“What’s the best web hosting company?” How many times have you Googled the same question and got different answers from different blogs? And you’re still stuck at where you started from.
In this article, we’ll list five web hosting companies that we have tried in the past seven years of running The Startup Journal. There are many web hosting companies that aren’t in this list, but that doesn’t mean they are not good enough. It’s just the fact that we have not tried them yet.
Please note that the list is in no specific order.
We migrated The Startup Journal to GreenGeeks almost a year ago and haven’t seen any downtime yet. In fact, our loading time has increased significantly.
GreenGeeks’s shared hosting plan starts at approx. Rs. 220 ($2.95) per month that allows you to host one website with unlimited storage and traffic. You can also get a free domain name for one year with the hosting.
As Google now prefers websites which have SSL certificate installed in the search results, it’s mandatory to have it installed on your website. GreenGeeks provides free SSL Certificate (Lets Encrypt) with all its plans.
We have used A2 Hosting for a couple of years to host several websites on our network. And let me tell you, A2 Hosting is one of the fastest web hosts you’ll find at the price of just Rs. 288 per month.
A2 Hosting provides unlimited storage and traffic in all of its plans. It also includes free SSL like GreenGeeks but doesn’t provide a free domain name.
We saw almost 100% uptime for continuous three years at A2 Hosting and will highly recommend to someone looking for a faster website.
How many times have you seen SiteGround being recommended by other bloggers? May be hundreds of times? Add another one to that.
SiteGround has been in the market for 16 years and providing the best shared hosting, especially WordPress hosting to over 2 million websites. Their pricing starts from as low as Rs 3.95 per month.
But one downside of SiteGround or any other WordPress specific hosting is the capping on the number of visitors. While they provide unlimited traffic but cap the maximum number of visitors. In the starter plan, it’s 10,000 visitors per month. If you exceed that number, then you have to upgrade to the next plan.
Also, the renewal pricing of SiteGround is way too high. This was the reason we stopped using SiteGround, but a very of our blogs still run at their servers.
They’re in business since 2001! Yes, that’s almost 20 years of helping over millions of websites to get online. As one of the older and established names in the hosting industry, InMotion is famous for its fast support, and industry uptime guarantee. They also provide free website migration from your old web host for free.
The InMotion shared hosting plan starts at $3.99 (approx. Rs. 290) per month, which is reasonable considering it’s optimized for WordPress and also provides free SSL.
Founded in 1996, DreamHost hosts over 1.5 million websites, and blogs in more than 100 countries. The company has a very good reputation for its uptime of almost 99.95%.
The shared hosting pricing starts from $2.95/mo (approx. Rs. 220) if you make payment for three years in advance, same as any other company in this list. The started plan allows you to host one website with unlimited storage and traffic. Free SSL is also included in all the plans to make your website secure.