Online businesses demand websites for marketing and selling products or services, but even brick-and-mortar business need to be discoverable via the web. Word of mouth just doesn’t cut it anymore. People however discovers new businesses via Bing, Google and Yahoo, search engines that make it incredibly simple to companies’ products, operational hours, and prices. If your business doesn’t appear in the search results, especially on the first page, it’ll be incredibly difficult for potential clients and customers to find you. So, long story short, no website, and no money.
The first thing is to find a web hosting site to support your site, the company that will store your website’s files on its servers and delivers them to your readers’ and customers’ browsers. Web hosting services offer varying amounts of monthly data transfers, storage, email, and other features. Even how you pay can be radically different, too, so taking the time to plan out exactly what your company needs for online success is essential.
The following list gives you a list of best 10 web site hosts and their nominal rates:
- HostGator ( $2.49/month)
It is the finest hosting service which is easy to use and offers an array of useful plans for consumers and small businesses.
- 1 & 1 (£2.99 per month )
Unlimited space and unlimited number of websites. What more could you want than that? There’s full SSL certificate support, while you can have up to 500 MySQL databases plus there’s 24/7 support. The site also provides ‘click and build’ web apps, means you can rapidly roll out new features, too.
- GoDaddy ( £4.80/month)
It is an US-based web hosting company which is one of the largest in the game and probably the best known one as well. It is also the largest domain name registrar in the world.
- BlueHost ($2.75/month)
It is one of the largest web hosts of the earth that holds record for hosting 1.9+ million domains with its sister companies, HostMonster, FastDomain and iPage.Very Convenient and hassle free uptime.
- Fasthosts (£2.50/month )
It managed to thrive over the past decade, often being at the back pages of our tech magazines. The company is based in Gloucester, which is now owned by German giant, United Internet, states that it has UK data centres and offers free 24*7 phone support.
- Plant Hippo (£3/month )
It is one of the smaller of the web hosting services in this listing, Planet Hippo has managed to keep its prices at a lower level compared to the rest of the competition.
- Heart Inernet (2.99/month)
Its beginner package is ideal for small websites and beginners alike. Its finest feature is that its smartphone control panel application allows users to manage their websites and domain name from a smartphone or tablet anywhere.
- Arvixe ($2.24/month)
Their uptime was among the lowest we’ve seen over the last six months, and that doesn’t even take into account the lengthy five-day downtime back in August. Their page were pretty slow to load, which can negatively affect more than just your website visitor’s experience. Customer service was bad, too. In a nutshell, Arvixe isn’t worth your time and money.
- iPage ($1.99/month)
iPage is cheap. The support is decent. But their uptime is terrible. Equalled only by slow page speeds. In this case, you can’t afford NOT to pay a tiny bit bit more to make sure your website is stable, quick, and effective.
- Just Host ($3.95/month)
Just Host fails in two out of the three major services of a web host. On the other side their uptime speed comes in right around industry average, their page speeds are slow (and getting slower).And the quality of their customer support was marginal at best.