Finding the best web hosting can be as time consuming as clothes shopping with a loved one. There are just way too many choices, and the last thing you want is to spend all this time and money only to be disappointed. Nowadays, there is more competition than ever and with so many companies fighting over your attention, it can be difficult figuring out who to go with.
Here at Blog Herald, we wanted to make the process super simple which is why we went on a mission to find the best web hosting site. Unlike other reviews which are focused more on making a quick buck, we’ve actually done the research to offer up some awesome suggestions. As it turns out, there are several great contenders, starting with a company dedicated to WordPress.
WP Engine is geared towards sites running on WordPress, and as the image above reveals, claims to offer “hassle-free WordPress hosting”. They have WordPress experts on staff, and to go above and beyond the call of duty, will help you if your site ever gets hacked. Unfortunately, it can happen to anyone, and their team will do their best to keep it from ever happening again.
There are four different plans to choose from which all include unlimited data transfer, starting at $29 per month for the Personal plan. It includes one WordPress install, up-to 25,000 visits per month, and 10GB local storage. The Professional plan costs $99 per month. It includes up-to 10 WordPress installs, 100,000 visits per month, and 20GB local storage. Business will run you $249 per month, and includes up-to 25 WordPress installs, 400,000 visits per month, and 30GB local storage.
If you require something a bit more, their Premium plan can be customized exactly for your needs. Professional includes a CDN, supports SSL (HTTPS), and WordPress Multisite, but a dedicated IP address will cost an additional $5 per month. However, the Business plan includes all that without an additional monthly fee for a dedicated IP address.
There are no lengthy contracts to sign, and if you’re not satisfied within 60 days, you can gladly get your money back. WP Engine’s focus on helping WordPress users get the most out of their sites makes it a great choice for serious bloggers.
HostGator comes up quite a bit when looking for the best web hosting site, and for good reason. They offer very affordable plans, and have some of the best customer service in the business. Their standard web hosting plans come in three different flavors, and they all come with unlimited disk space and bandwidth.
The Hatchling plan will run you $8.95 per month, and supports only one domain. Baby will run you $9.95 per month, and supports unlimited domains. Business will run you $14.95 per month, and not only does it support unlimited domains, but also includes extras like a toll-free number, dedicated IP address, and private SSL. HostGator offers a 45-day money back guarantee, and if you require a dedicated server, they have options starting at $174 per month. For its shared hosting plans, you can lock in rates as low as $4.95 per month when paid months or years in advance.
As an incentive for business owners, HostGator also throws in $100 in free Google Adwords credits on all plans.
DreamHost has an offering similar to HostGator, but differentiates itself with a single shared hosting plan, 100 percent uptime guarantee, and an industry leading 97-day money back guarantee. For $8.95 per month, you get unlimited disk storage, unlimited bandwidth, and domains. This includes SSL support, but an additional monthly fee of $3.95 per month is required for a dedicated IP address. Also, for premium support which includes three phone callbacks each month and unlimited live chats, that will set you back $9.95 per month.
For WordPress users, a service called DreamPress takes out all the guesswork, and features optimized performance, security, and expert WordPress support. It’ll run you $24.95 per month per site, and also includes a 100 percent uptime guarantee, and 97-day money back guarantee. If you need a dedicated server, DreamHost offers plans starting at $109 per month with discounts if you pay yearly.
Finishing out the list of best web hosting providers, InMotion Hosting has some great things going for it. Not only have they been certified by CNET for 10 years, but they also don’t charge a dime for website transfers. Just provide the proper details, and they claim to have your site transferred over in no time. Known as Business Hosting, they have three different plans which all offer unlimited disk space, and data transfer.
Launch will run you $7.99 per month, and includes support for up-to two websites. Power will run you $9.99 per month, and includes support for up-to six websites. Pro will run you $14.99 per month, and includes support for up-to 25 websites. Similar to DreamHost, InMotion Hosting gives customers a 90-day money back guarantee.
Dedicated servers are also available, starting at $119.99 per month. All in all, these are four of the best web hosting companies out there. They all offer a great service at a great price, and there’s just not enough room to list all of their features.
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Author: Mike Stenger
Mike Stenger is a writer with a love of all things technology.