Best web hostings review 2019

We’ve provided a detailed summary for each web hosting provider and highlighted strengths and services which may be important for your choice, plus information on pricing and why each particular web host may be ideal for you

After our featured list, we also impart some helpful information that aims to provide you with a more informed choice about the web hosting service you need, and the web hosting provider that may best suit you.

1. Bluehost web hosting – Best web hosting overall

An exceptional WordPress web host provider

Taking top honors in our web hosting provider charts, Bluehost is a company based in Utah which is owned by web giant Endurance International Group (EIG). It offers basic shared hosting from $2.95 monthly (on a three-year contract), with WordPress plans starting at $20 per month (although that’s also a discounted introductory rate).

For the money, you get automated setup for WordPress, not to mention other popular apps via a Mojo Marketplace-powered system. There’s also a cPanel-based area to allow expert users to tweak things.

2. GreenGeeks – Best green hosting service

Fanatically Eco-friendly hosting with plenty of proven credentials

Founded in California back in 2008, GreenGeeks now proudly claims to be the ‘world’s #1 green energy web hosting provider’, not surprising given that it is dedicated entirely to green causes.

That’s a big statement, but there is some substance behind it. The company doesn’t just say that its platform has been designed for maximum energy efficiency, it also promises that “for every amperage we pull from the grid, we invest three times that in the form of renewable energy via Bonneville Environmental Foundation.” So in theory at least, your hosting isn’t just carbon-neutral, it’s carbon-reducing.

3. Sherlockhost
Good Overall Hosting in the UK

Sherlock Host is a UK based hosting provider with a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ theme. The them makes it seem a bit unprofessional in some ways, but they are focused mostly on hosting for individuals and small businesses so that might not matter. In addition to hosting options they also sell domains, offer a website builder, allow reseller hosting, and more. Most people who have used this hosting provider appear to be quite happy with the overall service they are getting, but most of their customers don’t need anything spectacular either.

Reviewing this hosting provider is quite similar to reviewing dozens, or even hundreds, of other providers because they stick to just the most commonly needed options. This means standard shared hosting packages, standard web creation tools, and standard pricing. Of course, they choose to offer this type of thing because that is what most people want so they can easily attract a lot of customers by offering these types of services.

4. McHost – reasonable prices and good perfomance

McHost’s single CMS hosting plan provides enough resources for many medium-sized businesses. For the shared hosting, there are four plans, offering ample features that are more suitable for MSMEs.

Shared hosting customers will enjoy the following:

  • 99.9% uptime
  • From 3GB to 30GB SSD
  • Unlimited traffic
  • Automatic backup every two days

McHost takes automatic backups every two days and stores five random copies of those that were taken over two weeks. The random backups are chosen based on selective dates when changes were made to your website. This ensures that significant changes are not lost.

5. Hostgator
one of the most popular web hosts in the industry

HostGator offers a variety of hosting plans:

  • Shared hosting: Shared hosting is the best way to start a new website with low traffic. On shared hosting environment, your website shares resources with other websites hosted on that same server.
  • Cloud hosting: While a shared hosting account is limited to a single server, cloud hosting utilizes multiple servers. This plan is suitable if your website gets frequent traffic spikes.
  • WordPress hosting: This is their shared hosting plan optimized for WordPress powered websites. It optimizes performance and protects your website from some common WordPress attacks.
  • VPS (Virtual Private Server): Virtual Private Server allows you to manage your virtual resources on a cloud hosting platform. It is suitable for growing websites with frequent traffic spikes.
  • Dedicated server: With dedicated hosting you get a server solely for hosting your website. But it also comes with great responsibility because you’ll have to maintain it by yourself.

6. Fornex Hosting
offers a good service at a reasonable price

It seemed to us that this hoster has a lot to choose from, although their list of services looks standard for many similar companies. Datacenter infrastructure and usage of MPLS-protocols allow you to create a GEO-cluster. Initially, basic site administration is offered, but full coverage complete with around the clock monitoring is available for an additional fee. A separate service offered is VPN, running on many operating systems and mobile devices.

7. Reseller Club
part of something much bigger

Variety of Plans

The first thing that strikes me about ResellerClub is the number of plans it offers. There really is something for everybody, whether you’re a regular website owner or a reseller. Choose from Windows, Linux, Magento, WordPress, Joomla, or even Bluehost and HostGator plans. 

But there’s a huge caveat here. The HostGator and Bluehost plans are actually cheaper, and the money-back guarantee is longer, if you go directly to the source. Knowing this, I’m not sure why you’d choose to purchase these two plans via ResellerClub.

Reseller Plans

I couldn’t review this company without mentioning these plans. Given its namesake, it’s clearly a large part of its offering. There are Linux and Windows hosting packages that come with a fully brandable control panel, and ResellerClub is available to help you with any technical issues (although you’ll still be the main point of contact for your customers).

Developer-Friendly Features

ResellerClub offers SSH access in even its shared hosting plans, while most other companies make you upgrade to a VPS plan. It also offers support for PHP up to version 7.1, Python (only older version 2.6.6), Ruby on Rails, and Perl.

8. Dreamhost – a good option for many

This hosting provider can be a good option for many. Fair prices, solid support and a very generous unlimited policy (for storage and bandwidth) will be remarkably appealing perks for many.

Additionally, their performance is one of the best I’ve tried, meaning that your project (even big sites) will be safely hosted at DreamHost.

Be aware however, that if you are looking for professional features like staging areas, integrated caching and pre-installed Git repositories, DreamHost may fall short. Also, it’s not ideal if your traffic comes mainly from outside North America.

9. Liquid Web WW – polished and professional hosting

The company offers powerful managed hosting products targeted squarely at business and professional users. That means no free plans or basic shared hosting – Liquid Web is all about high performance, highly configurable cloud, managed application and dedicated server products.

If you’re used to consumer hosting providers then prices can seem high. The most basic Personal Managed WordPress plan costs $15.83 a month on the annual plan, for instance, which gets you 15GB SSD storage, 2TB bandwidth and support for a single site. And the $65.83 a month Freelance plan still only provides a 40GB storage, 3TB bandwidth and support for four sites.

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