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Web hosting services give you a presence on the web, by enabling you to build or upload a site on your very own domain. Create a blog, store, photo gallery, personal page, and more. While many things go into making a good web host, we've noticed that our visitors particularly appreciate a good value. That's why we've given our highest ratings to sites that offer not just quality web hosting, but also inexpensive pricing. To measure web hosting quality, we signed up for each service and then went about doing the things a normal user would do. We tested Wordpress installations, shopping cart programs, and site builders. We also contacted technical support at each web host to determine the quality of customer service. Of course, a web host must perform well too. We used Pingdom's website uptime monitoring tools to gauge the reliability and server response time for each web host. You'll find that reliability data in each review and on the performance tab. For more information on how we did our web hosting reviews, check out our web hosting FAQ.


Updated 06-13-2016

Web Hosting Comparison Chart

Service Name:Cheapest Price:Storage/Data Transfer:Money-Back Guarantee:Domains:Email Addresses:Support:Bottom Line:
Hostmonster $3.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, Phone, ChatGreat balance of price, features and support: includes exclusive discount of over 40%
HostGator $5.22/moUnlimited45 days$12.95/yrUnlimitedEmail, Chat, PhoneReliable web host with a 25% exclusive discount (code: NEXTADVISOR), particularly strong for advanced users
Yahoo! Small Business $2.62/mo for 3 mos, then $3.49/mo100 GB/1000 GB per month30 daysFree for 1 year250Email, PhoneBest choice for beginners serious about web hosting; great interface and support; 25% off first 12 mo
FatCow $3.15/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, Phone, ChatLow cost plan with good reliability; easy shopping cart creator; green host; 60% exclusive discount
Network Solutions $9.96 per month for first year300 GB/Unlimited30 daysFree for up to 10 years1000Email, PhoneMediocre perfromance as well as some quirks keep it from being a gold standard; offers Windows hosting
GreenGeeks $3.96/moUnlimited30 daysFree for lifeUnlimitedEmail, Phone, ChatGreen host with solid reliability, free domain privacy, but clunky beginner tools; better for intermediate and advanced users
BlueHost $3.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, Phone, ChatNice service and features, exclusive discount, but it's a pricier version of Hostmonster
1&1 Web Hosting $0.99/month for 12 mos, then $6.99/mo for Basic HostingUnlimited 30 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedPhone, EmailA good bargain with strong tools and Windows hosting, but the outsourced support is only average
Lunarpages $6.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, PhoneEasy online site builder for beginners but tricky control panel; strong performance, offers Windows hosting
iPage $1.99/mo for 1-3 yearsUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, Phone, ChatInexpensive one-year plan and fast server response time; uptime not the best; exclusive discount
Myhosting.com $3.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 year10Email, PhoneVery basic web host at a reasonable price, but questionable uptime, lacks features and options for intermediate and advanced users.
Just Host $3.49/moUnlimitedProrated refundFree for 1 yearUnlimitedPhone, Email, ChatA mid-priced option with solid performance but poor customer support and policies
Dreamhost $7.95/moUnlimited97 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, ChatFor intermediate to advanced users; fast data transfer and free domain privacy but very limited support
HostPapa $2.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for lifeUnlimitedPhone, Chat, EmailGreen hosting and domain privacy are pluses, though interface was challenging and support uneven
InMotion Web Hosting $5.99/moUnlimited90 daysFree for 1 yearUnlimitedEmail, Phone, ChatAdequate web hosting but needs upgrades; limited MySQL databases, advanced features.
Register.com $4.95/mo5 GB storage
20 GB transfer
30 daysFree for 1 year1Email, Phone, ChatDiscounted first year; frustrating limitations for advanced users, counterintuitive for beginners
GoDaddy $4.99/mo10 GB disk space
500 GB transfer
Prorated refund$9.99/yr5Email, PhoneEasy for beginners but very limited; a lack of a shopping cart is disappointing
Service Name:MySQL Databases:Available OS:Shell Access:Ad Credits:Wordpress:Programming Languages:Host-Based Backup:
Hostmonster UnlimitedLinuxYes$100 Google Adwords, $50 Facebook and Twitter, $100 Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, CGIYes
HostGator UnlimitedLinux/WindowsYes$100 Google AdwordsYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, CGI, SSI, SSHYes
Yahoo! Small Business UnlimitedLinuxNo$75 Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, PerlYes
FatCow UnlimitedLinuxNo$100 Google Adwords, $100 Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, Python, CGI, MySQLYes
Network Solutions 25Linux/WindowsNoNoneYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Zend, CGI, SSIYes
GreenGeeks UnlimitedLinuxYesNoneYesPHP, Perl, Python, CGI, SSIYes
BlueHost UnlimitedLinuxYes$100 Google Adwords, up to $50 each for Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, CGI, SSIYes
1&1 Web Hosting UnlimitedLinux/WindowsYes$50 Facebook, $50 Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Zend, SSIYes
Lunarpages UnlimitedLinux/WindowsYes ($2/mo)$25 FacebookYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, CGI, SSINo
iPage UnlimitedLinuxNo$100 Google Adwords, $100 Yahoo! and Bing, (Facebook by requestion)YesPHP, Perl, Python, CGI, SSI, ASPYes
Myhosting.com 3LinuxYes$25 Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, PerlNo
Just Host UnlimitedLinuxYes$100 Google Adwords, $50 Facebook and $100 Yahoo! and BingYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, CGI, SSIYes
Dreamhost UnlimitedLinuxYes$100 Google AdwordsYesPHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, CGI, SSIYes
HostPapa UnlimitedLinuxNo$100 Google Adwords, $75 Amazon, $50 Facebook, $25 each Yahoo!/Bing and MivaYesPHP, Perl, CGI, SSIYes
InMotion Web Hosting 2LinuxNo$100 Google Adwords, $75 each Amazon and Yahoo!/Bing, $50 TwitterYesPHP, Perl, Python, CGI, SSIYes
Register.com 1LinuxNoNoneYesPHP, Ruby on Rails, CGI, SSI, Perl, PythonYes
GoDaddy 0N/ANoNoneNoNoneNo
Service Name:User Level:73-Month Avg. Reliability:73-Month Avg. Response Time:77MB Download Test:Number of Domains:SiteBuilder:Ecommerce Components:
Hostmonster Beginner to Advanced99.82%.692s49sUnlimitedIntermediateGreat balance of price, features and support: includes exclusive discount of over 40%
HostGator Beginner to Advanced99.98%.380s1m 08sUnlimitedEasyReliable web host with a 25% exclusive discount (code: NEXTADVISOR), particularly strong for advanced users
Yahoo! Small Business Beginner99.95%.678s1m 04s250EasyBest choice for beginners serious about web hosting; great interface and support; 25% off first 12 mo
FatCow Beginner to Advanced99.82%.590s4m 56sUnlimitedIntermediateLow cost plan with good reliability; easy shopping cart creator; green host; 60% exclusive discount
Network Solutions Beginner to Advanced99.81%.509s2m 18s1000n/aMediocre perfromance as well as some quirks keep it from being a gold standard; offers Windows hosting
GreenGeeks Intermediate to Advanced99.81%.685s25MB maximum file sizeUnlimitedIntermediateGreen host with solid reliability, free domain privacy, but clunky beginner tools; better for intermediate and advanced users
BlueHost Beginner to Advanced99.82%.709s48sUnlimitedIntermediateNice service and features, exclusive discount, but it's a pricier version of Hostmonster
1&1 Web Hosting Beginner to Intermediate98.42%.505s1m 22sUnlimitedEasyA good bargain with strong tools and Windows hosting, but the outsourced support is only average
Lunarpages Beginner to Advanced99.96%.540s48sUnlimitedIntermediateEasy online site builder for beginners but tricky control panel; strong performance, offers Windows hosting
iPage Beginner to Advanced99.69%.515s4m 38sUnlimitedEasy to IntermediateInexpensive one-year plan and fast server response time; uptime not the best; exclusive discount
Myhosting.com Beginner to Advanced99.57%.610sN/A Test Pending10IntermediateVery basic web host at a reasonable price, but questionable uptime, lacks features and options for intermediate and advanced users.
Just Host Intermediate to Advanced99.79%.657s50sUnlimitedIntermediateA mid-priced option with solid performance but poor customer support and policies
Dreamhost Intermediate to Advanced99.89%.500s55sUnlimitedIntermediateFor intermediate to advanced users; fast data transfer and free domain privacy but very limited support
HostPapa Beginner to Intermediate98.83%.567s2m 22sUnlimitedIntermediateGreen hosting and domain privacy are pluses, though interface was challenging and support uneven
InMotion Web Hosting Beginner99.89%.546s1m 17sUnlimitedn/aAdequate web hosting but needs upgrades; limited MySQL databases, advanced features.
Register.com Beginner99.81%.453s47s1IntermediateDiscounted first year; frustrating limitations for advanced users, counterintuitive for beginners
GoDaddy Beginner to Intermediate99.23%.376sn/a5n/aEasy for beginners but very limited; a lack of a shopping cart is disappointing

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