Best Web Hosting Companies for 2022
(No. 1 is our favourite)

Best Web Hosting Companies for 2022 (No. 1 is our favourite)

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Want to know the answer right away?

BlueHost

Based on our extensive testing and experience, the best web hosting is BlueHost.

From the title, you may think: What does Best Web Hosting really mean?

  • Is it affordable pricing?
  • Is it a 99.9% uptime guarantee?
  • Or is it great security and customer support?

Our answer: A bit of everything

There are so many web hosting services out there that choosing is risky. You can find a web host that is very inexpensive, but does a terrible job keeping your site up.

You may also find an expensive web hosting package that looks like it will provide premium service, but doesn’t have the features you need.

No need to worry:

We have tried and tested over 100 web hosting services, (and counting) have helped 2,158+ bloggers and businesses select their suitable choice of hosting service.

Based on that experience, and taking into account crucial factors like performance, price, features, support, and more, we’ve found five great hosts stand at the top.

Best Web Hosting Services

Without further ado, let’s dive into a detailed review of each Web hosting.

1.Bluehost (Best Overall)

Bluehost Pros

  • Uptime has been excellent lately.
  • Generally good allocation of resources.
  • Bluehost is very easy to use, and is great for beginners.
  • Uniquely good customer support.
 

Bluehost Cons

  • Uptime was a tad poorer prior to a year, and response times aren’t special.
  • Yes, features and resources are overall good, but some things could be added to the second or third tier, in my opinion, to keep up feature-heavy competitors.

Of all the names on this list, Bluehost is likely the most popular.

It’s one of the most popular hosts around, in the big leagues of hosting: around since 2003, Bluehost powers over 2 million websites and has hundreds of support staff ready to go.

I see Bluehost’s main appeal in being an overall great web host that is user-friendly. It performs well, its pricing is overall standard, and it has great ease of use and customer support.bluehost plan

Although the storage space isn’t unlimited, as it is with GreenGeeks, I’d like to remind you of the aforementioned apartment analogy: if everyone on a shared hosting account decided to use up as much storage as they possibly could because it’s “unlimited,” the whole shared hosting platform wouldn’t work.

So yeah, Bluehost does limit you technically, but practically speaking the storage allowances are quite generous, especially for an entry level account. Plus, it’s SSD storage, not HD storage.

Besides that, you get unmetered bandwidth, basic SSL, an included domain, some parked domains, and one website. Higher tiers get more of everything, plus marketing offers and some site backup.

These features are honestly generous enough for most users, even if it doesn’t look so impressive on paper. Having said that, I do think Bluehost could be a little more generous to keep up with some of its smaller competitors, like GreenGeeks (which is coming up next!).

For example, including backups or more websites for entry level accounts would be nice.

Something Bluehost does especially well is user-friendliness. While all the hosts on this list are fundamentally easy to use, Bluehost is particularly strong here.

The website builder is intuitive and Bluehost is confident enough with it that you can try it for free on their website.

The overall layout and account management is very streamlined and easy to use. The customer support is excellent: representatives are very helpful and the knowledge base is expansive.bluehost support resources

As far as uptime goes, Bluehost isn’t number one. However, throughout 2018-2019 Bluehost was usually at 99.99% or 100% uptime.

Unfortunately, some months were poorer:

bluehost old uptime

But more recently, Bluehost has been better. Take a look at the last year:bluehost uptime

That’s nearly 99.99% over the course of a whole YEAR straight. That means that the uptime has been VERY consistently high lately.

Unfortunately, the response times aren’t as good as the uptime, historically or recently. They’re not super slow, but about average or on the higher side of average.

For being an overall great host with decent pricing, good performance, solid features, and great ease of use and support, Bluehost has earned our first place on our GoDaddy Alternatives.

On the off chance that if you’re already on the other side with GoDaddy then we have a comprehensive guide that’ll get you over from GoDaddy to BlueHost easily.

Still curious about Bluehost? We’ve got you covered.

2.GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks Pros

  • Great performance
  • Good introductory/first-term prices
  • Great features
  • In particular, good security
  • Easy to use and solid customer support
  • Eco-friendly

GreenGeeks Cons

  • Renewal prices are on the higher side
  • Knowledge base could be a bit more extensive

GreenGeeks is easily one of the most unique hosting companies around. As you might expect from the name, a lot of its identity comes from its eco-friendliness:

For every amp that GreenGeeks pulls from the grid, it matches 3x that amount in renewable energy through an environmental foundation. That’s why it’s “300% green hosting.”

But on top of that, it’s also just one of the best web hosts out there right now.

So let’s check out what GreenGeeks’ web hosting plans offer:

greengeeks plans

Before getting into the features, a quick word on price:

The big prices listed are great for what’s offered, there’s no doubt about that. They’re about in-line with the normal discounted hosting prices, but the plans offer more than most.

However, it’s worth noting that the renewal prices are a bit higher than average, starting at $11 a month.  Luckily, it’s still within the norm of a higher renewal price, and well-proportioned to what’s on offer.

Okay, let’s talk features:

The resources are obviously pretty nice—unmetered bandwidth, and unlimited storage, email, and databases from the first tier onwards, with the second tier onwards also allowing unlimited websites.

On top of that, the entry level option also has a couple features that enhance performance:

CDN is included for free, which means your site will load quickly for visitors all over the world. Meanwhile, LSCache will also help your pages load even faster.

And when you get to the second and third tiers, performance is significantly boosted.

Also, while GreenGeeks is generally beginner-friendly, it’s also got developer-friendly features: multiple PHP versions, free SSH and secure FTP access, Perl and Python support, and more.

Importantly, the security is pretty good, with all of these thrown in for consideration:

greengeeks-security

And in addition to the features listed above, GreenGeeks support will also clean up your site for free, if it’s hacked or infected with malware. Taken together, all of this is impressive:

Security on normal web hosting plans tends not to be very good. Although VPS and dedicated servers will usually have the best security, it’s nice to see GreenGeeks up the ante on security, as web hosting is the most realistic option for many small businesses.

Meanwhile, the ease of use is top-notch and customer support is great as well. GreenGeeks provides several nice features towards ease of use, including a website builder, an easy-to-use dashboard, and a one-click installer, plus free website migration if you’re coming from another host.

The knowledge base is overall pretty good, though it could be a bit more extensive. Representatives are great, and can be accessed through ticket/email, live chat, and phone.

But is GreenGeeks good with its hosting performance, the thing that’s absolutely key for making sure your site stays up?

Just look at the last 3 months of uptime on our test site:

greengeeks uptime

That’s incredible. 99.99% uptime over the course of three months means that it’s functionally perfect. The performance has been similarly consistent over the course of the last year, aside from a single drop almost a year ago.

On top of that, the response time has consistently been faster than average. So all together, GreenGeeks’ performance has been excellent.

And taken together with everything else, it’s hard to see what GreenGeeks does wrong. It might not be an ideal budget host, but aside from that, it’s well-priced for what’s offered—and a lot is offered.

Still want to know more? You can check out our full GreenGeeks review for an in-depth breakdown of the company’s offering overall, and an even longer uptime record.

3.TMDHosting

TMDHosting Pros
  • Great speeds, consistently
  • Choice of Linux or Windows based hosting
  • Low renewal/regular prices
  • Pretty good feature set, especially Weebly’s website builder.
  • Detailed tutorials for a range of open source software and content management systems.

TMDHosting Cons

  • Uptime suffers a bit
  • Knowledge base is weak, as it’s basically a forum and thus less organized, and with less official input.

If you like to pay attention to underdog and lesser-known hosting companies, you’ll want to pay extra-close attention to this one.

TMDHosting has built a strong reputation, and since its founding in 2007, it’s received many impressive accolades.

TMDHosting is also a bit unique for its focus on hosting open-source software. It’s been credited by several content management systems (CMS) for being a great host through the years.

But now? Let’s take a look.

The first thing you might notice is that TMDHosting offers both Linux and Windows-based options. This is less common for shared web hosting, but it’s a welcome choice.

Windows hosting is a bit more expensive, but proportionately has more generous features. To keep things simple, I’ll focus on the Linux shared hosting.

TMDhoating plan

The promotional/first-term prices are pretty normal. Good, but normal. But take a look at those regular prices:

They’re noticeably cheaper than most regular prices. So in the long term. TMDHosting is actually cheaper than many competing hosts.

And as for the features:

TMDhosting features

They’re pretty generous, as neither storage nor bandwidth has caps at any tier.

Most of the other stuff is basic at the first tier, but the money-back guarantee is longer (which shows confidence on TMDHosting’s part) and basic caching speeds things up.

But the Weebly website builder is great. Several options here include their own website builders for free.

That’s great, but many hosting companies’ native website builders are a bit sub-par. Weebly is a company wholly dedicated to making a great website builder. So its inclusion here is extra impressive.

Anyway, the second and third tiers are also impressive for adding performance-enhancing features.

Lastly, the shared plans come with free daily backups, and are more isolated than traditional shared hosting.

So just looking at prices and features, TMD looks excellent.

But let’s take a look at the performance. We’ve been testing TMD Hosting since early 2019 (full details here).

Through half of 2019, TMD’s month-to-month uptime was kind of shoddy. Three months were well-below 99.9% uptime.

But the last year has been a bit better:

TMDhosting uptime

Typically, most days will be at 100%, but then a few days will consistently fall below the 99.9% mark.

The last three months, for example, has averaged 99.92%.

So that’s not ideal. But there IS good news:

The response times have been GREAT. In fact, they have been, without fail, among the lowest of all the hosts we’ve tested, and have been so consistently since early 2019.

You can check out our full analysis of TMDHosting here if this caught your eye.

4.DreamHost

DreamHost Pros

  • Uptime guarantee will credit you for downtime
  • For the most part, good uptime
  • Flexible pricing allows for monthly payments instead of commitments for a year or 3 years
  • Very WordPress friendly, especially for beginners: WordPress is pre-installed, a free migration plugin is included, and a WP website builder is included for free
  • Also, automatic backups for WordPress sites
  • One of the longest money-back guarantees I’ve seen, at 97 days

DreamHost Cons

  • Email isn’t free for the first tier
  • Uses a custom control panel instead of the more common cPanel, which may throw off some users (but this is a very minor point)
  • Only two pricing plans, which isn’t as good if you want to have a lot of options
  • In general, while DreamHost is great if you want cheap hosting for WordPress, it’s more ordinary when it comes to general shared hosting
  • Downtime is rare but CAN be pretty bad when it happens

DreamHost is another major name in the world of web hosting, for good reason.

As you can see from the picture above, DreamHost powers over 1.5 MILLION websites—putting it in the big leagues of shared web hosting, along with Bluehost and GoDaddy.

DreamHost is overall solid for those who want an affordable, high-performing web host with solid features.

Just so we’re clear, these are the basic features and prices we’re looking at:dreamhost plan

People looking into WordPress will feel right at home. DreamHost is 2nd place in our Best WordPress Hosting Services. Like Bluehost, DreamHost is one of the three major hosts that WordPress.Org itself recommends.

As you can see, DreamHost has quite a few features designed to make things easier for WordPress users—such as a free migration plugin for people using WordPress on a previous host, a free site builder for WordPress, and pre-installation of WordPress.

On top of that, DreamHost has decent pricing, in the general range of what most web hosts offer but a bit on the lower side.

And as an added bonus, DreamHost has monthly payment plans for those who don’t want to commit to a year up-front.

As far as performance goes, DreamHost is pretty good. They guarantee 100% uptime and will credit you for certain amounts of downtime.

But DreamHost’s ACTUAL uptime? A little more complicated. Check it out:

dreamhost 12 months uptime

Usually DreamHost does indeed offer 100% uptime. But there was one day in February and a day in January that threw off our average..

There was also one day in late August where uptime dipped to about 96%. But aside from those days, almost EVERY day has been at 100%.

So, DreamHost still has pretty solid uptime. As you’d guess, days like that are rare.

You can see our full DreamHost uptime stats here. And you can read my full evaluation of DreamHost here for more overall information.

5.GoDaddy

You probably know this, but GoDaddy is a big name in the hosting (and domain) world.

GoDaddy Pros

  • Very good uptime over the course of two years.
  • Similarly good speeds.
  • Promotional prices are low (when they happen)
  • Ability to purchase more resources as needed
  • choice of Windows or Linux hosting

GoDaddy Cons

  • Non-promotional prices are higher than average for the first term.
  • A lot of upselling, pushiness to buy add-ons
  • GoDaddy’s live chat is often busy
  • Some included free features renew at cost after the first term
  • Especially: SSL not included for free at first two tiers, and renews at cost for the third tier

In fact, it’s almost certainly the biggest hosting company on this list. To put a number on it, GoDaddy services over 20 MILLION customers.

That’s a level above the other big names here (Bluehost and HostGator).

Yet GoDaddy is also infamous for untransparent pricing and a very corporate approach. That’s also what holds it back on this list.

But it’s been so successful for a reason…it’s good. Check out our full breakdown of GoDaddy here for more on that.

Anyway, let’s look at the web hosting plans:GoDaddy plan

The first-term prices are higher than average. But the renewal prices are overall normal (if a bit higher than average as well).

However, GoDaddy frequently has big promotions that drop the prices to dirt-cheap levels for the first term.

As for the features…the resources are pretty generous. 100GB of storage (SSD by the way) is more than enough for the vast majority of people hosting just one website, and it only gets higher after that.

A cool feature is that you can easily buy more resources—not just storage, but also CPU or RAM—very easily as you need to.

But aside from the good news on resources, that’s about it for features.

Yes, you get a domain with annual plans, but it renews at cost after the first year. To be fair, that’s a common deal. But it renews at a higher cost than average.

Plus, the email has only 5GB of storage and is free for the first year only, but renews at cost.

The SSL? The feature that’s crucial to having a trustworthy site, which is included for free in almost all hosting plans? It’s not included for free for the first two tiers, and renews at cost for the third tier.

Also, GoDaddy is constantly upselling. You’re always pushed to purchase add-ons or higher-priced packages.

The website builder is one of those add-ons. Sometimes GoDaddy will even include it for free (for a year) during promotions.

It’s great when hosting companies include their own website builders for free. But many of them are sub-par compared to the popular website building software.

GoDaddy is a bit different. It’s a big company, and has invested into its website builder to be a more mainstream offering.

You can check out our investigation of GoDaddy’s website builder here for more info. But the short version is that yes, it’s pretty good.

But overall, GoDaddy is on the weaker side for features and price.

As for the uptime:

We’ve been measuring GoDaddy through a test site for two years(starting August 2018).

During that time, GoDaddy basically always had great performance. Most months have at least 99.99% uptime, and it’s rare when they don’t.

Overall GoDaddy has done well for the last year. But some instances of downtime have lowered the average:

godaddy uptime

Most of the time, it’s 100%, but there are consistently days just over 99.9% that lower the average.

In the last three months, however, uptime has been closer to 99.98%, which is good.

Not to mention, the response times have also consistently been low since we started measuring.

So overall, while not perfect, GoDaddy is a pretty good performer and has been such for two years.

6. Peek Hosting

PeekHosting Pros

  • Multi Payment Options – 4

  • Varied packages – 27

  • Windows & Linux Available

PeekHosting Cons

  • No Uptime Guarantee

  • Prices listed in Different Currency based on hosting needs

PEEKHosting provides complete hosting services with everything you need to host a website. Some of the basic (and more appealing) features are:

  • Domain registration (not included in pricing)
  • Free private domain SSL certificates by GlobalSign
  • The cPanel hosting control panel
  • Free access to their backup servers
  • WebMail access via a number of providers, such as SquirrelMail
  • Pure SSD storage used on all their hosting products
  • Distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection for 1 Gbps

That’s just the beginning. With most of their plans, you can choose from a number of add-on services such as DNS management, ID protection, and email forwarding. You can also purchase dedicated IP addresses or SSH/shell access. Their VPS and dedicated servers are typically provisioned within 20 minutes, giving you almost instant access to your cloud computing resources.

The hosting products come complete with a decent amount of pre-installed software, and cPanel + Softaculous allows you to install additional software such as WordPress. They also provide a very beginner-friendly drag-and-drop Website Builder with templates that simplify the creation of your website. If you don’t want to do it all yourself, PEEK Hosting also offer web design services that use your preferred CMS.

7. HostMonster

Hostmonster Pros

  • Unlimited add-on domains

  • E-commerce solutions

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

  • Responsive live chat that’s available 24/7

Hostmonster Cons

  • Supports only Linux-based accounts

  • Prices increase after the first year It doesn’t offer a domain name or email accounts

HostMonster is a provider of shared and VPS hosting plans, as well as dedicated servers, at reasonable prices. Its aim is to provide quality offerings to individuals, small businesses, or those who are looking for options that are reliable and are backed by solid customer service.

If you’re looking to get started with your first website, HostMonster is a solid option. Its entry-level shared plans are inexpensive ways to get your website up and running, and if you ever run into issues, you can get in touch with the friendly and helpful customer support team.

HostGator offers shared, VPS, and dedicated hosting options like HostMonster, but HostGator offers multiple shared plans from which you can choose.

HostGator’s plans also come with unlimited resource allocations, but by upgrading to a more expensive plan, you will be getting support for additional domain names and freebies like SSL certificates, dedicated IP addresses, and SEO tools.

Note that HostGator’s high-end shared hosting plan is only a bit more expensive than HostMonster’s plan.

HostGator also offers you options to get started on a budget, and the customer service offered by the company seems to be better than that offered by HostMonster.




8. AbeloHost B.V

AbeloHost B.V Pros

  • Affordably priced offshore hosting option
  • Dutch laws ensure privacy and data security
  • Planscan scale with businesses
  • Office near data center ensures fast response times

AbeloHost B.V Cons

  • Limited live chat and phone support
  • No money-back guarantee for shared hosting
AbeloHost was established back in 2012 in the Netherlands. From the get-go, the company’s mission has been to provide high-quality offshore web hosting, including shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers in an oversaturated market that doesn’t always combine high service quality with reasonable pricing. In just a few years, AbeloHost grew into one of the market leaders in offshore hosting. The company now services more than 5,000 registered domains and over 10,000 clients and counting. Besides combining high-quality servers with equally good service, AbeloHost strives to uphold the company’s commitment to absolute data privacy and safety practices. All of the company’s data centers are situated in the Netherlands and under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch law, which is known for its stringent privacy regulations and freedom of speech protections. That should ensure total data security, data privacy, and a wide range of content acceptability for all of AbeloHost’s customers, wherever in the world they might be based. What’s more, all of the company hardware is privately owned, which means that it is not accessible to anyone else other than the AbeloHost staff and data center personnel.

9. WebHostingPad

Webhostingpad Pros

  • Free domain registration
  • Unlimited packages
  • Free website builder
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Webhostingpad Cons

  • Live chat isn’t available 24/7
  • No free plan or free trial available

What makes WebHostingPad user-friendly is its Weebly website builder. You can use the free website builder to create professional websites without the need of any programming knowledge. This not only saves you the website developer expenses but also lets you design the website exactly the way you want it without getting into cumbersome details.

Installing applications like WordPress, osCommerce, ZenCart is as easy as clicking ‘next’ in the installation wizard. These applications are easily manageable without detailed programming requirements so you can publish a blog or create an online shop with no programming knowledge whatsoever.

The feature that attracts most people to WebHostingPad is that it doesn’t put restrictions on the available features. You get unlimited storage, databases, email accounts, domains, and bandwidth which, for this price, is not offered by many hosting services providers.

10. Dashflo

Dashflo Pros

  • Provides a 99.999% Uptime guarantee

  • Offers a free SSL on all plans

  • Allows website migration

  • Has automatic daily backups

Dashflo Cons

  • The customer service personnel is not available on a 24/7 basis.
  • Supports only Linux-based accounts Prices increase after the first year It doesn’t offer a domain name or email accounts

All of our web hosting nodes are powered by powerful premium hardware to ensure extremely high stability without sacrificing on any performance factors.

Our web hosting supports a large variety of modern languages for web applications. The days of being forced to use PHP are over, as we support a handful of different application languages at dashflo web hosting.

11.BanaHost

Banahost Pros

  • The Site Migration Service is totally free.
  • 24/7 Support Team
  • You Have the opportunity to have your own hosting business through the reseller hosting service with prices from $23.95 per month
  • BanaHosting has the affiliation program where to earn 10% for the purchases that make your referral

Banahost Cons

  • The plans are accessible but not the most economical of the market.
  • The support for WordPress is not specialized, therefore, if you find yourself in a big predicament, you will have to solve it on the other hand.
  • In Basic Plan You can only host a web.
  • Activation of web hosting service is not immediate
  • Limited domain extensions (. com .net. Info. org. US)
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BanaHosting offers three shared hosting plans for Linux – Bana-Starter Deluxe, Bana-Professional Deluxe, and Bana-Corporate Deluxe. All three packages come with a set of standard features, including:

  • Unlimited SSD disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free SSL certificate
  • LiteSpeed Web Server
  • Free RVsitebuilder
  • cPanel
  • PHP support (5.3 to 7.3)
  • Softaculous and Fantastico Deluxe auto-installers
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee

You can host from one to unlimited websites, depending on your plan. The smallest plan comes with a server located in the U.S., but you can choose from U.S. or Europe data centers with the other two plans.

The best part is that you get unlimited SSD disk space and free SSL on all domains under your hosting account. SSD drives boost your website’s overall performance, while an SSL certificate adds a layer of security and protection.

BanaHosting uses the industry-standard cPanel that makes it easy to manage website tasks from a single dashboard. It also offers two application auto-installers, Softaculous and Fantastico Deluxe, to give you access to hundreds of popular CMS apps, forums, blogs, e-stores, wikis, CRMs, and photo galleries without going to the hassle of creating databases manually.

12.Accuweb Hosting

Accuweb Pros

  • Terrific uptime in testing
  • Excellent reseller and VPS hosting plans
  • Good customer service
  • Minecraft server hosting

Accuweb Cons

  • Not every plan has a Windows server option
  • Short money-back guarantee window

The web hosting world is a large and varied, with many services competing for your trust and dollars. There are plenty of worthy choices, and AccuWeb Hosting is among them, thanks to its many robust hosting plans that offer plenty of flexibility. In fact, AccuWeb Hosting’s dedicated hosting packages in particular are so well rounded that they get our Editors’ Choice nod. While the service lacks month-by-month shared hosting payment options, and its Windows plans lack the ability to create unlimited email accounts, AccuWeb is still one of the best web hosting services around.

13.HostWinds

Hostwinds Pros

  • Terrific uptime in testing
  • Excellent reseller and VPS hosting plans
  • Good customer service
  • Minecraft server hosting

Hostwinds Cons

  • Not every plan has a Windows server option
  • Short money-back guarantee window

Hostwinds showed solid uptime and we found them to be very capable and impressive service.

You get free SSL security, excellent customer support, and unlimited email accounts. All this is on top of an unlimited all-in-one experience with access to a great website builder and unlimited space and bandwidth.

Moreover, they have improved their average speed during the last year.

We’re not overly concerned about their lack of server locations and not-free domain name — these are small issues in the grand scheme of things.

14.Vultr

Vultr Pros

  • Nice range of quality cloud products
  • Great performance
  • Simple and clean interface
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Vultr Cons

  • Not as beginner-friendly as it seems
  • Support is iffy
  • higher-end plans are less available globally
All in all, Vultr is pretty good. If you’re looking for a versatile and adaptable cloud hosting provider, you could do worse. Just remember that customer support may be insufficient in some cases, although I was happy with each customer service interaction that I had with them when I was writing this article. In particular, you’ll want to consider Vultr if you’re serving customers from around the globe and need to ensure rapid loading times. It’s perfect for ecommerce companies, and the cloud services it offers can be scaled to grow with the company. And while it might not quite be an A+, it’s a pretty solid B.

15. Epik Inc

Epic Pros

  • Best Responsive customer support team
  • Advanced search capabilities which make domain searching easier
  • Additional services such as c-panel and multiple programming languages compatibility
  • High uptime i.e. more than 99.9% uptime.
  • Suitable for site monetization

Epic Cons

  • Fewer discounts for long-term shared hosting plans
  • Yearly domain renewals are quite expensive
  • It has no free trials or a free package plan.
  • Has only one hosting plan with different packages
  • No money-back guarantee for premium domain names

16. GreenGeeks

GreenGeeks Pros

  • Free Domain Name for Life of Account
  • Unlimited Number of Domains can be Hosted
  • Unlimited Web Space
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • Unlimited Email
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • 99.9% Uptime
  • Solid State Drives
  • PowerCacher Technology
  • Free Let’s Encrypt Wildcard SSL

GreenGeeks Cons

  • First Line Chat Support Often Must Escalate Issues via Support Ticket
  • No Website Staging

GreenGeeks is certainly the provider we’ve tested that’s the most committed to protecting the environment. It’s an admirable choice, and businesses with a green goal will certainly be pleased to hear that they can host a website with a low carbon footprint.

On top of that, its performance is excellent!

But there are nevertheless a few downsides to consider. The lack of advanced options like staging and team management features can be a dealbreaker for professional business owners. The limited backup features may be not enough for most.

And if you need a top-performing host, other (and more expensive) solutions like SiteGroundKinsta or WP Engine could be considered.

There are also a number of cheaper web hosting providers out there. For example, at renewal DreamHost is more affordable and offers similar performance levels.

17. AvesHost

Aveshost Pros

  • 450+ Cloud Apps
  • In House Malware Database
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Ultra-Fast Web Server
  • 99.8% Uptime

Aveshost Cons

  • No VPS or dedicated servers
  • Poor performance in testing

Aveshost is the Cheapest and Most Reliable Web Hosting you can trust. We aim to enable millions of users utilize the power of Internet to share their ideas and works online.

We make registering, hosting, and managing domains for yourself or others easy and affordable, because the internet needs people.

At Aveshost, we’re passionate about creating an environment that focuses on you, our customers. Customer satisfaction comes before anything else in our entire business operation. We strive to deliver the highest level of service for every product we offer, and we’re immensely proud of the reputation we’ve built for doing so. The Aveshost guarantee is a mark of excellence. The Aveshost guarantee means you can buy and use our products and services with confidence.

18. WPX Hosting

WPX Pros

  • Built to handle traffic without sacrificing page load times
  • Fast and effective support
  • Amazing pricing in comparison to competitors
  • Supports emails (unlike some WordPress hosts)

WPX Cons

  • Interface is lacking on features but this could be classed as a pro since the interface is easier to work with
  • No phone support (but live chat & email is very fast)

Before we get to the WPX Hosting review proper, let’s take a quick look at why you might want to upgrade to a faster web host and improve the speed of your website with the help from some data.

According to some studies, if your site takes longer than 3 seconds to load 57% of all visitors will bounce and go elsewhere. 80% of those visitors will never come back and half of them will tell their network about their negative experience.

If you’re selling products or offering downloads from your website, you’ll be interested to learn that Walmart found that when load times jumped from 1 second to 4 seconds, conversions declined rapidly . However, for every 1 second of improvement, they experienced up to a 2% conversion rate increase. Firefox reduced the load time of their site by 2.2 seconds and increased downloads by an impressive 15.4%.

There are plenty of data and studies showing the negative impact of slow loading times as well as the positive benefits of increasing site speed. Even if you’re not running a multimillion dollar operation, I’m sure your site can benefit from improved loading times.

19. AlexHost

Alexhost Pros 

  • GeoTrust QuickSSL Premium
  • Unlimited FTP Accounts
  • Unlimited Traffic
  • Fast support, available 24 / 7 / 365
  • Anonimity and reliability

Alexhost Cons

  • More pricing options needed

AlexHost is an offshore hosting network that offers services like its own data center, domain, hosting, security, anonymity, and even ignored DMCA. Offshore hosting is defined as the exercise of hosting a website, application, or data on servers that are not located in your own country.

It is often done to achieve certain aims like independence from cyber laws, more exposure, anonymity, extra back-ups, freedom of speech and press, avoid local restrictions, etc. People prefer offshore hosting as it is more difficult to shut down and contact legally. The major reason to choose this hosting is that prevailing laws in the host’s region might consider their content unlawful. If you are looking for a network that can help you host websites offshore, AlexHost is a good choice.

20. QHoster

QHoster Pros

  • Website builder and Softaculous auto-installer
  • DDoS protection
  • Supports Python, Perl, Ruby on Rails, 
  • Free SSL certificates
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QHoster Cons

  • No knowledge base
  • Only supports PHP 4&5

QHoster is a worldwide provider of cPanel shared web hosting, cPanel reseller hosting, VPS and dedicated servers.

We currently serve customers from 5 continents: Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe

QHoster was founded in 2004 and since that time, has grown from a small local provider with just one server into an international and industry recognized hosting provider with more than 2000 active customers under management.
QHoster specializes in Linux VPS and Windows RDP VPS. We currently offer 6 different geo locations: UK, USA (East & West Coast), France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Customer Care
QHoster provides continuous support by email and online Support System. There is always someone to address your problem at any time of the day and night.

Technical Equipment
We are using HP and Supermicro servers with Intel CPUs, 32GB RAM or more and Hardware RAID-10 to ensure best performance and security of your data.

Guarantees
Contact us if you are unhappy with your current hosting provider! We will try to price match him and help you do the migration of your domain names, files and databases.

21. Bold Grid

BoldgridPros

  • Users have the power and functionality of WordPress at their disposal
  • Website can easily be exported and transferred
  • You have 100% ownership of your website
  • Responsive/mobile-friendly designs

Boldgrid Cons

  • Not an all-in-one, turn key solution like Wix and other website builders
  • Its free, but requires paid web hosting
  • No drag and drop eCommerce tools available

BoldGrid does not have many popular features like WooCommerce builder, header builder, mega menu, etc., which we can see in other page builders. It offers some essential elements in the lower industry standard tier.

The drag-and-drop editor is there but not that easy to use and not intuitive, in my opinion. Changing the behavior and look of each element and changing the content is relatively easy, and the interface looks great and easy to use.

BoldGrid can be an easy solution to build some nice-looking pages and posts with some good multipurpose themes, which have header and footer builders.

However, the lack of widgets and easy control over elements is quite a problem since other modern page builders offer much easier interfaces to us, and results are much better and modern.

There is no drag-and-drop functionality and WooCommerce editor as well as it heavily depends on a theme. BoldGrid also offers a website builder, but it’s not standalone, and it needs to be used exclusively on their platform.

22. Fast Comet

Fastcomet Pros

  • It provides adequate 24/7 support via various channels like emails ticketing, live chat, and phone calls.
  • It has a fast server speed and 99.9% uptime.
  • Their pricing is fixed and affordable, starting at $3.48
  • Offers 99.99% Uptime guarantee

Fastcomet Cons

  • It offers various features and tools that lack video tutorials to explain them; therefore, newbies find it difficult to maneuver.
  • The live chat option is sometimes unavailable.

FastComet makes some pretty bold claims for a relatively young, small firm.

The good news is that they were able to back up a lot of them, posting strong uptime and speed in the several months we’ve monitored with them.

They also go above and beyond typical hosts with transparent pricing and free additional services.

Next to uptime, speed is another important factor when choosing a host. Not only is a slow website a negative Google ranking factor, but your site’s traffic depends a lot on how long does it take to load. For example, there’s a 32% bounce rate probability if your site page load time goes from one second to three seconds.

FastComet doesn’t hold back good words about its customer service quality. They claim to have resolved 83% of the issues in less than 15 minutes based on 10 000 support requests. Moreover, their customer support is available 24/7/365 via live chat, email, ticketing, and phone.

23. HostNamaste

HostNamaste Pros

  • Manual location-choices.
  • Cheap additional add-ons.
  • 26+ payment options.

HostNamaste Cons

  • No cryptocurrencies accepted.

About HostNamaste

HostNamaste.com – A Reliable Indian Hosting Company You Can Trust. We offers the best-in-class fast SSD shared and reselelr hosting services for small and big websites. We endeavor to offer our clients the best services at competitive prices. We came into this business because we saw a lack of support in the hosting bussiness. We have used numerous other well known hosting providers and they left us dissatisfied. We felt a need for a hosting provider that was not only capable of understanding your needs, but had the resources to provide you support though out. Therefore, HostNamaste was born out of necessity. Our CSS Commitment: Clients, Service, and Support Clients: We are committed to providing top customer service. As a company, we commit to customer service is through our affordable prices that are well below the industry average. Our staff ventures to interact with all customers with professionalism and courtesy. Service: HostNamaste provides a high quality of service by offering many features and resources for a great price. We refuse to jeopardize our clients and their websites by overloading our servers. Our quality hardware allows us to bundle so much for so little. Support: We’ve been there, and we understand it. The best support is when you don’t even have to contact support. We understand that, and we take preventative measures so you don’t need us, but we are always available when customers need us.

24. Koddos

Koddos Pros

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • DDOS Protection
  • 24X7 Live support
  • Safe and secure hosting

Koddos Cons

  • No Shared Hosting solutions
  • Costly for small businesses
  • Single Datacentre

KoDDoS offers a range of services including shared hosting, DDoS proxy protection, DDoS-protected colocation services, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers.

However, KoDDoS’s primary added value is in the extra security they offer their customers. They have a variety of pre-made, non-customizable, high-security hosting packages available. You can choose from their medium- to high-risk shared hosting or their offshore hosting packages.

Their medium-risk shared hosting packages start with a maximum attack filtering of 10 Gbps, 10GB RAID10 storage space, and 50GB of premium clean bandwidth. The highest end of this range has a maximum attack filtering of 120 Gbps, 30GB RAID10 storage space, and 200GB of premium clean bandwidth.

All packages come with unlimited MySQL databases, emails, and FTP accounts. With any of these packages, you can select from three server locations: Hong Kong, the Netherlands, or the United States. You’ll also get a dedicated IP address for your website. Opting for the high-risk shared hosting packages gives you greater maximum attack filtering, more packets per second, and more bandwidth.

25. Intrahost Limited

Intrahost Limited Pros

  • Backup your business data free of charge
  • Minimum downtime for storage upgrades
  • Increased resilience ensures business continuity

Intrahost Limited Cons

  • More pricing options needed

Founded in 2006, Intrahost was created as a part of the Intragroup family, already famed for it’s specialised approach to IT solutions and trading since 2000.

Intrahost was created to be able to offer specialised co-location hosting services for UK based organisations. With Intrahost’s specialist approach to co-location, and expansion into the hosted disaster recovery solutions market, 2007 saw the single data centre soon become four data centres, with Manchester and Leeds data centres being added to the list alongside the Hull data centre. In 2009 we opened the South Yorkshire Data Centre in Barnsley.

Products: Web hosting, VMware Hosting, Cloud Servers, Dedicated Servers and Hosted Exchange.

26. Just Simple Hosting

Just Simple Hosting Pros

  • Great customer support
  • Free domain
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Free website backup
  • Additional security features

Just Simple Hosting Cons

  • Just Host domain registration process is longer
  • Excessive upselling is a real turn-off
  • Importing WordPress blogs can be a real pain in ass

Simple Hosting offers Windows and Linux hosting as its shared web hosting. In total, there are four shared hosting plans with two reseller plans. I’ll focus on the web hosting plans; they are suitable for small business websites and provide the following features:

  • Automatic backups every night
  • Let’s Encrypt SSL
  • Up to five domains
  • Either 10GB or 20GB storage

Simple Hosting uses premium hardware from HP, Cisco, NetApp, and Fortinet. Its server hardware is from HP, networking and routing equipment from Cisco, and firewall cluster from Fortinet. These are all reputable companies with top-notch products.

The automatic backups are stored in an offsite location that’s stored more than 160 km away from the main data center to ensure that your data is available, regardless of what happens to the main data center. Email backups are kept for six months while others are kept for much shorter durations.

Simple Hosting provides a couple of security features, including a firewall cluster and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to protect your data and website, and anti-virus and anti-spam protection for your emails.

Living up to its name, Simple Hosting features the Plesk hosting control panel. It’s one of the simplest and easiest to use panels out there. It’s beginner-friendly and through it, you can manage all hosting settings, including databases, PHP configurations, and email accounts.

Simple Hosting takes it further by ensuring that customers can easily install software through an auto-installer. It supports WordPress, Umbraco, Joomla!, and many other CMSes.

27. Bigrock.in

Bigrock Pros

  • Reliable web hosting service with limited downtime
  • One of the most affordable web hosting services on the market
  • Features offered by the company are comprehensive
  • Ease of use

Bigrock Cons

  • Customer service provided by the company is subpar and not up to standard
  • Transferrig domains to Bigrock is a troublesome and long process

BigRock offers a complete line of low-cost hosting solutions, including shared web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS, cloud solutions, SiteLock services, domain name registration services, and backup solutions.

The shared hosting solutions are of two types: Linux hosting (StarterAdvancedBusiness, and Pro) and Windows hosting (EssentialPremiumBusiness, and Pro). They come with the following standard features:

  • Unlimited disk space
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited domains and email addresses
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • CloudLinux
  • cPanel/Plesk control panel
  • MySQL databases
  • PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.4
  • Softaculous one-click installer

BigRock uses both the Varnish Cache that stores users’ most-visited pages and the globally distributed Cloudflare CDN. Together, these technologies ensure fast page-loading speeds and help websites handle high traffic.

28. Frantech

FranTech Pros

  • Panel is easy to use
  • Flexibility to configure our websites and domains
  • It’s affordable
  • The customer support is very attentive and helpful

FranTech Cons

  • They could have better deploy solutions for not so experienced users
  • More integration with external services to automate some tasks
  • Better ways to track hosting performance

We consider FranTech Solutions to be a potentially medium​ fraud risk ISP, by which we mean that web traffic from this ISP potentially poses a medium​ risk of being fraudulent. Other types of traffic may pose a different risk or no risk. They operate 73,669 IP addresses, almost all of which are running anonymizing VPNs, servers, public proxies, and Tor exit nodes. They manage IP addresses for organisations including BuyVM, BuyVM Services, and QuickPacket, LLC. Scamalytics see very high levels of web traffic from this ISP across our global network, some​ of which is, in our view, fraudulent. We apply a risk score of 58/100 to FranTech Solutions, meaning that of the web traffic where we have visibility, approximately 58% is suspected to be potentially fraudulent.

29. 99RDP

99RDP Pros

  • Unlimited E-Mail Accounts
  • Global Content Caching
  • Free Website Migration
  • Free SSL Certificates
  • SitePad Website Builder

99RDP Cons

  • Support is bit slow & many users complained about support
  • Dedicated servers are expensive

99RDP was formed with an motive to give Remote Desktop Servers (RDP) to people at very less and effective cost. We always focus on one slogan, “why you worry”. Well this slogan may looks like different from RDP Selling site, but it’s actually for our clients who buys RDP from us and gets very premium support from us every time on every server they buy. Some of you also thinks that what’s the reason for giving so low prices for their plans, are they fraud or something ? Well that’s nice doubt, but these prices are only possible by thinking of less profits by us !!

30. Gigapros

GigaPros Pros

  • Zero-overselling policy
  • Feature-packed packages
  • Up to 99.99% SLA
  • 24/7 live chat

GigaPros Cons

  • Plans are a little pricey
  • No Windows plans

To complement its domain registration services, GigaPros provides an array of hosting plans with excellent features for businesses and individuals alike. These include shared hosting, reseller hosting, cloud hosting, VPS, and dedicated server hosting with exceptional features included.

The shared hosting plans come with the following features:

  • 99.9% – 99.99% uptime SLA
  • Premium website builder
  • App installer
  • CDN acceleration
  • Hacker Guard
  • SSD storage
  • cPanel
  • SSL certificate

As just listed, all shared hosting plans come with a free shared SSL certificate. I also like the fact that there are demos to show you exactly what you can expect to get from GigaPros and its hosting plans. The full feature set also includes MySQL databases (with remote MySQL connections), SSH access, and Cron jobs.

GigaPros is a great option for beginners who want to get started quickly and easily. Firstly, the Softaculous application installer integrated into the cPanel control panel allows you to install more than 350 popular apps with just one click. Secondly, a premium site builder comes with a choice of more than 1,200 templates that help you create a stunning website with little effort.

At the technical level, GigaPros’ hosting plans run on CentOS Linux, and the CDN ensures that your website loads 200% faster and protects you from DDoS attacks. The business shared plans are built on 100% fault-tolerant cloud infrastructure with SSD disk storage. GigaPros owns its network equipment and servers, and the company has three U.S. data centers in Dallas, Chicago, and Denver with fully redundant Cisco distribution switches.

31. Endinov

Endinov Pros

  • reliability – never had downtime to this point.
  • Fast response – chat support is usually within 10 minutes.

Endinov Cons

  • First line of tech support could be a little more technically trained.

We provide every necessity that enables our clients’ put their business online with little effort. Below are few qualities that distinguish us from our competitors.

Our platform is very reliable, secured and committed to providing first-class hosting services.
We strive to improve our customer’s success by providing world-class tools and consistent services that comes at affordable rates.
We implement the latest technologies and tools that meet our clients’ needs and requirements.
We continually explore new and innovative solutions to keep our clients up-to-date on technology and services.
We are very meticulous. We pay much attention to quality details to ensure that our customers are best served.
We have good customer care representation that are more than willing to assist our clients with their personal needs in a cooperative and professional manner.
Our main aim is to get your idea on the internet. We believe in treating every customers with the same respect, caring and honesty that we would with our personal friends.
Although we keep our traditional business values, we are not afraid of changes. We have always been early adopters of new technologies. We continuously explore new and innovative solutions to keep our customers up to date on technology.
We believe that establishing a successful world-class web presence should be easy and affordable. We strive to improve our customers’ success by providing the best reliable and consistent tools and services at affordable prices. 

32. Mochahost

Mochahost Pros

  • Has a high-quality uptime due to the advanced setup.
  • Has discounts of up to 60% on pricing plans
  • Has 180 days risk-free guarantee
  • Offers 100% Uptime guarantee

Mochahost Cons

  • Unclear data storage limits
  • The customer service team have poor product knowledge

Based in San Jose, California, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, MochaHost specializes in providing professional website hosting and web development. It aims to be on the cheaper end of the market while still providing best-in-class services.

The website is global, with German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese versions of the site, along with a tool to convert the prices to 42 different currencies.

MochaHost maintains over a million domains, but is it the right choice for you? Well, that depends.

There are plenty of pros and cons with MochaHost (free tools and unlimited websites, but not on the cheapest package). It’s inexpensive and has a decent range of features that make it worth considering, if you can get past the text-heavy website pages.

If you’re in the market for a new hosting provider, read on to find out whether MochaHost could work for you.

33. Awardspace

Awardspace Pros

  • Friendly support staff
  • Impressive free plan

Awardspace Cons

  • Autorenewal

AwardSpace provides its users with a number of tools for building their websiteFree users have access to the Zacky Website Builder, which comes with a number of premium themes perfect for beginners to get their websites up and running quickly. A one-click app installer enables the easy installation of WordPress and Joomla!, two of the most popular content management systems in the industry today. On top of that, free users get 1GB of SSD storage, 5GB monthly bandwidth, 1 MySQL database, and 99.9% average network uptime. The SSD storage was particularly noteworthy, since many free hosting providers would merely offer regular HDD storage in lieu of SSD.

However, as with every free hosting plan there are certain limits. Once users start getting a decent amount of traffic to their website or decide they want to upload more multimedia, the 1GB storage and 5GB monthly bandwidth may prove insufficient. Fortunately, AwardSpace also has an array of premium hosting plans available.

Let’s start with their shared hosting plans. These come with:

  • Unlimited storage and bandwidth
  • Email addresses
  • Extra databases
  • Better website loading times
  • Improved server performance

Their entry-level Basic shared hosting plan is ideal for smaller websites, blogs, and portfolio websites: this highly affordable plan comes with a cap of two domains hosted per account, 24/7 support, and up to 15,000 visits monthly. It doesn’t come with a free domain registration, though — you’ll have to opt for at least their Web Pro Plus plan for that.

34.Avahost

Avahost Pros

  • RAID-10 SSD storage with hot-swap drives
  • VPS with Xeon servers that run with Linux operating system
  • Helpful 24/7 customer support
  • 30-day free trial, plus a 60-day money-back guarantee

Avahost Cons

  • No support for the newer PHP 7.2

AvaHost offers a range of shared, WordPress, reseller, and VPS hosting services. All plans come with MySQL and PHP support along with a CMS of your choice: 1C-Bitrix, Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress among others.

The shared hosting service also comes with the following features:

  • FTP accounts
  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • cPanel
  • 60-day money back guarantee
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Cron task scheduler
  • Free SSL certificates

The best thing about being hosted by AvaHost is that you get to choose the data center where you want your website to be hosted from: the company has data centers in Ukraine, Russia, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

AvaHost gives you a complete and ready-to-use platform once you create your hosting account. The company offers a user-friendly website builder that’ll allow even an amateur webmaster to create a decent website. Accounts are powered by a cPanel installation and include pre-installed modules for search engine optimization and a wide variety of templates.

You can purchase a dedicated IP address at an additional cost, along with extra storage space, add-on domains, and domain name registrations.

35. Hostripples India

Hostripples India Pros

  • Faster loading time and multiple server location option,
  • Server Security and hardening,
  • Domain registration services,

Hostripples India Cons

  • More pricing options needed

Hostripples instantly gives a great impression with a smart, professional website and a wide range of hosting plans. It’s clearly an ambitious host that aims to attract global customers who want to host their website in India, the US, the UK, or Poland.

You can even pay for your hosting with Bitcoin, which is always nice, especially if you prefer to remain anonymous.

Sounds good, right? Well, I set up a test website and hosted it with Hostripples for three months to see what it can actually offer. I discovered that Hostripples has a couple of flaws you need to know about. There’s nothing wrong with its features or resources, as such, but I had an issue with loading speeds in India that put a dent in its score.

Despite the inherent problems of an Indian web host loading slowly in India – Alanis Morissette would call that ironic, and this time she’d be right – Hostripple could be a decent option if you’re looking for a web host in India. Read on to find out more.

36. 101 Domain

101domain Pros

  • Drag & Drop website editor
  • Free SSL certificate
  • 99% uptime response
  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • Live chat support
  • Free encryption

101domain Cons

  • The support response time could have been better

This vendor’s three shared hosting packages – Personal HostingBusiness Hosting, and Business Pro Hosting – are differentiated mainly by the amount of storage space. The shared hosting features they share are:

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Free SSL certificates
  • Plesk control panel
  • Website builder
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee

You manage your hosting via the Plesk control panel that includes a one-click installer for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and other applications. As an alternative to installing a CMS, you can create your website using the drag-and-drop website builder that requires no special technical knowledge.

101domain takes care of your data thanks to regular automatic backups, and it also provides you with a 99.9% network uptime guarantee. However, customers are encouraged to take their own backups, too.

37. Host Dime

Host Dime Pros

  • Focuses on providing enterprise-level hosting solutions
  • Affordable pricing starting ranging from $31.51 to $129 per month
  • 24/7 customer support through live chat, phone, and ticketing system
  • Discounts for purchasing annual plans

Host Dime Cons

  • Strict money-back guarantee
  • SLA availability could be better

HostDime is an enterprise-level website hosting provider that offers dedicated servers, cloud-based virtual private servers, managed and unmanaged servers, SSL certificates, and domain registration. Some of their standard features include:

  • 9% availability SLA (but with a goal to hit 100% availability)
  • Configurable backup disks available at additional cost
  • Domain registration available at additional cost
  • Fully managed or unmanaged server options
  • SSL certificates available at additional cost

The most notable feature of HostDime is their global infrastructure. They own and manage their own data centers with 24/7 on and off-site engineers. Both their American and Mexican data centers utilize fully-redundant power systems and networks, and they’re protected by comprehensive fire suppression protocols and a high level of security.

Ideally, HostDime aims to have 100% availability, but they’ve also backed up their commitment to the customer with a 99.9% availability SLA. To be honest, this is a tad low for the enterprise-class solutions they’re offering. Moreover, the small print indicates that you need to provide a written request within seven days of the downtime to receive any credit.

38. Krystal Hosting

Krystal Hosting Pros

  • Efficient U.K.-based customer support
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • LiteSpeed Cache and SSD storage
  • Optimized for WordPress

Krystal Hosting Cons

  • Knowledgebase could be a bit better
  • Only two add-on domains with the cheapest package

Here’s a summary of the features you can expect to get with Krystal’s cloud hosting solutions:

  • 99.99% uptime guarantee
  • Free backups
  • Domain registration service
  • Unlimited addon domains
  • Free 256-bit SSL certificates
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth

One of Krystal’s most attractive features is the WordPress-optimized LiteSpeed Cache that enables your website to perform six times faster, with SSD storage providing an extra performance boost. Krystal is so proud of its performance that it even provides a live stats web page for complete transparency about how its servers are performing.

The popular cPanel control panel makes it very easy to manage your hosting, backup and restore your data, and access your website statistics. And if you’re moving from another host, Krystal will do the cPanel migration for you, for free, at a date and time of your choosing.

You also get the customary one-click installer (Installatron) with 200+ application installation scripts, and a free website builder with everything you need to build a blog or create an online store, plus integration with SEO, AdSense, and analytics tools.

In addition to its generic cloud hosting solutions, Krystal also offers application-optimized hosting solutions for WordPress, Joomla, Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop, and Drupal.

39. BigScoots Inc

BigScoots Pros

  • Good performance
  • Shared prices are pretty good
  • Shared prices are flexible
  • Some good shared hosting features

BigScoots Cons

  • Not much information on website, little support information
  • Non-shared plans can only be paid monthly
  • Entry-level shared plan doesn’t come with a domain

BigScoots is a fairly unique hosting company; it offers managed hosting only. But unlike most managed-only hosting providers, BigScoots also offers web hosting, not just dedicated or VPS hosting.

Let’s start looking at those web hosting plans. BigScoots offers more flexible pricing than most hosting companies, so let’s focus on the prices first:

There are three tiers: 105CC, 155CC, and Turbo Diesel. They can be paid at monthly, annually, or two-year intervals:

bigscoots-price

Now, at first glance, you might find these a bit pricey. Compared to standard web hosting, they might be, but remember that these are MANAGED web hosting plans.

And managed hosting almost always included a significant price increase. Because you’re paying extra for ease of use and customer support.

With that taken into account, these prices are not big increases from the standard web hosting price range. In fact, it’s impressive how close these are to “normal” web hosting prices, despite being managed.

But we can’t really evaluate price fully without talking about the features, so let’s look at what those numbers will get you:

bigscoots-plan

The gist of the feature list is that it’s a mixed record:

On one hand, allowing up to 5 domains for the first tier alone is pretty unusual, and most sites limit the entry-level plans to one site only. So that’s a nice, unique feature.

In addition, allowing all tiers to get free daily backups, unlimited databases, mailboxes, and DDoS protection is great, and good value.

Plus, allowing a free domain registration for the second and third tiers is a nice bonus, though it’s a bit unusual to not make that available for the first tier. The dedicated IP is a nice feature as well.

But the resource allocations are where things get a bit more complicated:

First, placing a clear cap on bandwidth for each tier is unusual. But does that mean BigScoots is cheaping out on bandwidth?

Not at all:

Although most hosts claim to offer “unlimited” or “unmetered” bandwidth on shared hosting plans, the reality is that almost all web hosting plans come with limited bandwidth. These are usually informal limits.

So if you exceed them, there may not be an overage fee, but you may be asked—or forced—to upgrade your plan. After all, shared web hosting wouldn’t work if everyone sharing a server used as much bandwidth as possible.

So placing a bandwidth allowance isn’t that big of a deal, despite how it looks. The bigger issue is the number:

And on that note, BigScoots is still doing fine. 100GB is plenty of bandwidth for an entry-level plan. In fact, many hosting providers with “unlimited” or “unmetered” bandwidth may ask their first-tier users to upgrade if they use more than just 30 GB of bandwidth.

So being realistic, the bandwidth allowances are plenty for web hosting plans. The bigger issue is the storage, though:

Frankly, this is a larger weakness of the plans. 5GB of storage isn’t that much:

A standard (un-managed), entry level web hosting plan will usually offer AT LEAST 10GB of storage on the low side, with many hosts offering up to 50GB or simply not capping storage. This often will cost less than BigScoots’ plans as well.

So relative to competing web hosts, 5GB is kind of low, and comes at a higher price too. That’s true for the second and third tiers as well, and if you’re managing multiple websites, it might seem a bit limited.

However, it’s also common for managed hosting plans to limit storage. So it’s not a huge deal.

And that leads us to the next point: what does the “managed” part of these packages entail? How good is the ease of use and customer support?

For starters, just about everything you need taken care of can be handled by BigScoots’ staff. That includes:

Handling site migrations; handling software or CMS installations; offering recommendations; fixing broken plugins; setting up email accounts; setting up SSL; and just generally being always available to help with site issues.

The support staff are highly trained and qualified. The general approach of BigScoots is to prioritize quality of support staff over quantity, which is great for managed hosting:

bigscoots-plan

To make things even smoother, BigScoots’ interface is designed to make things as easy as possible.

So all you really need to do is manage your website. That’s a nice change from standard web hosting, which is easy compared to other forms of hosting, but still requires users to do a lot of work on their own.

BigScoots is also impressive on the level of its hosting infrastructure. BigScoots is one of the increasingly rare hosting companies that manages its own data centers:

bigscoots-infrastructure

Even independent hosting companies often pay third parties to operate data centers. Independently-run data centers does not necessarily mean the security is better, but it does mean the common pitfalls of data centers run by third parties are avoided:

For example, transparency. Having just Big Scoots running things makes the hosting a lot simpler and more trustworthy. Plus, their set-up looks good, with on-site security and high redundancy in case things go wrong.

As for performance, BigScoots makes a high guarantee:

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Most hosts offer an uptime guarantee, but that guarantee is usually 99.9%, with the higher end being 99.95%. Although it sounds small, there’s a BIG difference between 99.9% uptime and 99.99% uptime over the course of just a month.

In addition, BigScoots guarantees 100% power and network uptime. So performance-wise, it’s all set.

So all-in-all, BigScoots is a pretty great web hosting option, though it may not be for everyone. If anyone is looking for hassle-free web hosting that’s still affordable, BigScoots is the best of both worlds.

But if you’re just looking for affordable web hosting, and you’re comfortable with the responsibilities that come with regular (un-managed) web hosting, then BigScoots is probably not super cost-effective for you, as you can find more affordable hosting with better resources and even features.

If you’re curious about BigScoots, you can check out our in-depth review here.

40. Cloudways

Cloudways Pros

  • 3-day free trial period to test the platform without linking a credit card
  • Free website, app, and store migration
  • 5 top tier cloud providers to choose from
  • Best-in-class customer support service that’s available 24/7/365

Cloudways Cons

  • It doesn’t offer a domain name, so you have to buy that from a third-party seller
  • It lacks email hosting, which many other hosting services provide

As a pioneer in – and popularizer of – cloud hosting, Cloudways offers users serious advantages, including incredible uptime, extremely flexible scalability, and overall better performance than traditional web hosts.

Why should you even consider cloud hosting in the first place? Well, clouds allow multiple servers to host your site, creating a built-in redundancy that amplifies the speed and security of your site. Plus, cloud hosting allows you to quickly scale your site up or down in response to traffic surges. But if you’ve ever tried to set up cloud hosting on your own, you know it isn’t always the easiest to understand or use.

Cloudways allows you to ignore the annoying technical complexities and focus on building your site. In other words: you can choose Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, or one of several other infrastructures to host your site, and Cloudways will actually manage your cloud hosting for you.

You could be an individual freelancer building your portfolio or a self-employed entrepreneur who sells robot pants and needs an online store. You could be the manager of the local hair salon and bait shop, and you just need to get your WordPress site on some reliable cloud hosting. Whatever the case, Cloudways’ managed hosting plans are designed to help you get your content onto the cloud easily and reliably.

41. HostSailor

HostSailor Pros

  • 100% money back guarantee is offered
  • HostSailor offers a 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • HostSailor rocks in the support department

HostSailor Cons

  • Some network latency is caused
  • There are no backups addon
  • There is unexplained VPS cancellation
  • Refund policy is not clear

A fantastic alternative to HDD hosting, SSD Shared Hosting is their most popular package. With a range of features, this package comes with everything you need to build and manage your website or blog.  Five SSD hosting plans that run of Linux are available: Leviathan, Perseus, Zigra, Kraken, and Osiris. All their plans include:

  • CloudLinux cPanel access
  • free SSL certificates for annual domains
  • Softaculous
  • Unlimited parked domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • SitePad website builder
  • MySQL databases
  • FTP access
  • DDoS protection.

Shared hosting has its limitations, but HostSailor provides you an answer with their fully managed and customizable dedicated servers. They’re suitable for medium and large businesses that need more storage, better security, and a greater level of control. With plenty of power and redundant networks, their HP and Dell servers can run large and traffic-heavy websites. Set up is instant.

When you scale up to VPS hosting, you can choose from KV, OpenVZ, or Xen with SSD or traditional HDDSs.  You’ll get access to more resources to run your website or apps and the freedom to install more web apps and customize them. Being scalable, it allows you to acquire extra storage and RAM for your websites. This package is, therefore, suitable for companies that have heavy traffic or are running complex web apps.

For a small fee, you can get add-ons, such as cPanel, Direct Admin, extra bandwidth, and extra IPs. The fact that their IP4 and IP6-enabled VPS servers run fast allows them to deliver the kind of performance wanted for heavy workloads.

42. Canadian Web Hosting

Canadian Web Hosting Pros

  • Cheap solution – prices start at $4.95
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Free backups
  • 60-day money-back guarantee

Canadian Web Hosting Cons

  • Not particularly beginner-friendly
  • Not the fastest page load speed (1.5 seconds)

Maybe the creative team was taking a break the day Canadian Web Hosting decided on its unimaginative business name! It’s a bit of a mouthful to say (not to mention, type – and I’m going to be typing it a lot in this review), so I’m going to take the liberty of abbreviating it to CWH.

The big question is whether you’re better choosing a small Canadian company or an international web hosting provider, like Hostinger or SiteGround, if your website visitors are exclusively located in Canada.

As its name suggests, CWH provides hosting services from its Canadian data centers, located in Vancouver and Toronto, so no matter where in Canada your website visitors are located, your website should load quickly. Few international hosts actually have data centers in Canada, so that’s one advantage that CWH has – but I wanted to find out if there are other reasons to choose it.

CWH offers a range of hosting types, including shared hosting, shared cloud hosting, managed WordPress hosting, VPS (virtual private servers), and dedicated servers.

For this review, I tested CWH’s Lite shared hosting plan – the cheapest and most affordable one. All shared hosting servers run on CloudLinux OS for better performance. I was pleased that at least CWH aren’t advertising this as cloud hosting as some hosts do. The shared cloud hosting plans that are available are built on a proper cloud infrastructure (and cost roughly three times as much as regular shared hosting).

I tested all aspects of CWH’s hosting service, including evaluating features, scrutinizing performance, and battling with customer support to get issues resolved. I did all this to bring you an in-depth, hands-on review of what it’s really like to host your website with CWH and give you all the details you need to know before you decide to sign up.

My TL;DR of the whole experience is that CWH has decent performance and most of the essential features, but there are some bad parts of my experience that you really need to know about.

43. EURO-SPACE

EURO-SPACE Pros

  • Everything from WordPress hosting to VPS hosting
  • cPanel and WHM hosting control panels
  • 24/7 technical support and server monitoring
  • Superb customer support staff

EURO-SPACE Cons

  • K.-based data centers only
  • Not the best self-help resources

Euro-Space does have a lot to offer, especially considering the price you pay. All plans come with customer support, the cPanel website hosting manager, daily backups, and everything else you need to successfully host a website. They also provide:

  • SSL Certificate services
  • 24/7 Server Monitoring for their VPS clients
  • 99.99% uptime guarantee (100% for VPS solutions)
  • RAID redundancy for all products
  • Free website statistics tools
  • WordPress hosting plans come with preinstallation of WordPress and theme of your choice

Euro-Space makes it very easy to get your websiteup and running. All their hosting planscome with cPanel,one of the best web hosting control panels and the easiest to get comfortable using. You can easily manage all aspects of your hosting solution, such as running or stopping servers, checking statistics or managing your account.

44. SIA 2Cloud

SIA 2Cloud Pros

  • High Uptime (99.99%)
  • Free SSL
  • Multiple Server Locations
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

SIA 2Cloud Cons

  • Higher Domain Prices
  • Irresponsive Phone Support

High Performance virtual private servers (VPS) with SSD and DDoS protection and unlimited data transfer. Prices are starting from 10€ per month (1xCPU,1024MB RAM,30GB SSD,1xIPv4) To provide Cloud Computing Services to our customers, we use only the top-quality proven Hardware and Software from leading manufacturers. As a Cloud Virtualization Platform, we use KVM hypervisor, integrated into the Linux core, and considered the most stable and secure platform on the market. Our hardware and software virtualization platform allows getting a number of unique advantages such as: – Guaranteed RAM size which is exclusively allocated to a VPS; – The ability to use all compute performance of the processor core; – The ability to use any x86-64 compatible operating system and any kernel version within VPS; – The ability to install any operating system that supports x86 or x64 architecture; – Ability to upload and connect own ISO-image to your Virtual Private Server;

45. DomainRacer

DomainRacer Pros

  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Dirt Cheap Pricing
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • 30 Days Money Back Guarantee
  • Free Backup on All Plans

DomainRacer Cons

  • No About Us Page
  • No Free Website Transfers

DomainRacer offers ten shared hosting plans (comprising Linux cPanel and Windows Plesk plans), seven cPanel reseller plans, and three VPS plans. The four Linux shared hosting plans are optimized for WordPress and Magento, and they provide you with:

  • cPanel control panel
  • One to unlimited hosted domains
  • 500 MB to unlimited SSD storage
  • 5 GB to unlimited bandwidth
  • 10 to unlimited email accounts
  • Free SSL certificate

So that you can build your web presence without specialist technical knowledge, you get the SitePad website builder and the Softaculous installer (for more than 400 popular applications). Once your website is set up, you can protect it with Imunify360+, promote it with the free SEO tools, and safeguard it with free JetBackup.

LiteSpeed Web Server improves performance (compared with Apache), and SSD storage enhances both performance and reliability (compared with HDD storage). RAID 5 redundancy helps protect you against disk data disasters. The upshot is that you get a 99.99% uptime guarantee backed by monthly uptime credits.

As an alternative to shared hosting, VPS plans provide you with dedicated resources and full root access, so you can install any software you want.

46. Shock Hosting LLC

Shock Hosting LLC Pros

  • Unlimited resources
  • Plenty of value-added features
  • Good value pricing
  • Uptime guarantee

Shock Hosting LLC Cons

  • Only a seven-day refund window
  • Limited contact channels

Shock Hosting offers a range of hosting services, including shared hosting, VPS packages, reseller hosting, and dedicated servers. Its hosting plans come with the following core features:

  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Free backups
  • Domain registration
  • Up to unlimited add-on domains
  • SSL certificates 
  • Unlimited disk space and bandwidth

The cPanel control panel includes a one-click installer for than 300 programs, and I confirmed with customer service via live chat that you also get the SitePad website building tool. Automatic daily backups help protect you from a data disaster, and the industry-average 99.9% uptime guarantee is backed by compensation.

It’s also worth mentioning the unlimited resources that come with these plans. I’m talking about unlimited SSD storage (in RAID configuration), unlimited bandwidth, unlimited sub-domains, unlimited databases, and unlimited email accounts.

47. Hostarmada

Hostarmada Pros

  • Has dedicated CPUs
  • It offers a 45-days money-back guarantee
  • Has free SSL for all its plans
  • Has free site migration service for all its plans

Hostarmada Cons

  • Promotions are only available for first-time users. When renewing, you’ll be charged a regular price depending on the plan.
  • There is no option for monthly payments as Hostmarda offers users the option to pay annually.

HostArmada uses KVM virtualization and guarantees 99.9% uptime with its cloud infrastructure and Redundant Storage replication. This setup makes it easy to hot-swap hardware (CPU units, RAM, and SSD storage) and reduces the chance of the entire system going down.

HostArmada partners with reputable brands for all its plans, including cPanel, CloudFlare, CloudLinux OS (for faster loading speeds from different locations), LiteSpeed, JetApps, Intel, SpamExperts (for email protection), and Imunify360 (to protect servers from hackers and malware).

This host offers three managed cloud shared hosting plans – Start Dock, Web Wrap, and Speed Reaper. Some of the key features you can look forward to include:

  • Unmetered bandwidth
  • cPanel
  • Cloud SSD Storage
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Daily backups
  • Free domain name
  • Free site builder
  • Softaculous 1-click installer

With HostArmada shared hosting, you can host from one to unlimited websites. You also get between 15 GB to 40 GB cloud SSD storage space. Cloud SSD drives perform a lot faster than traditional disk drives, hence, boosting your website’s overall speed and performance.

All plans come with unlimited email accounts, unlimited databases, unlimited FTP accounts, and support for multiple PHP versions.

cPanel is the industry-standard control panel, thanks to its extremely user-friendly interface and high functionality. It’s great if you are a beginner or don’t have the time to manage website tasks manually.

The Softaculous one-click app installer gives you access to hundreds of popular applications. And HostArmada’s free drag and drop website builder lets you choose from readymade templates and themes to build your website from scratch. No technical background is required.

48. Mojohost

Mojohost Pros

  • Global network connectivity
  • Expert and super-responsive support team
  • Fairly-priced VPS hosting
  • 99.999% uptime

BigScoots Cons

  • Website migration service is not free
  • Fully managed services can be pricey

MojoHost has invested heavily in their hosting infrastructure. They proudly proclaim that they own and operate their own global network and IP space, ASN 27589. This makes it possible for the company to peer as well as exchange traffic with many networks at different internet exchanges. According to the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis, MojoHost has direct connections to the largest network providers in the world.

While some customers use MojoHost for their unmanaged infrastructure, the majority of their customers entrust all their IT operations to the vendor. Their existing customers regularly tout MojoHost’s fully managed services as top-notch, empowering even non-technically-savvy users to maintain websites on a VPS without much hassle.

One downside of the vendor is that while they do offer HTTPS traffic with their CDNs, they don’t resell premium SSL certificates. If you need one for your website, you’ll have to find it elsewhere.

49. GearHost

GearHost Pros

  • 99.99% uptime SLA
  • Hourly billing – pay for only what you have used
  • It’s a cloud-based platform, ensuring optimal performance
  • Offers fully scalable CloudSites

GearHost Cons

  • Limited customer support channels
  • Pricing can be expensive for startups

GearHost’smain focus is to make it quickand easy for developers to deploy cloud-based applications and websites at an affordable cost. Their cloud-based hosting model means that the usual performance bottlenecks and service outages are eliminated, and applications run four times faster than on a typical shared host.

As they’re a developer-focused hosting service, they offer full support for the latest versions of scripting languages and frameworks, along with servers specifically optimized for the additional load. Plus, if at any time you require more resources, you can acquire them with a single click through their minimalistic, easy-to-use admin interface.

Along with the typical web hosting features such as a one-click app installer, GearHost also has a few value-added features like two-factor authentication, live app monitoring, Git publishing, and a DNS manager.

GearHost also boasts an impressive 99.99% uptime Service-Level Agreement (SLA). If there’s any drop in service below this rate, it will be refunded to your account at the hourly rate incurred.

50. PeoplesHost

PeoplesHost Pros

  • Flexible interface
  • Inexpensive pricing
  • Fully managed and configured
  • Free domain after signing up
  • 60 days guarantee
  • Most safe and secure hosting

PeoplesHost Cons

  • Not for larger organizations

PeoplesHost provides its customers with plenty of features, including:

  • Free domain
  • Free daily backups
  • Unlimited MySQL/MSSQL databases
  • FTP and SFTP access
  • Free website migration
  • SSL certificates
  • 24/7 customer support
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Unlimited email accounts

Shared hosting accounts are managed using the user-friendly and feature-rich cPanel control panel that includes more than 400 free scripts and a website builder. You also get a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificateSSH access, and Cloudflare CDN with hosting.

To keep your data safe, PeoplesHost provides free daily and weekly backups with an easy restore option.

To get customization options and resources for your online business, you would want to consider its Linux VPS hosting or secure dedicated servers instead. Both are fully managed and include a Softaculous premium license, free kernel care, dedicated IPs, and other features that you won’t find with shared hosting.

PeoplesHost delivers fantastic hosting performance thanks to its Tier 4 data center (with many redundant features) and the latest hardware including SSD storage. Servers are monitored around the clock, and you get a 99.6% uptime guarantee.

51. TMDHosting

TMDHosting Pros

  • Provides affordable cloud hosting; for instance, you can start with 5.95/month
  • Low-priced plans such as the Linux shared web hosting packages cost between $2.95 and $12.95 per month
  • Excellent customer care service
  • Prolonged money guarantee periods. For example, the 60-day time frame

TMDHosting Cons

  • Poor uptime; for example, 99.74%

multiple award-winner, TMDHosting was named Best phpBB provider and Best CMS Made Simple provider within a year of its launch. It was named PC Mag’s editor’s choice, and has claimed to power over 300,000 websites.

TMDHosting offers shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers, and cloud hosting, and it also offers dedicated programs for resellers and affiliates. But is this host all that it’s cracked up to be?

It’s true that it generally has pretty good reviews, but users have reported problems merging from regular hosting to cloud hosting and raised concerns about its cancellation and refund policies. The support isn’t necessarily the best either, but perhaps it’s just a case of getting what you pay for.

With any web host, you’ll be able to find a mixture of both positive and negative reviews. That’s just the nature of the business. As with most hosting companies, TMDHosting has its pros and cons, and it’s definitely not for everyone.

52. ChemiCloud

ChemiCloud Pros

  • Offers a free domain for life
  • Offers 99.99% Uptime guarantee
  • Offers 24/7 customer support
  • Offers a free domain for life

ChemiCloud Cons

  • The Starter and Pro plans lack advanced malware detection or removal
  • There are no self-help tutorials

ChemiCloud offers three WordPress-optimized shared hosting plans, four reseller hosting plans, and four cloud VPS plans. The three shared hosting plans provide you with:

  • Seven worldwide server locations
  • cPanel control panel
  • One to unlimited hosted websites
  • 15 GB to 35 GB SSD storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • Free website migration
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate
  • Free daily backups

You can set up your website using either the Softaculous installer (that helps you install CMS or other applications) or the extra-cost Weebly website builder (which helps you create a professional-looking website without having to be a web design or development expert).

Performance is assured thanks to a combination of HTTP/2, LiteSpeed caching, a free CDN, and SSD storage. You get a good 99.99% uptime guarantee.

53. Royal Clouds

Royal Clouds Pros

  • 24/7 customer service
  • Live chat available on their website
  • Support for PHP version 7.2

Royal Clouds Cons

  • Live chat operator was a little slow
  • No website building tool

Despite being an India-based hosting company, Royal Clouds locates its servers in a Los Angeles data center. They provide SSD shared hosting, virtual private servers, managed WordPress hosting, dedicated servers, and domain registration. As standard, the shared hosting plans come with the following features:

  • 99.99% uptime SLA
  • Daily, weekly and monthly snapshots to a remote server
  • From one to twenty add-on domains
  • Free SSL certificate
  • From 10 GB to 100 GB SSD storage

Unlike many hosting companies, the excellent 99.9% uptime guarantee is backed by a service level agreement.

Royal Cloud’s servers use enterprise-level RAID 10 SSD storage for faster disk read speeds. They also use the high-performance, secure, and easy-to-use LiteSpeed WebServer (to handle thousands of concurrent connections with a small memory footprint) and LiteSpeed Cache (to cache static content and improve performance for websites with high traffic).

In terms of value-adds, the hosting packages come with the popular cPanel control panel plus the premium Softaculous one-click installer for more than 150 programs. They also support PHP (versions 4.4 through 7.2), and a free CDN to sweeten the deal. Given the support for cPanel/Softaculous and PHP, I’m somewhat surprised that they don’t provide a website builder.

There are five shared hosting packages called Starter, Economy, Deluxe, Ultimate, and Expert. Their inclusions range from 10 GB disk space and 100 GB bandwidth to 100 GB disk space and unlimited bandwidth.

54. WireNine

WireNine Pros

  • 100% uptime
  • Free domain included in plans
  • Affordable plans start at $4 per month
  • 24/7 customer support

WireNine Cons

  • No unlimited shared hosting options
  • No free plan or free trial available

WireNine’s hosting plans provide the following features:

  • SLA-backed 100% uptime guarantee
  • Free domain registration
  • Unlimited number of domains
  • Free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates
  • Daily R1Soft backups retained for up to 30 days
  • Up to 200 GB SSD storage
  • Up to 6 TB bandwidth

WireNine’s hosting comes with the cPanel control panel, so you get management features such as backup and restore, and you’re assured a feature-rich hosting experience with support for almost any programming language. If you don’t want to install your own CMS using cPanel and Softaculous, you can use the beginner-friendly website building tool instead.

Servers run on fantastic software infrastructure optimized by the CloudLinux operating system with LiteSpeed Web ServerCloudflare CDN, and Railgun for top performance. Hardware performance optimizations include 100% SSD storage and dedicated RAM.

The only downside is that you don’t get massive amounts of storage and bandwidth, so this hosting might not be ideal for the largest media-rich websites, but you can upgrade when you become a customer.

VPS solutions use KVM virtualization, RAID controllers, and redundant power and network infrastructure for reliability.

55. Fused

Fused Pros

  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Unlimited bandwidth and daily backups
  • Knowledgeable and responsive customer support

Fused Cons

  • High prices compared to other hosting services
  • Lacks live chat support

Fused Network has a number of different hosting plans from which their customers can choose, including shared hosting, fully dedicated servers, and semi-dedicated servers. Some of the features common in all these plans include:

  • Unmetered data transfer
  • Reliable email hosting with IMAP, POP3, and webmail access
  • Hassle-free website migration service
  • cPanel
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • Free spam filtering
  • Support for MySQL, PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, and other scripting languages

There were also several features in these plans that really stood out for me. These include:

  • Global Anycast DNS Cluster – Fused Network’s DNS is distributed around the world and offers as much as 20 times faster speeds than the standard DNS in use by most web hosting providers.
  • Nightly backups – Fused Network conducts nightly account backups and retains these backups for a whopping 75+ days. This extended retention period is far longer than the industry average and affords their users incredible peace of mind.
  • 90-day money back guarantee – Fused Network has one of the longest money back guarantees in the hosting industry. This satisfaction guarantee is the company’s unwavering commitment to delivering second-to-none hosting solutions to small and medium-sized business anywhere in the world. You’ll get a 100% refund, no questions asked.

One downside of Fused Network is that they don’t really have a large selection of plans. They’ve got a single shared hosting plana single semi-dedicated hosting plan, and a selection of dedicated servers that are customized for your business requirements — but for which you have to contact them to get a quote. If their existing shared and semi-dedicated hosting plans don’t fit you, you’re out of luck.

56. Web Hosting Canada

Web Hosting Canada Pros

  • Over 100 mobile-friendly design templates
  • Free site migration
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Servers in Canada
  • Charge in CAD

Web Hosting Canada Cons

  • Somewhat misleading pricing options

Web Hosting Canada (which is a bit of a mouthful, so let’s call it WHC from now on) is one of a growing number of Canadian web hosting providers.

It’s based in Montreal and offers a range of web hosting services, including shared web hosting, managed WordPress hosting, cloud hosting, and dedicated servers. It has two data centres, one on the East Coast near Montreal and the other on the West Coast, close to Vancouver.

Having multiple data centres means that no matter where in Canada your target audience is located, they should experience fast page loading speeds. Since few international hosts have data centres in Canada, this gives WHC a definite advantage over its international competitors.

I wanted to see what it’s really like to host a website with WHC, so I signed up for a low-cost hosting plan and spent three months testing out features, running performance tests, and asking questions using WHC’s technical support system. This is a hands-on, in-depth evaluation of my experience to help you decide if WHC could be right for you.

The TL;DR of my experience is this: WHC is a low-cost hosting option that performs better than some of its Canadian rivals, but I have some concerns about its technical support and its pricing after the initial hosting term.

Are other kinds of web hosting better for me?

If you’ve been reading this article ‘till now, and had the sneaking suspicion that none of these are the best option for you or your business…

You MAY be right. Web hosting is great for a lot of people, which is why it’s so popular, but there are other types of hosting.

Best web hosting for small businesses:

Let’s start with web hosting for businesses. Now basically, this is still shared web hosting. And regular shared hosting can and IS used by businesses often. But, many hosts offer web hosting that’s better for businesses. And many hosts offer special web hosting plans for businesses—take Hostwinds for example. The main benefit is that you get a better compromise: more resources, better performance, but still the cost-effectiveness and ease of web hosting. To see more, check out my list of the best web hosting for businesses. Some of those options:

Best WordPress hosting providers:

  • Another type of hosting that overlaps with shared hosting is WordPress hosting.

    Some WordPress hosting is basically shared web hosting with extra features. Some WordPress hosting is VPS or cloud hosting—more money, but also better security and performance.

    The short version is that WordPress hosting can refer to different types of hosting, with the underlying component being, of course, that the packages are optimized for WordPress.

    So if you really want a good host for WordPress in general, some of the options on this list are good—but there are still others out there, and they’re worth looking into.

    Here are some of the best WordPress hosting providers, at a glance:

Best Drupal hosting providers:

WordPress is the most popular content management system, or CMS, around, which is why you’ve heard of it already.

But there ARE other content management systems that are very powerful. Drupal is one such CMS: it’s also open-source and can be used on most hosts.

However, Drupal is oriented towards more advanced site management. As such, some hosts are better suited for Drupal.

Here are some of those best hosts:

Best Magento hosting providers:

Another popular CMS is Magento. Magento is for managing ecommerce sites, and is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the world.

A key point here, of course, is that you can have an ecommerce site with any of the web hosts listed here, or WordPress or even Drupal.

But Magento is for those who want to take the management of their ecommerce site to the next level, in which the whole CMS is about online business. Naturally, some hosts are better for Magento.

Best Moodle hosting providers:

And if you’re trying to build an educational site, you can use more than a simple but expensive course-builder—there’s even a CMS just for flexibly building educational sites.

For that, you’ll need to use Moodle, and hosts that are especially great for Moodle.

Here are some of the best hosts for Moodle:

Best cloud hosting providers:

Now aside from hosts that are good for certain popular CMS software, you can search for a provider based on the technical nature of the hosting itself.

Of course, there’s also cloud hosting. Cloud hosting essentially gives you a DEDICATED slice of server resources, through virtual servers linked together.

Because your resources are private, you can use them more freely without worrying about affecting the overall server. And they’re more secure.

But one of the best things about cloud hosting is that it’s scalable: because you’re not as limited by physical hardware, you can start with a smaller amount of higher-quality resources and then scale up to larger and larger amounts as your site grows.

It’s naturally more expensive than regular web hosting, but much less expensive than dedicated hosting.

Here are some great cloud hosting providers:

 

Best dedicated hosting providers:

On that note: dedicated hosts are great if you have a larger business and need the most premium hosting you can get your hands on.

Dedicated servers are what they sound like: they’re entire servers dedicated solely to the paying customer, and shared with no one else.

But be careful: even if you’re willing to pay up for premium service, you want to make sure you’re investing in the best dedicated server for you.

At a glance, here are some of the best providers of dedicated servers:

 

Best PHP hosting providers:

Now, aside from looking at different types of hosting, or at hosts that are better for certain content management systems, you can look at hosts that are better at certain types of languages.

PHP is a very powerful scripting language used to build some of the most visited sites in the world, and certain hosts provide great features and support for developing sites in PHP.

Some of the best providers of PHP hosting are right here:

 

Best Java hosting providers:

Alternatively, you can look at hosts that are great for Java. Java is one of the most popular web development languages aside from PHP, and is often used as an alternative to it. It’s especially good for interactive content and mobile apps.

You guessed it. Here are some of the best hosts for Java:

Best ASP.NET hosting providers:

Lastly, there’s ASP.NET. It’s not exactly a language, but a web application framework (that uses the .NET language) and especially great for dynamic projects.

ASP.NET hosting is a little more niche, but there definitely are hosts better suited for it than others, and even hosts that are great for ASP.NET hosting specifically.

Some of those hosts:

Clearly, there are a ton of different kinds of hosting out there—but if all of these sounded too overwhelming for you, then you probably should return your attention to shared web hosting.

It can still provide the best combination of affordability and functionality, and that’s why it’s the most sought-after type of hosting plan.

 

Best HIPAA hosting:

Lastly, there’s ASP.NET. It’s not exactly a language, but a web application framework (that uses the .NET language) and especially great for dynamic projects.

ASP.NET hosting is a little more niche, but there definitely are hosts better suited for it than others, and even hosts that are great for ASP.NET hosting specifically.

Some of those hosts:

Clearly, there are a ton of different kinds of hosting out there—but if all of these sounded too overwhelming for you, then you probably should return your attention to shared web hosting.

It can still provide the best combination of affordability and functionality, and that’s why it’s the most sought-after type of hosting plan.

 

Best Joomla hosting:

If you want to run your site with a powerful content management system, you have plenty of options.

But you might not want a CMS that’s too easy, like WordPress, or one that’s too hard, like Drupal.

Joomla is a great intermediary CMS: it’s got a manageable learning curve for the less familiar, is easy for those with experience, and allows for powerful site management.

You can check out my list of the best Joomla hosting here. And for your convenience, here are the 3 best companies for hosting Joomla:

Best Node.js hosting:

For those who want to host dynamic projects, apps, and websites, it’s worth looking into Node.js hosting.

Node.js is a runtime environment for JavaScript. It’s lightweight, fast, stable, and widely used. Plus, if you already work in web development, it’s not too hard to learn how to use.

Node.js ticks off so many boxes that it’s become popular among many high-profile corporations, like GoDaddy, Netflix, Walmart, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and more.

So here’s my full list of the best Node.js hosting providers, and here’re the top 3 of those providers to save you time:

Best ecommerce hosting:

Everyone wants hosting for their website. And do they all want hosting for hobby sites?

A few, sure. But a huge portion of them want hosting for their BUSINESS.

And that means finding hosts that can support transactions, the possibility of scaling up, and can perform well. Not to mention hosts that are friendly towards ecommerce software or include their own built-in.

If you’re going to host a site for business, it’s super important you find the best one. Because if your host causes website issues, that can translate directly to lost sales, and bad customer experiences.

So if you want to find the best ecommerce hosting, check out my full list of the top 10 providers. Until then, here’re the top 3:

Best Wiki hosting:

Wanting to host a wiki is far from common.

But it’s an established tradition (of a sorts), and one that can prove incredibly useful in certain areas—whether that’s for hobbyists or the workplace.

But as it’s rarer to seek wiki hosting, you can expect that a normal list of the best web hosting may not be a perfect fit.

Some hosts prioritize support for Wiki management software, or are high performers that can accommodate wiki software without a hitch.

So, check out a full accounting of the best wiki hosting providers here. As a preview, these are the 3 best:

And on that note…

What’s the best hosting for my country?

While this article is mostly relevant everywhere, it should go without saying that it can’t be perfectly accurate for everyone.

In particular, where you live may have some variation. Some local hosting providers could offer deals and performance better than more mainstream, global providers, for example.

Or, even global providers could be uniquely better in your country than others.

So let’s check out of the best web hosting in a few countries.

Best web hosting in India:

India has tons of internet users, and an increasingly robust hosting industry stepping up to support them.

The best hosting in India includes a mix of Indian hosts and global providers that have special offerings for Indian businesses and websites.

Check out my full review of India’s 12 best web hosting companies here. Otherwise, here are the top 3:

Best web hosting in Australia:

Australia has a relatively unique topography, as countries go. Remember, Australia is not just a country—it’s a continent!

Given its massive size, it’s not surprising that many people live in coastal metro areas and that much of the country is sparsely populated.

This also means running a high performing Australian site can be a bit tricky: you want to make sure your site can perform well for people living in areas with spotty internet.

So you can read a detailed list of Australia’s best web hosting here, but here are some of the best, to save you time:

Best web hosting in Canada:

Canada has a similarly unique topography as Australia: it’s a huge country, the world’s second biggest, with most of the population in denser metro areas, and others more spread out.

But despite internet performance varying by area, Canada has a robust population of internet users…and a large number of hosting providers.

So on the one hand, you need to find a host that can perform well for Canadian users, but you also have to cut through the options to find a host that’s good for you.

Here’s the full list of Canada’s best hosting providers. But to be quick, here are the top options to check out:

How to choose the best web hosting service?

Despite the info-dump on the other types of web hosting up there, even just normal web hosting has a wide range.

You can see some of it from the items covered: some prioritize WordPress more. Others prioritize simplicity. And others are better at features.

What we prioritize while reviewing a hosting service are the following paradigms:

Pricing and Features

Budget while selecting a hosting service is essential to your motive. The features usually go hand-in-hand to what you pay.

There’s also the theory that if you pay more, you get more but there’s also a difference between what you want and what you require.

Ease of Use

Newcomers are always welcome in the hosting community but innovation happens so fast that the learning curve keeps getting steeper. Which is why we test to find out how the average guy figures things out.

Security

An underrated aspect of a hosting service. Most companies get it done with an SSL. Others offer an entirely custom solution. After all, you need to know what works best for you.

Customer Support

When you get tired of figuring stuff out yourself or get into some kind of trouble, customer support is your best chance. Whether it is guides, chat or email support, it can be measured.

If you’re brand-new or a hobbyist, it may be worth prioritizing “ease of use features” like website builders, site metrics, etc.

And if your bottom line is cost, go for whatever host is cheapest but has decent uptime. You can install WordPress on it for free, or another CMS, and manage a site with little extra payment.

If you need more advice, I recommend you read our guide to how we review web hosting companies—there’s a lot of good overlap that will help you choose.

Recap: The Best Web Hosting for 2021

Although finding the best web hosting might have been daunting at first, hopefully this list helped simplify things.

It should go without saying that you need to do your own research on which host is best for you.

And while I stand by this ranking as a good OVERALL ranking, it’s not going to be the best fit for everyone.

Some of you may prioritize the low cost of feature sets on InterServer or DreamHost. Others may like the simplicity and effectiveness of Bluehost, and so on, and so on.

As this list stands now, I think it’s a pretty good start. All these hosts are great web hosting options, but each has their own strengths.

Bluehost is probably the best simple-but-reliable host: pricing and features are okay, performance is very good, and it excels with user-friendliness and customer support.

GreenGeeks is a unique host that has just ONE plan with a ton of features. It’s also a great all-rounder, but especially good for the bargain or value customer.

You can try all of these for at least thirty days, and in some cases longer—so don’t wait. Happy hosting!