Best Web Hosting Companies | Next Earning

Only registering a domain name doesn't make a website up and running. You need a good design, qualitative development, secured hosting and promotional activities to make your website worthy. In this article, I am focusing on hosting services to help you to choose a best hosting service provider that offers fast and secured server, maximum features, affordable price and good support. To make this top 10 list of best web hosting providers, I have tested on different sites with different packages for myself and my clients as I am a web developer with more than 6 years of working experience.

Things to consider when choosing a web hosting provider
You don't need unlimited plan or plan with more than 10 GB disk space if your website doesn't includes much videos, photos and files. You don't need to subscribe for unlimited or more than 1 TB data transfer per month if your visitors are limited (less than 30000 per month).
But, you need good support, fast and secured server and some basic features, here are top web hosting providers for 2016

Best web hosting companies

1. BlueHost

Bluehost is the best web hosting provider powering over two million website all around the world. Bluehost offers 24/7 customer support to solve your technical issues and to give you guidance. Bluehost offers shared hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated hosting and Reseller hosting. With a starting plan of shared hosting at $3.49 per month Bluehost offers 1 website with 50 GB of disk space, unmetered bandwidth. In this plan, you can park upto 5 domains (one domain is included), 25 sub domains and 5 email account while email storage is limited to 100 MB per account. To see other plans being offered by Bluehost Visit Site.

Limited CPU Usage
Slow customer support
Migration Charge
Only Linux Server
People are complaining about security


2. Godaddy

Godaddy is mostly popular for domain registration service but it is also trying to get market share of hosting by offering various hosting packages. Godaddy offers fast, secured and reliable linux hosting with 99.9% uptime guarantee.At godaddy, you can get one click installation of free applications, 24/7 support and protection and an easy to use control panel. Godday currently has web hosting, wordpress hosting and dedicated IP. With a economy plan of shared hosting at $4.99 per month (paid annually), Godday offers 1 website with 100GB storage, unlimited bandwidth, 100 email address, one free domain if you are subscribing for annual plan. If you want to see all of the hosting packages being offered by Godday, click here to visit the site.

Custom Hosting Panel
Weird Marketing
Limits spaces and traffics
Restrictive on data

3. Dreamhost

Dreamhost is another great web hosting company offering Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Server and Cloud Service. With a starter shared hosting package at $8.95 per month, Dreamhost is offering one free domain for the life (if you host with them), unlimited space and unlimited bandwidth. Dreamhost also guarantee 100% uptime and unlimited support for 24/7.

Complaints about security
A bit high price
Control panel is not user friendly
Unnecessary Options
Slow server

4. iPage

iPage is another leading web hosting service provider that offers web hosting and wordpress hosting at very reliable price ($1.99 per month billed annually). Ipage is one of the cheapest hosting solution that comes with free domain registration, unlimited hosting space, live chat and phone support, free site building tools, promotion and many more. They also provide money back guarantee for 30 days.

Their own control panel (no cpanel)
Slow server
Not secured as compared to other leading hosting providers

5. Arvixe

Arvixe offers personal class, business class, reseller class, vps class and dedicated class web hosting packages and is one of the best hosting provider. You can get a domain for life time with any windows or linux hosting. With a personal class hosting at $4 per month you can get unlimited disk space, unlimited monthly data transfer, up to 6 domains etc. Arvixe also guarantees 99.9% uptime and if uptime is less, you will get free subscription for one month.

Limited inside unlimited offers
Complaints on customer supports

6. Hostgator

Hostgator is another most popular web hosting provider that offers basic shared hosting, wordpress hosting, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated hosting. Being a web developer, I have used Hostgator on several websites and I have good experience with it. Hostgator offers starting plans at $4.86 per month for a single domain with one click installation, unmetered bandwidth and shared SSL certificate. With lower price, Hostgator also guarantees 99.9% uptime and promises 24/7 support that can be experienced in real too.

Expensive domain compared to others
Complex Control Panel
Not 99.9% uptime for everyone
Need to select 3-4 years plans to get cheap rate

7. 1&1 hosting

1&1 is one of the leading internet service provider offering a wide range of products from domain registration to web hosting. 1&1 has both windows and Linux hosting. The starter unlimited hosting on 1&1 $6.99 per month ($.99 per month for first 12 month) includes unlimited webspace, unlimited websites, 1 free domain, 24/7 supports etc. To see all the packages offering by 1&1 click here.

Slow performance compared to Hostgator, Bluehost and InMotion
Customer service is not satisfactory
Poor user interface

We look for good quality even in small things like tea and vegetable.  Web is used to store our important data and information on the internet. So we have to look for good quality and customer support. As I have used all of the above hosting providers for my clients, I recommend Bluehost, Hostgator and  DreamHost if security and performance is your concern in the same way I recommend 1&1 hosting, iPage and Arvixe if your main concern is budget. Godaddy is not bad as security wise but  to store high volume of data and get maximum traffic you have to pay high. I request you to read terms and conditions very carefully before subscribing any packages as most of companies are saying unlimited disk space and bandwidth but there will be limitation in most cases.
Above list is based on my own experience and research on the internet. If you think some other companies are better for hosting purpose please mention on the comments.

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