere. They are definitely not optimized for resource intensive scripts but Mambo will do just fine.

JustHost will give you free $100 Google AdWords coupon so you can try out paid marketing campaigns. The only hosting plan comes with unlimited bandwidth and disk space, but fair usage policies will still be applied. If you go with 3 years billing cycle, it will cost you $3.25 a month. Or else, it’ll be $8.95 a month plus $20 setup fee for monthly billing cycle.

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Conclusion

Using Mambo will make you feel both nostalgia and familiarity if you are used to Joomla. Building a website with Mambo will not be very different from using Joomla. But then, we still would recommend you to choose Joomla over Mambo, simply due to more active development community Joomla has. But if you have decided to go with Mambo, just stick with the hosting companies we presented you and you won’t have a problem with your hosting environment. You can check out more alternatives by using our hosting comparison tool and check them out yourself.


Summary

Rank Provider Starting Price

1

eleven2_logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

2

littleoak-logo

$80/year Visit Site

3

siteground-logo1

$3.95/mo Visit Site

4

Glowhost-logo $4.95/mo Visit Site

5

justhostlogo $3.25/mo Visit Site


Published on: August 5,2013.
Find him on Google+. Pete runs Best Hosting and wants to get detailed information to the readers. He is dedicated to being the best and providing the highest quality at anything he does.

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