How to Choose a Hosting Company For Your Blog or Website
If you want a blog or a website, you need a domain and hosting. There are numerous domain registrants and hosting companies to choose from. For someone who is just starting out, choosing a hosting company can be very overwhelming. In this article, I am providing brief reviews of three hosting companies that you can trust.
Namecheap is one of the best hosting companies you can find in the market. Namecheap offers hosting on budget (the hosting price starts with 83 cents per month), provides 99.9 percent uptime (your website will never be down), and has a wonderful support (your tickets are replied within 10 minutes any time).
Namecheap offers numerous hosting packages from Shared hosting package to Dedicated Servers. Namecheap offers Shared Hosting Value package at $9.88 per year, which is just about 83 cents per month (less than registering a dot com). Good thing about this Shared Hosting Value package is you can host up to three websites. The Ultimate Shared Hosting package will allow you to host up to 50 websites with ultimate bandwith and ultimate diskspace. You can get this package just for $29.88
Namecheap also offers reseller hosting. The basic reseller hosting package allows you to have 25 resold accounts and 1 TB bandwith. It cost 16.96 per month.
You can get VPS hosting for as low as $16.95 per month, email hosting as low as 9.88 per year and dedicated servers as low as 58.88 per month
iPage has a good reputation in the market as a reliable web host that offers 24 hours support service. You can get web hosting from iPage for as low as $3.25 per month, which is one of the lowest in the market considering the fact that you will also get a free domain. Buying hosting service from iPage will also entitle you with $100 Adword credits, $100 Bing credits, unlimited diskspace and free website builders such as weebly. iPage offers wordpress managed hosting. This hosting package is best suited for people who zero knowledge on programming.
Siteground hosting packages start at$3.95 per month. Their tailor made hosting packages includeWordpress, Joomla or Drupal hosting packages. Signing up for these hosting packages will also get you a free domain name, free template and free installation from the support. They even offer auto plugin update.
Apart from Content Management System based hosting, they also offer shared hosting, cloud hosting, dedicated servers and reseller hosting. The basic shared hosting costs$3.95 per month, which is suitable for small websites that get less than 10k monthly visitors. Cloud hosting package starts at$60 per month.
Support is very reliable, you can get a reply in less than 10 minutes at any time. If uptime is your main concern, you can choose Siteground. Servers located in the US, Europe as well as Asia promise you 99.9 percent uptime.
Hostaccent is another great hosting company that needs a special mention here. They have three different options for web hosting. You can choose between Shared, SSD Cloud VPS and Dedicated Server.