WHCompare.com is mostly a comparison website for comparing features, prices, and resources for web hosting plans quickly and easily. There is a jungle out there with so many hosts, and each with so many plans, that it can be confusing and hard to find the best value plans from different hosts and compare them to each other on the same web page. That is our mission to make possible.
The web hosting plan reviews
We mainly base our reviews for each plan off the information (prices, features, data centers, support, and more) that is available on the official host’s websites and the information we get by asking questions to their support. However, we do want to add information about our experience as a customer to each host in the future.
For now, though, the reviews and scores are mostly based on publicly available information. We do include all the most important information about each web hosting plan that we find on the official web hosting websites. In addition, we do also often contact the support teams for additional information.
All of the scores for the web hosting plans are based on the information that we share on this website. You yourself or your business may have a different opinion on how important each feature, price etc are for each plan. Therefore a plan that we have scored 70% might be worth a 95% score to you, or vice versa.
Top rated plans
The best web hosting plans (based on the features/price and our opinion) rated between 90% and 95% will display a prize icon. Plans with a score of 95% to 100% display a prize icon with a star. This is to reward the highest rated plans with something that sets them apart. Please do not confuse this with actual rewards!
Our reviewers and writers
Lars A. Blomquist started working as a web designer in 2008 and that was also the same year when he first became a web hosting customer. That was with the popular company SiteGround. Since then he has had many different websites (20+) hosted with many different companies (7). He has been a Hostgator customer with several different plans for years, before moving on to Hostwinds which currently is his favorite.
However, after writing about all of the web hosts here on WHCompare.com he believes that his next web hosting companies will be Liquid Web because of their reported heroic support suitable for mission-critical sites and Cloudways because of the large number of features included and the easy scalability.