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Top 10 Best Web Hosting : Compared [2018]

Are you wondering that which one is the Best Web Hosting providers? Or maybe you have any question regarding Hosting? Or anything…This article will help you. This Article shows you exactly which Web hosting you should opt for your purpose. Now:Before going to the detailed discussion we should have a clear idea about certain topics…

Q: What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is a service, which allows the blog to get accessed through the Internet by other users. It is more like your blog’s home, where all of your Blog’s information is stored so your readers can access to it. It is like a virtual computer hard drive which stores all your articles, web-pages, images, everything.
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Q: What are the Important factors to look while selecting Hosting for Self?

First of all, the Hosting you should choose totally depends on your Requirements. But let’s just list out all the common factor that everyone should look for…
->Low Page Load Time.
->High Uptime.
->Nice Customer Support.
->High Bandwidth(depends on the requirement).
->Price over the product(means check does the price is worth the product they are selling).
->Do they provide any Backup facility?
->Database limit(depends on requirement).
->Storage provided.
->And other Factors that are required by you for your Purpose.
Q: What is Downtime or Uptime?

Uptime is the amount of time that a server has stayed up and runnng. This is usually listed as a percentage, like “99.9% uptime.” Uptime is a great measure of how good a Web hosting provider is at keeping their systems up and running. And Downtime is exactly opposite to Uptime. It means for how much time the servers were down. Lower the Downtime, better the Web hosting service provider.
Q: What does Load time means?

It means the time taken by your web page to load in Browser. It is counted in ms (microseconds). It should be as low as possible.

If you ever visit other Blogs in search of “Best web hosting services”, you might find different results. This is because every web hosting service provider keeps on improving their speedand which is found to be a major ranking factor. So always keep an eye over the time of the Article published. Before diving in and finding out the Best Hosting, first let’s discuss about certain things in Hosting…

Q: Why Up-time and Load Time matters?

These two factors matter a lot. Both Uptime and Load time affect traffic, which can, in turn, affect your overall revenue and conversion rate. These two are also considered as a major factor for Ranking in SEO. Both of these metrics indicate your site’s quality of performance. Uptime refers to the total time that your website is up and running with no problems. Downtime refers to when the time when your website is offline and unavailable to visitors and potential customers.
  • In simple words, if your Website is not having good ( expected more than 99.96%) uptime, you are really losing traffic and does affect your Ranking in Search Engines.

Whereas, if your Site is taking too much time to load no one would like to stay on it. Everyone is in need of speed. So, Load Time Matrics must be given importance. Now: If you do search for Hostings, you come to hear about certain types of Hosting… Let’s discuss them.

Shared Hosting

It is the most popular type of hosting among bloggers as it is Cheapest and works well for them. In Shared Hosting, multiple websites are hosted on the same web server, which is owned by the Web Host. If you are planning to run a Business on Shared Hosting then it’s not at all good Idea. Many times, resources are not equally shared in Shared Hosting and that effects your Site’s loading speed, etc..

Cloud Hosting

Unlike any other Hosting (Shared Hosting), Cloud Hosting is the most Secured and more efficient. As it does not uses only one server to upload your file, it uses Cluster of them to store your Website’s file and Data. If the physical server connected to the Cloud goes offline or has any Malfunctions, then it does not affect your Virtual server and you have to pay for only as much as you use.

Linux Hosting and Windows Hosting

As I have mentioned above that Servers are like our Computers, except they are supposed to run 24x7x365x(Infinity). To run any Computer, we need OS (Operating System). So, Linux and Windows are majorly used in Webhosting, and in that too, 90% Web Servers use Linx as there OS.

Now, what to choose, Linux or Windows?

There are many perks of using Linux over Windows such as:

  • Linux is FREE and Open Source whereas you have to pay every year in order to renue your Windows License.
  • Linux is highly compatible with other Open Source Applicaionssuch as PHP, MySQL, etc..
  • Linux OS uses less amount of Resources whereas Windows uses a high amount of them.
  • And there are many more reasons.

But at the end, dicision is yours. And you need to decide which one to choose on the Basis of your Requirements.

Now, we discussed about the features and types of Web Hosting, but which one is the Best for you? Which Web Hosting is the Speedest? To know the correct answer, I went on Surfing the Internet…

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And guess what I found: A perfect test is done by HostingFact. You can see the Report of the Research based on which the Article is written. Now: Let’s discuss the Top 10 Web-hosting service providers.

1) Bluehost ($2.95/Month)

Load time: 419ms (3rd in speed)

Uptime: 99.99% (1st in uptime)

Cost: $3.95/month

Support: Live Chat (avg. response ~5min)

It is one of the 20 largest[1] web hosts, collectively hosting well over 2 million domains with its sister companies.
Founded: 2003
Founder: Matt Heaton
Headquarters: Provo, Utah, USA
Key people: Matt Heaton(Founder, CEO 2003-2011) Dan Handy(CEO 2011-2015) Mike Olson(CEO 2015-present)
Owner: Endurance International Group
Pros:
1) Strong Uptime
->September 2017 average uptime: 99.98%
->October 2017 average uptime: 99.86%
->November 2017 average uptime: 100%
->December 2017 average uptime: 100%
->January 2018 average uptime: 99.99%
->February 2018 average uptime: 100%
->March 2018 average uptime: 100%
->April 2018 average uptime: 100%

2) Fast Page loading: 419ms ( 3rd Fastest )
->September average speed: 401ms
->October average speed: 411ms
->November average speed: 405ms
->December average speed: 399ms
->January average speed: 415ms
->February average speed: 463ms
->March average speed: 429ms
->April average speed: 409ms

3) One of the most Inexpensive Hosting.
4) Nice Security Options.
5) Officially WordPress.org recommended Bluehost
6) Easy to Use
7) 30 Day Free trial and Money Back Guarantee.

Cons:
1) Cheap Price Comes with 36-month Plan
2) Site Migrations Aren’t Free…
3) Not Truly ‘UNLIMITED’.

2)HostGator Cloud: ($2.99/Month)

Load time: 462ms (5th in speed) 

Uptime: 99.96% (5th in uptime)

Cost: $2.99/month 

Support: Live Chat (avg. response ~3min)

HostGator is a Houston-based provider of shared, reseller, vps, and dedicated web hosting with an additional presence in Austin, Texas.
CEO: Adam Farrar (Mar 2009–)
Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States
Founder: Brent Oxley
Founded: 23 October 2002
Parent organization: Endurance International Group

Pros:
1) Strong Uptime 99.96%
  2017:
September average uptime: 100%
October average uptime: 99.95%
November average uptime: 99.96%
December average uptime: 100%

2018:
January average uptime: 99.89%
February average uptime: 99.93%
March average uptime: 99.99%
April average uptime: 100%
May average uptime: 100%

2) Fast Page loading: 462ms ( 5th Fastest )
  2017:
September average speed: 556ms
October average speed: 440ms
November average speed: 458ms
December average speed: 440ms

2018:
January average speed: 430ms
February average speed: 456ms
March average speed: 479ms
April average speed: 433ms
May average speed: 490ms

3) Nice Security Options.
4) Quick Support.
5) FREE Extras: Anti-Malware, Global CDN, Daily Backups etc…
6) Very Easy to Use.

Cons:
1) Industry Pricing Trick
2) If you directly purchase any product, you’ll be charged more but if you purchase via my affiliate link than you’ll be moderately charged and even may get a discount.
3) No Social Support Channel.

3)SiteGround: Best WordPress Host ($3.95/Month)

Web Hosting

Load time: 722ms (9th in speed) 

Uptime: 99.99% (2nd in uptime) 

Cost: $3.95/month 

Support: Live Chat (avg. response ~2min)

SiteGround is a web hosting company founded in 2004 and servicing more than 1,000,000 domains worldwide. It provides shared hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers. Currently, the company employs over 500 people.
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Founded: 22 March 2004
Number of employees: 500
Type of business: Privately held company
 
Pros:
1) Strong Uptime 99.99%
  2017:
September average uptime: 99.98%
October average uptime: 99.99%
November average uptime: 100%
December average uptime: 100%

  2018:
January average uptime: 100%
February average uptime: 99.97%
March average uptime: 99.99%
April average uptime: 100%
May average uptime: 99.97%

2) Fast Page loading: 722ms ( 10th Fastest )
  2017:
September average speed: 712ms
October average speed: 774ms
November average speed: 722ms
December average speed: 680ms

  2018:
January average speed: 730ms
February average speed: 730ms
March average speed: 693ms
April average speed: 735ms
May average speed: 733ms

3) Best WordPress Hosting on all plans.
4) Quick Support.
5) FREE security Add-ons.
6) FREE existing website transfer.
7) Very Easy to Use.
8) 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
9) FREE CDN and SSL.

Cons:
1) Setup Fee for Monthly Billing.
2) Limited Storage
 

4)A2Hosting: Fastest Shared Hosting($3.92/Month)

Load time: 413ms (3rd in speed) 

Uptime: 99.90% (24th in uptime)

Cost: $3.92/month 

Support: Live Chat (avg. 

A2 Hosting is a high performance hosting company located in Ann Arbor and founded in 2003. Their range of fast hosting services range from shared, VPS hosting, managed VPS, cloud VPS, reseller and dedicated hosting servers.
 
Pros:
1) Strong Uptime 99.90%
  2017:
September average uptime: 99.93%
October average uptime: 99.97%
November average uptime: 99.90%
December average uptime: 99.89%
2018:
January average uptime: 99.98%
February average uptime: 99.99%
March average uptime: 99.98%
April average uptime: 99.60%

2) Fast Page loading: 722ms ( 10th Fastest )
  2017:
September average speed: 447ms
October average speed: 498ms
November average speed: 440ms
December average speed: 411ms
2018:
January average speed: 371ms
February average speed: 372ms
March average speed: 390ms
April average speed: 377ms

3) Compatible with CMS.
4) Quick Support.
5) FREE security HackScan to protect your site.
7) FREE existing website transfer.
8) Very Easy to Use.
9) 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
10) FREE CDN.

Cons:
1) Expensive than Average.
2) Restrictions on Cheapest Plans.

5)iPage: Cheap Option($1.99/Month)

Load time: 868ms (18th in speed) 

Uptime: 99.98% (4th in uptime) 

Cost: $1.99/month 

Support: Live Chat (avg. response ~12min)

These were some of the Web Hosting Service providers which I felt like they deserve to be noticed by us.

Recommendation:

The Choice of Web Hosting totally depends upon your personal requirements. But, I would recommend you BlueHost, if you want to have any Professional Website or so…

And would recommend A2Hosting, if you wish to start a Blog.

But anyway, comment your personal favourite one in the Comment Section.

If you had any Bad Experience with any of these or any Web Hosting Company, do share it in the Comment Section, in order to spread awareness about those…

Also Read:

How To Start A Blog. As this article is part of the Tutorial.

Best Niches to Blog About. This Article will help you finding the Best Niche for you.

Anyway, if you have any doubt, then feel free to ask me in Comment Section or Contact Me.


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