See Examples Of eHost’s Templates

The #1 question I get about eHost is this:

Can you show me what their templates look like? I’d love to see examples of eHost’s website builder templates before I sign up with them.

Here’s the thing…

Warning: Recently I’m receiving an overwhelming amount of negative reviews for eHost. Due to the nature of the complaints (billed but no hosting account activated, support ignores you after refund request, etc), I cannot recommend this host, even if their price is attractive. You may want to get a customized hosting recommendation with my new best hosting quiz. It’s quick, easy and takes 2 minutes.

If you just want a recommendation for affordable hosting from a brand with good reputation, I suggest you take a look at BlueHost and Hostgator.

Both offer fast, reliable hosting with the industry standard cPanel control panel (my favorite) and 1-click wordpress installation. You can also compare BlueHost vs Hostgator here.

Again, don’t forget to try my hosting quiz. It’s quick, easy and you’ll receive a customized hosting recommendation based on your answers.

Wishing you success,

Johnny

 


If you do still decide to risk it and go with eHost, I strongly recommend you do NOT use their website builder… or any website builder!

I recommend you look for a host that offers cPanel hosting instead. Here’s why:

All website builders have one problem: They are closed “walled gardens” and here’s why that’s bad:

  • You’re restricted to whatever features the website builder offers.
  • Website builder companies nickel and dime you for features you could get for free by using WordPress (which is all free). For example… you set up your site and then decide you want to add a shop and take payments… then you find out you have to pay an extra fee to get access to the shop features… Meanwhile, if you were using a true cPanel hosting account instead, you could have used WordPress and had your shop set up without spending any extra money.
  • If you ever want to move your site, good luck… Website builders create websites that cannot be moved elsewhere. It’s part of the business model, forcing customers to stay, or else say goodbye to their website. If you used a cPanel hosting account (normal web hosting), you could move your site to any other hosting company in the future, if you ever wanted to for any reason.

Ok, so I’m being really down on website builders. I’m a die-hard WordPress user for good reasons. WordPress is free, open source, and used by some of the biggest sites in the world. Even better, there are now free plugins that make it easier than ever to build a great website quickly in WordPress. I mean, drag-and-drop easy and unlimited customization to your heart’s content.

See the video below and you can follow along step by step as I build a website from scratch in WordPress:

With all that said… eHost’s website builder is easy to use, has nice looking templates, and is affordable. So if you still want to see eHost’s website builder templates, click here to open a new tab with live demos of eHost. Otherwise, if you’d like to stick with my advice, I recommend you get a cPanel hosting account with eHost so you can make your website with WordPress like I showed in the video.

Browse templates by category to get an idea of what your site can look like. You can even choose your favorite and click “start editing” to make your site with it.

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Throwback thursday: Today in 2015, eHost didn’t have this preview feature, so I made a video trying to show you as many template examples as I had time for. I hope it’s helpful! 🙂

As always, let me know if you have any questions.

10 Comments
  1. Reply
    Jenn June 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    At Wix I can see the templates right away without any commitment. eHost needs to make it easier for me — crazy, I know — but there you have it.

  2. Reply
    Evelyn December 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I was hestitant to sign up becuase there is no sample websites or template previews available.

  3. Reply
    ArtProject October 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Hi Johnny
    Thank you very much for your feedback and support. It is great!

    Since I have not much knowledge of web technology I would appreciate if you could shed light into this:
    For artist to be able to showcase their artworks with large pix and sometimes heavy images and possibly video and music would ehost be a right choice? What features do I need to purchase for a simple yet professional website after I have signed up and what will be their cost? Do I need WordPress? I read that “change is not possible after one have chosen the dedign”? What does that mean? Can you explore a bit about the functioning of CPannel? Can I start with some simple site and along way step over to more sophisticated features without unnecessary extra fees?
    Thank you

  4. Reply
    Amelia October 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Hi johnny

    Thank you for your support. Very much appreciated.
    My question: is ehost a suitble web host for artist to showcasing art work ? I need to upload large and sometimes heavy files and some motion pic..possibly added music.. And further, I read that design can not be changed after chosen? Further do I need WordPress? What are the apps I would need to use to realize a simple yet professional website and what would be the cost? In case after a while, I decide to go for a more sophisticated /business website, can I upgrade my website without paying unnecessary fees?
    Many thanks

  5. Reply
    emma October 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Before I sign in, I would like to know what features offers the e-commerce site? Can people pay with credit cards or only with Paypal? Is there a SSL certificate on the site?
    Thank you.

    • Reply
      Johnny Lee October 19, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Hi Emma 🙂 I recommend their cPanel Hosting option and using WordPress with a Woocommerce-enabled theme. That is a powerful, flexible setup that’s great for intermediate to advanced people, and if you ever aren’t sure about something, there’s so much help from people on YouTube in the realm of eCommerce site setup and marketing/growth. I recommend Stripe for credit card payments (which you can easily connect to your ecommmerce site on WordPress), and of course you can accept paypal too, but we both know PayPal isn’t ideal as an only option.

  6. Reply
    Doctor Mazibuko September 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Hi!
    I would like to view all the templates and some videos of e-Host before I pay.
    that is my problem.

    • Reply
      Johnny Lee September 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Doctor Mazibuko, I agree with you. I think eHost would sell more accounts if they let us preview all the templates before we sign up.

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