TOP 7 Web hosting services (2020)

Are you looking for web hosting? I will help you narrow it down faster and show you 6 great web hosting companies worth checking. 

All of them have decent uptime (99.93-99.99%) and 24/7 support. 

Bluehost 

https://www.bluehost.com/                                                                             

In the business since 2007. WordPress.org officially recommends it

Competitive prices, Digital Marketing team (paid service), support through chat or phone, and instant activation of their plans are some of the best features.

Bluehost has SEO tools, free email accounts, free SSL certificates, money-back guarantee, plans for higher traffic websites, VPS, shared, dedicated hosting…

It offers different plans—the basic 3-year costs around $3 monthly.

Some cons to be considered: The free backup solution is really limited, the constant upsells, that migration is free for just 1 site, and the fact that Bluehost has servers just in the US

HostGator

https://www.hostgator.com/

Founded in 2002, this is another popular web hosting provider. 

Unlimited bandwidth and storage, support reachable through phone and chat. It offers free migration assisted by experts, free email accounts.

Easy to use website builders (drag and drop), money-back guarantee (45 days!), Windows and Linux hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated server.

The cheapest plans start at around $3 monthly

The cons: A lot of pointless upsells. You get just one backup included. It doesn´t have its own cache for fast loading, and the renewal rate is high. 

Siteground 

https://www.siteground.com/

Created in 2004, it is recommended by WordPress.org too. 

A highly recommended 24/7 customer support.

It has 6 own data centers on 4 continents (North America 1, Europe 3, Asia 1, and Australia 1).

It offers unlimited traffic, speed cache, real-time monitor, AI traffic guard, money-back guarantee, SSL, CloudFare CDN with 194 locations, website builder, free email accounts, free daily backups. Its plans start from $6.99 monthly (discounted from $14.99). Their hosting services include shared hosting and cloud hosting.

Some cons: It is expensiveLow storage space (starts at 10GB). So if you have an image/video heavy website, maybe it is not your best choice. 

Hostinger

https://www.hostinger.com/

It was founded in 2004, but until 2011, it got the name Hostinger. 

Price is its most attractive feature. It has a $0.99 monthly plan (if you sign for 48 months, and it has limited bandwidth, and no free domain). The price increases in the renewal to $9.99. You can use it for 2 years and run to another. 

Website builder, money-back guarantee, unlimited bandwidth, and databases in most of its plans. 

It provides Cloudflare DNS, and you can upgrade to VPS. Its data centers are located in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Drawbacks: Limited services (in the basic plan only 1 FTP Account, 1 email, no free backups, 100GB bandwidth). This host has not the traditional cPanel but its own custom control panel. 

There are many comments from users who warn about the policy and proper refunds when you apply for the money-back guarantee. So check it very well! 

A2 Hosting

https://www.a2hosting.com/

This host launched in 2001.

Good support team through chat, email, phone and tickets, and its fast servers, are the main A2 features. 

Its servers can load pages up to 20X faster than standard hosting. At least they say so. They are optimized for WordPress sites and use LiteSpeed cache for a speed boost. A2 also works with Joomla, Drupal, OpenCart, and Magento.

Most of its plans include limitless bandwidth and SSD storage, money-back guarantee, free SSL, domain name, email accounts, one-click installers, and site migration. 

The basic plan costs around $3 monthly (renewal goes approx. to $8). 

Besides shared hosting, you can get services like VPS and dedicated. A lot of options for upgrade. 

Without a doubt, speed is a big selling point of this host. Just don´t get confused and be loyal to your real needs because many upsells are related to this factor. 

GoDaddy

https://www.godaddy.com/

The largest domain registrar was created in 1997, as Jomax Technologies. Years later, GoDaddy also became a hosting provider.

Drag-and-drop website builder, Marketing servicesWebsite design services, cPanel, 100GB website storage, free domain, unmetered bandwidth, money-back guarantee, VPS, and dedicated servers.

Its basic plan is $5.99 monthly (renewal $8.99), and it doesn’t include backups, SSL, and email accounts. You have to pay extra to get them so the final deal will go higher. Expect a lot of pushy upsells.

The missing of migration service worries me. Not everybody can migrate by themselves. 

No automatic backups, either.

Hostway

https://hostway.com

Founded in 1998, it has now 12 data centers in North America, 2 in South Korea, and 2 more in Germany, so 16 data centers in total!

Its website hosting services include different plans for shared hosting, cloud hosting, and virtual private server hosting (VPS). 

The plans email accounts, unlimited monthly traffic, money-back guarantee, customized solutions, SSD storage, cPanel, marketing tools.

The cheapest plan starts at $6.95 monthly, but it does not include SSL. There are no promotions for new users.

It is fit more for big companies than for small ones. It is reliable, no doubt, but especially for businesses interested in North America. Asia and some European areas are not specially covered.

Conclusion

The best hosting provider for you is the one that better fits with the real needs. Most of the providers have similar offers but pay attention to the server location. Choose one closer to your clients. Check very well the policies, conditions, limits, etc. about resources and payments of your plan.

Use the money-back guarantee to try the host you are interested in. It is a great way to see how it works without losing money!

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