If you’re starting a self-hosted blog, you’ll definitely need one or two of the best web hosting services to house your site contents.
Most often than not, if you haven’t chosen one yet, you’d be overwhelmed on which web hosting companies to pick as there are thousands of them claiming to be the best and fastest web hosting site in the market today.
Before you proceed to the list though, check out this clip for a quick peek.
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Googling “best web hosting companies“, “top rated web hosting companies“, “best web hosting sites” and the like would produce almost the same sets of web hosting providers in the Top 10 or 20.
After all, most of them earned their top ranks and reputations through years of unparalleled service, almost 100% uptime and superb customer support.
If you are starting, don’t confuse yourself with the hosting plans of the web hosting companies. Just pick one that says “shared web hosting“.
As you grow, you can have a VPS (Virual Public Server) hosting that most small businesses choose because of their power and capabilities but without the price of dedicated hosting services. The latter is especially good for those sites with really high level of daily traffic (which you may have one of these days!).
I myself have had tried 3 or 4 other web hosting companies in the past, excluding the FREE hosting services that come as freebies in some of the membership sites.
When I was looking for the best web hosting sites that could affordably accommodate my simple plans as a beginner, it wasn’t that easy for me to decide without jumping from one page to another.
It was rather distracting.
Thus, this reference was born.
There are other reference sites for sure, more authoritative than this probably is, but it wouldn’t be too difficult for you to be overwhelmed from too much information in all at once.
Thus, I’ve come up with this for you to have an initial glimpse.
You can check the first few lines and still come up with the same Top 10 or 20 web hosting providers from other sites giving similar valuable information.
It’s a simple list that I gathered from about 200 web hosting sites so you can peek on their basic starter plans, the number of days where they’ll give your money back (if you’re not satisfied in any way) and their respective slogans/taglines.
To me, slogans/taglines are created to describe a company in a few short words. Depending on how good or bad they came up with theirs, you can instantly assess what they can do for you.
If they were not readily available, I looked at their About page and took some lines that would best describe them.
I also excluded those that couldn’t be translated in English regardless of their global rank as you might also find it difficult to decode.
Finally, I took their Alexa rankings so you’ll know how popular they are in the market today. I’ve included only those that are 999,999 or less and ranked them starting with the lowest figure – the most popular!
So as not to prolong your excitement further, let me share with you my 100 best web hosting sites as of November 2016.
|Rank||Web Hosting Sites||Basic Starter Plan||Money-Back Guarantee||Alexa Rank||Slogan/About|
|1||Go Daddy Hosting||$3.99||15 days||118||Hosting that grows with your business|
|2||Hostgator||$4.86||45 days||1,019||Web hosting made easy and affordable|
|3||Bluehost||$3.95||30 days||1,021||The best web hosting|
|4||1 and 1||$0.99||30 days||1,385||Secure hosting services for your website|
|5||One.com||$0.00||30 days||1,617||Create anything. Show Everyone.|
|6||Namecheap||$0.82||14 days||1,944||Namecheap believes in your right to put your ideas online.|
|7||InMotion Hosting||$3.49||90 days||2,122||A web hosting company that stands by you.|
|8||WP Engine||$29.00||30 days||2,244||WordPress hosting, perfected.|
|9||Siteground||$3.95||30 days||2,719||Web hosting crafted with care|
|10||iPage||$1.99||Anytime||3,160||A leader in web hosting since 1998|
|11||Name||$4.99||30 days||3,833||Provides the best web hosting plan possible to suit your individual needs|
|12||Linode Web Hosting||$10.00||7 days||4,871||Cloud hosting for Your Ideas. Cloud Hosting for you.|
|13||Dream Host||$6.00||97 days||5,192||Award-winning Web and WordPress hosting.|
|14||Network Solutions||$9.96||30 days||6,468||Secure & reliable hosting for your domain.|
|15||Media Temple||$20.00||30 days||6,945||We’ve got the perfect hosting plan for your next site, app, platform, or blog.|
|16||Just Host||$2.95||Anytime||7,466||Affordable web hosting made easy.|
|17||1-2-3 Reg Web Hosting||£2.49||30 days||7,701||Whatever your ambition we make it happen online. Easy. Simple. Clear.|
|18||Host Monster||$2.95||30 days||8,439||Superior support. Powerful hosting.|
|19||Liquid Web Hosting||$14.95||30 days||8,552||A Leader in Managed Hosting Since 1997|
|20||A2 Hosting||$3.92||Anytime||10,590||Our speed, your success|
|21||Arvixe Web Hosting||$4.00||60 days||11,266||Superior Web Hosting|
|22||Ehost||$2.75||45 days||12,094||Everything you will EVER need to host and manage your website!|
|23||Web.com||$5.95||30 days||13,380||Web Hosting that’s Fast and Reliable|
|24||Fat Cow||$4.08||30 days||14,888||Udderly Fantastic Web Hosting|
|25||InterServer||$5.00||30 days||17,597||Affordable Unlimited Web Hosting|
|26||Hawk Host||$2.24||30 days||19,017||Awesome Prices On World Class Hosting|
|27||Site 5||$4.95||45 days||20,026||Built For Designers and Developers|
|28||Hosting Raja||$0.02||30 days||22,975||No. 1 Web Hosting Company|
|29||IFastNet||$3.99||7 days||23,435||Web Hosting, Domain Registration, Dedicated Server, VPS Server|
|30||Web Hosting Hub||$4.99||90 days||23,912||Best Website Hosting. Simple. Scalable. Secure.|
|31||Cloudways||$5.00||30 days||25,218||Managed Cloud Hosting For Everyone|
|32||Smarter ASP||$2.95||60 days||26,648||Professional ASP.NET hosting with unlimited space and bandwidth and email|
|33||Contabo||€2.99||30 days||30,601||Cheap webspace hosting|
|34||Green Geeks||$3.96||30 days||31,454||Web hosting that grows with you|
|35||IX Webhosting||$3.95||30 days||32,006||Web hosting that grows with you.|
|36||Fast Comet||$2.95||45 days||34,660||Stunning Cloud Hosting With 24/7 Support For You.|
|37||Host 1 Plus||$3.00||14 days||35,294||Driven By Developers|
|38||Planet Hoster||$6.71||NA||36,290||Host Your World|
|39||HostWinds||$4.50||60 days||36,460||Enterprise Solutions, Small Business Prices|
|40||A Small Orange Web Hosting||$2.92||90 days||36,674||Homegrown hosting|
|41||Tmd Hosting||$2.85||60 days||37,305||The Most Dedicated|
|42||Stable Host||$4.95||45 days||37,780||The More Affordable Approach to stable web hosting solutions|
|43||Fozzy||$3.90||30 days||39,221||The Fastest Shared Hosting|
|44||Knownhost||$25||30 days||39,788||We Will Help You Day and Night|
|45||Host Papa||$3.95||30 days||43,743||Smart Website Solutions for Your Small Business|
|46||Imanila||Php 167||Not clear||47,059||One Plan, one price|
|47||Dot Easy||$1.95||30 days||47,465||Get Your Website Online Without I.T.|
|48||POwWeb||$3.88||30 days||47,571||The Perfect Hosting Solution|
|49||Lunar Pages||$3.95||30 days||59,830||Solutions Reside Here|
|50||Web Hosting Pad||$1.99||30 days||62,531||Hassle Free Hosting. Get MORE Than What You Pay For.|
|51||Globehost||$0.37||30 days||65,889||Powerful cPanel shared hosting on enterprise hardware|
|52||One Cloudy||$2.00||30 days||66,441||Affordable Web Hosting Pacakges|
|53||Startlogic||$4.50||30 days||71,147||Your Business Deserves To Be Online|
|54||Rose Hosting||$4.95||7 days||75,067||Cloud Web Hosting’s Final Frontier|
|55||Vodien||$10.00||30 days||76,629||Find The Perfect Web Hosting For Your Website|
|56||THC Servers||$1.95||30 days||82,680||For Geeks, By Geeks|
|57||Web Host Face||$3.45||30 days||109,112||Service always comes with a smiling face|
|58||Miles Web||$3.00||30 days||118,613||Host Your Website With India’s Best Web Hosting Company|
|59||MidPhase||$2.37||30 days||138,349||Mpowered To Help You Succeed|
|60||Idea Host||$2.99||45 days||140,693||Let Us Host Your Ideas! Great Ideas Need A Great Host.|
|61||Omnis||$5.95||30 days||150,417||Everything Hosting|
|62||Fast Web Host||$1.00||30 days||154,612||Powerful Web Hosting|
|63||DotPH||$20.00||30 days||154,929||Bigger Packages At No Extra Cost|
|64||Host Metro||$2.45||30 days||177,748||Take Your Hosting To The Max|
|65||Host Clear||$2.99||45 days||197,718||Clear, Simple Web Hosting That’s Quick and Easy|
|66||MDD Hosting||$2.25||30 days||210,165||Professional Web Hosting Solutions|
|67||Bizzahost||1.45||30 days||220,755||It’s more than just hosting|
|68||Misshosting||1.25||30 days||223,491||Part of Miss Group|
|69||Glowhost||$4.95||91 days||238,815||Proudly Hosting Since 2002|
|70||Gearhost||$5.00||30 days||253,356||Cloud Hosting for your .NET, PHP, Node.js apps|
|71||Cool Handle||$3.95||Anytime||255,169||Easy and Affordable Web Hosting|
|72||I/O Zoom||$8.00||30 days||256,380||Your websites will be hosted on servers that will serve your web pages up to 300% faster than regular VPS hosting|
|73||Bigscoots||$3.95||45 days||278,317||Experience The Diference. Ride With Us.|
|74||Giga Pros||$10.00||30 days||293,991||Premium Services. Unmatched Pricing|
|75||247-host||$2.99||30 days||294,522||Reliability Around The Clock|
|76||Hostupon||$3.95||30 days||302,680||Web Hosting Made Easy|
|77||Hostinger||Php 99||30 days||319,880||Powerful Cloud Hosting! 2X Faster – 4X More resources|
|78||HostRocket||$5.99||30 days||321,692||A perfect solution for your personal or business website!|
|79||Zero Stop Bits||$4.00||30 days||323,961||Cut Your Bill In Half|
|80||Pressidium||$49.90||60 days||324,655||Enterprise Architecture With Every WordPress Hosting Plan|
|81||Daily Razor||$3.99||30 days||330,184||Professional & Affordable Unlimited Website Hosting|
|82||HostiSErver||$15.00||30 days||338,352||Bringing The Future Today|
|83||Zoom Hosting||Php 50||30 days||368,660||Trusted By Government Agencies and Industry Leaders|
|84||Crucial Paradigm||$25.00||30 days||371,717||Simple web hosting and superb support|
|85||M3 Server||$20.00||30 days||381,952||Continously striving to provide clients with the best hosting service possible.|
|86||Shape Host||$0.50||7 days||386,757||Blazing fast website hosting for your projects.|
|87||Host Furious||$0.83||15 days||441,586||HostFurious ssd web hosting gives you a long list of tools to take your idea or business online!|
|88||RFE Hosting||$4.95||30 days||464,741||Reliable Friendly Experience|
|89||Virtono||€0.99||NA||491,085||Stable, fast and easy to use environment.|
|90||Web.com.ph||Php 125||30 days||492,154||Web.com.ph is an e-commerce website providing domain names, web hosting service, and servers in the Philippines at very affordable prices|
|91||Web Host||£1.25||30 days||519,313||Web Hosting that makes you happy, not nervous.|
|92||Scope Hosts||$3.27||30 days||571,067||Your Best Shared Hosting Provider|
|93||GicWebWorld||$0.30||15 days||623,551||Highest Performance SSD Cloud Web Hosting|
|94||Cloudie Web||$2.00||30 days||659,369||A network designed for you, with a scalable platform, blazing fast servers, and amazing support.|
|95||Ispaze||$1.94||30 days||701,964||30X Faster Hosting Powered By SSD Drives and Litespeed|
|96||Parkinhost||€2.99||15 days||703,341||Hosting Made Simpler, Cooler & Better|
|97||Philweb Hosting||Php 50||30 days||705,641||The Fastest Growing Web Hosting Provider In The Philippines|
|98||Host Department||$0.99||30 days||764,965||To Host and To Serve|
|99||Dial Webhosting||$17.90||30 days||810,889||Online Success Begins With Domain & Secured Web Hosting|
|100||MSWebnetwork||Php 83.33||40 days||869,877||A pioneering web hosting company that provides an amazing managed web hosting experience!|
Was it an easy reference indeed?
If you think your favorite web hosting site deserves to be here, just shout out. I’ll assess, compare and probably bump off the last few sites in the list in due time.
Whenever I bring out a list of 100 (of any kind), some of my readers would connect with me saying that they were overwhelmed. They just couldn’t go through the list one by one.
If I give out some recommendations however, especially if I have personal experiences with them, they’d feel like “relieved”.
Thus, I’m giving out these simple recommendations.
But before that, I must admit that I’m not a geek who can describe to you great in-depth technical details of how a superb web hosting service would look like. Most of them would claim the same good stuffs that one could easily be swayed either way.
However, the big plus factors for me would be the price, uptime and most especially the customer support.
Most of my domains are in Namecheap. It’s so natural for me to try their web hosting services since I don’t have to go around further.
Though I’d still need to point the DNS of specific domains before I can fully use a particular site (it’d normally take 90 seconds to propagate in Namecheap), it’s not that much of a big deal (in fact, that can easily be done by any beginner).
Most importantly, whenever I’d need their support, they’d be there.
So far, their support system is solid.
The only minor drawback is the process of going to their support system!
It’s a little taxing.
This is where Siteground web hosting rocks!
Unlike Namecheap where the process takes 3-4 steps, Siteground will need you to go through a couple of steps only.
Under their Support tab, click the area of concern (ex. Domain).
Their Recommended Support Channel will appear.
Click the Proceed To Chat and you’ll be in touch with their Customer Representative in no time.
I even asked their opinions about my planned domain names and so far all of their Customer Representatives who attended to me were highly trained to respond.
One even did an extra mile to help me resolve my Webmaster Tools which was initially unverified.
I must have had spoken to 10 of them and rated them all with 5 stars. I even spread the word by giving them good reviews on a 3rd party site.
You’ll definitely need a great support system since you’ll be with them for as long as you want. Thus, put bigger weights here.
Sure, you can easily transfer from one web hosting site to another, but you’ll never be certain how customer care is handled in each until you’re there.
At the end of the day, it’ll be about satisfaction.
If you’re still in the selection process, just go over this list. It may not necessarily be the ultimate list, but you’ll definitely find one that’d probably best suit you before jumping into their respective sites.
In fact, you may find this as your quickest reference of best web hosting sites in 2016.
I’m thinking of updating this list once a year but if there’s a real need, I may do so at least semi-annually.
Thus, your inputs are highly valuable.
Nevertheless, I hope you’ve found this really handy for your hosting needs.