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Score60%100

Price: $227.4 first year ($18.95/mo)

Renewal: $311.9/year ($25.99/mo)

Type: Shared Hosting

Location: USA

Features: Daily Backups, FREE Domain, FREE Domain Privacy, Unlimited Websites, Unmetered Bandwidth

Optional extras: Show Bluehost SEO Tools Start, Dedicated IP, SiteLock Monitoring, SSL Certificate.

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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This web hosting plan needs at least a 12-month contract. They advertise low monthly prices but actually require you to pay for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years at once to get the discounted prices.

Plan features

All 3 of the Bluehost shared web hosting plans include a FREE Domain. Daily Backups is included which is nice. Domain Whois Protection is also included with Choice Plus but it does cost an extra $0.99/mo with this plan. SiteLock Monitoring is another $1.99/mo and can be very useful to have - at least if you really need your site to always be 100% healthy and to reduce the potential downtime. The SEO extra feature costs $2.99/mo and is not something I would recommend considering how the product (which consists of SEO guides) can easily be replaced by free info found on reputable site online - More info here. A dedicated IP and SSL Certificate costs $3.33/mo (Comodo PositiveSSL Bundle) - You need to select the yearly contract for this extra to be available, and it is also billed annually.

Data center location

Servers are located in the USA, in Provo in Utah.

Conclusion

Having live billing, sales and tech support is nice.

FREE domain for one year is decent but the $12/year whois privacy is very expensive, and the $15.99 cost for renewing your domain is high. You can get a cheaper domain at another registrar instead, at least if you need whois privacy. Check out our domain guide. No SSD storage will slow your sites down compared with many other hosts. The plans will renew at about twice the cost after your initial billing cycle.

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Score95%100

Price: $180 first year ($15.00/mo)

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: EU, USA

Features: Daily Backups, FREE Domain, Resource Scaling, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate

Optional Extras: Show? Domain Whois Privacy, IP addresses.

CPU: 2 vCPU

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 10 GB

Bandwidth: 5 TB

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

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This is a really nice VPS offer by the host M3Server. You can customize your own web server with just the resources you need, starting at a really affordable price. This is a great way to ensure you have lots of power while not paying for resources that you don’t use at all.

The starting configuration includes 2 vCPU cores which is great. You can also select between HDD or a smaller SSD disk for storage.

I really like that cloud backups are included also, other hosts can charge $2/mo to $25/mo for this!

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Price: $179.4 first year ($14.95/mo)

Renewal: $179.4/year ($14.95/mo)

Type: Shared Hosting

Location: Asia, Australia, EU, UK, USA

Features: cPanel, FREE Domain, Nginx Web Server, SSD Storage, SSL Certificate, Unlimited Traffic, Unlimited Websites, USA Based Support

Optional Extras: Show? Domain Whois Privacy, SiteLock Monitoring.

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 60 Day Money Back, 99.99% Uptime

FREE domain and hosting discount

Every shared plan comes with a free .com domain name and is currently on sale for the first billing period - so choose longer billing periods to enjoy discounted web hosting for longer. You need to pay in advance for 1 year of hosting to get the listed price - even cheaper with up to 3 years of prepaid hosting, but more expensive with a monthly billing cycle. You can choose between lots of data centers located around the globe, all at the same price and with the same features.

Our coupon "whcompare7" gives an additional 7% discount!

Fast servers and optional features

Enjoy cheap and lightning fast web hosting with SSD storage and Nginx web servers! Whois privacy is $9.99/year. SiteLock Basic is $19.95/year and can help you stay clear of malicious files and malware. SiteMap Generation is $9.99 - You can find free tools for creating sitemaps online so I would not get this! Google Webmaster Account and Site Verification is $14.99 and Google Analytics Integration is $15.99 - again, you can find free guides and do this easily and quickly for free.

Conclusion

TMDHosting gets some of our highest ratings because of their great advantages that include lots of data centers around the globe that you can choose from, and a helpful and fast live USA based support team. Their plans also offer high-speed loading of your hosted sites thanks to SSD storage. Long money back guarantees are also great.

Daily database backups and weekly file backups are included and saves some money. Expensive domain whois privacy negates most of the bonus of the free domain. However, the hosting price overall can get really cheap if you select up to 3 year payment cycles. I also really like that you can upgrade pretty seamlessly to a more powerful shared or cloud plan if you come to need more power. You would only need to pay the difference between the two plans, for your unused time, even though you might only be 1 year into a 3 year contract.

This plan has 3 GB of RAM and 3 CPU cores. It’s a decent amount of resources for medium sized sites.

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Score85%100

Price: $215.9 first year ($17.99/mo)

Renewal: $269.9/year ($22.49/mo)

Type: VPS Hosting

Location: USA

Features: cPanel, Dedicated IP, FREE Domain, Managed, SSD Storage

Optional Extras: Show? Domain Whois Privacy.

CPU: 1 Core

RAM: 1 GB

Space: 40 GB

Bandwidth: 1 TB

Payment: Credit Card, PayPal

Guarantees: 30 Day Money Back

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All VPS plans from iPage comes with cPanel included, SSD storage and one or more Dedicated IP address. You can get an even lower price if you select 2-year billing cycles. Month to month billing will add a little to the price.

Conclusion

Just a decent option for low cost VPS hosting, value wise. It can’t quite compare with the cheapest cloud plan¬†though. That offer from Cloudways and Digital Ocean grants the same amount of resources at a 70% discount compared with this plan. The low amount of resources would however not be enough if you want to host several sites or one site with medium traffic. 1 GB of RAM will be exhaused fast if you use a CMS like WordPress with several plugins.

SSD storage will help your sites load fast, and a nice bonus is the free domain name. Live support is nice, and so is the price of this plan!

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