Best web hosting services (review)

Best web hosting services
In this article, you will get information about the best web hosting services.

First of all, I would like to thank you for reading this article and for your time. I have done a lot of research and monitored websites hosted on different platforms. Many ‘best web hosting’ reviews analyze tens of hosting providers. Unlike them, I will focus only on the top four.

Of course, you can try to find and analyze other hosting providers, but it will save you time if you choose from my top four picks, which are based on my own experience and analysis.

How do web hosting providers differ?

  • Reliability and server response time (load time and speed)
  • Customer support
  • Price

Technical details of hosting providers (used in this review) are very similar (PHP, Perl, MySQL and Apache).

Analysis of best web hosting services

I will focus on the following shared-hosting providers: eHost, inMotion, bluehost and iPage.

Please look at the table to compare the top web hosting services:

eHostiPageBluehostInMotion
Shared hostingYesYesYesYes
VPS hostingNoYesYesYes
Dedicated hostingNoYesYesYes
Free domainYesYesYesYes
Unlimited storage spaceYesYesNoYes
Unmetered bandwidthYesYesYesYes
Domains allowedUnlimitedUnlimited52
Money-back-guarantee30 days30 days30 days90 days
WordPress (one click)YesYesYesYes
Good supportYesYesYesYes
PHP, MySQLYesYesYesYes
Speed / Load test, performance index91828494
eHost
5.0 rating
iPage
4.1 rating
Bluehost
4.4 rating
InMotion
5.0 rating
Price (discount, initial term, per month)
12 months$4.99$1.99$5.45$6.99
24 months$3.49$1.99$4.95$5.99
36 months$2.75$1.99$3.95N/A
Price (regular, per month)
12 months$9.98$10.95$8.99$8.99
24 months$6.98$11.95$8.49$7.99
36 months$5.50$12.95$7.99N/A
Visit eHostVisit iPageVisit BluehostVisit InMotion

Summaries about each hosting provider (in rank order as of December 2016)

1. InMotion hosting

InMotion hosting is the best choice for medium/large websites based on content management systems like WordPress. As for features, you will have everything you need for your site. You will be able to control your website and hosting through cPanel. InMotion is a popular choice when upgrading hosting to the next level as your business grows. Their servers have good connectivity to the Internet and performance is great because they use SSD technology. HTTP request to receive first byte (also known as TTFB) is below 400 ms globally (excellent). Best price/quality ratio for medium/large websites (both shared hosting and VPS). Customer support is good.

2. eHost

eHost is a reliable and low-cost hosting service with an excellent performance that is best suited to personal websites, personal blogs, local businesses, and small/medium websites based on a content management system (like WordPress). Website and hosting control will be performed through cPanel. Reliability and server performance grade is 91 and second after InMotion. Support is great. HTTP request to receive first byte (also known as TTFB) is below 400 ms in US and Europe (Asia is below 500 ms). The server`s technical features are standard, so you will have the requisite features to host your site.

3. Bluehost

Bluehost supports all necessary features you will need for building your website, however you can only host two websites with their ’Basic’ hosting plan. Nevertheless, Bluehost provides very popular and inexpensive hosting. Their servers have good performance. Support is very good.

4. iPage

iPage offers the cheapest hosting for an initial term, but will become quite expensive afterwards. Servers analysis shows that their shared hosting servers are good enough for hosting websites, however you may experience some minor uptime issues. Support is good.

Conclusion

If you want a reliable hosting service for your personal website, personal blog or small/medium website based on a content management system (like WordPress) then eHost should be the best choice. For medium/large Websites with a large number of visitors (above 150K per month) InMotion hosting is the best.

iPage and Bluehost are also good, but I would prefer eHost or InMotion hosting.

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