iHOST NZ Web Host

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iHost provides Great Value, Self-Service Website Hosting for New Zealanders. We have been providing hosting services through our parent company since 2001, which is a very long time in the internet world.

We have a diverse range of high quality hosting plans to suit almost all website hosting requirements. The main features of these plans are listed below. If you are ready to join iHost, please click the button below.


Total Numer of Websites per plan
One Website

One Primary + 4 Addon Websites
1 Primary + Unmetered Addon Websites
1 Primary + Unmetered Addon Websites

Disk Space
300 MB
1000 MB
2,000 MB
4,000 MB
150,000 MB Total *
Monthly Transfer
5,000 MB
(apx 5GB)
10,000 MB
(apx 10GB)
20,000 MB
(apx 20GB) 
40,000 MB
(apx 20GB) 
Price $NZ (excluding 15% GST)
per month
per month
per month
per month
per month
per year
Setup Fee FREE** FREE** FREE** FREE** FREE**
Minimum Prepay Payment Term*** 1 month 1 month 1 month 1 month 1 month
No Admin Fee For Upgrading to Larger Plan
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Domain Name        
Host your own Domain Name (e.g. yoursite.co.nz)
Normal Domain Registration Fees Apply.
Ability to add parked domain names.




Sub Domains Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
FREE SSL Certificate for Primary Domain
No. See below.
Our Corporate Web Plan does not include a free SSL Certificate. If you want SSL you must purchase a certificate for it from us.
Server Environment        
Hosted on Australian based servers n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hosted on USA based Servers
Hard Drives in Raid Array config 
Linux OS
MySQL or MariaDB Databases
PHP Versions 5.6 or 7 5.6 or 7 5.6 or 7 5.6 or 7 5.3 or 7
CGI allowed
Pre-Installed CGI Scripts
SSH Access
We do not provide SSH access for any of our accounts. You have the extra peace of mind in knowing that other clients on your server do not have command line access to the server.
Website Management Tools          
Hosting Control Panel
Power Panel  
24 / 7 FTP Access
FTP Accounts Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
Web Based File Manager
Folder Browser

(linux only)
Custom Error Pages
Full .htaccess Control

(linux only)
Password Protect Directories

(linux only)
phpMyAdmin Access
POP Accounts Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
FREE Spam Filtering
FREE Virus Filtering
Spam Assassin
Web Based Email
IMAP Email
Catch All Default Email Address
Email Redirects
Email Aliaes
Email Autoresponders
MX Record Modification
Setup POP3 email accounts, auto-responders, email forwarders in real time with the Control Panel software. You can also access your email through Webmail. This is also a standard feature for all hosting accounts.
MySQL or MariaDB Databases
Database numbers Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
phpMyAdmin Console
MariaDB 5.5 n/a
MariaDB 10.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a
MySQL 5 (EOL*) n/a n/a n/a n/a
MySQL 4 (EOL*) n/a n/a n/a n/a
OS Commerce
For our Corporate Plan, these scripts can be manually installed on the servers by the client, but the Softaculous Premium Autoinstaller isn't provided.
Zen Cart
Cube Cart
These E-Commerce scripts can be installed from within Softaculous Premium, within CPanel, allowing clients to setup an online store with just a few clicks.
Security Certificate          
Ability to have you own Security Certificate. Fees apply, including installation fee, certificate fee, and dedicated IP rental.
(eg. https://)
Extra Software/Scripts          
Notes about Fantasico: Softaculous Premium is an auto installer within CPanel, that will automatically install Free Open Source software with just a few clicks. A list of a few of the scripts in Softaculous Premium are shown below . For a more comprehensive list please click here.

Please note that you don't need to have Softaculous Premium as part of your hosting plan, to install the scripts below, as they are all open source scripts, and are free for anyone to install. Softaculous Premium just makes installation of these scripts easier and faster, via an auto installer. If you are joining our Corporate Web Plan, you can install the software in Softaculous Premium, by visiting our Softaculous Premium webpage, and clicking on the 'website' link of the software title that you would like to install. You can then download the software directly from the developers website, and manually install the software into your hosting space.
Data Backup*        
Automatic daily data backup on RAID Harddrives. *
* Please note that even though the datacentre does basic backups, these backups are not to be relied upon, and are solely provided as a courtesy. There is always the possibility that these backups maynot be accessible in all failure events. All clients must therefore also arrange for their own backups of any data that they store on our servers, as per our terms of service. At no time shall we assume any liability for lost customer content or data of any kind. This includes, but not limited to, lost email data, lost website files, lost databases etc.


Online Support          

- Step by Step Instructions, located in our 'Knowledge Base '.
- Animated Tutorials for CPanel users.
- Corporate & Business Web Plans have a help system inbuilt into the control panel, as well as visual tutorials here.

Billing / Payment Methods          

Payment can be made by Personal Cheque, Company Cheque, Automatic Payments, and Direct Credit. We prefer payments are made by Automatic Payment or Direct Credit. All hosting plans are pay in advance.

Additional Fees and Charges:
Dedicated IP address (required for your own secure certificate) Please contact us for a price.
(billed 12 months in advance)
Account Upgrade/Downgrade No additional charge (server space permitting). Some hosting plans can't be downgraded.
Corporate Web Plan Resource Packs Please view pricing of the resource packs on the Corporate Web Hosting plan page.

Our Corporate & Business Class Web Plans have specific Terms and Conditions, that can be viewed by clicking here.

** We offer FREE setup for most web hosting plans. However if you signup and we setup your hosting account, and then you want to cancel soon after signing up and you haven't paid your hosting invoice from us, you be charged an account administration fee. This fee will either be $25 inc GST, or it will be the initial invoiced hosting amount, whichever is the lesser amount. This fee will cover our time in setting up, and then canceling the hosting account. This administration fee does not apply to hosting clients who have already paid for their web hosting account, and then decide to cancel it at a later date.

*** Some hosting plans have a minimum 12 month term, and are prepay. Our billing month starts at the beginning of the calendar month, and ends on the last day of the calendar month. Therefore when you order a hosting plan, you must pay for the next full month/s of web hosting, plus a pro rata payment for the remaining days of the billing month that you signup in. People who choose to pay by credit card, will incur an additional 5% surcharge/convenience fee, which will be added onto the invoice.

If you ever need to cancel your hosting account at any time, you MUST let us know by filling in our cancellation form. Notice of cancellation must be made at least 10 days BEFORE the end of your current billing cycle, otherwise you will be charged for the next full term of your hosting. All hosting accounts are prepay. Please note that we do not offer pro rata refunds for unused days, weeks, months or years of hosting. For more information, please read our 'General Hosting Conditions', located in our 'Terms Of Service'. This can be found by clicking here.


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