Best Web Hosting Companies

You have an idea for your website, put the time and effort into building it out, and now need a home for your site so you can share it with the world.

A good web hosting solution can make the difference between a slick, easy to access, easy to use website that people want to return to and a website that is limited in features, slow, and prone to outages. And if your hard work pays off and hoards of people try accessing your site, a good web hosting plan will be the difference between treating your visitors to the experience they are expecting and having them get discouraged because of long load times and server errors.

Make sure your website get what it deserves, a hosting solution that won't stand in the way of success. Listed below are the best web hosting companies based on price, reliability, features, and customer service. These guys will make sure you get your money’s worth whether you need a basic personal webhosting package or something more robust like a dedicated server for your business.

The Top Ten

1 GoDaddy GoDaddy GoDaddy is a publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. As of January 2016, GoDaddy was said to have had more than 61 million domain names under management, making it the world's largest ICANN-accredited registrar.

I purchased a 12 month hosting plan with GoDaddy at a discounted rate. When the 12 months was up, I continued with the plan on a monthly basis knowing that it would cost me a little more each month. Even though I had had zero problems with the service, I wasn't ready to commit to another 12 month purchase since I was considering upgrading my plan. A GoDaddy customer service agent called me to make sure I understood that the monthly charges would no longer be at the discounted rate. I told him I was aware and explained why I was sticking with paying every month. Instead of trying to sell me on a longer term package, the agent asked if I wanted him to see if he could get me a discount. Naturally I was all for it. Next thing I knew, I was saving $30 on something I was already planning to purchase and I didn't have to commit to anything new. I have never dealt with another company that has contacted me without my requesting it and given me a discount without any prompting. Needless to ...more

I now have over a dozen sites hosted with GoDaddy using Linux hosting plans, Windows hosting planes, shared hosting and a virtual private server. In the five years I have been using GoDaddy services I have had zero complaints. Their account management tools are great and getting better all the time, it is incredibly easy to create blogs and forums even if you don't know the first thing about HTML, and to top it all off their prices are great. I've referred multiple people to GoDaddy and haven't heard a single complaint.

AAA

Cheap and available, always can trust their servers and service. - AndreySim85

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2 HostGator HostGator HostGator is a Houston-based provider of shared, reseller, virtual private server, and dedicated web hosting with an additional presence in Austin, Texas.

I cannot understand why HostGator is not at the top of this list. Good stable service and more then just the normal package, you get more then what you expect! Even with the money that I pay for the account it seems as if it is all free... No other company can do better then what they are able to do!

Hostgator should definitely be at the top of the list! I've been using them for years and have nothing but nice things to say about them. Great uptime, online chat for support which is knowledgeable, and many options.

The support Hostgator offers should automatically put them leaps and bounds above everyone else. But considering that GoDaddy is number one on this list, it's easy to see the type of people voting here... Morons! Yes, I said it, if you think that GoDaddy is a better web host that Hostgator, you my friend are a complete MORON.

Hey I am really surprised to see hostgator is at such a low position. I would highly recommend Hostgator their best and optimum service to the users. Customer care is the primary goal of the hosting company and they are just awesome with such a low rate.

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3 BlueHost BlueHost Bluehost is a web hosting company owned by Endurance International Group. It is one of the 20 largest web hosts, collectively hosting well over 1.9+ million domains with its sister companies, HostMonster, FastDomain and iPage.

This is very Good Service provider

Blue Host is the number one hosting. Blue Host does all that they adversite. Blue Host is awesome. I would recommend Blue Host for any and all of your web hostig needs. Blue Host has help 24/7 qualified to assist you with your needs.

Amazing support as well as extremely reasonable pricing. In the 4 years I have been with Bluehost, I have only ever experienced downtimes once. They were very professional about it. I would highly recommend Bluehost to anyone looking for a reliable hosting provider at an amazing price.

This company provides a really good service. Customers get all they need and personally find all the information to upload pages!

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4 E-Sayfa Hosting E-Sayfa Hosting

vers fast web servers thanks for e-sayfa. please vsit site and check services its hight qyaitly services

very very good hosting service provider.

we are using e-sayfa hosting the company very very good

Wonder hosting serv. =) thanks e-sayfa, thanks Turkey

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5 Webs Webs

I have a website on here... It's free and you get loads of features to make your website look professional! This is the place to go! - screebee

I have a site on webs and it works really well for me. I see nothing wrong with it. I support webs! They make making a site easy and fun. - sujufangirllove

Webs is the best and most efficient way to have a free website. -

I love webs. You have the option of making either a free or paid site. Love it. Also check out my site on wwwebs.Xs-skate.com - bakerman13

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6 iPower iPower

IPower is cool, I'll say that. Apple has a lot of genius stuff that everyone uses, buys, downloads, etc. - Kagaminetwins101

Right now I am at Ipower. I am not having any issues with them. I will check for another year So that I can update whether it deserves to be in this list or not.

I've been with iPower since 2006 and have been very happy with their service, particularly in recent years since it has become more secure.

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7 FatCow FatCow

FatCow is the only hosting provider I've ever used, and I've used them for almost 3 years. My environmentalist wife was attracted to their claim that they power their offices and data centers with 100% wind energy.

Pros:
+ cheap if you pay for several years in advance
+ Excellent customer support
+ Fairly reliable
+ Fairly good knowledge base and tutorials

Cons:
- Their shared hosting seems slow
- Their control panel and the various plugins seem clunky, like they don't all fit together seamlessly
- Unless you go with something like WordPress, their features are rather bare-bones and you must pay extra for what seems to me ought to be standard features like photo galleries
- If you don't pay for several years in advance, you will probably get sticker shock when it comes time to renew. I paid $24 for 1 year on a website with a special offer, but when I got the bill to renew, it was $78!

Bottom line: I recommend FatCow, but compare the ...more

I'm a novice when it comes to website hosting. I tried one of the Big Guys first, and it was a nightmare -- nobody there seemed to know anything. I finally turned to FatCow customer support to see if they could answer my questions. Even though I wasn't a FatCow customer yet, they helped me get up and running. After the third major glitch with the Big Guys (they set my domain pointers wrong and "lost" my website for a couple of weeks), I threw in the towel and switched to FatCow, and I've been very glad I did. Their customer support is great, very knowledgeable, courteous, and prompt. The service is very reliable -- my site is always up -- and their prices competitive. love FatCow.

A novice when it comes to websites and all that goes with them I was given a few companies to go with. I tried Fat Cow and one other, pretty quickly I transferred 'the other' to Fat Cow because the interface was so simple to understand and just get on with building your website and getting it out there. As a novice I am not without questions to learn how to do things and the Live Chat support service has really helped me out in solving my questions... However silly they probably seem to the competent guys at the other end of the ether. I now have a few sites running through Fat Cow and have recommended them to friends to use. Never had any down time and will continue to use them for the foreseeable.

I've been using FatCow for a few years now, and would definitely recommend them for anyone who wants great customer service and trouble free hosting. I am self taught, and no expert. Two other hosting companies I had tried before let me down badly when support was needed for technical stuff I wanted explained. No problems like this with FatCow. On the couple of occasions that my site has been down, they have responded straight away, and sorted it out. I won't be looking elsewhere for hosting.

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8 HostMonster.com HostMonster.com

Best hosting for the least amount of money

Free Domain for Life, Site Builder, Anytime Money Back
Instant Setup,
Real 24/7 customer support,

Very similar to the latter, is cheapest and with very high uptime

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9 WordPress

WordPress has been an excellent provider for more than a year. The staff is very helpful when I need support. I recommend it with a clear conscience.

This website is a good blog site, but I don't like that the other great themes costs a lot of dollars. I wish it was all free.

A great blog site for writers like me, but I wish there are more other designs / templates, since the rest are only available to paid / premium members...

It's a sad day when both Wix and Webs are ranked higher than WordPress. This should be #1, in my opinion. - loganruckmanman

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10 Wix

Webs does not look professional AT ALL.

But with Wix, you can make an ACTUAL website for FREE! Did I mention it's WAY better than Webs?

As a matter of fact, the only truly good thing about Webs is that you can have multiple free sites! You can do that here too! - TheRobertsFamily3

I use this site to create my business page and also use it to mess about, as you can make free sites. It is easy to use and cheap enough. I've used so many sites and wix is by far the best. You can make blogs, hotel pages, music pages, restaurant pages and even online stor es! d efinitely should check it out if your looking to make a site!

Wix is fairly easy to work with. Best one I've found for free in terms of professional looks. Wix should be in the Top 10.

Very easy to use and great tools. Also great for beginners.

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The Contenders

11 Just Host Just Host

Free Domain for Life, Site Builder, Anytime Money Back

12 DigitalOcean

Best for developers. Especially their hourly fee and option to resize server memory and space withing 2-5 minutes is amazing. Free 50$ credits for students too!

The best for developers for sure! I'm with them for just 4 months, but it's been the best experience ever!

Please be aware they provide VPS hosting not conventional shared hosting. Otherwise, they are truly the best VPS provider that I've come across, and am sticking with them.

13 iPage

Best customer service. Hands down. No contest.

I spent years doing my hosting with a different (bigger) company and not only did I have down time, but billing issues, technical problems, horrible customer service and none of their phone numbers were toll free. Any time I needed help with anything I had to pay to be on hold.

And then I found iPage. That was three years ago. Now I host all three of my sites on iPage and I recommend them to all my friends and clients (I'm a freelance designer). Everyone I've talked to on the phone is nice, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. As a freelancer I've had to deal with my client's choices for hosting companies, iPage is the best out there.

IPage surpasses all with the combination of the easiest user-interface, a wide availability of web development tools, and easy-to-incorporate free blogging software. The standout, though, is the excellent instant-chat expert technical customer service. At their price, it is the best bargain out there! - Brellie

I have used iPage for many years and would never switch to anyone else again! Their Customer Service is second to none. They helped me set everything up and also helped me when I messed up on a few of my webpages and email accounts with no questions asked. I am very happy with their service and would highly recommend them to anyone.

I switched to iPage because my websites were always offline with my previous host. I don't have that problem anymore with iPage and the have superior customer service. The control panel interface is the easy-to-use and the SimpleScript tool is great. I'm very happy with the service.

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14 Rackspace Rackspace Rackspace Inc. is a managed cloud computing company based in Windcrest, Texas, USA, a suburb of San Antonio, Texas.
15 Network Solutions

The best web host I've ever seen. It enables users to have awesome templates and excellent designs. It's been the host of several famous websites. Its a brand. That's it.

16 Weebly

Weebly is awesome! Easy to use, drag and drop. Cheap- as in FREE unless you want fancy stats stuff then it's a few bucks a month. Loads super FAST! I had Network solutions before. Paid out the ass for it and it was slow as molasses and hard to update.

I really like Weebly because it is really easy to edit. All you have to do is drag stuff! So simple!

Free and you can use jQuery with no restrictions. Still, you get a better site URL than WIX.

I love it. It is very easy to customize, and is absolutely free.

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17 Google Google Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software.
18 Gate.com

the first major hosting company to implement clustering technology across all hosting accounts

19 Amazon AWS
20 Easy CGI Web Hosting

Shared Web hosting plans to fit any budget as well as Virtual Dedicated/Private Servers

21 Namecheap

Why so low on the list? Good Price for a good service! They should really get their name out there more

Amazing service for a low price. This one should be way higher.

22 AlterVista
23 Hartserver
24 Web.com

Yellow according to Web of Trust. Spammed EVERYWHERE. Probably crappy too. - TheRobertsFamily3

25 1&1 IONOS

They are great! I have no complaints. The pricing is the best in the industry. Reliability is second-to-none. Customer service is great. Tech support is marginal, but usually not required. I am a web designer and I charge more if I am forced to use any other web-hosting service. If you correctly add 1 & 1, then this selection is a no-brainer.

I have been using 1&1 for more than 5 years. The service is great, at anytime of day. They have many options and the price is more than fair. I have had set up as many as 3 different web pages through them. I have two at this time one for the last 6 years.

Best bang for the buck - they give you a ton of access, features, and reliability that no one else can touch for the price. I have tried Blue Host, IX Web Hosting, Go Daddy, Network Solutions, and Lunar Pages, and I still think 1&1 is the best.

Good hosting company. Reliability, pricing & customer service very good. Been using them for about 8 years now. I recommend them for home or business.

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26 Linode
27 Register.com
28 Dot5 Hosting

affordable packages, low cost domains, and value added services

29 A Small Orange

Great service, prices and support

30 IDwebhost
31 Lunarpages

each plan provides 24-hour toll-free customer support, membership to the web forums, and tools to simplify website ownership

Affordable business and personal web hosting plans: Best web hosting, free tools, uptime guarantee and FREE SETUP

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32 Arvixe

Online support is very good!

33 Memset
34 Heart Internet
35 VPSGet

Perfect tech support.

36 Midphase
37 MyIdealHost.com

I've been using MyIdealHost.com for about a year now to host several sites including one reseller account for a new venture, and I must say I have been very impressed by your service and support. The server has had very stable uptime, the features included in the hosting accounts are very powerful considering the cost, but most impressive has been your support. In particular, the response time for support requests has been very quick, especially considering that most companies don't even respond to support requests in the same day any more.

I'm new in site building, but with their easy in use panel I could build a website myself without any help of a web-developer ) that saved me a lot

Excellent support! Their response time is impressing, my issue was resolved within 20 mins

38 Yola
39 000Webhost

Best free option..if you pay, get free tld domain..great user panel, have not auto-installer in free version, but who cares..using with joomla and wordpress, and simply works fine..

40 WhoGoHost

The actual best

I use it a year, and find attrective

41 Squarespace

Looks beautiful, clean and extremely elegant. Easy to use as well. - MarkMatrix430

43 FreeHostingNoAds
44 Pressku

Waw, It is # 1 web hosting in Indonesia, but not internationally. domain.pressku.com is really cheap domain, but have many good facilities. I really satisfied with this Webhost because I can have web with a cheap price. Yeah, I very salute

The webhosting from Indonesia, with 24/7 technical support. And this webhosting created by a 13 years kid. And, this webhost is a cheap bloghost. - umustknow

Good no comment the fisrt I try it's good service

45 InMotion Hosting, Inc.

Business Class Hosting with multiple data centers for faster speeds (they are the only hosting provider in the States to do this). They are a 3 Star CNET Certified Hosting Company for 8 continuous years and counting. Great customer service, and a 99. 98 uptime, which is independently monitored. - IMHosting

Of all the hosts I have been with, this has been the best buy. They are proactive in providing security and support. Their support team has always been able to answer my questions, and even help with coding. If you are a small business or personal website, then Inmotion is worth checking out. - repoulin

I just have a discussion with the support team to move my wordpress site on a new domain, and his answer was clear and efficiency, thanks a lot!

Seriously, InMotion Hosting have the greatest and fastest chat service that I have seen!

Thanks - samnup

Prompt and professional customer service, no downtime experienced thus far. I'm quite happy with InMotion Hosting.

46 Fasthosts

Very reliable server with reasonable price.

47 HostsApex

HostsApex is a good web hosting company based in New Delhi, India. Their pricing and services are awesome. They provide all types of web hosting: Shared web hosting, VPS Hosting, Dedicated Server and Managed Server at very affordable prices. Their customer care team is also very supportive. - websapex

Excellent Support and very reasonable price of All Hosting Packages. HostsApex team is very supportable.

HostsApex.com is one of the best company for web hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated server. One of the best thing is this company provides free Setup and Migration services that is really appreciated. Thanks guys for migrate my website.

HostsApex has the best team for handling the server. Good team work. Keep it up guys.

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48 Bruwink
49 Brightbox
50 StartLogic

state of the art interface panel and 24/7 technical support

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