The Best Web Hosting Services Revealed

Update: December 6th, 2013

Many new business owners made the mistake of thinking all web hosting companies are created equal. The truth is, you need to be very selective when it comes to hosting your website. There are hundreds of web hosting companies and selecting the right one can be confusing. You could read one Justhost review which says the hosting is good, then you could read another blog post somewhere else that says it is the opposite.

You will never be able to be 100% sure about reliability of a hosting service unless you try each of them. I know it is painful but to jump from one hosting to another and have to reconfigure and rebuild your sites. But that is what I have done in the past 8 and a half years. I have tried 37 hosting companies including the major ones like Hostmonster, Bluehost, and Lunarpages. Most of them have major flaws that you should really avoid using them. Here is the run down of some of the best and reliable hosting services I am still using or have heard too many positive experience about them that I have to include them here.

  1. Hostgator
    Best Reseller Host. This company probably require least introduction. Although we believe they are the best reseller hosting company, we also have a shared hosting with them and the service is beyond compare. Great many people say the have the best website hosting reseller plans as well as very established shared hosting services. Hostgator is probably the best rated and most reviewed hosting on the web. Their customer service is superior compared to the other “unlimited-hosting” competitors. You can also get free account by using certain Hostgator coupon code 2014 code so you can try before you buy. To conclude, if you just want to try a shared hosting or a reseller hosting for 1 month for free so as to see if you their service is right for you, Hostgator is the best way to go. Read this Hostgator review. We were more convinced they are better than the rest.
    Pros: Free trial, Superior service
    Cons: Not the cheapest around. No free domain

  2. InMotion Hosting
    Best Business Host. This is a very good cPanel hosting for your business. Their price starts from as low as $3 and they have a wide variety of hosting plans so you can start with something that fits your budget for now and upgrade later when to meet your business requirements. They are also highly rated by Better Business Bureau (BBB) which means they are serious about their customer satisfaction. An InMotion hosting review we found confirms their reputation. In short, if you want a reliable, highly rated hosting for your business starting from only $3, you cannot go wrong with Inmotion Hosting
    Pros: Good service. Free domains
    Cons: Personal hosting is cheap but not the business hosting
  3. Yahoo Merchant Solutions
    Best e-Commerce Host. Rated as best shopping cart by many reviews. Also known as Yahoo Store, this hosting solution is used by more top 500 internet retailers than any other hosts. This shopping cart hosting is a one-stop provider if you need to sell anything on the web. Occasionally they have 35% off promotion on their plans. The conclusion is, if you want to sell something, save time and money, never worry about high cost of hiring designer, web developer and system integrator, go to Yahoo! Merchant Solutions’ website and view current promotion.
    Pros: Price. Ease of Use.
    Cons: Extra fee based on sales.
  4. iPage
    Best Cheap Host. If you are still confused about which web hosting to choose, iPage offers the best of everything. Priced from $6.95 $3.50/month, you can get unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, FREE domain for life, FREE Security Suite, FREE Site-Building tools, FREE Online Store, $50 Google Adwords credit and $25 Yahoo! Marketing Coupons. In conclusion, if you are not sure of what you need but think you need as much storage and bandwidth you possibly can at the lowest price, try iPage. Do miss reading this iPage review first.
    Pros: Very good value for the price. Free domain for life.
    Cons: Not using cPanel

Almost all the above web hosting services above allow one-click installation of popular applications such as WordPress blog, Joomla CMS, Drupal, some free shopping carts like osCommerce, free forums like phpBB, and many more open source applications. Visit the individual web host to find out what kind of applications can be installed via Fantastico or their own proprietary control panel.

There are many more smaller hosting services I have not tried. But why bother risking your hard earned money on untested hosting when you have a good number of reliable hosting services above. If you want to know about any specific hosting service, please feel free to leave a comment below. I also have dedicated countless hours doing web hosting comparison by reading in related hosting forums and discussion boards. I will try answer your questions and review more hosting services to the best of my ability.

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