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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. These services allow you to 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. For more information on how we did our web hosting reviews, check out our web hosting FAQ.

Updated 10-10-2016

Web Hosting Comparison Chart

Service NameCheapest PriceStorage/Data TransferMoney-Back GuaranteeDomainSupportBottom Line
Hostmonster $3.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Chat Great balance of price, features and support: includes exclusive discount of over 40%
HostGator $5.22/moUnlimited45 days$12.95/yrEmail, Chat, Phone Reliable web host with a 25% exclusive discount (code: NEXTADVISOR), good for beginners; particularly strong for advanced users
FatCow $3.15/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Chat Low 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 yearsEmail, Phone Mediocre service as well as some quirks keep it from being a gold standard; offers Windows hosting
GreenGeeks $3.96/moUnlimited30 daysFree for lifeEmail, Phone, Chat Reliable green web host, free domain privacy, but clunky beginner tools; better for intermediate and advanced users
Service NameCheapest PriceStorage/Data TransferMoney-Back GuaranteeDomainSupportBottom Line
BlueHost $3.45/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Chat Nice 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 yearPhone, Email A good bargain with strong tools and Windows hosting, but the outsourced support is only average
Lunarpages $6.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone Easy online site builder for beginners but tricky control panel; solid Windows hosting option
iPage $1.99/mo for 1-3 yearsUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Chat Inexpensive one-year plan with exclusive discount; geared towards beginners and intermediates
Myhosting.com $4.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone Very basic web host at a reasonable price; lacks features and options for intermediate and advanced users.
Service NameCheapest PriceStorage/Data TransferMoney-Back GuaranteeDomainSupportBottom Line
Yahoo! Aabaco Small Business $3.75/mo for 1 year100 GB/1,000 GB per month30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Live Chat Aabaco retains Yahoo!'s integrated web builder and other features, making it great for beginners; support quality and newness are small concerns to keep in mind
Just Host $3.95/moUnlimitedProrated refundFree for 1 yearPhone, Email, Chat A mid-priced option with decent features but poor customer support and policies
Dreamhost $9.95/moUnlimited97 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Chat For intermediate to advanced users; fast data transfer and free domain privacy but very limited support
HostPapa $3.95/moUnlimited30 daysFree for lifePhone, Chat, Email Green hosting and domain privacy are pluses, though interface was challenging and support uneven
InMotion Web Hosting $5.99/moUnlimited90 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Chat Adequate web hosting but needs upgrades; limited MySQL databases, advanced features.
Service NameCheapest PriceStorage/Data TransferMoney-Back GuaranteeDomainSupportBottom Line
Register.com $4.95/mo5 GB storage
20 GB transfer
30 daysFree for 1 yearEmail, Phone, Chat Discounted first year; frustrating limitations for advanced users, counterintuitive for beginners
GoDaddy $4.99/mo10 GB disk space
500 GB transfer
Prorated refund$9.99/yrEmail, Phone Easy for beginners but very limited; a lack of a shopping cart is disappointing

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